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The Falls Music & Arts Festival reaches not one but TWO milestone years, celebrating the 20th and 10th anniversaries in Lorne and Marion Bay this year. Ditching the traditional china and tin and preparing for celebrations grander than the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Festivals’ gift giving has commenced in fine style with the following artists signed up and packing their balloons and confetti for a helluva lota fun in Lorne and Marion Bay this summer.

With the full festival lineup featuring over 80 first class artists each year there’s a lot to be announced as the festival draws near. Here’s a taste of what’s to come...
















To find out how your brand can get involved in this very special edition of Falls Festival, click here!



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The Falls Music & Arts Festival in both Lorne and Marion Bay are completely SOLD-OUT and there will be no gate sales!

The Facts:

About: A world-class line-up of music, comedy and arts in a relaxed festival environment. The coastal locations are stunning and the camping is free.

Events: Lorne Dec 28 – Jan 1 / Marion Bay Dec 29 – Jan 1

Tickets: Completely Sold-Out

To find out how your brand can get involved in 2012 click here.



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AirAsia and the team at Falls Festival have teamed up and are giving festival goers the opportunity to win a $3000 travel voucher. The winner of this promotion could get to unwind in Indonesia, thaw out in Thailand, eat like a king in Vietnam or meditate in India.

The winner will also get to decide if they want to take a group of mates along for the ride, or spend it all on his or her self. It's that flexible!

To enter: facebook.com/officialfallsmusicandarts

The 2011 Falls Festival bill includes the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Crystal Castles, Dan Deacon, Easy Star All Stars, Emma Louise, Fleet Foxes, The Jezabels and The Kooks. With more acts to be announced!

The Falls Music & Arts Festival is now in its 19th year and it happens simultaneously in Lorne, Victoria and Marion Bay, Tasmania. It’s a few days of fun in the sun, jam packed with fine tunes, warm weather, camping and arts.

To find out how your brand can get involved with Falls Festival, click here


Wednesday 28th December - Lorne, Victoria

Thursday 29th December - Marion Bay, Tasmania



Falls Festival 2010


The Falls Music and Arts Festival sold out yet again in 2010, proving that great bands, beautiful scenery and a chilled atmosphere never go out of fashion!

The Lorne and Marion Bay sites were each home to around 15,000 guests per day, who came from across the country for the annual New Years event.

The lineup included The National, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Children Collide, Angus and Julia Stone and Australian music icon Paul Kelly.

The welcome wagon was busy with Lion Nathan, as they joined us as the new official beer for Lorne. The team helped guests quench their thirst, and we look forward to drinking with them again!

A big shout out to our official airline partner Virgin Blue, who flew the artists and guests alike to our two festival locations, ensuring everyone arrived safely and in style. 

Take a squiz at the Falls website here 



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Blink and you might have missed them!

Tickets to the Falls Music and Arts Festival in Lorne VIC went on sale at 9am this morning, and sold out in under 30 minutes!

BUT, official Falls Festival airline Virgin Blue have packaged up the FINAL 50 TICKETS TO FALLS LORNE, and put together return flights to Melbourne, Lorne Falls Festival ticket, car hire and accommodation (okay, it’s a tent!) for you at some seriously rockin’ prices…..

Ex LST from $611pp twin share
Ex HBA from $623pp twin share
Ex ADL from $621pp twin share
Ex OOL from $701pp twin share
Ex CBR from $671pp twin share
Ex SYD from $633pp twin share
Ex BNE from $721pp twin share

To book, you better call Blue Holidays on 13 15 16 quicksmart to book, as packages are extremely limited (first 50 callers only!). They won’t last long!

More information: http://www.virginblue.com.au/Holidays/Specialsoffers/FallsFestivalLorne





Tickets to The Falls in Marion Bay, Tasmania are still available via the Falls website. Head to The Falls Music and Arts Festival website to purchase tickets, check out the line-up and have a general look around.

Set in an amazing location, right on the shores of Marion Bay, The Falls Music and Arts Festival in Tassie is but a hop, skip and a jump away. There’s heaps of space to set up your tent and lay out your deck chairs. You can even start your festival day with a dip in the ocean. How’s that!? 

