WHO'S PLAYING IN 2018
Our full line-up for 2018 is here - behold!
A band that needs little introduction, Frenzal Rhomb have been Australia's leading purveyors of cutting and catchy punk rock for over 20 years. Known for their blistering melodies and social satire, the four-piece recently dropped new record Hi-Vis High Tea and are now on their way to a stirring Dashville debut. To say we're a little excited, is a fair f%#kin' understatement.
Known affectionately around these parts as "The Bok", the mighty metal monolith known as Frankenbok is heading on a collision course with the peaceful surrounds of Dashville.
For 20 years these Melbourne lads have been delivering monstrous live shows and pure, unadulterated brutality.
Thrashville is about to get heavy.
Defying characterisation, the terrifying rock of GAY PARIS has made them a must-see live act on the Australian music scene. With monstrous riffs and grooves with all the visceral ferocity of a wild animal, the Sydney foursome are set to make a mammoth Dashville debut - and having been hard at work on album #3, they're sure to unleash a few new tunes on a willing Thrashy audience.
THE AUSTRALIAN BEEFWEEK SHOW
They tore Thrashville a new one this year and the mob demanded that we get them back for round two. Legends in the Hunter Valley, THE AUSTRALIAN BEEFWEEK SHOW's brand of pub punk is catchy, funny, anti-establishment and always full-blooded.
VOIID formed in a bedroom, resonating with each other's mutual interest of all that is female and screaming profanity. They came together in a wine-fuelled haze to annoy Brisbane neighbours with thrashed garage punk noise, and they're guaranteed to melt your face and make your boyfriend cry. Their 2017 EP, Pussy Orientated, is six songs of raw irresistible hooks, riffs and lyrical punk candour.
POST TRUTH might be a very new band, but there's a shitload of supreme hardcore pedigree amongst their ranks. Featuring Jamie, Dale and Murray from CONATION (you might also recognise Murray as the drummer of HARD-ONS), the band arrives at a time when powerful political statements in music has never been more vital. Prepare for a brutal performance.
Fresh from their support slot with Me First and the Gimme Gimmes in Sydney, Newcastle trio RORT MENACE are heading to Thrashville in 2018. With a raw, garage punk sound, the band released an impressive record Reid's Mistake in June - do yourself a favour and check it out.
Metal maniacs KING PARROT will no doubt be the heaviest band to ever perform at the famed Lower Belford property (although "The Bok" will no doubt do their best to take the title). Renowned for their insane live shows, genius music videos and brutally infectious anthems, Thrashville fans are going to know they’ve been swooped on when King Parrot lay waste to Dashville's peaceful surroundings.
From the 'burbs of Melbourne swoop these low-flying sludge punk purveyors. BATPISS' dark second record, Rest in Piss, is
decidedly gloomy and unquestionably Australian.
With a sound both primal and foreboding,
this trio are set to shake Dashville
to its very foundations.
Throwing down more style changes than you can blindly swing a piñata stick at, TROLDHAUGEN are popping craniums worldwide with their one-of-a-kind brand of weird. Elfman-esque orchestrations, Zappa-like technicality, Looney Tune-ish chaos and Skrillex-ian electro-vibes are par for the course for the wacky four-piece from Wollongong. Get ready for a big dose of brain melt.
They've been together just over 12 months, but Newcastle pop-punk foursome Paper Thin are already making their mark. The band just dropped their second, and mucho impressive, EP Living With. Being Without. through Lost Boy Records. Drawing on pop and emo influences, Paper Thin's tunes span the trials and tribulations of relationships, suburbia and no-holds-barred self-reflection.
DASHVILLE PROGRESS SOCIETY
For Dashville faithful, the mammoth DASHVILLE PROGRESS SOCIETY needs no introduction. Legends of the Dashville arena, this homegrown supergroup is a party band like no other. Featuring the cream of the Hunter's crop, DPS will be delivering a special hard rock, punk and metal set for Thrashville's crowd, and will feature members of Zombonimo, Mischling, Johnny Real, and a few surprise guests.
JONES THE CAT
Newcastle's JONES THE CAT have been plying their alt-punk trade across more than 100 shows, supporting the likes of Cute is What We Aim For, Introvert and Hockey Dad, and also recently took out the Unisounds band comp crown for 2017. Penning insanely catchy tunes, heavy on hooks and a punk ethos, Jones the Cat have released two EPs that are well worth your time.
