October 4 - 6, 2019
(Labour Day Long Weekend NSW)
Dashville Skyline, Australia’s very own Cosmic Country Weekender, is back for another year of amazing live shows, collaborations and laid back family friendly old-school country-inspired fun.
The fifth instalment of the festival not only sees its return to the hallowed bushland of Dashville in the Hunter Valley, NSW, but sees it continue last year’s new three-day format, running Friday 4th, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October 2019 (NSW’s Labour Day Long weekend).
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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 2019.
DASHVILLE SUPPORTS DROUGHT RELIEF WITH 'MAKE IT RAIN'
Make it Rain, is a whopping 40-song, two-CD compilation full of Skyline performers, from world-renowned artists like The Waifs and C.W. Stoneking, to rising stars like Ben Leece, Grace Turner, The San Sebastian and Ruby Gilbert. This is a stunning catalogue of music, which will be sold with 100% of profits going direct to farming families via the Country Womens Association of New South Wales.