INFOrmation

WHAT IS IT? +

NYE on the Hill is a 3-day, 2-night boutique music and camping festival for good-vibing, music-loving friends and friends-of-friends. It’s strictly limited to 3,000 people and takes place in the beautifully picturesque rolling Hills of South Gippsland near Loch Village (95mins from Melbourne, 25mins from Inverloch, 35mins from Phillip Island). Guaranteed good times with great people celebrating amazing music in a stunning location. What better way to bring in the New Year!

Please note that NYE on the Hill has sold out all previous six editions in-advance of the event and we expecting this year to be the same so get in quick to secure you're spot on the hill. We purposely keep tickets limited to 3,000 as for us we feel that’s the perfect amount of people to party with. Big enough to have an awesome time and have incredible bands, but small enough to not lose your friends or feel like you’re just another number.

Tickets this year will be the same as last year: $269 + booking fee. That said, you can get them cheaper if you grab an Early Bird ticket ($249 + booking fee) or if you know The Farmer’s Secret Password ($10 discount).

NYE on the Hill 20178 is an 18+ event, HOWEVER PARENTS CAN BRING THEIR CHILDREN (12 to 17 - $125 + booking fee, Under 12 - Free) IF THEY COMPLETE THE FAMILY REGISTRATION PROCESS.The Family Registration From can be requested by contacting The Farmer (thefarmer@thehillsarealive.com.au) once parents have purchased their own tickets.


Tickets include +

  • 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHT Free Camping

  • BYO Alcohol & Themed/Licenced Bars

  • Over 30 Bands & Performers

  • Deck Disco

  • Comedians

  • Late Night DJ’s

  • Art Installations

  • Morning Yoga

  • Chill-out Areas

  • Curated Food Trucks

  • Great People

  • Beautiful Natural Environment with Incredible Views

  • and Much More


WHEN IS IT? +

Gates open at 11am on Monday the 30th December 2019 and close at 5pm on Wednesday the 1st January 2020.


WHERE IS IT? +

NYE on the Hill takes place on "The Hill" on "The Farm". The Farm is located 10mins from Loch Village and 95mins South-East of Melbourne. It’s on the way to Wilsons Prom, about 40mins from Phillip Island.

We’ll give you the exact location once you’ve got your ticket.


HOW MUCH IS IT? +

Tickets this year will be the same as last year: $269 + booking fee. That said, you can get them cheaper if you grab an Early Bird ticket ($249 + booking fee) or if you know The Farmer’s Secret Password ($10 discount).

Kids are welcome to attend too as long as they come with a ticket-holding parent or guardian. Kids aged 12-17 tickets are $125 plus booking fee. Kids under 12 are free. To access the Kids Ticket link, please email thefarmer@thehillsarealive.com.au


2019 NYE ON THE HILL - Car Pass Policy +

To minimise the number of cars attending the event and to have a positive effect on traffic and the local environment everyone wishing to park a vehicle at the event MUST purchase a car pass.

Should you arrive on-site without a valid car pass as significantly higher fee will be charged to entry the site. If you are found to be parking on the side of the road with in the vicinity of the event site police will be notified and your car will be towed and impounded.

All profits from the car passes will go to Environmental initiatives on the event site and in the local area.


A FEW THINGS TO NOTE +

Camping:

Due to NYE on the Hill being on a hill, there is limited flat ground. As a result, the camp-ground is located approximately 500m from the car park. You cannot camp next to your car.

Baggage Ferry System:

If you don’t feel like carrying your gear to and from the campground, the baggage ferry system will be operating from 11am to 7pm on Monday the 30th December and again from 10am till 4pm on Wednesday the 1st January. Just like at the airport... only it's a tractor (and maybe a ute).

