Two weeks out before the 10th annual Gum Ball takes place in the exquisite Hunter Valley, festival organisers have made three exciting new additions to the impressively diverse program. Australian grunge rock icon Adalita, famed surf film producer Andrew Kidman and his band The Windy Hills, as well as spectacular local troubadours The Lairs will also take the stage at this year’s music and arts event.
“The festival has worked incredibly hard over the years to set a foot hold and to have the calibre of artist like Adalita, as surprise additions two weeks out is a massive pat on the back. Thing is the music is just one element of The Gum Ball, there’s so much extra fun to be had for everyone, I can’t
wait,” says organiser Matt Johnston.
Also released today is the festival’s full program (below), giving punters a chance to set their game-plan ahead of time, so as to make the most of the masterfully curated lineup, which offers music, arts and good times among the scenic country surrounds of ‘Dashville’ in Lower Belford.
Melbourne-based fuzzbox abusers, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard and afropop purveyors Jinja Safari will helm the stage on Friday evening, whilst the Saturday program will see a packed day of genre-hopping with the Hoodoo Gurus performing around 10pm before an all star band led by Nicky Bomba enters stage left to close out the festival in a massive 10 year celebration.
With a full-to-the-brim program including a weekend-long kids workshop and activities program, pro skateboarding demonstrations, loads of delicious food and trinket stalls, boutique cocktail bar and
massage parlour, The Gum Ball really offers bang for your festival buck.
The Gum Ball 2014 takes place over the first weekend of the April school holidays, giving families a chance to get away before the madness of Easter begins. Readers can check out the full lineup and all venue and ticketing details below and follow our Gum Ball 2014 Feed, here.
Gum Ball 2014 Full Program
The Gum Ball 2014 Final Lineup Additions
Andrew Kidman & The Windy Hills
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard
Dyson, Stringer, Cloher
Damien Dempsey (IRE)
The Hello Morning
The Dennis Boys Band
Dashville Progress Society
Wolf & Cub
Adrian Edmondson and The Bad Shepherds (UK)
Nicky Bomba All Stars
The Gin Club
Swamp Thing (NZ)
Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes
Lindi Ortega (CAN)
Friday, 11th April – Saturday, 12th April 2014
‘Dashville’, Lower Belford NSW
Tix: Via The Gumball