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Nutbush World Record Almost Broken by Australian State

Regardless of the effort of near 8,000 festival-goers attending the Mundi Mundi Bash music festival in New South Wales (NSW) on Aug. 18-20, the planet record for the biggest Nutbush City Limits dance remains with hawaii of Queensland.

Nearly 1 / 2 of the crowd, 3,720festival-goers danced over the sprawling desert plains behind the historic mining town of Silvertonto the 1973 Tina Turner soul classic, a lot of whom dressed up in costumes inspired by theMad Maxmovie franchise.

They fell painfully lacking the existingNutbushWorld Record of 4,084 dancers set by Big Red Bash, a sister festival in Birdsville, Queensland in July.

The Nutbush is aline danceperformed toTina Turners song Nutbush City Limits. Inspired by the song, the dance emerged because the Nutbush in the 1970s and became popular in Australia through the 1980s. It is almost always performed in schools, social gatherings, and community events.

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Over 3,700 revellers took part in the Nutbush. (Thanks to Matt Williams/Mundi Mundi Bash)

The participants effort via registration raised a lot more than $55,000 for the festivals charity partner, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), with each individual paying a $15 registration fee to dance in the case.

Like the attempt on Aug. 20, the festival has raised over $500,000 collectively for the RFDS since 2016.

It had been an incredible effort and really came right down to the wire, Greg Donovan, festival owner and managing director of the Outback Music Festival Group, said.

We were so close and hopeful of nabbing the planet record for NSWbut the Birdsville Big Red Bash has were able to keep carefully the title by way of a small margin.

Jennifer Mastras, the city partnerships senior coordinator at the RFDS said almost $80,000 was already raised up to now with funds still being counted.

While we didnt quite break the record at this juncture, we saw incredible support for the RFDS and raised valuable funds which will ensure people in rural and remote communities have the ability to access top quality healthcare, she said.

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Missy Higgins performing with Peter Garrett during Midnight Oils headline set at the Mundi Mundi Bash. (Thanks to Matt Williams/Mundi Mundi Bash)

Headline performances include Aussie rock legendJimmy Barnes,country queenKasey Chambers,and local music acts includingDaryl Braithwaite, Russell Morris, Pierce Brothers, Bachelor Girl,and theBuckleys.

Previously in the festival,Midnight Oil and Missy Higgins, two cross-generational legends of Australian music, joined forces on stage, with the Oils Mundi Mundi Bash performance marking among their last performances for Australian fans on home soil before their retirement.

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