Pigsty in July is pleased to reveal the final round of artists that will visit the boutique one-day festival on July 2nd this year and unveil the timetable for the “second-hand formal” event.

Central Coast indie-rockers Sea Legs have been riding the Triple J airwaves with single ‘Witches Have Friends’, and will join the PigSty line-up alongside rising Newcastle rockers In Motion, who have been turning heads with their hard-hitting grooves.

Dashville Progress Society will also return in 2016. The DPS are a supreme party band comprising  of Hunter  based musicians and have become synonymous with Dashville events. DPS continue to be crowd favourites, always lighting up the crowd with an outstanding selection of cover songs.

The laughs will continue at PigSty in July this year with the return of “The Philosophical Bogan” Matty B, whose dry musings on the mundane have had crowds at Dashville in hysterics over the past two events. Matty is joined  this year by fellow stand-up comics Marty Bright and Daniel Muggleton.

These artists join the previously announced acts, which includes New Zealand hard-rock legends Shihad, plus King Tide, Masco Sound System, Justin Ngariki and the Dastardly Bastards, Claire Anne Taylor and Lepers and Crooks.

Once again there  will  be a mouth-watering array of food available, with Bao Brothers EateryMEET, Rustic Pizza, Esty’s South American Sausage Sizzle and Forage Espresso all in attendance.

It just wouldn’t be a PigSty feast without an impressive array of cleansing ales and 2016’s event will provide the best assortment yet. Canberra’s Capital Brewing Co. will be pouring their crisp Coast Ale and refreshing Batlow cider. PigSty attendees will also be able to taste the wares of Murray’s Craft Brewing Co, Six String, Grainfed, Coopers, Feral Brewing Company and, excitingly, Dashville’s brand spanking new red ale affectionately known as “Trevor”.

For the more refined piglets, there will be a selection of the best local Hunter Valleys wines available, including Tamburlaine, Brokenwood, Petersons and Dashville’s own drop curated by Macquariedale. Naturally, as always, the cocktails will be in high demand.

Where Dashville’s other events, The Gum Ball and Dashville Skyline, provide a chilled atmosphere punctuated by rock interludes, the “pig day out” is a chance to go hog wild.

The over-18 event takes place in the stunning seclusion of Lower Belford’s acclaimed venue, Dashville.

Pigsty in July sold out in 2014 and 2015 and this year’s edition is anticipated to be no different.

So, gents, dust off your suit, and ladies, slip into your finest dress – all second-hand, of course.

The fully licenced event (no BYO food/alcohol) runs from 11am to 10pm, withboth onsite camping and return bus shuttle available from around the Hunter.

PIGSTY IN JULY 2016 ARTISTS: Shihad + King Tide + Masco Sound System + Lepers and Crooks + Sea Legs + Justin Ngariki & the Dastardly Bastards + Claire Anne Taylor + In Motion + Matty B + Marty Bright + Daniel Muggleton + Dashville Progress Society + Soul Shakedown DJs

Pigsty in July is at Dashville on Saturday, July 2 at Dashville.

Tickets are $48 plus booking fee and are currently on sale via www.dashville.com.au. Tickets are also available from Maitland’s Grand Junction Hotel, Newcastle’s Stag and Hunter Hotel and Branxton’s Thrifty Link Hardware.


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