The Hills Are Alive announce tenth anniversary lineup

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The Hills Are Alive announce tenth anniversary lineup


In 2018, The Hills Are Alive are blowing out ten birthday candles with The Farm becoming the temporary heart of Australian music in March. The grassroots Victorian music festival has a reputation for booking Australian acts before they make it big, and this year’s lineup exemplified that. 

To revel in the ten-year anniversary, The Hills are bringing both old favourites and new acts. Heading out to the Farm you’ll be celebrating with the likes of Alex the Astronaut, Alice Ivy, Batts, The Bennies, Boo Seeka, Dorsal Fins, Luca Brasi, Remi, Theme Team, Timberwolf and more. Not to mention the comedy acts are yet to be announced.

Also getting down for the action are Dear Seattle, Halcyon Drive, Heaps Good Friends, Horns of Leroy, Jackson Firebird (performing a reunion show), Jakubi, Jamatar, Josh Cashman, Kim Churchill, Manchoir, Mike Waters, Playwrite, Real Slinger, Saskwatch, and These New South Wales. 

“We’d spend the whole year going out to three to four gigs a week, arriving early, watching all the supports and then inviting the bands we loved to come play on the Hill,” says co-producer Aidan McLaren. “For us it didn’t matter if there were five people or 500 people there. If we loved the music and the show and thought the Hills community would love it, we’d invite them to play.”

The original Hills Are Alive required you to purchase a ticket by word of mouth, knowing someone who knew the McLarens. Now, the Hills Are Alive has sold out every show since. True to their roots, only 2,500 tickets are available so you’ll need to get in quick. Tickets include three nights of camping and BYO alcohol. Plus, the amazing sight of watching the sunset over the hill each evening

“The Hills’ community is made up of so many amazing people and we can’t wait to all gather on the hill once more,” says co-producer Rhett McLaren. “We’ve got a few exciting things in store for the anniversary edition so it’s going to be a particularly special Hills this year.”

In the past, the festival has booked Vance Joy, Courtney Barnett, Tash Sultana, SAFIA, Sticky Fingers and Amy Shark.