Legends of Gum Ball

The Gum Ball would be nothing without its dedicated legion of festival goers, who religiously make the pilgrimage to Dashville every year to take part in what many believe is Australia's best music festival. Here are just some of the hardcore Gum Ballers that return year after year for more all-time memories.

Are you a Legend of Gum Ball? Then fill out our questionnaire here.

 

Here's a few from last year...
Bron

Bron Edwards

When was your very first Gum Ball?
2010

How many Gum Balls have you attended?
6

What is your strongest memory from The Gum Ball?
Watching Brothers Grim howl in the rain at our first Gummy and thinking 'yesss we're onto a good thing here.'

What is your favourite musical performance from The Gum Ball?
It's a toss between Steve Smyth, The Bird and The Beards.

What is your favourite aspect of The Gum Ball?
The camaraderie, mix of line-up and the absolute chill setting at Dashville.

Age?
29

Are you attending The Gum Ball in 2017?
Of course!

Who would be your dream Gum Ball artist?
Nahko & Medicine for the People

Please tell us a little about yourself...
Single and ready to Gum Ball mingle hahaha - see you at the silent disco! 😝🎉

Damon Hooker

Damon Hooker

When was your very first Gum Ball?

I think 2009.

How many Gum Balls have you attended?

6 or 7

What is your strongest memory from The Gum Ball?
3 -  1. Magpie proposing to Jess, 2. Winning Queen of the Ball [in Op Shop Bop], 3. DPS [Dashville Progress Society]' singing 'Sabotage'.

What is your favourite musical performance from The Gum Ball?
Benjalu (bloody hard picking just one, how about, Kim Churchill, Tijuana Cartel, Jeff Lang, Matt McHugh, The Snow Droppers, Tropical Zombie, blah blah).

What is your favourite aspect of The Gum Ball?

Everything

Age?

40

Are you attending The Gum Ball in 2017?
110%

Who would be your dream Gum Ball artist?

Spin Gents

Please tell us a little about yourself...
Live local, love camping, love life, love family, love music.
Callan Tomlinson

Callan Tomlinson

When was your very first Gum Ball?

2008

How many Gum Balls have you attended?

8

What is your strongest memory from The Gum Ball?
Having my beard tickled by The Beards' bass player.

What is your favourite musical performance from The Gum Ball?

Red Gum on the Anzac long weekender a few years back.

What is your favourite aspect of The Gum Ball?
Kicking back on the grass with the crew, shooting the shit and taking it all in.

Age?
29 

Are you attending The Gum Ball in 2017?
Yes

Who would be your dream Gum Ball artist?
Already happened, You Am I. 

Please tell us a little about yourself...
Last year I planned my trip around Australia so I'd be home for the Gum Ball. Local bloke, Junkyard local, froth on a black beer, live music lover and Troopy Legend!
Gerard Forde

Gerard Forde

When was your very first Gum Ball?
2012

How many Gum Balls have you attended?
4

What is your strongest memory from The Gum Ball?
Sitting in the sun with friends, having a beer and listening to great music. Oh, and dancing on the tables at the silent disco.

What is your favourite musical performance from The Gum Ball?
It would have to Ed Keupper in 2014 sounding the best I've ever heard him.
What is your favourite aspect of The Gum Ball?
The layout with the side by side stages. Camping so close to the stage area is pretty good as well. 

Age?
56 

Are you attending The Gum Ball in 2017?
Sure am. 

Who would be your dream Gum Ball artist?
The Fauves (I'm pretty sure I've mentioned this a couple of times to Matt and Jess [promoters]).

Please tell us a little about yourself...
Music fan and amateur videographer.
Dan Smith

Dan Smith

When was your very first Gum Ball?
2009

How many Gum Balls have you attended?
8

What is your strongest memory from The Gum Ball?
Dragging a freshly broken leg around Dashville for the weekend.

What is your favourite musical performance from The Gum Ball?
Being frozen by John Schumann's performance on Anzac Day.

Age?
29
What is your favourite aspect of The Gum Ball?
Being able to invite someone I've just met back to camp for a beer to enjoy some of the finest performers in the country, and be nearly guaranteed that the stranger isn't a fuckwit. The GumBall seems to be a fuckwit free zone!

Are you attending The Gum Ball in 2017?
Wouldn't miss it. 

Who would be your dream Gum Ball artist?
Paul Kelly 

Please tell us a little about yourself...
A wandering pirate, rock'n'roll tragic and I have an unhealthy love of Lowes Hawaiian shirts.
Matt Sullivan

Matt Sullivan

When was your very first Gum Ball?
2006

How many Gum Balls have you attended?
10

What is your strongest memory from The Gum Ball?
Too many, but etched in, but Adalita's stage invasion comes to mind.

What is your favourite musical performance from The Gum Ball?
Redgum - 'I Was Only 19'.
What is your favourite aspect of The Gum Ball?
The community, family friendly atmosphere and the line-ups. 

Age?
39 

Are you attending The Gum Ball in 2017?
Yep. 

Who would be your dream Gum Ball artist?
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
John Holland

John Holland

When was your very first Gum Ball?
2009

How many Gum Balls have you attended?
7

What is your strongest memory from The Gum Ball?
Redgum on stage on Anzac Day weekend.

What is your favourite musical performance from The Gum Ball?
The Beards

What is your favourite aspect of The Gum Ball?
BYO and camping and, of course, the great atmosphere.

Age?

42

Are you attending The Gum Ball in 2017?
Yes 

Who would be your dream Gum Ball artist?
Cold Chisel

Please tell us a little about yourself...
I'm the man with the raccoon skin hat.
Jye Tungate

Jye Tungate

When was your very first Gum Ball?
2006

How many Gum Balls have you attended?
11

What is your strongest memory from The Gum Ball?
Meeting the Hoodoo Gurus and telling them that my dad and his bike were used in the filming of the music video 'The Right Time' and that I was on set wearing an AC/DC shirt lol.

What is your favourite musical performance from The Gum Ball?
Tijuana Cartel
What is your favourite aspect of The Gum Ball?
That it's run by ordinary guys who love live music the same way I do. And how chilled the festival vibe is.

Age?
35

Are you attending The Gum Ball in 2017?
Hell's yeah! I'd have to be incapacitated to miss it.

Who would be your dream Gum Ball artist?
Pnau!! For the last rad dance for the night.

Please tell us a little about yourself...
I'm a Gummy that loves to have a ball!! Can't wait to see everyone again. See you all 21st April woooooo!!!