GALLERY: AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA (NEWCASTLE LAUNCH) @ THE STAG – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST

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The Americana Music Association of Australia presented a night of Australian Americana artists at The Stag and Hunter last Thursday, showcasing some of the Hunter Valley’s finest Americana artists, or as the night’s organiser, Natalie Henry would prefer it called ‘Australiana’.  Locals included Magpie Diaries, Nicholas Connors and Dearly Departed joining them on stage was the North coast’s  Lou Bradley and Central Coast Duo Eagle & The Wolf. …

GALLERY: BAGHEAD WITH DAVE WELLS @ THE STAG & HUNTER HOTEL – SATURDAY, AUGUST 26TH

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It’s always a magical night of live music when the crew from Dashville make the trip down from the Hunter Valley to The Stag and last night was no exception, with Dashville‘s own BAGHEAD hitting the stage with special guest Maitland singer/songwriter Dave Wells. This our gallery from what was another sensational night of original live music at The Stag! Dashville has a massive weekend …

DASHVILLE SKYLINE REVEALS FULL 2017 LINEUP!

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The crew at Dashville announced their full 2017 Skyline lineup this week. This popular Hunter Valley festival is known as the “Cosmic Country Weekender”, is a celebration of the Americana, alt-country, folk, bluegrass and psychedelia genres. Now in its third year and getting bigger each year, with the 2017 lineup being arguably the best yet. 2017’s lineup boasts International acts from …

WILLIAM CRIGHTON ANNOUNCES ‘HOPE RECOVERY’ TOUR

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Hunter Valley-based, singer-songwriter William Crighton has announced that he will be touring the east coast this May/June to celebrate the release of his new single ‘Hope Recovery’ on March 31st, 2017.  After a breakthrough year in 2016 which saw the release of William Crighton’s critically acclaimed, self-titled debut album, Crighton is set to keep the momentum rolling on in 2017, He …

DASHVILLE PAYS TRIBUTE TO ‘THE BOSS’

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Come and join the crew at Dashville, this Friday, February 17th there will be a bunch of live sets, including the Dashville Progress Society doing a special tribute to ‘The Boss’, to celebrate his arrival in town for the big Hope Estate concert the next day. Friday night dinner will be available, along with the Bird Bath licensed bar in …

GALLERY: JAMES THOMSON & THE STRANGE PILGRIMS @ THE STAG

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GALLERY: JAMES THOMSON & THE STRANGE PILGRIMS @ THE STAG & HUNTER HOTEL – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23RD 2017 The Stag & Hunter Hotel just keeps bringing on sensational nights of original live music to its stage and last night’s show was no exception. With a mixed bag of Blues, Rock & Roll, Folk and Country music from the fabulous James Thomson …

‘THRASHVILLE’ LINEUP ANNOUNCED!

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Dashville, the Hunter Valley’s Americana – Alt. Country mecca and home to Gumball, Pigsty and Skyline, will be going slightly heavier on Saturday, January 21st with Trashville; the newest in their stellar lineup of festivals. Trashville‘s heavy hitting line up is a killer, including; Cosmic Psychos, formed in 1977 by three farmers in Spring Plains, the raw spirit and sound of …

PIGSTY THIS WEEKEND @ DASHVILLE

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The infamous ‘Pigsty In July’ is back at Dashville this Saturday July 2nd weekend, expect some slightly bigger stages, more food, more booze, more great live tunes and somehow more fun for everyone. Pigsty is the one day 18+ sister festival to the Gum ball, get your camping gear ready, your party boots on and your ears tuned for some of …