Dashville is a secluded bushland venue and campground located at Belford in the Hunter Valley, NSW.
Behind the beautiful serenity of the physical space, is a small group of event professionals. Creatives with a can do attitude, building a cultural enterprise, embracing the creation of music and art and hosting a myriad of unique grassroots events for the area.
For 16 years many events have been held at the site, incorporating a wealth of experiences for people both young and old.
In 2020, whilst public gatherings are on hold, Dashville has had to postpone all their major annual events, in favour of smaller events and private gatherings.
So it's the perfect time to enquire about a private function!
16 years of hosting events..
Dashville is very much centred around live music and it was The Gum Ball that started it all back in 2004.
A humble music and arts festival with around 3000 campers over 3 days. It goes without saying that a monumental amount of blood sweat and tears went into establishing that event and the site over those formative years and to be here 16 years later is a glorious achievement for any festival.
In 2007, PigSty In July became a winter banger, all about dressing up and chowing down on decedent food and booze. Just what the doctor ordered in those winter months.
In 2015, another 3 day music and culture festival was added. Dashville Skyline, known as the Cosmic Country Weekender, held over the October long weekend with loads of old school Americana, folk, alt country and psych rock styles.
In 2017 we couldn't resist the urge of Thrashville. A slightly heavier themed one day festival, for lovers of all things punk, rock and metal.
Throughout the warmer months between September to April, Dashville sporadically opens up its campground for a small concert series called DASHVILLE NIGHTS, with dinner and camping over some weekends.
If you haven't experienced any of our events, or would like to hear more, you should jump over to the events pages and sign up. You and your family won't regret it.
Dashville is a very relaxing place to host events both large & small.
Based on the slow sustainable growth of these Dashville run events, various facilities have been afforded at the site in order to make it easy for the next event. Hot showers, site wide power, shelters, toilets, bars, light towers, marquees, roads etc are just some of the facilities available that make hosting an event at Dashville an easy affordable option.
There is also a 22ft wide x 5tf high skateboard ramp at the site.
The camping scenario is all natural clean flat bush land, with well draining sandy loam soil.
If you would like to consider Dashville as a venue for your next public or private function, then please feel free to head to our contact page and submit an enquiry.
We look forward to speaking with you soon!
Dashville is a family run operation, instead of farming or breeding livestock, the Johnston family excel at hosting events on their 100 acre family property. So if you plan on heading out to Dashville sometime, expect a friendly face & someone willing to help, give advice or assistance.
Dashville has a large outdoor picnic spaces and various undercover areas. We also have 2 bar areas, a kitchen and BBQ area able to comfortably cater for 50-400 guests.
A slice of bush luxury
The Dashville site is spacious, shady and secluded, with ample space to claim your own private camping area. Hot showers and flushing toilets make it quite comfortable for a function or camping weekend away.