DASHVILLE SKYLINE 2021 REVEALS FIRST CROP OF ARTIST
The Black Sorrows lead a stellar line up.
Australia’s very own Cosmic Country Weekender, Dashville Skyline, makes a gallant return this October to the hallowed bushland of Dashville in the Hunter Valley, NSW.
Unfolding over the Labour Day long weekend, Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rdOctober 2021, the three-day camping festival is a favourite for those who like a bit of cool oozed over with their country, chock a block full of amazing live shows from hand-picked artists from around Australia, with a myriad of artistic collaborations, family activities and laid back old-school country-inspired fun.
Scouring the musical landscape to bring our dedicated audience a fine selection of musical legends and modern head-turners, the hardworking team at Dashville are pleased to reveal the first taste of the great ‘Cosmic Country Weekender’ line up.
DASHVILLE 2021 FIRST ROUND LINE-UP:
THE BLACK SORROWS + WILLIAM CRIGHTON + LIZ STRINGER + JEFF LANG + SLIM DUSTY’S TRAVELLIN’ COUNTRY BAND + ICECREAM HANDS + ALBI & THE WOLVES (NZ) + TRACY MCNEIL & THE GOODLIFE + CAITLIN HARNETT & THE PONY BOYS + FOOLS + HARMONY BYRNE + FENN WILSON + MAGPIE DIARIES + DAN BRODIE + MELODY MOKO + CJ STRANGER + BEN MASTWYK & HIS MILLIONS + COOL SOUNDS + FAMILY JORDAN + ANDY ABRA & THE BIG RIVER BAND + KID HANK + KATIE BRIANNA + THEN JOLENE + THE MARVELLOUS HEARTS + MORE TO COME!
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 theARIA 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.
Fools– a thirteen (13) piece rocking roots band featuring dual drums, guitars, hammond, backing vocals and a full horn section.Recent recipients of the AMEX Music Backers recording prize, they were lauded by Queenscliff Music Festival organisers as the best act of the 2019, their debut show.
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.
Please note a second line up release and program is anticipated towards the end of June.
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 shineand 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.
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 are on sale now at the Dashville Store.
The festival runs Friday, October1, Saturday, October 2and Sunday, October 3, 2021.
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