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Australia's very own “Cosmic Country Weekender” Dashville Skyline has revealed its second round of artists to perform at the boutique event this October long weekend.

One of the highlights of last year’s inaugural festival, Henry Wagons returns to Dashville with his new livewire band The Only Children and a swathe of fresh solo material, released on this year’s After What I Did Last Night

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Jordie Lane has been gathering fans in America and Canada this year, but will return to his homeland ahead of the release of his impending new record. February saw the release of new single 'Frederick Steele McNeil Ferguson', a song inspired by Lane's great-grandfather, a war veteran who brought home the burdens of conflict.

Dashville local, William Crighton has had a year to remember. Releasing his self-titled debut record to critical acclaim and firmly establishing himself as a must-see live performer. Crighton stole the show at last year’s inaugural Dashville Skyline, so it seemed imperative to invite the singer-songwriter back to the event for 2016.

Other acts joining the bill include Sydney based, international rock group Spookyland, handpicked for their psychedelic country undertones, influential singer-songwriter and alt-country icon Charles Jenkins, New Zealand’s favourite string-punk band The Eastern, Newcastle’s own James Thomson & The Strange Pilgrims, Canadian born Tracy McNeil & the GoodLife, desert queen Leah Flanagan, Sydney bluesman Frank Sultana & the Sinister Kids, the prolific Jason Walker, local acts Magpie Diaries, Lyle Dennis Express, William John Jr., the Bluegrass Breakfast and the return of the beloved super group Dashville Progress Society.

Tickets for Dashville Skyline are available via the Dashville website.


DASHVILLE SKYLINE 2016: Brian Cadd + Henry Wagons & The Only Children + The Brothers Comatose (USA) + Melody Pool + The Wilson Pickers + The Eastern (NZ) + Jordie Lane + Spookyland + Charles Jenkins + Jess Ribeiro + William Crighton + Raised by Eagles  + The Hello Morning + James Thomson & The Strange Pilgrims + Leah Flanagan + Davey Craddock & the Spectacles + Karl S. Williams + Frank Sultana & The Sinister Kids + Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats + Irish Mythen (CA) + Andy Golledge Band + Jason Walker + Magpie Diaries + Lyle Dennis Express + William John Jr. + Bluegrass Breakfast + Dashville Progress Society.

The festival runs from Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 2, 2016.

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The Sunset Super Round

This year’s event will also see the return of the immensely popular Sunset Super Round, which proved to be the “jewel in Skyline's crown”.  Last year, artists collaborated on the main stage to pay homage to their favourite songwriters. The audience was treated to Holy Holy's full-blooded cover of Neil Young's 'Southern Man', Melody Pool and Ruby Boots' duet on Lucinda Williams' classic 'Fruits of My Labor' and William Crighton’s dark take on Neil Diamond’s ‘Solitary Man’. Listen to the captured audio from last years event below.



Dashville Skyline is a celebration of the golden era of ‘Americana’ music from the mid 60’s and 70’s and today’s nostalgic culture that surrounds it. Artists and music lovers come together in a celebration of the music and culture that has evolved and inspired so many.

Along with the musical soundtrack, expect the best American cuisine, cars and culture alongside the relaxed family atmosphere that Dashville has become popular for.

Organisers have shifted this year's Skyline to a Friday and Saturday, with a Sunday wind-down similar to that enjoyed at Dashville’s ever-popular Gum Ball music and arts festival.

The name Dashville Skyline is derived from one of the first commercial Americana albums ever released, Bob Dylan's ‘Nashville Skyline’, from 1968.

Back in the late 60’s, Gram Parsons described Americana as ‘cosmic American music’, this was the time when traditional country music began to stray from its pop direction, blending with folk, roots, soul r'n'b, rock and psychedelia, to form an alternative style of country music.

Pioneered by artists like Gram Parsons, Bob Dylan, The Band, The Byrds, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Creedence Clearwater, Flying Burrito Brothers and The Grateful Dead to name but a few, today Americana is a thriving sub-culture around the world, inspiring new and established artists, songwriters and musicians.

Tickets for Dashville Skyline are available via the Dashville website.