Virgin Blue is a major supporter and the official airline of The Falls Music and Arts Festival and they are offering great fares to Tassie.

Simply visit the Virgin Blue website for flight details and pricing, or call the team on 13 67 89. Get cracking, as tickets wont last long!


Falls Festival 2010 Announces Explosive Line-Up for New Years Eve!




The Falls Music and Arts Festival jukebox is bursting with goodness, spinning inside, raring to be unleashed. Lean over and flick through because this sound machine is filled to the brim with talent from near and far that will make your skin tingle and your mind blow. Celebrating a magnificent 18 years in Lorne and 8 years in Marion Bay, here’s who’ll be lighting up The Falls stage in 2010:

The darkly atmospheric indie rock of INTERPOL (USA); undeniably iconic, unrelentingly cool, JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS (USA) bringing us raw rock ‘n’ roll passion; raw and reflective, with deep musical and lyrical wonders, THE NATIONAL (USA); quite simply, one of Australia's greatest living rock bands, THE LIVING END; legends of rhyme, PUBLIC ENEMY (USA) performing in full their masterpiece ‘Fear of a Black Planet’ on the 20 year anniversary of its release; London based whiz- kids, KLAXONS (UK) playing their epic new album; the nation’s loved purveyors of harmonic rural pop, ANGUS AND JULIA STONE; the psychedelic circus of TAME IMPALA; New York band, THE RAPTURE (USA), bring their pioneering influential brand of post punk; superwoman of pop, LADYHAWKE (NZ); the piano based indie blues, manic vocals and irresistible lyrical crescendos of COLD WAR KIDS (USA); duo SLEIGH BELLS (USA) with their jagged, dance punk take on bubblegum pop; PEACHES (USA), bringing her one woman travelling show down under once again for a special DJ/Karaoke/Performance Art set (!); indie-pop, fabulous foursome, HOT HOT HEAT (CAN); modern icon of Australian music, PAUL KELLY; legend of the Australian roots scene, ASH GRUNWALD; jagged grunge punk rockers, CHILDREN COLLIDE; the melodic summer sounds of THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS; with their stripped back garage rock THE SOFT PACK (USA); local singer/songwriter DAN SULTAN having done us proud making it big on the national stage; for the first time in Australia behold the shimmering brightness of Californian four-piece, THE MORNING BENDERS (USA); THE COOL KIDS (USA) bring their brand of classic hip hop; JUNIP (SWE) featuring Jose Gonzalez (vocals and guitar), Tobias Winterkorn (keyboards) and Elias Araya (drums); KITTY, DAISY AND LEWIS’ (UK) quirky blend of vintage inspired rockabilly, swing and country; with an amazing vocal range, quirky persona and edgy lyrics MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS* (UK) for the first time in Australia; the stunning harmonies of Townsville’s THE MIDDLE EAST; indie melodies of CLOUD CONTROL; sailing right into the heart of The Falls Festival, YACHT CLUB DJs* bring their churning, energetic set; revel in the heavenly sounds of Australia’s pop darling, WASHINGTON; the dense harmonies and brooding arrangements of BOY AND BEAR; formerly New Buffalo and co-writer of Feist hit ‘1234’, SALLY SELTMANN*; downright funk and soul from THE BAMBOOS; flamenco and live Latin Cuban percussion from TIJUANA CARTEL; one of the coolest men on the planet right now, master turntablist A-TRAK (CAN); witness the wizardry of EDAN THE DEE-JAY (USA) and his magnificent array of musical talents; an eclectic, infamous DJ set from Vampire Weekend’s CHRIS BAIO (USA); champion beatboxer, BEARDYMAN (UK) uses no pre-recorded material to create amazing tracks

