The Gum Ball 2021 program is nearly here.

 We've aim to get everyone from 2020 back on board for 2021, however please understand some artists may not be able to join us, due to monumental unplanned change in plan.

The Beautiful Girls

“I thought it would be easy to put together a ‘best of’ – how hard could that be?” chuckles Mat McHugh, singer, guitarist, songwriter and founder of the project he […]

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Harts Plays Hendrix

Calling all Voodo Chiles and Foxy Ladies – Harts is making his long-awaited Dashville debut, and he’s paying homage to the greatest guitarist of all time. James Marshall Hendrix. And […]

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The Gum Ball 2021 welcomes Even, the three-piece indie pop rock band fronted by singer-songwriter-guitarist, Ashley Naylor with Matthew Cotter on drums and Wally Kempton on bass guitar and backing […]

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Cash Savage and The Last Drinks

It seems like only yesterday Cash Savage and The Last Drinks were tearing Dashville apart with their no-holds-barred take on raw rock savagery. That was Dashville Skyline 2017. Now, with […]

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iOTA tour Newcastle Hunter Valley


In 2005, when The Gum Ball dream first began, our headliner was the startling performer that is iOTA. Sixteen years later, for the 15th Gum Ball, we invited back this […]

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Emma Donovan and The Put Backs

Acclaimed Indigenous vocalist Emma Donovan and Melbourne rhythm combo The Putbacks bursted on to the Australian scene with their album Dawn in 2014, announcing a new voice in Australian soul […]

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Melody Pool

After delivering one of the most acclaimed Australian debut albums of recent times The Hurting Scene, Melody Pool returned in 2016 with her stunning sophomore album Deep Dark Savage Heart. […]

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King Stingray

King Stingray are a four piece from Yirrkala, North-East Arnhem Land. Formed by Yirrŋa Yunupiŋu (nephew of the late Dr M Yunupiŋu – Yothu Yindi frontman) and Roy Kellaway (son […]

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Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird

With a name you’re unlikely to forget any time soon, Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird are the country’s finest purveyors of complex and entirely irresistible synth-pop music. The five-piece have […]

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Lost Ragas

Lost Ragas, those esteemed purveyors of atmospheric alt-country grandeur, are returning to Dashville in 2020. We love these guys. We know you do too. They played the very first Dashville […]

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Tori Forsyth

It’s been a busy time for Tori Forsyth since the rising star last appeared at Dashville for Dashville Skyline 2018. There’s a new record in the works with a bold […]

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Eagle Eye Jones

Sydney five-piece Eagle Eye Jones blend funk-rock with psychedelic blues groove with an emphasis on song-craft. After two years of onstage exploration and the induction of a synth wizard, Eagle […]

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Coda Chroma

With another stunning soundscape now on our shelves, we’re very pleased to welcome back to the beguiling music of singer-songwriter Coda Chroma. Coda Chroma is the alias of Melbourne-based musician […]

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Murray Cook’s Soul Movers

The Gum Ball is thrilled to have on board The Soul Movers. These guys are a Sydney-based, rockin’ pop and funky soul band. Lead vocalist Lizzie Mack and guitarist Murray […]

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Johnston City

Dan Johnston is the articulate backbone to this long term project of his own music creation. Johnston City, a city which features a wealth of vocalists and musicians, accentuating the […]

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Dave Wells

There are certain writers who command moving melodies and lyrics in equal measure and Dave Wells is one of those artists. The gifted musician has learnt himself a reputation as […]

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Burger Joint

Burger Joint serve up saucy, if not annoyingly catchy, dancable earworms. This is a two-piece that sounds like a six-piece funk band. Full of fun, groove and songwriting that will get you on […]

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The Barren Spinsters

Armed with a high energy live show, songs from a forgotten century, and a terrible band name, The Barren Spinsters are the kind of band that Jack White would maybe […]

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Buddy Dingo

Buddy Dingo is “is just one bloke having a go”, tapping into the Australian psyche with lyrical simplicity and melodies that feel like an old mate buying you a beer. […]

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Jones the Cat

Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers rapidly built up a name for themselves throughout Canberra after coming through Triple j Unearthed High. Breaking away from the power-pop style from their […]

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Darren Cross

Known for his work with Electronic Rock act Gerling and more recently Folk Gothers Jep and Dep , the enigmatic Sydney based artist, Darren Cross has released three solo records […]

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Lachlan X. Morris

Since making his debut at The Gum Ball in 2017, Lachlan X. Morris has remarkably released his second and third studio records, and dropped new single ‘Shadow Lover’, a taste […]

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Palomino Gum Ball 2020 line-up tickets Hunter Valley music festival


Port Macquarie upstarts Palomino are hitting Dashville at a canter, as they dip their heads into the delicious oatbag of punk-tinged pop rock. We enjoy serving up fresh talent and […]

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The Stained Daisies

The Stained Daisies have an eclectic, energetic and unique sound that has progressed from simple blues based rock, to something a little more. Reminiscent of the likes of The Black […]

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Dashville Progress Society

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 […]

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