PLEASE NOTE: that this service operates as a fundraiser for the Dalyston Football & Netball Club and the cost to transport your gear is $5 minimum and includes the return trip from Campground to Carpark on the final day of the event…how good is that! For larger quantities of gear the price will need to be negotiated but will be higher than $5. That said, you can always just carry your gear for free :)

Alcohol:

Yes, NYE on the Hill is BYO, however we also have four awesome licensed bars to explore while you're here. Just sayin'! Please don’t bring any glass.

Travel: Please try to car-pool with friends as this will lower the environmental impact on the farm and make for a more fun-filled road trip.

Entry: Upon arrival at the site, you will be required to present your passes. Anyone without the required pass will not be allowed access to the event.


WHAT TO BRING +

Bring clothes/protection for all seasons - especially some warm ones (hope for the best...plan for the worst!).

Water and water bottles. We have free refill stations available on-site.

Food and beverages (Yep. You can bring your own drinks but there are also some great bars onsite. Please do not bring any glass as this is a working farm and the cows don't wear shoes.

Delicious food and good coffee will be available from a very special selection of food outlets. If on the off chance you have to queue think of it as a chance to meet new friends!

A tent. Don't forget the tent pegs. Please note that you cannot camp with your car. The camp ground is a 5-10 minute stroll from the car park.

Sleeping gear.

Folding chair to relax in.

A torch to guide you to your tent (no street lights in the country).

Mobile phone. Coverage is not great but if you walk to the highest part of the site you might get a signal.

Any medication you require. The closest pharmacy is 20 kms away.

Cash to buy food, water and band merch (t-shirts, stubby holders, and other good-time souvenirs available). The closest ATM is also 20 kms away.

Fun stuff - Frisbees, hacky sacs, footballs, totem tennis, drums, board games etc. Fly repellent / corkscrew hat can be handy.

Good vibes and positive attitudes.


WHAT NOT TO BRING +

No fireworks, gas bottles, BBQs or cooking devices of any kind. There is a total fire ban day and night.

No dogs, pets or wild animals (humans included).

No bad vibes or arrogant attitudes ;)


THE FARMER’S GOOD VIBING HINTS +

Introduce yourself to your neighbours early. They're probably outstanding humans and could become your life-long best friends.

Offer a stranger a drink and/or a snack. They won't be a stranger for long.

If you have the slightest urge to dance, at any time, dance.

If you don't know a band, go and check them out. They're all amazing.

Check out the 'perFARMance THAAtre'.

Have a sip in The HMAS HILLS Sipping Container DECK BAR.

Have a tiny dance in the 'Tiny Dancer'.

Cheers the view at the 'Edge of the World' Bar.

Enjoy a sing-a-long in the 'Mr. Mooyagi' tent.

Test your table tennis skills at 'Dr. Pong'.

Take a trek to the ‘Mystery Bus’.

See if you can find the ‘Dubble Down’' Bar/Area.

Don't swim in the dams. Cows hang out in there most of the year.

Take care under trees - branches can drop.

Use at least one pun while you're on the Hill.

Look out for each other. Be good to one another. We're all friends on the Hill.

Look after the Hill and the Hill will look after you.

Be generous. Be friendly. Be respectful.

Have the time of your life.


Trespassing +

Anyone found without a valid wristband are considered to be breaking the law and will be evicted from the event site and handed over to the police. Anyone found assisting trespassers will also be evicted from the event. If you can't afford a ticket we're more than happy for you to apply to be part of our amazing volunteer team.


UNDER 18 / FAMILIES +

NYE on the Hill 2019 is an 18+ event, HOWEVER PARENTS CAN BRING THEIR CHILDREN (12 to 17 - $125 + booking fee, Under 12 - Free) IF THEY COMPLETE THE FAMILY REGISTRATION PROCESS.

The Family Registration From can be requested by contacting The Farmer (thefarmer@thehillsarealive.com.au) once parents have purchased their own tickets.


TICKETing FAQ +

For answers to all ticketing questions and how to resell tickets to NYE On The Hill 2018 visit the ticketing FAQ page below.


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