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Cool Summer Festival is back and better than ever

Cool Summer Festival is back and better than ever

The Cool Summer Festival is back at Mount Hotham for another weekend of music, entertainment and festival fun from January 19th to 21st 2018.

The festival is jammed pack full of outstanding musical talent, from punk to funk, hip hop to ska and folk to roots via good ol’ rock and roll to suit a whole variety of festival goers.

Musical talent will include The Young Offenders, The Mercy Kills, The Grogans, Stiff Richards, Seven Ups, Murderballs, Big League, Liv Cartledge, Miss Hood and Carol George, Eric Parker, Benny Williams and many more.

Set in a unique location at Australia’s highest alpine village, the crowd will be delighted with breathtaking views over the beautiful Victorian Alps, and can immerse themselves in the ultimate high-altitude festival experience.

Tickets are now available with a range of 1-day, single stage and full pass options to suit everyone’s taste and free entry for children under 16 years of age. Camping is also free.

Event Organiser, Paul Hughes said that the festival is expected to be even better than in previous years, with a line up that is not to be missed and more activities for the kids.

“This year will be reenergised from our hiatus last year but will include the same interesting mix of music. and we always prided ourselves on different genres, not just one genre of music, as well as trying to increase the family activities this year,” Mr Hughes said.

“The kids will be able to engage in gardening workshops, music workshops and other skills. There will be a trampoline with ropes on, a climbing wall and we will keep the same great stuff in the past with music that is family friendly and, of course, the amazing views.

“It’s unique in that it is the highest festival in Australia in terms of altitude, and it’s a fantastic way to escape the heat and take in this magnificent part of Australia.

A highlight for us is the Vic state winner of the high school rock fest, Disgruntled Architect which is a gypsie-punk-rock mix. We also always try and include a local connection, and we have a couple of bands who are well-known to Hotham regulars and locals.

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Tickets are available now from and with a range of prices depending on the sessions you wish to attend. A ticket for the whole shebang will set you back only $140, which we believe is the best value festival ticket in Australia. Look out for our free ticket competitions coming soon!

18 December 2017