PigSty In July is back with a pengeance.

"Somewhat more than your average dinner party..."

After four years in the wilderness the Boss Hog of Dashville's festival calendar returns to the trough for 2022.

PigSty in July really is a serene day in the bush, perfect for anyone looking to venture out on a beautiful winter's day and evening at Dashville, with new and old friends. We don't always put this one on, so when we do, it's a must to get along!

For any info not available please don't hesitate to contact us via mail@dashville.com.au



  • Gates open Saturday 11am for a midday kick off, music finishes at around 10pm.
  • You can arrive earlier by purchasing a Friday night Dashville Nights concert ticket.see info on that here
  • Fully Licensed. Over 18 only (sorry kidlets!)
  • Strictly No BYO food or bev
  • You're welcome to bring any camp set up, caravans, motorhomes etc all welcome.
  • You can choose to have dinner included in your ticket, or just purchase general admission.
  • Tickets are $90 with dinner or $65 with no dinner.
  • Full menu available for purchase throughout the day. 
  • Licensed bar open 12 midday until 11pm.
  • You can book a table of 6 or 10 for all your friends, which is slightly cheaper.
  • Camping onsite is included in your ticket.
  • Local shuttle buses also available for purchase
  • Breakfast/coffee available Saturday and Sunday morning

What your ultimate $90 ticket includes:

Entry to event
Succulent two course dinner, lovingly prepared by Mulga Bill & Magpie
Overnight camping under the stars
General admission without food included is $65 and includes camping.
We've also got a few exclusive round tables on offer, where you can purchase as a group of 6 or 10, which is slightly cheaper. See ticketing page for info.


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The PigSty run down....

Touted as the sinister little sister event to the famed Gum Ball music festival, this one-dayer is geared for adults to (leave the kidlets at home and) truly let their hair down and enjoy the finer fruits of winter's labour.

Feast with friends and family on decadent local harvests and fine meats while you warm yourself with a couple drinks by the fire.

In line with age old traditions, 2022 PigSty is about getting together on one of the longest, darkest nights of the year.

A secluded laid back, light-hearted day out at Dashville, full of great people, awesome live music, warm tasty food and glorious booze.

If you've been to The Gum Ball, then you know what glorious fun PigSty In July is going to be. If you haven’t been to The Gum Ball, ouch, that must hurt, do yourself a favour and don’t miss out on this.

Who's Playing?



Who's Cookin'?

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.

Dress Code

PigSty is a "second-hand-formal" themed event. Try it on for size. If for no other reason, perhaps consider it a condition of sanity.

GENTS: There’s no expectations here, other than that we want to see smart, sophisticated men who take pride in a pre-loved suit.

LADIES: We want to see ladies who can rock a dress of any era or style. It's a chance to get one of those awesome dresses that you thought you’d never wear again. Perhaps a dress may have been too much for a previous function could be ripe for this one. For those who want to restock the wardrobe, perhaps a visit to one of your local second hand stores should be in order? Rest assured which ever option you choose, it’ll be perfect for Pigsty. Please bare in mind that high heels will be great for aerating the soil, but not so good to walk around in.

It goes without saying that it will also be winter so be sure to bring a jacket.


Food & Beverages

PigSty is all about food and beverage indulgence.

STRICTLY NO BYO ALCOHOL - cars will be checked on entry. Please consider the events existence and your desire to attend future Dashville events, before attempting to break a rule governed by law. You are welcome to bring food into the campground, just not alcohol.

FOOD -  To bring the event back to its dinner party roots, we've got our very own team at Ruby's working on a delectable two-course dinner.

SNACKS? We'll have a selection of small snacks available on the day for purchase.

ALCOHOL - A full range of beer, wine, spirits, cocktails and champagne will be flowing via the reputable establishment known as the Bird Bath.

Start & Finish times

If you have a Dashville Nights ticket you can arrive Friday afternoon from 3pm to set up camp. On The Saturday PigSty In July ticket holders can arrive into the campground from 10am, with the arena opening at 11am on Saturday, July 2, 2022.

The live music finishes around 10pm and the bar will run through to a 10.30/11pm close.

Transport Options

Shuttle buses to PigSty are available below.

A bus services will travel from Maitland Station to the event, via Rutherford, Lochinvar, Greta and Branxton.

If people from Singleton want transport, then please let's work together to make it happen!

If you have any questions regarding the bus, please send your enquiry with pick up location to mail@dashville.com.au or our PigSty Facebook page.

If you have a group of people, requiring pick up from one location, whether listed above or not, please just drop us an email and we'll look into providing a solution.

Overnight Stay & Tent Hire

Your ticket includes onsite camping. So your safest option is to stay the night then get up and consider joining us for a hot breakfast in the morning.

You can bring any set up you desire, caravans, campers, swags etc all welcome. We are not able to provide power, however most have solar these days anyway yeh?

If you need a tent, we have a few 2 person and 3 person tents available for hire. These are set up with mattresses for your arrival. You just need to BYO linen. You can hire a tent via the ticketing link when purchasing tickets, or after.

Please note, there are no discounts on your ticket price if you are not camping.

Sunday Breakfast

Ruby's will be open in the morning from 8am. Sit down, adjust and take your time to enjoy a nice hot breakfast including awesome coffee, or if you must, just take a bacon and egg burger on the run.

In the morning, a self test breathalyser will be available for anyone who feels they may need one.