Known by Dashville regulars as the 'more sinister little sister' to The Gum Ball, after a three-year gap PigSty In July returns to the Hunter Valley this winter for a decadent celebration of all things warm and wintery.
A gathering staged on one of the longest and darkest nights of the year, PigSty In July is a feast of quality up-beat live music, good beer, fine wines, naughty cocktails and mouth-watering food in the stunning seclusion of Lower Belford's Dashville.
As per the popular 'second-hand formal' dress code, you'll need to whip out your best second-hand clobber and finest faux furs (or hand-me-down) and join the ultimate outdoor dinner party that descends down the rabbit hole for the most fashionable night of nights.
On the music side of things, funk-disco-pop band Vaudeville Smash and fellow Melbournites, the funk cats that are Jazzparty will bring plenty of grooves to the dance floor.
"We don't know much about this fest, other than the name is excellent, fellow Melburnians Jazzparty will be playing there with us, and we're going to put on a really great show. We haven't played NSW for a while. Book the limousine!" Vaudeville Smash beams.
Sydney heavy rockers Front End Loader, Hunter psychobilly gurus Casino Rumblers and colonial punk lords The Bottlers will manager the heavier side of proceedings.
"Well here it is. The announcement we have all been waiting for. A Rumblers gig in 2021. This is 20 years for the Casino Rumblers and what a way to celebrate," Casino Rumblers says.
Rounding out the bill are the one and only Bitchcraft, indie rockers Jet City Sports Club, dad’s favourite Punk Rock Hill Billy, Newcastle progressive funk cats Well?, and Maitland '60s psych-pop rockers Autumn Hearts.
"Who wants to come camping with us," asks Jet City Sports Club. While Bitchcraft add: "Well your fave Ladies of Loud are playing their first festival gig. Yes, bitches. Have mercy, bitches! It's in the Hunter. It has camping. There will be big fires. Bitches assemble!"
Unfortunately, you'll have to leave the piglets at home as this one is fully licensed, adults only (18+).Tickets are available now.PigSty In July takes place at Dashville (Hunter Valley) 3 July.
PigSty In July 2021 Line-up
JazzpartyFront End LoaderVaudeville SmashCasino RumblersThe BottlersBloody HellBitchcraftJet City Sports ClubPunk Rock Hill BillyWell?Autumn Hearts