One of Australia’s most cherished cultural escapes, The Gum Ball, returns to the majestic bushlands of Dashville (Wonnarua) for its 19th adventure, over the last weekend of the April school holidays (NSW) running Thursday 25th April, through to Sunday 28th April 2024.
A supreme live music and art experience held at Lower Belford, Hunter Valley, NSW, The Gum Ball is run by a small team of music lovers, and boasts an enviable reputation as one of the best laid-back festivals in existence.
The natural bushland space of Dashville makes for an incredible home away from home and the long running festival, The Gum Ball is their flagship event of the year. A comfortable and inclusive festival experience, connecting music lovers from all walks and ages of life, with some great hand-picked recording artists from across Australia, as well as locally and and overseas. One big central stage presents a three-day musical journey as artists perform one by one, amongst the big tall gum trees that wrap across the idyllic arena space.
The festival is pleased to announce the first taste of a well-considered line up full of variety and intrigue. A mere sample of what’s to come, with a full line up announcement scheduled for late January 2024 which will include around 40 artists, including a special ANZAC evening concert for those who like to arrive a day early.
Expect an incredible journey of live music alongside live art, comedy, pro skateboarding, markets, workshops, camping and more.
The first portion of The Gum Ball’s musical program for 2024 looks like this;
BATTLESNAKE + BURGER JOINT + CLAIRE ANNE TAYLOR + COTERIE (NZ) + DALLAS CRANE + EMILY WURRUMARA + JET CITY SPORTS CLUB + JUNIOR BURGER + KID CONGO & THE PINK MONKEY BIRDS (USA) + MAIN GUYS & THE OTHER GUYS + MELODY POOL + RADIUM DOLLS + RVG + SF WRENS + SITTING DOWN + THE BURES BAND
YOUNG GUMS RETURNS! Organisers of the Gum Ball festival, Dashville are also excited to announce the return of the Young Gums Youth Mentorship Project. Young Gums is an immersive five-day music-based learning experience for 10 regional high school kids aged 14-18 who are interested in music festival production and events. The program runs across the festival weekend, kicking off Wednesday 24th April and concluding with a final main stage performance on Sunday 28th April. Applications for Young Gums close March 20th 2024 and require parental consent. Apply here.