FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 17 December 2015

The Gum Ball Music and Arts Festival releases its first round line up.

Returning in style after a year off, the popular Hunter Valley camping festival has announced the first round of acts for its highly anticipated return to Dashville on 22-24 April 2016.

With what organisers are calling a huge achievement for the long running boutique festival, Australian rock’ n ‘roll royalty, You Am I lead an impressive list of diverse acts coming along to play in 2016.

Knockout soul rock powerhouse Dan Sultan will also be there with his band, along with international guitar virtuoso Jeff Lang, Melbourne’s ‘voice of an angel’ Suzannah Espie and Sydney Hip Hop super star Citizen Kay.

Other acts amongst the eclectic list of 13 gearing up to perform at the laidback weekend event include deep-funk instrumental act The Cactus Channel, arguably Australia’s finest songwriter Dan Brodie, 9-piece all-brass groove masters Bullhorn, Van Walker’s new supergroup The HeartBrokers, folktronica innovator Caitlin Park, live hip hop 7 piece Astro Travellers and dynamic soul grit duo Polish Club.

Diverse live music and art has always been a trademark for The Gum Ball and with this first announcement for 2016, it’s clear that the family friendly BYO festival is sticking with the formula.

The first round line-up includes:
You Am I
Dan Sultan
Jeff Lang
The Cactus Channel
Van Walker’s HeartBrokers
Citizen Kay
Dan Brodie
Suzannah Espie
Polish Club
Caitlin Park
Astro Travellers
The Buzzard Mix

The second round of acts performing will be released 28th January 2016.

For more info, images and interview please contact Tracey Griffiths 61 2 9543 3329