DASHVILLE SKYLINE ANNOUNCES FULL LINE UP
Over 40 acts will perform live across three days in 2018
Following on from the biggest first announcement in the history of the festival, Australia’s very own cosmic country weekender, Dashville Skyline, reveals the full list of acts heading to the Hunter Valley this September 28-30.
Unfolding over the Labour Day long weekend, the fourth instalment of this magical family friendly festival will feature three full days of country inspired activity, combined with over 40 live performances, one by one over two stages.
Jumping aboard the laid-back camping festival, that already includes THE WAIFS (only NSW show), C.W. STONEKING (solo), HAT FITZ & CARA and 19-TWENTY, is none other than the legendary folk group THE BUSHWACKERS, a band 48 years young. Described by Rolling Stone as "the Australian band", The Bushwackers have captured the essence of Australiana like few else across our fair land.
WILLIAM CRIGHTON will make his triumphant return to Dashville Skyline. Following the release of his dark, feverish and captivating second record Empire, the Hunter Valley based artist’s profile has sky rocketed with sold-out shows around the country, as well as festival spots in Canada, Europe and United States.
We are also proud to welcome back the incomparable MELODY POOL to the live stage. Following a brief hiatus, Melody recently returned to the stage to road test a more electrified direction, clutching a Fender Stratocaster, and a four-piece band. The results were stunning and by all accounts Dashville is in for a treat.
Hot on the heels of the acclaimed first single 'When Love Comes', Dashville born and bred locals MAGPIE DIARIES, will perform in support of their highly anticipated debut album. The soul country band features the songs of Dashville founder and festival curator Matt "Magpie" Johnston, along with his wife Jessica.
Also joining the 2018 bill are Brisbane legends HALFWAY, sublime Golden Guitar award-winning Americana trio LACHLAN BRYAN & THE WILDES, Adelaide's THE BITTER DARLINGS, Novocastrian chanteuse GRACE TURNER, rising Hunter Valley songwriter BEN LEECE & LEFT OF THE DIAL, celebrated songwriter LO CARMEN, Melbourne country folk outfit GEORGIA STATE LINE, dreamy Melbourne five-piece PERCH CREEK, former Lazy Susan member Paul Andrews' new project FAMILY FOLD, the cinematic Western stylings of LEHMANN B. SMITH, former Dennis Boys Band member Lyle's red-hot group LYLE DENNIS EXPRESS, Sydney hillbilly rockers THE SLOWDOWNS, Dashville favourites GLENY RAE VIRUS & HER PLAYBOYS, the good-time grooves of BIG DADDY ROY'S HILLBILLY BOP SAFARI, and straight-shootin' Tex-Mex outfit the THE MEZCALTONES. Add to the mix the legendary DASHVILLE PROGRESS SOCIETY and the return of the stunning, multi-starred SUNSET SUPER ROUND, and you have an epic weekend of alt-country, Americana and psychedelia. It's the stuff of which dreams are made.
DASHVILLE SKYLINE 2018 FULL LINE-UP:
THE WAIFS + C.W. STONEKING + WILLIAM CRIGHTON + HAT FITZ & CARA +
19-TWENTY + THE BUSHWACKERS + MELODY POOL + PERCH CREEK + PAPA PILKO & THE BINRATS + HALFWAY + MAGPIE DIARIES + LACHLAN BRYAN & THE WILDES + LYLE DENNIS EXPRESS + THE SAN SEBASTIAN + THE SETTLEMENT + BEN LEECE & LEFT OF THE DIAL + DAVEY CRADDOCK + THE BITTER DARLINGS + TORI FORSYTH + LEHMANN B. SMITH + GRACE TURNER + GEORGIA STATE LINE + JAMES ELLIS & THE JEALOUS GUYS + THE MEZCALTONES + THE SWEET JELLY ROLLS + CAT CANTERI + FAMILY FOLD + RALWAY BELL + SAM NEWTON + THE SLOWDOWNS + GLENY RAE VIRUS & HER PLAYBOYS + RUBY GILBERT + BIG DADDY ROY'S HILLBILLY BOP SAFARI + THE HIGH ANDIES + STEEL CITY SUE + DASHVILLE PROGRESS SOCIETY.
The festival includes on-site camping, farmyard petting zoo, delicious American-inspired food and drinks, vintage market and displays. Dashville Skyline is every bit as family friendly as its older brother, The Gum Ball, so people of all ages are very welcome (punters under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian).
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FOOD IS GOOD.
Every year we bring you the finest in American-inspired cuisine - stay tuned for our line-up of food vendors for 2018.
A FLIPPIN' RECORDING STUDIO!
One of the most exciting features of Dashville Skyline last year was the on-site recording studio. With the help of Sawtooth Studios, Newcastle, punters were able to book a window and lay down a professional recording, with proceeds going to mental health support. The Dashville team has some plans to take this concept to the next level, with details revealed soon.
ALTERNATE ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
As you know, all tickets to Dashville Skyline include camping in whatever fashion you desire.
But if you're a little extra special and after an experience slightly better than what you or your carer is able to provide, you should investigate the convenient new service of Camplify which is a community driven caravan and camper hire platform. A bit like AirBnB but for caravans.
Another pamperous option is the pimpin' pastural glamping through the guys at Simple Pleasures. They do a great job and have been supplying to many happy customers at Dashville over the last few years.