The question comes up each year... But its fair to say it wouldn't be the same if the Hunter's legendary supergroup Dashville Progress Society weren't to take the stage at The Gum Ball.

Made up of an evolving squad of musicians who centre around the Dashville fold, give or take a few special guests from time to time, the massive and powerful live band are self indulgent entertainment of the highest order.

Generally playing hits like youve never heard them before, the band have become known for their powerhouse performances.

At the last Dashville Skyline festival they created a Quentin Tarantino tribute performance, a masterpiece by all accounts.

At the last Gum Ball, they did an all Aussie hit list.

What will the do in 2020? I guess we'll find out after the next meeting.