It's with heavy hearts that we advise that due to restrictions associated with COVID 19, Dashville Skyline must a break in 2020. Given that capacity for the 2020 October Long Weekend is unclear at this point, it didn't feel right to continue with the plans for Dashville Skyline, given the event could end up looking quite different to what we're all used to for the Cosmic Country Weekender. We didn't want to deliver anything less than, or different to, what Skyline has become known for.
But, if you know us, you know we love a party and will do our best to make something happen, so we can all kick our heels up because we know after the year we've all had, we all need it.
Thus, the team at Dashville has created a felixible alternative in The Sky Ball, a new one off event set to take place on the same intended weekend - October 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2020. It'll be a little different to Skyline, but you can be assured it will still be a quality time of good music, good people and camping in the bush. For more information on this one, check out The Sky Ball website.
As for Dashville Skyline, you can bet we'll be pushing ahead for the sixth instalment to return to it's rightful place on the October Long Weekend 2021. Stay tuned to our socials or join our mailing list for the updates as they come through.
We look forward to coming together, celebrating the musical greatness in this world.
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 2021