The Gum Ball returns in 2017.

Following its biggest year in 2016, The Gum Ball music and arts festival will return for its 12th installment on 21st-23rd April 2017.

The three-day boutique camping festival, tucked away at Dashville, a secluded property at Belford in the Hunter Valley NSW, is considered one of Australia’s greatest family friendly BYO, camping festivals.

The venue known as Dashville , along with it’s other events, Dashville Skyline, PigSty in July and now Thrashville, has built a cult following over the last few years, culminating in 2016’s Gum Ball selling out in record time.

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 December 16.

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 very popular late night silent disco.

Tickets for 2017’s Gum Ball will go on sale Friday, November 11 through the Dashville store. Full Weekend and Saturday Only tickets for adults, youths, children and pensioners will be available until sold out.