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So far Magpie has created 112 blog entries.

Third wave of artists for The Gum Ball in 2019!

THE FULL GUM BALL 2019 LINE UP IS HERE! Four days of bushland bliss at your fingertips It's already the biggest line-up of our 15-year history, and now Dashville had added [...]

By | January 24th, 2019|

William Crighton

William Crighton has continued the momentum built in 2018 with a rousing solo tour that will again bring him to the spiritual realm of Dashville. This time it will be [...]

By | November 22nd, 2018|

Van Duren (USA)

Born out of the ashes of Big Star, arguably the greatest cult band of all time, Memphis local Van Duren joined forces with ex-members Chris Bell and Jody Stephens to [...]

By | November 22nd, 2018|

Then Jolene

THEN JOLENE play a raucous brand of swampy bluegrass-inspired folk that's sure to bring the Gum Ball to its feet. They bowled us over at PigSty in July 2018, so we had to [...]

By | November 22nd, 2018|


Battlesnake are a rock Hydra of chugging riffs, soaring harmonies, virtuosic soloing and wailing vocals, telling tales of wizards, dragons and kings of old. Forged deep in the fiery pits of the [...]

By | November 22nd, 2018|

Lyle Dennis Express

One of Australia's finest country treasures, Lyle Dennis is as real as it gets. Born and raised in the Upper Hunter, by day he shoes horses, by night he's either [...]

By | July 19th, 2018|

Dave Wells announces debut album release, launch

Dave Wells takes acclaimed debut record on the road Following the breathtaking success of his Newcastle album launch, Dave Wells is now embarking on the 'Run Free' tour. Music purists [...]

By | July 12th, 2018|

Georgia State Line

Honest, agile, and refreshingly self-assured, Georgia State Line’s unique brand of country-infused melancholy yields music that’s equal parts heartsick and hopeful. We're very pleased to welcome them back to Dashville [...]

By | June 13th, 2018|

Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes

In 2018 we welcome back perennial favourites, Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes, for their third appearance at Skyline. Lachlan and the boys have been taking their sublime Americana atmospherics around [...]

By | June 13th, 2018|

Magpie Diaries

It's been a big year for Magpie. Magpie Diaries, a long-time labor of love for Matt Johnston, released their debut record, Sanctuary (recorded with Crowded House's Matt Sherrod), and is about to [...]

By | June 13th, 2018|

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