Rolling back into the secluded bush land confines of the Hunter Valley NSW, the 8th annual Gum Ball Music and Arts Festival is well and truly back for 2012. Set to be held Friday 27th & Saturday 28th April 2012 organizers have just released a first round line up that's sure to entice the festival connoisseurs among us.
First round artist's taking the journey from all ends of Australia, include Brisbane's favourite indie-pop heroes Custard, Sydney's dreamy jungle folk players Jinja Safari, blues legend Ash Grunwald featuring critically acclaimed vocalists Vika & Linda Bull, Melbourne's finest alt-country outfit Wagons, Darwin's biggest soul export Sietta, International guitar virtuoso Kim Churchill, Adelaide's monolithic tech-pop six piece Fire! Santa Rosa Fire!, coastal drifters Benjalu and West Oz's emerging rock and roll superstars The Joe Kings.
The Gum Ball has an enviable reputation for selecting some of Australia's greatest established and emerging acts, each year providing a diverse musical programme. The festival provides camping and BYO options in a beautiful kick back country environment.
First round Early Bird Tickets sold out quickly last week so make sure you get in quickly!