KFC are launching a free food truck, debuting at Australia’s most remote music festival

Well, this is…strange. KFC Australia have tapped up the talents of renowned film, TV and events designer David Malek to create and help build a dedicated food truck, going by the obvious name of “The Colonel”. The truck comes with a working kitchen, even it’s own portable stage, towers, long tables and children’s slide, all necessary since it’s heading on a maiden voyage 1,969 km out of Sydney to Australia’s most remote music festival.

Few may have heard of the town of Birdsville in Central West Queensland, located right on the edge of the Simpson Desert. Well that’s where the big truck will be heading, driving on up to the town with a population of 115 people to take part in its annual Big Red Bash. Seeing as the closest KFC store to Birdsville is 685 km north all the way up in Mt Isa, the colonel should be a very welcome break between sets from the likes of Missy Higgins, The McClymonts, Troy Cassar-Daley and Kate Ceberano.

The truck will be departing Sydney on the 28th June and is expected to arrive at the festival on the 3rd July. If you just so happen to be attending the very, very remote music event just know that you’ve got some free KFC waiting for you from the 4th to 6th July.

While at the country music festival The Colonel will be offering up free chicken over three separate sittings each day of the festival, after which it will be packed up and driven back to Sydney to arrive on the 8th July. No word yet on whether or not the truck will be heading out on any city adventures anytime soon.

If you’re after more information on the Big Red Bash or tickets click HERE.

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Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy Editor of the AU review and a freelance travel writer. You can reach him on Instagram by following @chrisdsingh.

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