A celebration of Americana music and culture, with a twist.
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th October 2015 (long w’end)
Dashville Skyline, a brand new Americana themed festival taking place in the Hunter Valley over the October long weekend, Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th October has just announced its first round line up.
Capturing elements from the evolutionary birth of Americana in the late 60’s, Dashville Skyline is a themed event, designed to embrace the developing Americana music scene in Australia. Celebrating not only the great music and culture that surrounds modern Americana, but also the traditional art of songwriting, and how many of the greatest songs ever written, help provide an identity to a somewhat forgotten genre.
With the first round line up featuring a broad selection of Australian and international acts, Event Organiser Magpie Johnston says, ‘This is the first taste of a line up designed to reflect the sparse musical lineage between traditional roots music and modern Americana.’
Featured in this exciting first round is Australia’s introduction to acclaimed Canadian songwriter and performer, Afie Jurvanen better known as Bahamas. Along with charismatic Australian alt-country heroes Wagons, delightful 4 piece songstress outfit All our Exes Live in Texas, award winning artist Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes, genuine Texan psych-country act The Lonesome Heroes (USA) and the acclaimed songwriter/performer Melody Pool, the inaugural Dashville Skyline event is revealing some early signs of being a great weekend in the Hunter Valley.
Johnston says the reception to the event since it was released last month has been very strong, even before any line up announcement.
“We’ve already sold out of our early-bird ticket allocation without an artist announcement, which is fantastic. I think that people connect with the genre and are excited about the concept of this festival”.
The third festival for will feature songwriter in the round sessions, the best American cuisine, cars and culture alongside the relaxed family atmosphere that Dashville has become popular for.
The 2015 Dashville Skyline Line up (so far…)
All our Exes Live in Texas
Green Mohair Suits
Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes
The Lonesome Heroes (USA)
Bell St Delays
Papa Pilko & The Bin Rats
Ben Wright Smith
Dashville Skyline is set to announce the second round of artists at the end of July.
Tickets for Dashville Skyline are currently on sale via www.dashville.com.au
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