Supported by:before your very eyes; THE CUBAN BROTHERS (UK) presenting one of the most hilarious and bizarre live dance and comedy shows you're ever likely to witness; energetic, four-piece Melbourne dance band, WORLD’S END PRESS*; Norwegian masters of danceable electronic, CASIOKIDS* (NOR); with a reputation as one of the nation’s finest and most eccentric songwriters, DAN KELLY*; Senegalese rappers DAARA J FAMILY (AFR) with their afro-beats and reggae inspired sounds; be whisked to a world of French rhythms and sublime pop with JAMAICA* (FRA); the furious guitar picking and gravel soaked vocals of blues singer CHARLIE PARR; the crashing percussion, joyous vocals and swooning keys of JONATHAN BOULET*; sophisticated indie pop of, THE JEZABELS; fuzz-driven, brooding rock to melancholic piano from BIG SCARY; effortlessly catchy pop-rock of LAST DINOSAURS*; spreading satisfyingly good beats with a spectacular live audio visual DJ performance, SAMPOLOGY*; like a cross between The Rolling Stones circa 1971 and some kind of lost Beck b-side – it's EAGLE AND THE WORM*; JINJA SAFARI* bring together Afropop rhythms and tumbling island- guitar sounds; electro-pop, synth heavy sounds of duo, TIM AND JEAN*; delivering mammoth Afro beats to the dance-floor, THE PUBLIC OPINION AFRO ORCHESTRA*.

Get in early and start your Festival experience in Lorne on the 28th of December and Marion Bay on the 29th by getting your groove on at the FUNK N SOUL RETRO REVUE with the likes of: (Lorne) KITTY, DAISY AND LEWIS (UK); THE MELBOURNE SKA ORCHESTRA; ANNA’S GO-GO ACADEMY; MISS GOLDIE; THE PUTBACKS ; THE MEGAHORNS; DJ RUSS DEWBURY; DJ MANCHILD and DJ MOHAIR SLIM and


Stay tuned – more to be announced on what’s coming to The Falls Music and Arts Festival in 2010!

Now in its 8th year in Tasmania and 18th year in Victoria, The Falls Music and Arts Festival is one of Australia’s longest running music and arts festivals.

In two stunning coastal locations, The Falls Music and Arts Festivals is held over: 3 days from December 29, 2010 in Marion Bay Tasmania (all ages), and 4 days from December 28, 2010 in Lorne, Victoria (18+ event).

Featuring around 60 performers, comedians, The Falls Arts Village, films, spectacular natural amphitheatres and FREE CAMPING.


Website: www.fallsfestival.com.au

Happy Campers Celebrate The New Year At Falls!


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Whether it was the urge to let loose after an extremely busy year or just that good ol’ gal Mother Nature keeping the mercury hovering around 40 degrees, we don’t know. But what we do know is, it was a steamy start to festival season for mixitup!

First stop: The Falls Music & Arts Festival, Lorne Victoria & Marion Bay Tasmania.  Summer frivolity was the name of the game as  a sold out crowd of 16,000 punters in each town added a wondrous new chapter to The Falls Festival history books.

Virgin Blue also added a new chapter to the Falls history books this year, offering you lot the opportunity to snap up the last 50 tickets in each state, along with cheap flights, a two-man tent and sleeping bag. And boy did people jump at the chance!

Musical highlights of the festival included Sydney lads, Art Vs Science who yielded the best sing-a-long in festival history, Moby’s sweet sounds painted vivid pictures across the minds of young and old, the Hilltop Hoods who carved it up in Lorne while headline act the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s brought in 2010 in Marion Bay.

Good people, good music, good times.

Next year’s festival is already in the works believe it or not and it’s only a matter of time before we let you in on what’s cooking in the kitchen, so stay tuned!

Click here if you'd really like to get acquainted with Lorne & Marion Bay!


Falls Festival Final Fifty Tickets - Where Do I Get Em’!?


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The Falls Festival teamed up with Virgin Blue, thanks to mixitup this year and as the official festival airline and sponsor of The Falls Music & Arts Festival, Virgin Blue and Blue Holidays secured the FINAL 50 tickets and put together some GOLD holiday packages for you to attend The Falls in Lorne or Marion Bay! 


Thanks to Virgin Blue and Blue Holidays, tickets for guests requiring flights to Melbourne or Hobart from all capital cities are now available by calling the Blue Holidays call centre on 13 15 16 (Terms and Conditions apply). These are available until sold out and up until December 21st - so don't delay!


