Thrashville to make its return September 12, 2020

Heavy music lovers can rejoice today at the news Dashville’s very own “slightly heavier” music festival, Thrashville , will return in 2020, after a brief hiatus in 2019.

The one day camping festival will be held Saturday 12th September in the hallowed grounds of Dashville at Lower Belford in Hunter Valley NSW. The same location that hosts other popular festivals The Gum Ball and Dashville Skyline.

'It's abundantly clear that alternative music and art fans are looking for a grassroots outdoor space to sink their teeth into and we're happy to provide the framework for interpretation and future growth.'  Magpie (Dashville)

Thrashville took a break in the summer of 2019 due to the rural event site facing the effects of extreme drought and soaring summer temperatures. The decision to return left ambiguous for the remainder of 2019 due to the heightened tension created by the NSW Liberal Government’s Music Festival license scheme. Now things seem to have settled a little more on that front, Thrashville is ready to rise again, re-scheduling to a cooler time of year.

Thrashville, much loved by the local heavy music scene, provides an under catered music community a special opportunity to come together and enjoy both local and interstate artists in a relaxed outdoor setting.

Combined with pro skateboarding displays and live visual art, Dashville is endeavouring to continue providing a space for many who embrace the slightly heavier alternatives within music and art.

Applications are now open for live performers, visual artists and skateboarders. Please head to the Thrashville website for further info.


The grassroots music festival was first established in 2017, with Nirvana’s favourite band, Cosmic Psychos headlining an action packed day full of great local and interstate heavy music acts.

In January 2018, after its breakthrough debut, Thrashville returned with another huge display of live visual art and a line up featuring punk legends Frenzal Rhomb and King Parrot.

The 2020 line up will be announced in early March.