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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Outback Queensland Secures Bondi Lifeguards

561179If there were ever a case of a fish out of water it, this would be it.

Some of Australia's most famous lifeguards from the internationally-loved television series, Bondi Rescue will film an hour-long TV special at the Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival in Outback Queensland this April.
At least three Bondi Rescue stars have confirmed they will attend the 20th annual Dirt n Dust Festival to take part in the Cannington Dirt n Dust Triathlon - widely regarded as Australia's toughest sprint distance tri - and a range of other events on offer at the three-day Festival including horse races; the Dirt n Dust Bullride, sanctioned by PBR; the Australia's Best Butt Competition; and novelty events including the famous Bog Snorkelling.
561796Executive Producer of the yet-to-be-named production Richard Scotts, RJM Media, said the marriage of the iconic Bondi lifeguards and the quintessentially-Australian Dirt n Dust Festival promised to be entertaining.
"Bondi Beach and Julia Creek are at two extreme ends of the scale environmentally and that contrast is sure to make for some great stories," said Scotts.
"The Bondi Boys are all very excited about the project. I think their particular brand of larrikinism will see them blend in pretty well with the ringers and farm hands of outback Queensland... once they get over the initial culture shock."
While the broadcast date has not been confirmed, the special is set to air in 30 countries across the Americas, the United Kingdom, Europe, South Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
561799Dirt n Dust Festival Committee President, Stephen Malone said the project was a testament to the success of the Festival.
"RJM Media's interest in the Dirt n Dust Festival says a lot about the event and where it's headed," said Mr Malone.
"We've always prided ourselves on giving Festival-goers an authentic outback experience and I believe that's been a big drawcard in getting the Bondi project off the ground.
"While you can go to a bullride or a country music concert in just about any city across Australia, it's not the same as being in the heartland of these traditions - in Julia Creek, it's 100 per cent real and we look forward to sharing that with the Bondi lifeguards and viewers all over the world," Mr Malone said.
The 20th Annual Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival will be held 11-13 April, 2014. For more information and travel and accommodation bookings, go to www.dirtndust.com.
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