Line Up Announced!

Rolling out of a tremendous edition of the highly revered Gum Ball festival earlier in April, the Dashville crew are back on the boil, returning with the fiery winter warmer, PigSty in July on Saturday 2nd July 2022.

After four long arduous years in the wilderness, along with three failed COVID reschedules in 2021, the crew at Dashville are incredibly ripe and ready to deliver this classic twisted pagan themed event, full to the brim with essential winter-bursting times.


 Considered the more sinister little sister to the famed Gum Ball Music Festival, the live entertainment portion for the prestigious oversized dinner party is a very important part of the banquet, and it’s now ready to serve. 

In 2022, Dashville is stoked to announce the return of the band that special guested at the very first event back in 2006, Newcastle’s very own international ska punkers THE PORKERS.


Joining the Porkers is a whole bunch of specially selected bands, all briefed on the essential need to get everyone’s boogie on in the bush.

Taking care of the rock is Melbourne’s MONEY FOR ROPE, and Sydney pysch main stayers THE LAURELS. Dishing up the funk and soul is local Newcastle lords POW WOW, fun lovin’ favourites BURGER JOINT, progressive youngsters WELL?, Sydney’s gorgeous ALICE TERRY and the very slick rig of THUNDER FOX. Hunter psychobilly gurus CASINO RUMBLERS will make a long awaited return, as will the supreme blues of FRANK SULTANA BLUES BAND and kicking the day off is your new favourite band RACING BIRDS.

Kicking off at midday, the days entertainment will also feature a number of special guest comedians, which will be announced shortly.

The Menu

Whether you got a Ultimate Dinner Ticket or Show Only, get ready to feast on the succulent, made with love, winter warming, soul tukka prepared by Mulga Bill and Magpie.

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A little more pagan then pig, with equal measure of decadence and debauchery, PigSty in July honours an age old tradition of winter feasting in a celebration at the deepest, darkest time of the year.

Combine the feast with a popular 'second-hand formal' dress code and a huge display of live music, comedy and a few toasty bonfires and the tone is set for a great PIG day out with friends, with the option to camp onsite or catch the bus home.

Unfortunately you'll have to leave the piglets at home as this one is fully licensed, adults only (+18).

Sow babes what are you waiting for?


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In order to make it a proper escape, Dashville have also just announced a special Friday evening DASHVILLE NIGHTS concert on the Friday 1st July, giving people the added option to camp two nights and make a weekend of it.

Friday night features three great local acts SLOW CINEMA, CORMAC GRANT BAND and DAPHZIE Rubys Pizzeria and the Bird Bath will be in full swing as will the big fires and quality hang times.

There is a bundle ticket option via PigSty to purchase both Friday and Saturday entry.


PigSty in July is all about celebrating good hearty food at the darkest time of year. Whilst we play around with a few pig puns here and there, please know we still endeavour to cater options for all dietary requirements.

The story goes...In the depths of the darkest of winters in 2020, Magpie was trekking through the mystical Belford forest when he stumbled out into a clearing to find a man by the name of Mulga Bill, chipping away on smoke fired peking duck. They instantly became friends.

So Mulga Bill's Wood Fire Cooking is joining Magpie in the kitchen and over the coals, to prepare a slow cooked feast that'll make you want to come back for more

PigSty in July will also feature a traditional indigenous hungi, prepared by Anthony Freeman. With only limited quantity, this food is intended to be more exhibition, possibly featuring as part of a late night blackboard specials menu, (once it is ready to go.)

Friday night will be a Ruby's pizzeria menu. So basically just the best pizza in the world.


PigSty in July is fully licensed (no BYO), is 18+ only and runs from 11am to 11pm.

*Vegan and vegetarian options available.

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