Josh Anderson from Portland in the state’s west and Casey Morris of Phillip Island settle in for a pleasant afternoon listening to the bands at the Hills Are Alive Festival at Krowera last weekend. m721317

Members of a local band with family connections to the organisers of the Hills Are Alive Festival, including Mark Chapman and Peter McLaren, help get the festival off to a bright start on Saturday morning. m711317

THE 9th annual ‘The Hills Are Alive Festival’ took place in the hills of Krowera over the weekend and was once again a roaring success.
More than 1500 music lovers of all ages gathered from the Friday to Sunday to watch some of Australia’s most loved artists perform, including Cloud Control, Dope Lemon (Angus Stone), REMI, Dave O’Neil and Bob Franklin.
All in all, 30 bands and comedians graced the hill, including South Gippsland’s own Converse and The Colemans.
As well as the incredible musical talent on display, the festival also once again showcased comedians, installation art, projections, and the now famous annual ‘Hills Gumboot Toss competition’.
The expanded ‘family camp’ was also a highlight, providing a great space for families to camp together and enjoy the festival.
The organisers would like to sincerely thank the more than 300 volunteers and local community members involved for helping create such an enjoyable, unique and well-run event.
And hey, the weather wasn’t real bad either!