INFO ABOUT NYE ON THE HILL

WHAT IS IT?

NYE on the Hill is a 3-day, 2-night boutique music and camping festival for good-vibing, music-loving folk. It takes place in the beautifully picturesque rolling Hills of South Gippsland near Loch Village, 90mins from Melbourne, 25mins from Inverloch, 35mins from Phillip Island. Good times with great people in a stunning location. What better way to bring in the New Year.

 

This year we’re keeping the numbers capped to only 2,700 good-vibing folks and tickets will sell out well and truly before the event so get in quick to secure you're spot on the hill.

 

Tickets this year will be $269 + booking fee (cheaper if you grab an early bird ticket or know The Farmer’s Secret Password!) and include free camping, BYO alcohol, four licensed bars, over 30 amazing bands and performers, field games, street cart food, chill out areas, late night DJ's, Mr Mooyagi's Cowraoke, Dr. Pong, the Tiny Dancer, The Mystery Bus, art installations, morning yoga, good people (actually, great people) and much more.

WHEN IS IT?

Gates open at 12pm on Sunday the 30th December 2018 and close at 5pm on Tuesday the 1st January 2019.

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 $269 + booking fee (cheaper if you grab an Early Bird ticket or if you know The Farmer’s Secret Password).

Tickets include free camping, BYO alcohol, four licensed bars, over 30 amazing bands and performers, field games, street cart food, chill out areas, late night DJ's, Mr Mooyagi's Cowraoke, Dr. Pong, the Tiny Dancer, The Mystery Bus, art installations, morning yoga, good people (actually, great people) and much more.

2018/19 NOTH - Car Pass Policy


To minimise the number of cars attending the event and to have a positive effect on traffic and the environment (farm). 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.  For all vehicles arriving with 3 or more peeps the full car pass fee will go to the local environmental initiative.

A FEW THINGS TO NOTE…

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. Arrive early to secure the flattest sleeping area

Baggage Ferry System: If you don’t feel like carrying your gear from the carpark to the campground, the baggage ferry system will be operating from 12pm to 7pm on Sunday the 30th December and again from 10am till 4pm on Tuesday 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 transport prices range from $5 - $20 per item depending on weight (and how friendly you are).

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

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.

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 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’.

  • 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 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.

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.