The below acts we're heading along to the April version of The Gum Ball.

We're currently sorting out the postponement and will announce the vast majority of these acts, along with a few more as soon as we can.

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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The Church

A band that needs little introduction, The Church have remained a mesmerising and intoxicating musical force since their formation in 1980. Last year the band celebrated the 30th anniversary of […]

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Harts Plays Hendrix tickets Hunter Valley The Gum Ball

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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iOTA tour Newcastle Hunter Valley


In 2005, when The Gum Ball dream first began, our headliner was the startling performer that is iOTA. Fifteen years later, we invited back this incredible shapeshifting artist – and […]

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Dyson Stringer Cloher Gum Ball 2020 line-up

Dyson Stringer Cloher

We are over the moon to welcome back Dyson Stringer Cloher, a trio of Australia’s true songwriting luminaries. These three singer-songwriters came together in 2013 to release a three-track EP […]

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Frazey Ford Begood Tanyas Australian tour Gum Ball 2020

Frazey Ford (Ca)

Some discerning Dashvillians might already know Frazey Ford as one third of acclaimed Canadian alt-country trio The Be Good Tanyas, others might be more across her stunning solo output. Familiar or […]

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Steve Smyth Australian tour dates Gum Ball 2020

Steve Smyth

Steve Smyth may have left Australia for the sun-drenched and red wine-soaked streets of Spain, but that doesn’t mean Dashville won’t coax him back to our backyard at every opportunity. […]

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Okenyo tour dates Gum Ball 2020 tickets Hunter Valley Newcastle


Okenyo is an enigmatic vocalist based in Sydney whose beautifully poised and deeply evocative storytelling is enriching the waters of neo-soul and pushing the boundaries of pop music. Her expressive and intricate […]

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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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Susan O'Neill SON Australian tour

Susan O’Neill (IRE)

SON is the stage name of Susan O Neill, a woman who argues through her song, for a transnational melding of musical styles, encompassing the old and new. The basis […]

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Lost Ragas Gum Ball line-up 2020 Hunter Valley music festival

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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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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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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The Soul Movers

The Soul Movers are a Sydney-based, rockin’ pop and funky soul band. Lead vocalist Lizzie Mack and guitarist Murray Cook (ex-Red Wiggle) are backed by top-flight, experienced musicians, Andy Newman […]

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Eagle Eye Jones band tour Gum Ball Dashville 2020

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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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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Majun Bu

A multi genre explosion of ska-funk dance anthems, Majun Bu has been hailed as one of Sydney’s finest party bands. The energetic five piece have been a big contributor to […]

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Jones the Cat band Gum Ball 2020

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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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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Ripple Effect Band

Ripple Effect Band are an all woman’s band coming from Maningrida in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. Whilst following in the tradition of saltwater rock from the top end, they are […]

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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 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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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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Coda Chroma new record Gum Ball line-up 2020

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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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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Dashville Skyline M.E.Baird

M.E. Baird

M.E. Baird (Matthew Ede Baird) is an acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter and visual artist – and this year he makes his Gum Ball debut. M.E. Baird was born and raised in Frankston. In […]

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Tori Forsyth Gum Ball 2020 tickets

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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Cash Savage Last Drinks tour dates 2020 australia hunter valley newcastle Gum Ball

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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Van Walker

Van Walker was born & raised on the windswept prairies of north-west coast Tasmania. Between lashings of hallucinogenic cheese & Magic Johnson and weenings on William Blake & Ribald magazine, […]

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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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