Higher Ground 2020


Higher Ground 2020 – POSTPONED

“Higher Ground”, Highett’s music and food festival, hits the street for the third year on the 14th March 2020.

The event is put together by the Highett Neighbourhood Community House and showcases Bayside’s hottest bands. It is a celebration of Highett headlined by local act Jakal with funky beats by The Other Brothers. Performances also by the Pop Choir, Antz Pantz and ATADs Dance School.

Local favourites Hawker Bar, Hotlips and Typhoon will again be hosting a food stall along with their famous cocktails, Bad Shepherd beer will be available, Cheltenham Rotary will have sizzling snags and several other food trucks will be on site. The fairies from Rokabye will be facepainting and providing other children’s activities and there will be mini golf available to all.  

This will be a great afternoon for everyone. 

So put on your dancing shoes and get down to Higher Ground for Highett’s biggest day.

LINE UP 2020
5pm  Jakal on You Tube here
3.55pm  Tanya George on You Tube here
3pm  The Other Brothers Band
2.45pm  ATADS Dance Gallery
2.20pm  Pop Choir on You Tube here 
2pm  Antz Pantz Gallery


HNCH would like to thank all our suppliers, sponsors, performers, vendors and supporters for their overwhelming support by agreeing to postpone their services for Higher Ground, Music & Food Festival to later in the year. We are hoping to be back in November for an even bigger celebration.
Highett Bendigo Bank, Kingston City Council, Bayside City Council, Hodges Sandringham, Monjon, Hawker Bar, Highett RSL, Bad Shepherd Brewing, Cheltenham Rotary, Highett Cellarbrations
Jakal, Tanya George, The Other Brothers, Pop Choir, Antz Pantz, ATADS.
Evans Production, Happy Events & Party Hire, Melbourne Backline, DML Security, Kennards Moorabbin.
Festival Vendors:
Hawker Bar, Typhoon, Rokabye/Hartbeep, Rainbow Fairy Floss, Ice Cream Delights, Fiesta Mexico, Dana’s Falafel, Dutch Mini Pancakes, Smart Amusements.
Bay Road Nurseries, Highett Florist, Pilates Plus
The Little Elephant, Hunky Dory Highett,Piero Meat Merchant, Lesley’s Barberee at Intricut Highett, Urban Zen, Naturally Stylin’ Dog Grooming.


It is with great regret and sadness that we inform you that Higher Ground Music & Food Festival has been cancelled tomorrow based on the growing concern surrounding the Coronavirus and the holding of public events. Whilst there are conflicting messages about public events, we feel strongly that it is necessary to sway on the side of caution for the health benefit of our broader community. Believe me this was not a decision made lightly after many months of love and preparation. Higher Ground was set to be an amazing day full of fabulous performances, great food and activities. We apologise for any inconvenience and we look forward to being able to deliver this great event to you later in the year.


All visitors to our centre must respect all workers and volunteers. No inappropriate behaviour is accepted in our centres.


We do not offer refunds for classes due to a change in your personal circumstances. If your class is impacted by Covid shutdowns we will reschedule your class or it will run via Zoom.