With pleasure we introduce the complete list of artists joining us for the
The 12th Annual Gum Ball.

The Gum Ball 2017 – Full Program

Well here it is, folks! Our full program for 2017. Sculpted, shovelled and stroked, here it is in its entirety – The Gum Ball program and playing times for 2017. […]

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Regurgitator gum ball 2017 tour dates festival hunter


Not that they need much introduction, but Regurgitator are Australia’s great purveyors of genre-bending music. And that’s exactly what they’ll bring to The Gum Ball in 2017 – bangin’ classics, singalong […]

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Tripod Gum Ball 2017 line-up hunter music festival comedy


We like acts that are a little left of centre here at Dashville, and for 2017 the legendary comic trio Tripod were one of the first acts we called. Here’s […]

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Kim Churchill

Known for his magnetic, dynamic stage presence, Kim Churchill unites lyrical artistry with fierce vocals and a virtuosic power of his guitar. Every bit the sonic architect, Churchill, a Gum Ball alumni, […]

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The Funk Hunters (CA)

Borrowing inspiration from classic funk and hip hop, Vancouver natives The Funk Hunters are putting the soul back into electronic dance music. Having honed their craft at over 450 performances […]

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Boo Seeka

Songwriter and vocalist Ben Gumbleton is no stranger to our peaceful Dashville property, having performed amongst the gums with roots rock group Benjalu. Now he returns with project Boo Seeka, […]

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Mick Thomas Weddings Parties Anything Gum Ball 2017

Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission

Raconteur, troubadour, balladeer and poet, Mick Thomas is best known as the song master of pub-rock icons Weddings, Parties, Anything. His band The Roving Commission features Squeezebox Wally on piano accordion and a rotating […]

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Gareth Liddiard

As the malevolent mastermind behind The Drones, Gareth Liddiard has staked a claim in the annals of Australian music as one of our greatest ever wordsmiths, comparable to Cave, Kelly […]

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The Peep Tempel Gum Ball 2017 lineup tour dates

The Peep Tempel

You could spend time trying to pinpoint The Peep Tempel’s influences – the abrasiveness of The Sex Pistols, the twisted arrangements of The Drones, the unhinged rhythmic stagger of The Fall […]

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Felix Riebl Cat Empire Gum Ball

Felix Riebl

As the energetic, charismatic, and quietly spoken frontman of Melbourne powerhouse The Cat Empire, Felix Riebl has carved a reputation as a phenomenally gifted song-smith and performer. Since his late […]

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Caiti Baker

Caiti Baker previously journeyed to Dashville as the voice of electro-soul duo Sietta, and now returns in the pursuit of her own solo sound. Recently joining A.B. Original on stage at […]

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The Ocean Party Gum Ball lineup 2017 artists

The Ocean Party

Melbourne-via-Wagga band The Ocean Party have released six albums in the past seven years and show no sign of slowing down. They have a dreamy pop sound that’s intrinsically Australian, echoing of Youth Group, […]

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The Meltdown Gum Ball

The Meltdown

Simon Burke, lead singer of Melbourne jazz-soul juggernaut The Meltdown, is no stranger to Dashville, having played at Dashville Skyline as the drummer of Lost Ragas. But this is something […]

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HITS Gum Ball 2017 tour dates Hunter


We love a rock band at The Gum Ball (we think you do too) and there’s none in Oz that hit much harder than Melbourne powerhouse HITS. Every now and […]

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Liz Stringer

Liz Stringer is one of those songwriters that makes other musicians jealous. A long time friend of the Dashville team, “Stringsy” is one of Australia’s finest storytellers, a weaver of […]

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Shining Bird Gum Ball 2017 tour dates

Shining Bird

Describing themselves as “eucalyptus dream pop”, Shining Bird craft a smoky, shimmering soundscape reminiscent of The Triffids, Icehouse and other prominent Australian groups of the ’80s. Hailing from Austinmer, NSW, […]

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The Go Set The Gum Ball

The Go Set

Beginning with the fusion of musical influences and instruments, The Go Set has carved out its own space in the music industry as creative, innovative and coalescent. Masters of punk-fuelled, […]

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Irish Mythen Gum Ball 2017 tour dates

Irish Mythen (CA)

True power inspires awe, and Irish Mythen packs a lot of it – lyrical, musical, and personal – into a relatively small frame. The mesmerising performer and songwriter visited Dashville […]

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The Steele Syndicate tour dates Gum Ball 2017 lineup

The Steele Syndicate

The Steele Syndicate has got the groove, and it’s infectious. An evolution of Steele McMahon’s solo work, the Brisbane‐based septet has an eclectic, genre‐bending sound that reimagines elements of old-school funk, […]

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Flyying Colours

Sun-drenched walls of guitar and dreamy, halcyon melodies are the elemental components that comprise the glorious output of Melbourne shoegazers Flyying Colours. Last year’s debut record Mindfulness was a sonically […]

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Dave Wells Newcastle Gum Ball 2017

Dave Wells

There are certain writers who command moving melodies and lyrics in equal measure. Dave Wells is one of those supreme talents, a genuine person and artist who has earned his […]

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Mick Hart Simon Gibson tour date Gum Ball 2017

Mick Hart

Mick Hart is an interesting character. An Australian pioneer of the lap steel blues rock sound, he’s been touring Australia and the globe for over 15 years. It was in the […]

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Africa Entsha

From Soweto to Dashville, Africa Entsha are bringing a message of love and peace in the South African oral tradition, singing in an a cappella gospel style. At the very […]

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Leah Senior Gum Ball 2017 tour dates

Leah Senior

Melbourne-based folk singer Leah Senior’s music falls into a dim wallpapered room of slightly out of tune parlour guitars and the ghosts of Summer and 1960s Britain. Leah Senior’s second […]

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As part of the Johnston family, owners of Dashville’s hallowed bush property, Dan “BagHead” Johnston is slowly carving a reputation as something of a songwriting classicist. Big choruses, stirring lyrics […]

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Freya Josephine Hollick

Freya Josephine Hollick is an old-timey, country, folk singer/songwriter from the Victorian Goldfields. She was born and raised in Ballarat, and although she has tried her hand at city living, […]

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The Sea Gypsies Gum Ball Newcastle Hunter tour dates 2017

The Sea Gypsies

The Sea Gypsies, one of the hottest Central Coast acts of 2016, are bringing their irresistible rock-reggae fusion to The Gum Ball this year. Influenced by everyone from Fat Freddy’s […]

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The Gum Ball Dashville Progress Society

Dashville Progress Society

The world’s hottest supergroup, jam band Dashville Progress Society will reform for The 12th Annual Gum Ball Festival. Always a crowd favourite, expect their set to bring the festival to […]

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The Bad Time Boys

The Bad Time Boys

Dark and dangerous, The Bad Time Boys are purveyors of slinking, Latin-flavoured rock. High in energy and lathered in slinking grooves, the music of this Hunter-based foursome will you have […]

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Rose & the Sea

When Deanna Rose and Milli Casey perform together, their voices melt into each other, allowing you to drift away into a world of luminescent harmonies that will leave you mesmerised. […]

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