Thousands Dance at Australian Outback Festival, Breaking 'Nutbush' World Record

More than 4,000 people danced to Tina Turner’s 1973 hit Nutbush City Limits at a music festival in outback Queensland on July 7, breaking a new “Nutbush” world record, according to the local tourism board.

Footage by Tourism and Events Queensland shows 4,084 boot-scooting bush dancers in wacky costumes peppering the red desert plains of remote southwest Queensland at the Birdsville Big Red Bash festival.

In a press release, Tourism and Events Queensland said the new world record “destroyed the previous mark of 2,878 dancers, which was set at the 2021 Birdsville Big Red Bash”.

The event raised more than $60,000 for the festival’s charity partner, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, with each participant paying a $15 registration fee. Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland via Storyful

Video transcript

[MUSIC PLAYING]

- Left foot, right to the back. Left foot to the back. Hold the knees in. Kick it out. Come on. [INAUDIBLE] To the back. [INAUDIBLE] 10. [INAUDIBLE] Left foot. Right to the back. Left to the back. [INAUDIBLE]. A little kick, kick. Now [INAUDIBLE]. [INAUDIBLE] back. [INAUDIBLE] [INAUDIBLE] [INAUDIBLE] to the back. [INAUDIBLE] Kick, kick, [INAUDIBLE]. [INAUDIBLE] Left foot. [INAUDIBLE] [INAUDIBLE]. [INAUDIBLE]

[CHEERING]

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

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