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Dashville Skyline Unleashes the Full Line Up For 2023!

Ben Mastwyk Katie Bates Sunset Super Round.

Brewing eloquently in the depths of the Hunter Valley countryside is the 9th chapter of Australia’s very own Cosmic Country Weekender, Dashville Skyline.


An amazing LONG WEEKEND experience for laid back music lovers and families looking for a great music and cultural camping experience.

Held over the October Long weekend, (with the inclusion of the special Thursday night, warm up,) it’s a four night musical escape, which officially kicks off Friday afternoon 29th September and rolls along Saturday 30th and Sunday 1st October 2023, held amongst bushland of Wonnarua Country, on the hallowed ‘musical island in the stream’, Dashville, at Lower Belford, Hunter Valley, NSW, the same location as their other popular long running event, The Gum Ball.

Dashville Skyline Cosmic country Weekender is more than just your standard country music festival. It’s a meticulously orchestrated musical feast, which casually meanders it's way across a vast open folk and country landscape, with a sky above full of stars and songs and every step below another rabbit hole.

With 40 live performances ready to roll out one by one, from specially selected artists from all around Australia, including acts like Tim Rogers & The Twin Set, Vika & Linda and William Crighton, Hussy Hicks and Sweet Talk, as well as a few special guests touring from America, New Zealand and Kenya, including high profile acts Hiss Golden Messenger and Ondara, the October long weekend event is indeed a cosmic musical feast.

The festival kicks off with a special Thursday night concert, featuring Dave Graney & The Coral Snakes performing a 30th anniversary concert in honour of their classic record ‘Night of The Wolverine’

A Thursday night ticket is a great option for people bringing caravans and larger rigs into the bush campground.

The family friendly camping festival has an enviable reputation as the ultimate festival experience, one that is as much for the music purists or performer, as it is for young families looking to get back into an easy camping festival adventure and in 2023 it seems there is no shortage of goodness on the table for all.

Wake up in a bush land paradise, savor mouth-watering American-inspired food and bevvies, trawl the boutique vintage market stalls, visit the music history exhibit, join the animal petting zoo, partake in a guitar-and-car show and shine. These are just a few of the things this great family orientated, long weekend festival offers.

The jewel in the festival crown, being the Sunset Super Round which happens on Saturday and Sunday on dusk, artists on the bill merge around the main stage in spontaneous collaboration, to pay homage to their favourite songs of the “golden era”.

In 2023, the festival will introduce a brand new vibey little space known as The Grateful Shed, which will feature a 20m long race track for power tool racing! Yep, you read correct and its open to the public to have a go too. There will also be a live radio recording lounge and some featured live entertainment from both local and touring acts performing twice at the festival. Oh and there’ll also be a very special wedding in there!

Some kind of wondrous festival is Dashville Skyline indeed.


The festival’s name derives from that of Bob Dylan’s 1968 release Nashville Skyline, which lends an impression of the vibe of this festival. It’s a celebration of alternative country, its birth in America during the ‘60s-‘70s, the culture that surrounds the music and the Australian evolution that continues to inspire modern-day songwriters.

One, two, three and four day ticketing options for Dashville Skyline 2023 are on sale now at the Dashville website.

For more information or to book tickets, visit


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