DASHVILLE SKYLINE 2019 REVEALS FIRST CROP OF ARTIST

Celebrated music legend Archie Roach heads up first announcement

The Dashville team is pleased to reveal the first taste of 2019’s Dashville Skyline bill, as we’ve again scoured the musical landscape to bring our dedicated audience a fine selection of musical legends and modern head-turners.

We’re honoured to announce that music legend ARCHIE ROACH will visit Skyline in 2019. One of the country's most celebrated songwriters, Roach’s 1990 debut record Charcoal Lane, a deeply personal record that drew on the songwriter's life as a member of the Stolen Generation and his years spent living on the streets, remains a powerful document. As such it was added to the National Film and Sound Archive registry. Revered by his peers, Roach has continued to release exceptional albums since his lauded debut, and remains one of our country’s most important artists.

Canadian-born, New Zealand based honky tonky queen TAMI NEILSON (NZ) is heading to Dashville this year, bringing her big voice and acclaimed songwriting to the Dashville arena. With an esteemed musical pedigree, Neilson has warmed crowds for the likes of Johnny Cash and Emmylou Harris, and has been the recipient of the APRA Silver Scroll, New Zealand’s highest musical award. Described as “Patsy Cline meets Wanda Jackson”, Neilson’s old-school rock ‘n’ roll show is going to have Skyline dancing in the aisles.

Perth’s THE KILL DEVIL HILLS will make their long-awaited return to the Hunter for Skyline in 2019. With their ragged, emotionally wrought alt-country rock epics, they’re sure to cast a dark spell over the Skyline audience.

Dashville Skyline 2019 also welcomes rapidly rising soul singer EMILY WURRAWARA, revered group KEVIN BENNETT & THE FLOOD, alt-country songstress FANNY LUMSDEN, atmospheric folk trio ALBI & THE WOLVES (NZ), the return of master wordsmith SKYSCRAPER STAN & THE COMMISSION FLATS, American country rocker HANNAH ALDRIDGE (US), Central Coast family all-girl trio and future superstars LITTLE QUIRKS, country rock veterans THE RE-MAINS, old-time sing song man with his new bad-ass band ARCHER & KANGAROOS WITH MACHINE GUNS, beguiling Hunter artist AHLIA WILLIAMS, Austin, Texas two-step stalwart LEO RONDEAU (US),  Brisbane alt-country rockers SUICIDE SWANS and Wollombi’s own country superstar ANDY ABRA & THE BIG RIVER BAND.

The fifth instalment of Dashville Skyline returns to Dashville from Friday, October 4 to Sunday, October 6 2019 (NSW’s Labour Day Long weekend).

A celebration of alternative country music and the surrounding roots culture in its varied forms, the festival gives music lovers the option to purchase single day tickets, or full event three-day passes.

The ultra-chilled countrified camping festival will host over 40 live performances, mouth-watering American-inspired food and bevvies, boutique market stalls, an animal petting zoo and much, much more.

Held at the same location as The Gum Ball, Dashville Skyline is a popular alternative to its predecessor, providing an amazing experience for alt-country music lovers and those who like to partake in an ultimate weekend escape, full of laid-back music and family fun.

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DASHVILLE 2019 LINE-UP SO FAR: ARCHIE ROACH + TAMI NEILSON (NZ) + THE KILL DEVIL HILLS + EMILY WURRAMARA + KEVIN BENNETT & THE FLOOD + FANNY LUMSDEN + ALBI & THE WOLVES (NZ) + SKYSCRAPER STAN & THE COMMISSION FLATS + HANNAH ALDRIDGE (US) + THE RE-MAINS + LITTLE QUIRKS + ARCHER & KANGAROOS WITH MACHINE GUNS + AHLIA WILLIAMS + LEO RONDEAU (US)  + SUICIDE SWANS + ANDY ABRA & THE BIG RIVER BAND + MANY MORE TO COME

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