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The Gum Ball returns on the 16th, 17th & 18th April, 2021

2020 has indeed been a wild ride, with many twists and turns along the way, with COVID 19 throwing the ultimate spanner in the works.

Yes indeed it was hard to say goodbye to the festival we had prepared for you on April 24-26, 2020.

We had intended to try again with The Sky Ball, the union of The Gum Ball with it's little sister festival Dashville Skyline on the October Long Weekend, however with uncertainty still in the air, and public health and safety as our main concern, we must concede defeat and look forward to a fresh go at it in 2021.  

We can now confirm that The Sky Ball 2020 cannot take place as originally intended, and instead The Gum Ball will move to it's new dates - the 16th, 17th, and 18th April in 2021.

Those of you who had purchased tickets to either The Gum Ball 2020 or The Sky Ball 2020 will be contacted via email from Humanitix with information on what happens next. Please check out our FAQ's section for further information and clarification.

Thank you for your support, we're all in this together.



Please note, all ticket purchases are non-refundable and considered transferrable credit until further notice. This means that if anything changes, your investment will be shifted to the next available festival.

Essentially whether you have tickets or want tickets to The Gum Ball or Sky Ball, you can rest easy knowing you've invested in future Dashville memories. Something we'll be forever grateful for.

The one off 'Sky Ball' festival will be held in the same pristine location, in secluded bush at Belford, in the middle of the Hunter Valley, NSW.
If you like your festivals easy, comfortable, inspiring and cost effective, then we're confident we have what you're after.
We strive to provide those pristine necessary times, where you can escape to a bushland oasis, connect with like-minded people, great music and essential art. Soak up a bit of fresh air, kick back, relax and re-jig. We do our best to have something for everyone, with a focus on providing the ultimate all-age adventure. So for those new to the concept, expect a discovery!

"I have to say, it was one of the most fun, if not THE most fun Coral Snakes gigs we’ve done. The crowd were ace and talk about ready to rock, they were dancing before we started!" - Claire Moore (Dave Graney  & The Coral Snakes)

"Superb festival, brilliant festival." - Turin Brakes (UK)

 "Definitely a stand out vibe in my books." - Dave McCormack (Custard)

"I took a deep breath and closed my eyes trying to imprint the moment in my mind so that I would never forget it.” - Lindi Ortega (US)

"We've toured the world extensively and the feeling from all members was that Gum Ball is one of the finest festivals, from both the artists and as fans point of view, that we have been involved in." - The Creepshow (US)

"Thanks for having us - what an amazing festival!" - Screamfeeder

"I really loved being out under the stars, hanging around bon fires re-connecting with my peers again and everyone was just so relaxed." - Ngaiire

'The Gum Ball is where it all stems from. If mum and dad never said yes to letting us host a festival in the front yard back in 2004 ... Who knows what we'd be doing now?' Magpie (Festival Curator)

Check out some videos from previous years!

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