One of Australia’s most cherished musical escapes, The Gum Ball, returns to its long weekend roots in 2022 for three days of discovery over the school holidays, 22-24th April 2022.
Held amongst idyllic bushland of the Hunter Valley, in the heart of Wonnarua country, The Gum Ball is the grandest event on Dashville’s calendar. In 2022 the family friendly cultural jamboree will celebrate a 17th birthday and the hard working team at Dashville are eager to get back to business, counteract the community’s disruption and deliver a much needed cultural escape with a positive return to days of old.
The festival continues to connect community and culture, with distinct homage to the traditional owners of the land, the Wonnarua, featured through a one-off artwork by local Indigenous artist Debbie Becker.
At the previous festival in 2021, Festivals Australia project funding assisted in the creation of the Young Gums Youth Mentorship Project. This five-day mentorship project was a huge success in its pilot year and organisers await eagerly the determination of their funding application for the project in 2022.
The Gum Ball brings a selection of the best musical acts from around Australia and showcases them in an intimate setting one by one, alongside comedy, pro skateboarding, markets, workshops, camping and more.
Dashville are pleased to reveal The Gum Ball’s musical program for 2022:
BAD//DREEMS + SKUNKHOUR + MIA DYSON + HORRORSHOW + DIDIRRI + ED KUEPPER & JIM WHITE + CLAIRE ANNE TAYLOR + WOLF & CUB + ISOBEL KNIGHT & HER BAND + HOT POTATO BAND+ SWEDISH MAGAZINES + BABY VELVET + VAUDEVILLE SMASH + BANANAGUN + JAZZ PARTY + BOBBY ALU + POLLYMAN + THE BOTTLERS + RUBY GILL + FOOLS + VAN WALKER & THE FERRITERS + BONES & JONES + HORSE DRAWN CADILLAC + PEACH FUR… WITH MORE TO COME.
The Gum Ball runs from 2pm Friday, April 22 to Sunday midday, April 24.
Limited tickets are on sale now through Humanitix, with booking fees going to help Nutrition for Aussie School Kids.