The Gum Ball is an annual music festival held in secluded bushland at Bedford in the middle of the Hunter Valley each year.
It’s is a family-friendly weekend event filled with music, arts, food, beers, markets, yoga, and much more – becoming one of Australia’s most anticipated camping and music festivals.
The Gum Ball 2023 Dates, Tickets, Program & Event Schedule, Belford
The ultimate adventure for all ages, this is a family-friendly event that aims to inspire, entertain, and challenge your views on music festivals. Comfortable and cost-effective, it is truly an event for everyone to enjoy. Unlike many music festivals, only one artist performs at Gum Ball at any one time, so you’ll never miss out on seeing anyone.
Both established and emerging artists from around the country and abroad provide live music entertainment during the weekend. Previous performers have included Tumbleweed, Hoodoo Gurus, Custard, Red Gum, and The Preatures. A variety of music styles and genres are featured, so there is always a show for everyone.
The food options are diverse and cater to a wide array of tastes, diets, and preferences. A licensed bar will be serving up beer, cocktails, and wines. Other highlights include circus activities, kids’ workshops, a skate ramp, markets, silent disco, and yoga. All of these take place beneath a shaded open area with views of the stage from any angle, and patrons are allowed to bring their own picnic blankets and deck chairs. Although an extensive range of food and beverage will be available at the event, this festival will permit patrons to bring in their own but keep in mind that glass in any form will not be allowed.
A kids’ day-care service called the Kids Creche will be available during the evening for children aged 3 and 13 years old. It will only be available on Friday and Saturday night; ample time to allow the parents to let loose a bit. Parents who are interested in this service are recommended to get in touch with event organizers to confirm arrangements.
Most guests camp on-site during the event. The campgrounds are located just outside the arena, which makes it easy to get around on foot. Guests will be allowed to bring any camp setup that works for you and your group. Private shower cabins and portable toilets will be provided. For those bringing their own cars, it will be permitted to park next to the tent if there is ample space. The venue is wheel-chair friendly because of its gentle undulation and easy navigation. With regard to mobile phone reception, it will be enough for making calls or texting, but it may not suffice for using the internet while in Dashville.
With discount bundle options available for families, it’s recommended that you get your money’s worth and camp for the whole weekend at this unique and annual festival. Don’t miss your opportunity to witness an array of up and coming artists in a safe and secluded venue in the beautiful Hunter Valley.
Belford is a small town in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales; about 171 kilometres north of the CBD via the M1. Public transport options to get there are also available. Singleton is the nearest train station on the Main Northern Line. From there, you can catch a bus to Belford.