If you ever dreamed of being in a band on your own tour bus, then here’s your chance! The world first sensation – A Hitch To The Sticks Festival – is baaack!

As announced exclusively on Triple J on Monday, A Hitch To The Sticks is now running TWICE a year – yep, bigger, better, and badder than ever this October.

Equal parts Rock Star and Almost Famous, A Hitch To The Sticks Festival offers 50 bold adventurers a wild three-day, all-inclusive adventure like nothing you’ve ever experienced – it’s the chance to write yourself into the pages of Australian music history and have stories to tell for a lifetime.

The 50 lucky Hitchers will inhabit a world usually accessible only to rock stars and their friends. Australian rock legend and bus host, Dallas Frasca, will take you on the ride of a lifetime across North East Victoria – there’ll be celebrity hitchhikers, secret gigs, campfire jams, bus singalongs, legendary escapades, Ned Kelly hideouts, discovery of Aboriginal artefacts, and one hell of a lineup.

The Hitch tour bus shenanigans will begin in Melbourne on the Friday before making stops at destinations throughout North East Victoria. Towns including Seymour, Moorngag, Lima East, Winton, Glenrowan, Wangaratta, North Wang and Moyhu will witness the Hitch madness before we scream back in the big smoke on Sunday evening, exhausted but ecstatic.

10 events across three days, with six secret gigs for the bus ticket holders only, and four mega public shows, one of which will be the biggest event Wangaratta has ever hosted! Yes, we’re serious!

For those who can’t make it on the bus, there are heaps of opportunities to follow the action and mingle with the awesome bus folk at four public events throughout the weekend.

Friday night will be a stellar lineup of homegrown regional talent performing memorable sets in an iconic bush hall setting.

On Saturday evening, AHTTS will set Wangaratta alight, unveiling a killer event bigger than anything the town has hosted before, with three huge rock acts everyone knows and loves.

Recover from the overload of awesomeness on Sunday morning at our traditional rock ‘n’ roll breakfast at the Malt Shed from 9am, then strap yourself back in for a massive Sunday afternoon at the Moyhu Hotel’s now famous beer garden, where a dead-set certified member of Australian Music Royalty will take to the custom-built stage and blow the crowd away with her powerhouse performance. You don’t want to miss this!

These family friendly public events offer a kaleidoscope of flavour, music, activity and culture across the weekend.