GUM BALL 2019 PLAYING TIMES ARE HERE
Plus more acts join festival line-up, Sunday Wind Down and we introduce the inclusion of the mighty Tractor Shed!
The Gum Ball team is pleased to reveal its musical timetable for its 2019 event. The 14th chapter of the event.
Along with the arrival of playing times, comes the addition of even more acts to the already bumper line-up.
The festival welcomes from Central Australia the amazing desert reggae of Tjupi Band, Mid North Coast rock duo The Ruiins, and the stunning harp-inflected soundscapes of Newcastle’s Morgana Osaki.
The announcement also includes a festival first with a program of engaging activities in The Tractor Shed, an intimate new studio space that will host live Q & As with some of the festival’s headline acts, like Mojo Juju, Magic Dirt and Tamam Shud, stand-up comedy, the screening of the acclaimed Van Duren documentary 'Waiting' along with a Van Duren live interview, plus a talk with acclaimed author Stuart Coupe about his book Roadies.
Capping off what is destined to be a wonderful festival, for those who decide to stick it out for the fourth day, will be the Sunday Wind Down featuring songwriter extraordinaire Ben Salter, along with a growing list of local acts such as Demi Mitchell, the man with the golden tonsils Dave Wellsand the old-school classic country of Andy Abra & Big River.
There’s also a range of fun activities for the kids at Gum Ball 2019, continuing its history as a very family friendly festival, from the Circus Playground, to the reptile show, puppet-making workshops by The Squeaking Tribe and mask-making and theatre games with Curious Legends.
The stellar food line-up includes Bao Brothers, East Coast Paella Co., Rustic Pizza, Cyprus Kitchen, Funky Food Van and Natural Pancake Co., plus the The Swoop Inn café which will be the coffee destination throughout the event. There’s also a range of vintage markets and a Zenthai Shiatsu therapist.
GUM BALL LINE-UP 2019: TEX PERKINS & THE FAT RUBBER BAND + SAMPA THE GREAT + MAGIC DIRT + WILLIAM CRIGHTON + PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS + AUGIE MARCH + MOJO JUJU + PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY + THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS (USA) + THE HAUNTINGLY BEAUTIFUL MOUSEMOON + PERRY KEYES + BEANS ON TOAST (UK) + TAMAM SHUD + TJUPI BAND + MASCO SOUND SYSTEM + MAGPIE DIARIES + BAGHEAD + VAN DUREN (USA) + CHEAP FAKES + NICK BARKER & THE HEARTACHE STATE + CLAIRE ANNE TAYLOR + BATTS + LOS KUNG-FU MONKEYS (MEX) + THEN JOLENE + GRACE TURNER + MORGANA OSAKI + ALLENSWORTH (USA) + DAVE + THE REGIME + BATTLESNAKE + MIDNIGHT TEA PARTY + WILLIAM JOHN JR. + KIMONO DRAG QUEENS + BURGER JOINT + THE RUIINS + SHRIMP + CORAL LEE + DOC & THE DELEGATES + DASHVILLE PROGRESS SOCIETY + THE SUNDAY WIND DOWN FEATURING BEN SALTER, DEMI MITCHELL, DAVE WELLS AND ANDY ABRA & BIG RIVER.
The Gum Ball returns on Anzac Day, Thursday, April 25 from midday and runs until midday on Sunday, April 28. There are many sights and sounds for people of all ages, with a line-up of performers, food and market stalls.
Tickets to the Gum Ball 2019 are on sale now through new ticketing partners Humanitix, with booking fees going to help ReachOut.com.