DASHVILLE SKYLINE 2022
Australia’s very own Cosmic Country Weekender, Dashville Skyline, like many a good festival, has certainly weathered the storm of cancellations over the last two years. So it comes with great joy for the Dashville mob to be able to announce the full updated program for its rescheduled return 25-27 February 2022.
Typically held over the October Long Weekend, the line up for the 7th annual ‘cosmic country weekender’ originally intended for October 2021 was an absolute beauty, featuring over 40 Australian acts, including heavy weights such as The Black Sorrows, William Crighton, Liz Stringer, The Murlocs, Jeff Lang and Tracy McNeil.
Fortunately the line up has remained reasonably intact for the rescheduled February event, alongside some exciting bonus additions including surprise homecoming guest Nashville based Australian, Jordie Lane.
Other acts to join the reschedule include Lyle Dennis, T.Wilds, The Tall Stories and Piper Butcher. Acts who couldn’t make the rescheduled event for February, including Claire Anne Taylor, Caitlin Hartnett & the Pony boys, Fools, Sue Ray, Doc Halibut, The Long Johns and Albi & the Wolves, you will see pop up on other Dashville events in the near future, including Dashville Skyline when it returns again to its usual timeline of October in 2022.
The full three day line-up for February is outlined below. The vibe is unanimous. The music industry is absolutely ready to roll and hanging to converge upon the hallowed bushland of Dashville in the Hunter Valley, NSW for a much needed return to the scene of this well respected country-inspired festival.
Rolling out over three days, the boutique camping festival is essentially a celebration of classic songwriting and the great folk and country artists from the 60s and 70s that continue to inspire modern generations of music purists and enthusiasts alike.
Taking its name from a 1968 Bob Dylan record, Dashville Skyline is a weekend escape full of timeless live music, a myriad of artistic collaborations, loads of family activities, markets, workshops, antique car and instrument displays, great Americana inspired food and laid-back old-school country-inspired camping amongst the pristine bushland of the beautiful Hunter Valley.
DASHVILLE 2021 (rescheduled) FULL LINE-UP:
THE BLACK SORROWS + THE MURLOCS + WILLIAM CRIGHTON + LIZ STRINGER + JEFF LANG + SLIM DUSTY’S TRAVELLIN’ COUNTRY BAND + FRANK YAMMA + LACHLAN BRYAN & THE WILDES + ICECREAM HANDS + JORDIE LANE + TRACY MCNEIL & THE GOODLIFE + HARMONY BYRNE + FENN WILSON + DAN BRODIE + MELODY MOKO + CJ STRANGER + BEN MASTWYK & HIS MILLIONS + COOL SOUNDS + FAMILY JORDAN + EAGLE AND THE WOLF + GEORGIA STATE LINE + BEN LEECE & LEFT OF THE DIAL + JEB CARDWELL & THE DREAM DEAL + AMENDS + JESSE REDWING + THE REDLANDS + MICHAEL CARPENTER AND THE BANKS BROTHERS + HUCKLEBERRY AND THE CONADILLY ST. BAND + KATIE BATES + ANDY ABRA & THE BIG RIVER BAND + KID HANK + KATIE BRIANNA + THEN JOLENE + MARVELLOUS HEARTS + LYLE DENNIS BAND + PIPER BUTCHER + T.WILDS + THE TALL STORIES
Some artists in focus,
The Black Sorrows - Australian legends led by the enigmatic stallion, Joe Camilleri, who formed the band in 1983, after his previous band Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons.
William Crighton – world class Hunter Valley songwriter and very much part of the Dashville family. Releasing his highly anticipated third record later this year.
Liz Stringer – one of Australia’s most revered songwriters and vocalists, has an amazing new record just out ‘First Time Really Feeling’, watch the accolades roll in.
Jeff Lang – Considered by many to be Australia’s greatest roots guitarist. A veteran songwriter and performer, who can also now add published author with his incredible touring memoir ‘Some Memories Never Die’ - accompanied by a 22 track album release.
Slim Dusty's Travelling Country Band – Slim’s band that played together for his last show in 2003, re-formed recently to honour Australia’s greatest country superstar.
Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife – Best Country Album for ‘You Be the Lightning’ at The Victorian Music Awards 2020 & ARIA Award nominee 2020 (Best Blues & Roots Album) & Australian Music Prize nominee 2020, label mates with Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin, John Prine... (Cooking Vinyl)
Icecream Hands - No Weapon But Love is 13 songs dripping with the irresistible hooks and harmonies that made the ARIA nominated band Triple J darlings and TV regulars between 1992 and 2003. Led by legendary songwriter Charles Jenkins, the band sold out 9 shows in Melbourne throughout 2020.
Albi & The Wolves – Hailing from NZ, this trio of star performers were favourites at the last Dashville Skyline festival, so we had to get them back.
Harmony Byrne – emerging songwriter who has an enviable range and approach.
Fenn Wilson – The son of the highly revered blues musician Chris Wilson is fast becoming a favourite with festival audiences. After picking up both the 2018 Queenscliff Music Festival ‘Emerging Artist Grant’ & 2019 Port Fairy Folk Fest ‘Emerging Artist of the Year’ award, Wilson garnered rave reviews for his debut album ‘Ghost Heroin’. Expect to be mesmerised by this phenomenal talent when he takes to the stage.
A celebration of alternative country music and the surrounding roots culture in its varied forms, the festival gives music lovers the option to purchase single day tickets, or full event three-day passes.
The ultra-chilled countrified camping festival will host over 40 live performances, mouth-watering American-inspired food and bevvies, boutique vintage market stalls, an animal petting zoo, a guitar-and-car show and shine and much, much more.
Held at the same location as The Gum Ball, Dashville Skyline is a popular alternative to its predecessor, providing an amazing experience for alt-country music lovers and those who like to partake in an ultimate weekend escape, full of laid-back music and family fun.
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ABOUT DASHVILLE SKYLINE
The festival’s name derives from that of Bob Dylan’s 1968 release Nashville Skyline, which lends an impression of the vibe of this festival. It’s a celebration of alternative country, its birth in America during the ‘60s-‘70s, the culture that surrounds the music and the evolution that continues to inspire modern-day songwriters.
One of the main spectacles of the festival is the immensely popular Sunset Super Round. On Saturday at nightfall, artists on the bill merge around the main stage in spontaneous collaboration, to pay homage to their favourite songs of the “golden era”.
Tickets for Dashville Skyline 2021 (reschedule) are on sale now at the Dashville Store.
The festival runs Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th February 2022.
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