To check out the best way to celebrate New Years Eve at the beautiful Marion Bay click here


Photo by Ferne Millen, courtesy of The Falls Festival



Falls Festival Tickets Sold Out! Is There Still Hope?


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Tickets to The Falls Music & Arts Festival in Lorne (Vic) & Marion Bay (Tas) have completely sold out!!! 

Lorne completely sold out in a record breaking 15 minutes, and Marion Bay followed suit only a month later!

But hey, if you missed out, pack up your swag and head on up to Sunset Sounds which returns for the second year to Brisbane Botanical and City Gardens over January 6 & 7, 2010.

This hip happenin’ summer soiree hosts a number of international and local acts including the likes of: Editors, Yveskleinblue, Moby, King Khan & The Shrines, Seasick Steve & The Middle East.

Tickets available at www.sunsetsounds.com.au but be quick, they're sure to sell out fast!

Virgin Falls For Tassie


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The Falls Festival is flying high with Virgin Blue Australia signing on as the official airline of the event.

A new partnership between the Falls Festival, Virgin Blue and Tourism Tasmania will allow Falls organisers to bring 23 international artists to Hobart for this year's festival, up from 19 last year.

But the benefits of the deal will really start to show next year, when Virgin Blue will offer exclusive "VFalls" flights from interstate to Tasmania just for Falls patrons.

The ever-growing number of Falls patrons from interstate inject millions of dollars into the state's economy each year.

Last summer, 28 per cent of the 16,000 Falls punters travelled from interstate to attend the event and that figure is set to increase dramatically this year, generating more valuable tourism dollars.

Falls founder Simon Daly said the partnership was a "perfect fit" for the event and the state.

"It makes the festival more accessible, and highlights the Marion Bay Falls Festival as the must-do event on music lovers' calendars across Australia," Mr Daly said.

Virgin Blue's online booking facility is now available on the Falls website, so patrons can easily access flight information and plan their trip to Hobart.

"Virgin Blue has a long-term love affair with Tasmania and Hobart, and that is reflected in the eight flights daily we operate to the city," Virgin Blue marketing and sponsorship manager Pete White said.

"We are pleased to be partnering with Tourism Tasmania to support the Falls Festival, and look forward to bringing visitors to Hobart to experience the sights and delights of Hobart and the festival."

Tourism Tasmania chief executive Felicia Mariani said the Falls Festival is an integral part of the organisation's events marketing strategy.

"The Falls Festival has been a very successful event in Tasmania for the past seven years and is working with Tourism Tasmania to drive tourism potential around the event," Ms Mariani said.

Full-festival tickets for this year sold out on Friday. A small number of tickets for the Falls Funk 'n' Soul Revue on December 29 are still available from www.fallsfestival.com.

Falls Festival Takes Off With Virgin Blue!


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The Falls Music & Arts Festival is proud to announce Virgin Blue Australia as the official festival airline for the 2009 event. Boasting a bigger line up of acts than ever before The Falls Festival interstate visitor numbers are expected to be strong again in 2009, generating valuable tourism dollars for the state.

In 2008 the popular music event attracted 16,000 visitors in total with 28% of those travelling from interstate. Through this exciting new partnership, patrons will be able to access a range of great flight options through Virgin Blue. 

Virgin Blue’s booking facility is now available on The Falls Music & Arts Festival website so that patrons can easily access flight prices and times for their trip to Hobart.  Virgin Blue is committed to Tasmania as a destination for domestic and international markets.

“Virgin Blue has a long term love affair with Tasmania and Hobart and that is reflected in the eight flights daily we operate to the city.  We are pleased to be partnering with Tourism Tasmania to support the Falls Festival and look forward to bringing visitors to Hobart to experience the sights and delights of both Hobart and the Festival.”

To celebrate this exciting new partnership, The Falls Festival has set aside the final 50 tickets to what is set to be a sold-out event to be released for Virgin Blue Guests to travel to Tasmania for the festival. 

