The Gum Balls Adds An Extra Day In 2019

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The Gum Ball 2019 takes place 25-28 April. Early bird tickets are on sale. The Gum Ball 2019 takes place 25-28 April. Early bird tickets are on sale. Image © Volume Media

After the success of Dashville Skyline 2018, which left a 'beautiful receding cosmic glow', the organisers behind the Hunter Valley-based musical-come-cultural movement have taken a brief moment of reflection before moving on to the main attraction on their festival calendar - the 14th Annual Gum Ball Music and Arts Festival.


And the 2019 event will be that much grander with an extra day added to the itinerary, incorporating Anzac Day into proceedings.

This will be the first time the festival has included Anzac Day since 2011, when bona fide Australian music royalty John Schumann and the late Hugh McDonald of the band Redgum visited Dashville for the 'most profound performance in the venue's history'.

"There's been a lot of special moments over the years," festival promoter Matt Johnston says, "but if you were to ask me which one stands out the most, I would have to say the year we ran four days... when John Schumann and the late Hugh McDonald performed for us on Anzac Day.

"It sends chills thinking about it. Seven years later, we're on a mission to continue their legacy with something as equally memorable."

A family-friendly music festival that brings together an impressive line-up of international, national and local talent across two main stages, the event also offers food and market stalls, children's entertainers, a kids crèche and other workshops/ activities.


The first line-up announcement for The Gum Ball 2019 (25-28 April) will arrive later this month. Early bird tickets are on sale now. Click here for more information.

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