Matt ‘Magpie’ Johnston is the man behind Dashville, a festival promotion company and outdoor venue located on a 100-acre bush property in rural NSW Australia.
Dashville promote a number of boutique festivals a year as well as host one off concerts, tours and provide artist services to a growing roster of locally based Australian artist.
The Gum Ball is Dashville’s largest and oldest festival. A capacity three-day festival for 3000 people and around 30 bands. It started in 2005 and is now a popular fixture on the Australian music scene held in April each year.
The three other festivals include Dashville Skyline – Cosmic Country Weekender, Thrashville – slightly heavier punk/metal, and PigSty in July – a food, booze and music bonanza.