The three-day boutique camping festival, tucked away at Dashville, a secluded property at Belford in the Hunter Valley, NSW, is run by the same folks who run Dashville Skyline, PigSty and Thrashville. “Last year we were over the moon when the festival sold out so early. A lot of people know how hard we’ve worked to achieve our goals,” organiser Matt Johnston says.
“Having both You Am I and Dan Sultan playing a sold-out festival in our front yard was a bit of a dream come true to say the least!”
The Gum Ball has a reputation for inviting some of the country’s most popular acts to perform alongside their pick of the best emerging performers from around Australia and overseas. Legends like Hoodoo Gurus and Custard have played alongside artists on their way up, like The Preatures and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. The Gum Ball mixes musical genres and styles over two stages to create a flowing festival feast of music and dance.
An announcement on who’s playing in 2017 will occur 16 December.
Along with its musical element, The Gum Ball also offers gourmet food and market stalls, kids crèche, yoga, skate demos, workshops, live art and a late-night silent disco.