Dashville Skyline, Australia’s very own Cosmic Country Weekender, will return this October long weekend for a bounty of amazing live shows, collaborations and laid-back family friendly old-school country-inspired fun.
The sixth instalment of the festival will be a special one... This year it's joining forces with our displaced festival big brother, The Gum Ball, to create a mammoth 5 day festival..called The Sky Ball.
Held in the hallowed bushland of Dashville, in the Hunter Valley, NSW, The Sky Ball kicks of Thursday 1st October, with the first few days featuring The Gum Ball portion, then come Sunday 4th and Monday 5th October the Dashville Skyline portion will roll out in traditional awesome fashion.
To purchase tickets, you need to visit The Sky Ball ticketing page and purchase a 1,2,3,4 or 5 day pass and get ready for one of the best little laid back festivals in existence.
We look forward to coming together, celebrating the musical greatness in this world.
Our contribution is this evolving independent festival, that hosts a thriving community and a fine selection of live music, including a supreme Australian living legend such as Archie Roach, alongside 40 live performers from around Australia and the globe.
Sounds like a pretty awesome time, we hope you can join us!
Please stay tuned as we work towards updating the site to reflect the recent change in plans, The Sky Ball is going to keep us busy in isolation!
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Quick run down.
Dashville Skyline - Cosmic Country Weekender is a throwback feast. A super laid back long weekend camping festival located in pristine Hunter Valley bushland, celebrating the golden era of ‘Americana’ music from the mid '60s and '70s and today’s nostalgic culture that surrounds it.
Great artists from all around the world, come together in a celebration of the music and great songs that spawned from this influential period and the culture surrounding it, that has evolved and inspired so many.
In terms of the music, we like to mix it up, so expect a myriad of musical styles throughout the weekend, from alternative country, Americana, folk, bluegrass to psychedelia and blues music. Over two stages, one artist at a time, no clashes, no running around, catch it all, one by one.
Along with all the musical escapades, expect a myriad of fun and games for the whole family. Great Americana inspired cuisine, cars and culture. There's a farmyard, lawn games, hand picked markets and more all wrapped up in a relaxed family atmosphere and onsite bush camping that Dashville has become popular for.
Collaborations the word.
Dashville Skyline tends to presents some very cool artist collaborations..
Expect the return of the immensely popular Sunset Super Round, which seems to have become the “jewel in Skyline's crown”. Around nightfall, artists merge to collaborate on the main stage, to pay homage to their favourite songwriters.
There's been some pretty awesome moments gone by.... (such as when Holy Holy did a full-blooded cover of Neil Young's 'Southern Man', Melody Pool and Ruby Boots' came together on Lucinda Williams' classic 'Fruits of My Labor' and William Crighton carried Neil Diamond’s ‘Solitary Man’ to dark places. Teskey Brothers did a fine version of The Band...we could go on and on!
Always such a spectacle, we can't wait to see the community magic unfold in 2020.