Please welcome our first portion of artists for 2019!

Add a bit of this, and then a little bit of that, bit more of that, pinch of that, next thing you know you've got yourself a bangin' good time... !

Stay tuned for the full announce in late January 2019!

Perry Keyes Dashville Gum Ball 2019 line-up tickets

Perry Keyes

Master songsmith Perry Keyes was last at Dashville for the inaugural Dashville Skyline 2015, and now he returns on the heels of his exceptional new album Jim Salmon’s Lament. Perry grew up […]

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Tex Perkins Fat Rubber Band Matt Walker live shows tour Gum Ball

Tex Perkins and the Fat Rubber Band

A towering tick on the bucket list, the mighty Tex Perkins is making his way to Dashville. And he’s bringing one of our good mates, Matt Walker, and their new swampy blues […]

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Sampa the Great Gum Ball 2019 line-up tickets Newcastle tour

Sampa the Great

A live performer of mesmerising spiritual power, African-born Sampa The Great is a poet and singer-songwriter who inspires through music, poetry and visual art. She captures you with her thought provoking words, yet keeps […]

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Magic Dirt tour 2019 dates Gum Ball line-up

Magic Dirt

The news of Magic Dirt’s long-awaited reemergence was music to the ears of Dashville’s team. Having had the honour of hosting the band’s incredible frontwoman, Adalita, at The Gum Ball […]

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Psychedelic Porn Crumpets Gum Ball 2019

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

Masters of inter-dimensional prog-rock, Perth four-piece Psychedelic Porn Crumpets have been quickly gaining a global word-of-mouth following. It’s not a name you’ll forget and it’s not a sound you’ll forget […]

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The California Honeydrops (USA)

They were the talked about band of Bluesfest 2018 and now we’ve lured this world class outfit to Dashville in 2019. Please welcome the extraordinary talents of The California Honeydrops. […]

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Kimono Drag Queens

Kimono Drag Queens

Kimono Drag Queens are a psychedelicworld music seven-piece with musical influences spanning continents, genres and flavours. With a focus on rhythm heavy walls of sound, they’ve formed a style that […]

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Masco Sound System tour dates Gum Ball 2019

Masco Sound System

Named after a 1947 tube amplifier, Masco Sound System will bring their irresistible funk and dub hybrid back to Dashville for Gum Ball 2o19. The seven-piece creates progressively regressive reverse […]

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Cheap Fakes tour dates Hunter Newcastle Gum Ball

Cheap Fakes

It’s been six years since Brisbane’s premier purveyors of brassy soulful jazz Cheap Fakes last graced the Dashville arena – and we think it’s six years too bloody long. In […]

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Mojo Juju Gum Ball Dashville Hunter Valley tour dates

Mojo Juju

With great pride we announce the return of Mojo Juju to Dashville’s hallowed grounds. Mojo was last at Belford many moons ago for an utterly mesmerising performance at PigSty in […]

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William Crighton solo Gum Ball 2019 dates tickets

William Crighton

William Crighton has continued the momentum built in 2018 with a rousing solo tour that will again bring him to the spiritual realm of Dashville. This time it will be […]

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Augie March Newcastle Hunter Valley Dashville Gum Ball

Augie March

In 2019 we tick off yet another bucket list band. Evergreen folk weavers Augie March will make their debut in the Dashville arena this April. The band, led by the […]

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BATTS Gum Ball 2019 line-up


We’re pleased to welcome to the Dashville arena BATTS, the project of Melbourne-based musician and space enthusiast Tanya Batt. Her gentle blend of dream-pop, folk and rock is sure to […]

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dave newcastle band Gum Ball Dashville Steve Albini


Newie punk rock upstarts dave have been winning hearts and minds with their raucous live shows and dangerously catchy hooks. The trio recently travelled to America to lay down a […]

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Beans on Toast Australian tour 2019 dates Gum Ball 2019 line-up

Beans on Toast (UK)

The one-and-only “Drunk Folk Singer” and “Barefoot Troubadour” Beans on Toast is heading to Dashville with his 10th studio record, A Bird in the Hand, in tow. Beans on Toast has […]

