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Set on a hill in rural farmland The Hills are Alive is arguably one of the best  gatherings on the summer music festival line up . A combination of  beautiful weather, great vibing people and a stellar line-up including some hilarious comedians. Such a great vibe. Amazing people. Incredible sunset. Awesome music. Lots of glitter.  Its a weekend you won’t want to forget.

Ahead of this years festival, we are hitting up bands to find out what goods they’d like to have on their Dream Rider.

 

Garage-punk outfit Press Club have quickly garnered themselves a reputation as one of the country’s hardest gigging bands having racked up over 80 gigs in 2018, their set at Hills Are Alive will be the last for Victorian audiences before the band head off on the big jet plane of the sky for their first international tour, 5 weeks through Europe. 

 

My Dream Rider by Press Club

Press Club’s dream rider simply includes all the luxuries we miss while on the road, away from home. I don’t think we’d ever send this out to any festivals on the off chance they think we’re serious and give us the boot.

 

Alcohol:

Let get straight to it, we’re gonna need a lot of booze. We don’t always drink it all, but just having it  in the green room makes us happy. There’s nothing more effective than an empty esky in bringing down our collective vibe. A generous supply of beers, wine, spirits and mixers is preferred but honestly we’ll drink anything.

 

Food:

Despite the amount of alcohol we demand, we actually consider ourselves to be quite healthy. No chips or lollies in our catering room thank you, we’ll have something slightly fresher.

Fish would be nice, sashimi if you have it, if not we’ll make do with a whole cooked salmon or similar. For entree we’ll have oysters, prepared any way. We’re not big sweets people so we’ll be very happy with a large platter of local fruits and cheeses for dessert.

Adequate coffee and tea making facilities are of supreme importance.

 

Dress room:

We will need to have a few services attached to our dress room in order for the show to run as smoothly as possible.

First of all we require a personal trainer to be on site no less than 3 hours before the show in case we feel like doing something active before we play. To be honest we may never call upon them, but just having asked for it makes us feel better about ourselves.

We’ll also need to have a hair and makeup team to give us a touch up right before we go on. We actually scrub up pretty well on good days, but those days seem to come few and far between on tour.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcfGC1ADj9g

 

The Hills Are Alive 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.
This year will be the eleventh incarnation of THAA. Legs eleven, we’re going to heaven.
All past ten Hills Are Alive festivals have sold out well before the event and there’s a pretty darn good chance this one will to, so get in early to secure your spot.
Tickets this year will be $219 + 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 and much more.

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