One of New Zealand's hardest working bands, The Eastern, will make their long-awaited return to the Hunter for Dashville Skyline this October long weekend.

A string band with a punk ethos, the Lyttelton six-piece play tunes both triumphant and tender, and have built a fanbase through extensive touring around their home country, Australia and America.

The Eastern, led by singer-songwriter Adam McGrath, have been called upon to open for Fleetwood Mac and The Jayhawks, and have toured with Steve Earle, Old Crow Medicine Show and Lil' Band of Gold.

PRAISE FOR THE EASTERN

“The Eastern are possessed of a sound which is heartfelt, authentic and infinitely listenable…" - NZ Musician Magazine