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The Gum Ball returns in 2017.

Boutique three-day camping festival The Gum Ball is returning this year for its 12th installment, and is pleased to announce another impressive round of artists to complete its stellar musical program in 2017.

The Dashville team has continued its legacy of thoughtfully chosen acts, both new and legendary, across a multitude of genres.

The second round announcement for 2017 includes:

 

Kim Churchill // The Funk Hunters (CA)

Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission // Felix Riebl

Flyying Colours // The Meltdown // Caiti Baker // HITS

Shining Bird // The Go Set // Irish Mythen (CA)

Dave Wells // The Bad Time Boys // Dashville Progress Society

BagHead // The Sea Gypsies // Leah Senior // Rose&theSea

 

With great pleasure, the Dashville team welcomes back KIM CHURCHILL. Kim performed at The Gum Ball back in 2009. Since then his profile as a songwriter and performer has grown exponentially. Now performing headline shows across the planet, he’s played renowned festivals such as Glastonbury and Falls, and toured with Billy Bragg and Nhako & Medicine For The People, to name a few. Kim is an incredible performer, with a stunning new record in the works. Accompanied by his full band, expect to hear some new material during Kim’s triumphant return to the venue.

 

THE FUNK HUNTERS are fast becoming one of Canada’s biggest funk DJ exports, becoming a staple of dance festivals around the globe. They recently toured with Jurassic 5 legend Chali 2na, following their successful single collaborations on ‘Word to Spread’ and ‘Get Involved’. The two members of The Funk Hunters are masters of old-school turntable mixing. Their show will set Dashville alight.

 

Weddings, Parties, Anything frontman and songwriter MICK THOMAS will visit The Gum Ball accompanied by backing band The Roving Commission, performing a selection of classics from his solo and “Weddos” records.

 

The Gum Ball also welcomes the voice of The Cat Empire, FELIX RIEBL, who will perform with his full live band in support of recent solo record Paper Doors.

 

The second round includes some serious rock in the form of HITS and The Go Set, fresh Australian shoegaze from Melbourne’s Flyying Colours, rising sultry chanteuse and former Sietta voice Caiti Baker, dream pop group Shining Bird, mesmerising folk singer and Dashville Skyline stand-out Irish Mythen and smooth, jazz-soul group The Meltdown.

 

The full line-up of The Gum Ball in 2017 looks like this:

REGURGITATOR + TRIPOD + KIM CHURCHILL + THE FUNK HUNTERS (CA) + BOO SEEKA + MICK THOMAS & THE ROVING COMMISSION +
GARETH LIDDIARD (The Drones) + THE PEEP TEMPEL + LIZ STRINGER +
FELIX RIEBL (The Cat Empire) + THE GO SET + THE MELTDOWN + CAITI BAKER + HITS + THE OCEAN PARTY + FLYYING COLOURS + SHINING BIRD + IRISH MYTHEN (CA) + MICK HART + LEAH SENIOR + THE STEELE SYNDICATE + THE SEA GYPSIES + AFRICA ENTSHA (ZA) + FREYA JOSEPHINE HOLLICK + DAVE WELLS + BAGHEAD +  THE BAD TIME BOYS + ROSE & THE SEA + DASHVILLE PROGRESS SOCIETY.

 

The Gum Ball is a BYO all age camping festival, that also includes an array of amazing gourmet food and markets, licensed bar precinct, popular late night silent disco, a night time kids crèche, various workshops and activities, morning yoga, pro skater demos and live artworks.

 

Tickets are on sale and selling quickly. Adult, pensioner, teenager, youth and child tickets remain. Full weekend and Saturday only tickets are still available, with an option to include a special Sunday night wind-down as an extra add on. Limited tickets remain for the Sunday evening.

 

The Gum Ball is on Friday, April 21 to Sunday, April 23, 2017.

 

For further media inquiries please contact: Tracey Griffiths tracey@dashville.com.au
+61 2 9543 3329 | 0405 109 729
www.dashville.com.au

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