Dashville Skyline Announces First Line-Up For 10th Anniversary

Dashville Skyline celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2024, having showcased the best in Australian alternative country music over the past decade in the Hunter Valley.

Dashville is honoured to reach the 10 year milestone and to be presenting this year’s line-up which is headlined by one of Australia’s greatest, Ross Wilson, who will be performing along with his band The Peaceniks, dipping into the vault of mega hits from over the past 50 years, including Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock.

Other popular Australian-based acts on the first round include country rock legends Kingswood, legendary frontman from Goanna –  Shane Howard, local folk ruffian William Crighton, popular blues trio 19-Twenty, and Melbourne spaghetti-western super group The Counterfeit, featuring Freya Josephine Hollick.

It’s a strong cast, alongside international acts Hurray For The Riff Raff, the psych country excellence of Rose City Band, Texan legends Uncle Lucius, and UK-based folk singer Grace Petrie.

Tickets for Dashville Skyline 2024 are on sale now at the Dashville Store: DASHVILLE

The festival program extends from Thursday 3rd October through to Sunday night, October 6, 2024.

The full list of first round acts includes:

Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks
Hurray For The Riff Raff (US)
Shane Howard & Band
William Crighton
Emily Barker
Rose City Band (US)
Grace Petrie (UK)
The Counterfeit ft. Freya Josephine Hollick
Uncle Lucius (US)
Dana Gehrman
Magpie Diaries
David M. Western
Leroy Macqueen
Dank Hank & The Hot Ones
Small Town Romance
Piper Butcher
Grand Pricks
Field Of Crows
Plus many more to come!

Held over the October Long weekend – Friday 4th October,  Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October 2024 –  on the hallowed ‘island in the stream’, Dashville, in Wonnarua Country, Hunter Valley NSW, the festival offers a weekend musical camping experience akin to no other.

This is more than a country music festival. Dashville Skyline is a well-orchestrated musical feast which casually meanders its way across a vast open country landscape, with a sky above full of stars and songs and every step below another rabbit hole.

The family-friendly camping festival is a favourite for those who like their music a bit more laid back, perhaps a bit of cool oozed over their country, or feel in their folk. The popular festival is chock-a-block full of amazing live shows from hand-picked artists from around Australia and the world, with a myriad of artistic collaborations, family activities and laid-back old-school country-inspired fun.

A favourite for music purists out there and for anyone looking to discover their next favourite band. A favourite for young families looking to get back into an easy camping festival adventure.

Please note a second line up release and program is anticipated towards the end of June.

A celebration of alternative country music and the surrounding roots culture in its varied forms, the festival gives music lovers the option to purchase single day tickets, or full event three-day passes.

The ultra-chilled countrified camping festival will host over 40 live performances across three stages. 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.

Held at the same location as The Gum Ball, Dashville Skyline is a popular alternative to its predecessor, providing an amazing experience for alt-country music lovers and those who like to partake in an ultimate weekend escape, full of laid-back music and family fun.


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 evolution that continues to inspire modern-day songwriters.

One of the main spectacles of the festival is the immensely popular Sunset Super Round. On Saturday at nightfall, artists on the bill merge around the main stage in spontaneous collaboration, to pay homage to their favourite songs of the “golden era”.