One of the Hunter Valley's most cherished cultural escapes, The Gum Ball, returns in 2021 for three days of musical discovery over the school holidays, 16-18th April 2021.
Held amongst idyllic bushland of the Hunter Valley, the family friendly cultural jamboree has survived many hurdles over the years. Whilst a pandemic is a new assault, organisers are confident that despite a reduced capacity in 2021, the festival will be a positive return to days of old.
In 2021, 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.
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 2021:
HARTS PLAYS HENDRIX + THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS + CASH SAVAGE AND THE LAST DRINKS + iOTA + EMMA DONOVAN & THE PUTBACKS + EVEN + MELODY POOL + LOST RAGAS + CODA CHROMA + TORI FORSYTH + KING STINGRAY + COUSIN TONY'S BRAND NEW FIREBIRD + MURRAY COOK'S SOUL MOVERS + EAGLE EYE JONES + DAVE WELLS + LACHLAN X. MORRIS + BUDDY DINGO + JONES THE CAT + PALOMINO + THE BARREN SPINSTER + THE STAINED DAISIES + BURGER JOINT + JOHNSTON CITY + DARREN 'D.C.' CROSS + LOSTY AND BIG RED CAP + DASHVILLE PROGRESS SOCIETY + YOUNG GUMS BAND