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Philadelphia Grand Jury new music tour 2019 Gum Ball

Philadelphia Grand Jury

“The Philly Jays” are back, baby, and they’re heading to Dashville. Philadelphia Grand Jury have been in the studio working on the follow-up to 2015’s pop-rock scorcher Summer of Doom. […]

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Tamam Shud

Tamam Shud

Australia’s great innovators of psychedelic surf rock, Tamam Shud formed in Newcastle in 1964 and went to become part of the rich tapestry of this country’s musical history. Over half […]

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Los Kung Fu Monkeys Australian tour 2019 Gum Ball line-up tickets ska Mexico

Los Kung-Fu Monkeys (MEX)

A little Mexican ska, anyone? Los Kung Fu Monkeys are a ska punk band based out of México, Canada and the US. Formed in Tijuana in 1997 when brothers Tarek and Hassan […]

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The Hauntingly Beautiful Mousemoon

There was a glorious time in the Hunter Valley music scene in which the Morrow Park family of musicians conquered the live music scene – a Newcastle-based fraternity that included the […]

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Van Duren Australian tour 2019 documentary

Van Duren (USA)

Born out of the ashes of Big Star, arguably the greatest cult band of all time, Memphis local Van Duren joined forces with ex-members Chris Bell and Jody Stephens to […]

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Nick Barker Gum Ball 2019 line-up tickets

Nick Barker & The Heartache State

Nick Barker and his band the Reptiles may have sprung into the nation’s consciousness in 1989 with their hit cover of Cockney Rebel’s ‘Make Me Smile (Come Up and See […]

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The Regime Sydney soul funk hip hop Gum Ball 2019

The Regime

Sydney’s inner west groove machine The Regime is swiftly becoming the must-see live band on the music scene, a whopping 12-piece powerhouse of soulful hip hop and funk. Expect some […]

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Then Jolene live Dashville PigSty in July 2018

Then Jolene

THEN JOLENE play a raucous brand of swampy bluegrass-inspired folk that’s sure to bring the Gum Ball to its feet. They bowled us over at PigSty in July 2018, so we had to […]

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Battlesnake Sydney band metal rock Gum Ball Dashville line-up


Battlesnake are a rock Hydra of chugging riffs, soaring harmonies, virtuosic soloing and wailing vocals, telling tales of wizards, dragons and kings of old. Forged deep in the fiery pits of the […]

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Midnight Tea Party tour Gum Ball 2019 tickets line-up

Midnight Tea Party

You won’t be able to stay still when Sydney dub-jazz-rock fusion band Midnight Tea Party take to the Gum Ball stage. Featuring hypnotic, Balkans-inspired melodies, their music is custom-made feel-good, […]

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Allensworth band California Australian tour Gum Ball Dashville

Allensworth (USA)

Jamie Allensworth grew up in Garden Grove, CA but spent a lot of his childhood with his grandmother in Potrero Hill, San Fransisco. It was there, on the corner of Missouri […]

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Grace Turner Dashville Skyline 2018 tickets line-up

Grace Turner

Grace Turner is returning to Dashville after a stunning performance at Skyline 2018. The Newcastle singer and songwriter was last at The Gum Ball in 2016. Following the success of […]

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Magpie Diaries Dashville Skyline Australian folk festival

Magpie Diaries

It’s been a big year for Magpie. Magpie Diaries, a long-time labor of love for Matt Johnston, released their debut record, Sanctuary (recorded with Crowded House’s Matt Sherrod), and is about to […]

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Doc Delegates Gum Ball 2019 hunter valley festival accommodation

Doc & The Delegates

Blending everything from bluegrass to jazz, this acoustic four-piece is made up of some of Newcastle’s finest musicians. Acoustic music that will get you on your feet.

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Shrimp Newcastle funk band Gum Ball 2019 line-up


With their slinking grooves and funky hooks, Shrimp are more jammy than a jar of strawberries and spacier than a king-sized bed. Make sure you pack your dancing shoes. You’ll […]

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