Tourism Tasmania’s support of The Falls Music & Arts Festival represents an integral part of the organisation’s Events Marketing Strategy. Endorsing the new partnership, Tourism Tasmania, Chief Executive Officer, Felicia Mariani commented that, “The Falls Festival has been a very successful event in Tasmania for the past seven years and is working with Tourism Tasmania to drive tourism potential around the event. Tourism Tasmania are thrilled that the Falls have partnered with Virgin Blue who are a strategic partner of Tourism Tasmania”

A recent Economic Benefit Assessment conducted by Essential Economics Pty Ltd reported that the 2008 festival injected $22.5million into the economy via direct and indirect expenditure, providing a massive boost to the Tasmanian economy each year.

2009 Falls Festival Line-Up Announced!


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The Line-Up for the 2009 Falls Festival has been announced this week, and we’ve got all the juicy details!
Australia’s longest running boutique music festival takes place over three days, and two stunning destinations: lovely Lorne in Victoria and Tasmania’s Marion Bay on 29 December til 1 January.

Yet the lush surroundings are just the beginning of this three day soiree, with some of the world’s leading international artists choosing to make their debut in Oz at the event.  Oh and by the way, The Falls Arts Village is making a come back by popular demand!  The vast array of up and coming musical talent, comedians and Saturday Night Fever Films will have laughing and dancing your summer days away! 

The first instalment of the 2009 Falls Festival is as follows:

The kaleidoscopic vocals of Karen O guiding the formidable YEAH YEAH YEAH'S (USA); equipped with his full band comes iconic songwriter and producer, MOBY (USA); rewriting the hip hop rulebook comes HILLTOP HOODS; nerve-shatteringly beautiful and likely contender for Album Of The Year, GRIZZLY BEAR (USA – First Ever Australian Shows);  the unbridled dynamic energy of incendiary guitar virtuosos RODRIGO Y GABRIELA (Mexico); harmony-laden whole hearted dynamism of THE TEMPER TRAP; in his first Oz performance with new international  band comes XAVIER RUDD; captivating soaring vocals and sonic alchemy of EMILIANA TORRINI (Iceland); the driving energy and soulful melodies of LITTLE BIRDY; local electro-dance heroes MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS;  sophisticated, entertaining and spirited storytelling of YVES KLEIN BLUE; Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist and lyricist, the eclectic ANDREW BIRD (USA); the undeniable funk and hip hop party starter grooves of LYRICS BORN (USA); Brooklyn based experimental pop magicians CHAIRLIFT (USA – First Ever Australian Shows); the 11-peice psychedelic-soul big band explosion from dynamite act KING KHAN AND THE SHRINES (Germany – First Ever Australian Shows); iconic modern rockers EDITORS (UK); garage pop brilliance laced with punk from the infectious PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY;  the dazzling guitar work and shimmering tapestry of future folk from  KAKI KING (USA); the ethereal, organic and immaculate performance of SARAH BLASKO; three sets of funky hands from the feel-good brand of obscure pulsating electro/pop from ART VS. SCIENCE; one of Britain’s most admired club DJs and audio visual manipulator DJ YODA ; awe inspiring, live phenomenon that is LIAM FINN (NZ) ; sweet pop-folk sensibilities of LISA MITCHELL ; the spawn of Diplo and Switch’s futuristic dance-floor-insurgent-sonics of MAJOR LAZER (Soundsystem) (USA); the dream-like tapestries that weave an aural delight from PATRICK WATSON (Canada - First Ever Australian Shows); a hootenanny hoedown from bluesman SEASICK STEVE (USA); rock’n’roll renditions from great Scott’s THE VIEW (Scotland); Aussie hip hop stalwart URTHBOY; dark pop meanderings from  WHITE RABBITS (USA - First Ever Australian Shows); a simmering intensity from pocket full o’ punch noise lovers  FUTURE OF THE LEFT (Wales); some high energy tunes from high priestesses the KILLAQUEENZ*; and the rare multi-instrumentalism and indie-rock melting-pot of THE JOHN STEEL SINGERS.

For fantastic footage of Falls, check out mixituptv here.