PLAYING TIMES RELEASED DECEMBER 15
The Run Down on Thrashy...
Embracing the sharper edge of human existence, Thrashville returns in January 2018.
Thrashville, with its furry feet set firmly in the punk, hard rock and metal genres, has loads of awesome extras like skateboard demos, graff art displays and BMX.
It's one day to drink and be merry and bask in the full throttle riffage of some of Australia's craziest musical legends.
Last year the legendary Cosmic Psychos headlined an impressive debut line up of great punk, rock and metal acts, including the Hard Ons, Neptune Power Federation, Clowns, Waax, Mischling and more.
Now Thrashville returns bigger and better in 2018 with the announcement that punk legends FRENZAL RHOMB will headline the second instalment of this new festival on the calendar. There's more band announcements around the corner so don't go anywhere.
Be sure to get in contact if you reckon you've got something to offer this great local Hunter Valley based festival.
BOOK A RETURN COACH
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PLAYING TIMES TBC
Playing times for Thrashville 2018 will be confirmed December 15.
THRASHVILLE 2018 IS ON SALE NOW!
If you purchased tickets to last years festival, then you should receive an email with a discount code.
Want to do a live artwork at Thrashville?
We're after applications from talented folk to create an artwork during the festival
TERMS & CONDITIONS - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Please read these carefully, some of these are standard terms for Dashville, some are new, so make sure you take note and pass this information on to all in your party.
- NO BYO ALCOHOL
- NO BYO FOOD INTO ARENA
- NO PETS
- NO DIPSHITS OR DIPSHIT-ISH BEHAVIOUR. We at Dashville pride ourselves on hosting events full of considerate, consciencious good folk, which always guarantees a good time for everyone else. Let's keep it this way.
- NO AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOUR (See above policy on dipshits).
- NO FIREWORKS OR EXPLOSIVES
- NO LOUD MUSIC IN CAMPGROUND
- NO EXCESSIVE NOISE AFTER MIDNIGHT
- NO PERSONAL FIRES
- NO LITTERING
- NO UNDERAGE DRINKING
- NO INTOXICATION
- NO DRUGS, WEAPONS OR CONTRABAND
- UPON ENTRY - All vehicles will be subject to a search prior to entry to the festival campgrounds. Don't risk bringing booze.
- GAS BOTTLES - will be checked by security and must in suitable condition with valid service date to be permitted into campground. All compressed cylinders require responsible use at all times.
Basically these days if you think it's illegal or not allowed, it probably isn't. If there is anything unclear or something you are not sure about, please email email@example.com for further clarification.
Festival Organisers reserve the right to refuse entry or evict any person at any time for any of the above breaches. Any person caught behaving in a threatening, malicious or inappropriate manner (aggressive, riotous, abusive, or insulting actions) towards other patrons or event staff or equipment, will result in the permanent removal of the patron from the site and possible referal to police for prosecution.
OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We have a large block of private shower cubicles to cater to the needs of all campers and there are always a sufficient number of portaloos within the arena and campgrounds.
Yes, Rover Coaches are running a return bus service from Newcastle and throughout the Lower Hunter. You can book tickets here. Camping is probably more fun though, yeah?
Yes, the campground is flat and the main arena gently undulates. We have had wheelchair-bound music lovers visit in the past and they’ve had an excellent time.
At this time there is no limit on the size of campervans and caravans. The campground is expansive but is at the mercy of the natural vegetation. If you and your friends have large campervans and would like to be parked next to each other, we recommend getting to Dashville as soon as gates open, as our policy is first-in-best-dressed. Early campers get the best spots.
Yes, provided there is room. The campground has a first-in-best-dressed policy, so get there early to ensure the set-up you’re after. We also ask campers to respect that a large number of people need to squeeze in, so don’t take up any more space than necessary.
Small generators are permitted but please be respectful of your fellow patrons in regards to noise. Switch off the genny when others are trying to sleep.
There'll be a tasty selection of food trucks onsite, catering for everyone - coffee lovers, gluten-free and vegan - and, of course, carnivores.