We're a COVIDSafe events and festivals venue, open to all!
As an outdoor festival grounds Dashville is a COVIDSafe space for events due to our open bushland setting with loads of room to socially distance. We sanitise regularly, clean continuously and have a COVIDSafe plan in place, and have held many successful events during the pandemic when allowed. Current changes (Jan 11 2022) to the Public Health Order for outdoor music festivals are no dancing and singing with a 20,000 maximum capacity.
Our supportive music loving community have shown Dashville great kindness and support throughout the last two years - thank you for your ongoing love.
Team Dashville x
Whilst the uncertainty looms for larger events, we're trialling a constant offering for all of January (and maybe) into February with Ruby's Pizza Nights. Coinciding with weekend camping and Dashville Nights concerts on Friday 21st and 28th Jan. These weekends will be limited to around 200 people and be spacious outdoor offerings for those keen to come and join us in the bush. Locals can also pop in and grab a pizza as we endeavour to pivot and overcome all the forced closures of our events. Thanks for supporting us! Orders taken from 6pm!
We're kicking off our 2022 edition of Dashville Nights, our summer series of your glorious Dashville fix, with a couple good mates. Jump on tickets now as there's no doubt that these local songsmiths will draw an awesome crowd to revive and refresh the hallowed halls of Swoop Inn. There'll be mouth watering pizza from Ruby's Pizzeria and great booze for this Friday evening soiree, which coincides with our Hunter Tent Stay activity (where applicable).
Embracing the slightly heavier edge of existence, comes a TWO-day punk, metal, rock infused jaunt, purposed to loosen your joints and calm your tendencies. After the success of the postponed 2020 instalment in February 2021, we (tried to) welcome Thrashville for a second time in 2021 on Saturday 6th November. However due to ongoing BS, we have decided to postpone to Plan B of Saturday 12th February 2022. We're not going down without a fight - so we're bringing you TWO serving on ONE weekend.
Dashville Skyline - Cosmic Country Weekender is our tribute to the golden era of roots music through the '60s and '70s.
Skyline triumphantly returns February 25-27 2022 (this is the rescheduled date from October long weekend in 2021). The festival features a myriad of laid back country activity over three days, combining elements of Americana, psych-rock, alt-country, folk and bluegrass.
We made the hard decision to postpone Dashville Skyline in August of 2021, moving the festival from the October long weekend to 25-27 February. We thank everyone for their patience while we work through everything.
The Gum Ball Music & Arts Festival, the one that started it all, is back to its original ANZAC long weekend in 2022 from Aprill 22 - 24.
Our beloved festival across two stages with workshops, markets, kids activities and lots more.
Whether you're an old Gum Ball fan or thinking of joining the community for the first time, all are welcome.
The mighty return of Pig Sty in July is in 2022
We tried our hardest in 2021, but 2022 is the destined year for PigSty.
Indulge in all things deep, dark, warm and wintery. Feast on local winter harvests, slug on the finest of refreshments, roll around on all fours to some exceptional live music and ripen the soul with some 'big arse' communal bonfires.
Standard dress requirements is your best second hand clobber, finest faux furs (or hand-me-down) so very much the most fashionable night of nights.
Please note, all 2020 ticket holders have been credited.
Convenient and spacious campground accommodation option for Hunter Valley Vineyard Concerts
Dashville is a purpose built secluded bushland venue owned and run by the Johnston family. It is also the physical home of the events and music promotions company of the same name.
Dashville curate and promote a number of boutique music, art and food festivals annually along with various one off concerts and events. We also provide campground/function venue hire facilities. The camping area and arena is currently spread over approximately 20 acres, just a portion of the 100 acre property.
The shady flat site boasts a number of facilities designed specifically to be flexibly suitable for the myriad of events with shower block, flushing toilets, various sheltered spaces, kitchen, BBQ and dining areas, a fully operational bar, and power & lighting across the site.