PigSty In July is back with a pengeance.

"Somewhat more than your average dinner party..."

After three years in the wilderness the Boss Hog of Dashville's festival calendar returns to the trough for 2021.

PigSty in July really is a serene day in the bush, perfect for anyone looking to venture out on a beautiful winter's day and evening at Dashville, with new and old friends.

Although you'll see a lot of the same kind of fun partaken at previous PigSty's, this year as we return the festival, we've decided to make it a celebration of local winter harvests and delectable treats, enjoyed around a big arse bonfire with friends new and old.

Please read all the way to the bottom, for info on START FINISH TIMES, ONSITE CAMPING, TRANSPORT, DRESS CODE etc. For any info not available please don't hesitate to contact us via mail@dashville.com.au


Quick Info

  • Date: Saturday, July 3, 2021
  • Fully Licensed. Over 18 only (sorry kidlets!)
  • Strictly No BYO food or bev
  • Campground and arena opens at midday, first band 2pm.
  • Two options for dinner included in your ticket, or just general admission.
  • Lunch/light meals/coffee/dessert etc available for purchase at all times via The Swoop Inn.
  • Licensed bar open 12 midday until 10pm.
  • Tickets are $90 with dinner or $65 with no dinner.
  • Camping onsite is included in your ticket.
  • Local shuttle buses also available for purchase
  • Breakfast available Sunday morning

What your $90 ticket includes:

  • Entry to event
  •  Drink on arrival (soda, beer or wine)
  •  Succulent dinner prepared by our very own Swoop Inn (menu to come)
  • Overnight camping under the stars
  • $65 ticket is entry and camping only

The PigSty run down....

Touted as the sinister little sister event to the famed Gum Ball music festival, this one-dayer is geared for adults to (leave the kidlets at home and) truly let their hair down and enjoy the finer fruits of winter's labour.

Feast with friends and family on decadent local harvests and fine meats while you warm yourself with a couple drinks by the fire.

In line with age old traditions, 2021 PigSty is about getting together on one of the longest, darkest nights of the year.

A secluded laid back, light-hearted day out at Dashville, full of great people, awesome live music, warm tasty food and glorious booze.

If you've been to The Gum Ball, then you know what glorious fun PigSty In July is going to be. If you haven’t been to The Gum Ball, ouch, that must hurt, do yourself a favour and don’t miss out on this.

Who's Playing?



Dress Code

PigSty is a "second-hand-formal" themed event. Try it on for size. If for no other reason, perhaps consider it a condition of sanity.

GENTS: There’s no expectations here, other than that we want to see smart, sophisticated men who take pride in a pre-loved suit.

LADIES: We want to see ladies who can rock a dress of any era or style. It's a chance to get one of those awesome dresses that you thought you’d never wear again. Perhaps a dress may have been too much for a previous function could be ripe for this one. For those who want to restock the wardrobe, perhaps a visit to one of your local second hand stores should be in order? Rest assured which ever option you choose, it’ll be perfect for Pigsty. Please bare in mind that high heels will be great for aerating the soil, but not so good to walk around in.

It goes without saying that it will also be winter so be sure to bring a jacket.


Food & Beverages

PigSty is all about food and beverage indulgence.

STRICTLY NO BYO ALCOHOL - cars will be checked on entry. Please consider the events existence and your desire to attend future Dashville events, before attempting to break a rule governed by law. You are welcome to bring food into the campground, just not alcohol.

FOOD -  To bring the event back to its dinner party roots, we've got our very own team at Swoop Inn working on a delectable two-course dinner.

SNACKS? We have a selection of 2 person cheese plates available for pre-order. A small quantity will also be available for purchase on the day.

ALCOHOL - A full range of beer, wine, spirits, cocktails and champagne will be flowing via the reputable establishment known as the Bird Bath.

Start & Finish times

PigSty In July will open its doors at midday on Saturday, July 3, 2021.

Full timetable will be available shortly, though when the gates open at midday, the bar and cafe will be open too. An awesome DJ will be warming things up and the first band will hit the stage around 2pm.

The event will run through to a 10pm close.

Transport Options

Shuttle buses to PigSty are available HERE

A bus services will travel from Maitland Station to the event, via Rutherford, Lochinvar, Greta and Branxton.  If you have any questions regarding the bus, please send your enquiry with pick up location to mail@dashville.com.au or our PigSty Facebook page.

If you have a group of people, requiring pick up from one location, whether listed above or not, please just drop us an email and we'll look into providing a solution.

Sunday Breakfast

The Swoop Inn will be open in the morning from 8am. Sit down and enjoy a nice hot breakfast including awesome coffee, or just take a bacon and egg burger on the run.

In the morning, a self test breathalyser will be available for anyone who feels they may need one.