Jess Hartigan is a festival coordinator and venue manager based in the Hunter Valley. With a background in music venue management and large scale public events, Jess now works full time at Dashville alongside her husband and director Matt Johnston. Dashville hosts a number of boutique festivals and events on their 3000pax outdoor venue, including Dashville Skyline, Thrashville, and PigSty in July. Alongside the festivals, Dashville also hosts a recording facility at the venue and provide management and support to a small roster of locally based artists.
Jess is also a musician herself, playing drums for soul country band Magpie Diaries, who will release their debut album in 2018.