Considered the more sinister little sister to the famed Gum Ball Music Festival, the fiery winter warmer, PigSty in July returns Saturday 2nd July 2022.

Tickets from 2021 were placed into credit due to the ongoing pandemic.

After three years in the wilderness (...can you believe?) the crew at Dashville are ready to deliver some more of those essential wintery good times we’ve been missing of late.

The age old tradition of gathering with friends and family on one of the longest and darkest nights of the year is what it's about with PigSty in July.

So come and join us to celebrate all things warm, wintery and decadent. The over-18 event is a feast of quality up-beat live music, good beer, fine wines, naughty cocktails and mouth-watering food in the stunning seclusion of Lower Belford’s acclaimed venue, Dashville.

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 midday to 10pm, with return coaches available into Maitland Train Station.


In 2022, Dashville is stoked to announce the return of the band that special guested at the very first event back in 2007, 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 THUNDERFOX. 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.

Tickets are $90 with dinner or $65 without, plus booking fee, and are on sale now here.

All tickets include the option to camp. Or you can purchase an additional return bus ticket home.

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