The Falls Festival takes place in Lorne, Victoria and Marion Bay, Tasmania
FALLS FESTIVAL 2012 – LINE UP
Beach House, Best Coast, Boy & Bear, Coolio, Sampology Presents a Falls Anniversary Live AV Show, SBTRKT, The Flaming Lips, The Vaccines, Two Door Cinema Club, The Hives, Django Django, Sharon Van Etten, Angus Stone, Ball Park Music, Cosmo Jarvis, Jinja Safari, Lisa Mitchell, Matt Corby, Ash Grunwald, Willis Earl Beal
About The Falls Festival
The Falls Festival is a New Year’s Eve music festival, held annually in Lorne, Victoria and Marion Bay, Tasmania Australia since 1993. It lasts four days, from 29 December to 1 January each year. The headline acts play mostly over two evenings, 30 December and 31 December. Both festivals run simultaneously and swapping line-ups over different days.
The festival started in 1993 with a small one day concert, held in Lorne, Victoria, then known as Rock Above The Falls. It attracted nearly 11,000 people, far exceeding the organisers expectations, requiring them to quickly negotiate with neighboring farmers for the use of their land to accommodate the crowd.
In 1995 the event changed to a two day format, and in 1996 the name was changed to The Falls Festival for the first time. The 1999 festival was the first to be held off the Lorne site, moved temporarily to the Torquay site of the Offshore Festival .
In 2003, two events were held simultaneously for the first time; one in Lorne, and an additional event at Marion Bay, Tasmania. The same acts played at both events; the 30 December acts who played at Lorne, play 31 December at Marion Bay, and vice versa. Future festivals retained this two-location format.
In 2008, the Falls Festival won the FasterLouder Festival Award for ‘Best Lineup’ and the following year the Marion Bay site took out the ‘Favourite Venue and Location’ award
Due to the length of the event, people bring a tent and camp out at the event; both locations have nearby beaches. Many artists playing at the Falls Festival are traditionally of the blues & roots genre, however it is not exclusively of this style, with rock, hip hop and electronic style acts also playing.
Falls Festival Line up – 2011
360v, Aloe Blacc, Alpine, An Horse, Arctic Monkeys, Arj Barker, Bass Klephv, Beirut, Bleeding Knees Clubv, Boy In A Boxv, CANT, Clairy Browne & The Bangin Rackettesv, Crystal Castles, CSS, Dan Deacon, Dr Don-Donv, Dub FXv, Easy Star All Stars, Emma Louise, Fleet Foxes, Grouplove, Guineafowlv, Gyoto Monks of Tibetv, Hook N Slingv, J Mascis, John Butler Trio, Josh Pyke, Josh Thomas, Kim Churchillv, Kimbra, Lanie Lane, Lewis Floyd Henryv, Lotek, Metronomy, Mic Newman & Tornado Wallacev, Miles Kanev, Missy Higgins, Nina Las Vegasv, Northeast Party Housev, Oscar + Martinv, Papa vs Pretty, Pnau, Puta Madre Brothersv, Regurgitator performing Unit, Scratch Perverts, Strange Talkv, The Death Setv, The Bombay Royalev, The Grates, The Head& The Heart, The Jezabels, The Jim Jones Revue, The Kooks, The Naked And Famous, The Scientists of Modern Music, The Wonderful World of DJ YODA, Tim Finn, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Young Mc