THE 2017 & TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL FALLS FESTIVAL LINE-UP IS HERE!
Falls Music & Arts Festival is getting set to celebrate its brightest ever summer silver jubilee, across the all-natural amphitheaters and center stages of its homes in Lorne, Marion Bay, Byron Bay and Fremantle. The line-up has landed amongst the party palms, port cities and champagne shores of Australia’s heartland, as they release another collection of almighty salutations across the New Year period and first week of January.
Beneath the Falls silver-sunset you’ll find: world class music · creative installations · visual arts performances · pop-up bars and beer gardens · camping facilities · comedy clubs · daily beach access · glorious gourmet fare · makers’ markets · local traders · beauty parlours · holistic yoga and well-being, plus loads more to be announced!
Some changes on the horizon: Bars will now be cash and pay-wave enabled, leaving drink tokens behind. Cheers!
Ushering us into 2018 and setting the soundtrack will be…
FLUME (NO SIDESHOWS) · FLEET FOXES ·
RUN THE JEWELS ·THE KOOKS · GLASS ANIMALS (NO SIDESHOWS) · PEKING DUK · ANGUS & JULIA STONE ·
FOSTER THE PEOPLE · LIAM GALLAGHER · VINCE STAPLES · JUNGLE · DUNE RATS · THE SMITH STREET BAND · D.R.A.M. · DARYL BRAITHWAITE · EVERYTHING EVERYTHING · ALLDAY ·
THE JUNGLE GIANTS · THUNDAMENTALS · METHYL ETHEL · SLUMBERJACK · D.D DUMBO · ANNA LUNOE · DZ DEATHRAYS · CONFIDENCE MAN · JULIA JACKLIN · BAD//DREEMS · COSMO'S MIDNIGHT · WINSTON SURFSHIRT · LUCA BRASI ·
ALEX LAHEY · CAMP COPE · FLINT EASTWOOD · ECCA VANDAL · DAVE · TOTAL GIOVANNI ·
+ PLUS LOADS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED +
Who We're Excited To See
FLUME (NO SIDESHOWS)
In the intervening half a decade since he was first seen at Falls on our Victorian leg way back in 2012, it’s fair to say that our man Flume has been keeping himself relatively busy. In fact, it wouldn’t be particularly difficult to mount a case that since that show (which took place just after his 21st birthday mind you) the man known as Harley Streten has become one of (if not the) most talked about Australian artist of his generation. Riding high on the release of his latest atom bomb Skin, its gigantic single ‘Never Be Like You’ and an accompanying remix album, Flume possesses a born-with-it knack for dance, adventure and collaboration which he rides like a fader inspiring our heads, heart and feet.
ANGUS & JULIA STONE
Australia’s resident sibling sweethearts have been away for far too long. Sure, they’ve been working on their own jams: Angus hazily grooving us with his smoky side project Dope Lemon and Julia quietly following the beat of her own drum, but it’s been long enough. There’s been a hole in our hearts as deep as a well since they last serenaded us in 2014 with their brilliant self-titled effort, a record which hit the top 10 in 8 countries and became the Stone’s 3rd Platinum release after 2010’s Down The Way and 2007’s debut A Book Like This. Hearing our cries, they’ve readied a new release, the incoming Snow and if the initial buzz is anything to go by, it’ll be another Aussie classic for us to swoon to at this year’s festival.
A one-man walking, talking hit machine, Liam Gallagher would have to possess one of the most recognisable voices in popular music history. As the front man for Oasis, he not only scaled the mountain but stopped for a lager when he reached the top. His clarion call sounds loud and clear throughout classics like ‘Live Forever’, ‘What’s The Story Morning Glory’, ‘Wonderwall’… do we need to go on? His debut solo album, so many years in the making, is called As You Were and it confirms that Liam is as much of a giant now as he ever was back in the heyday of BritPop. For his first ever headline shows in Australia with a crack band and a setlist that takes in classics old and new, this promises to be the best opportunity to lose your voice mid-singalong at this year’s festival.
THE JUNGLE GIANTS
Quietly and diligently becoming one of Australia’s best pop bands, The Jungle Giants are a bit like an A+ student that is still the king of the cool kids - smoking unpunished in the media room. No longer the crew of ramshackle teenagers bursting out of the Unearthed set way back in 2013 on the back of debut album Learn To Exist, The Jungle Giants honed their skills on excellent sophomore album Speakerzoid and have now emerged as big old pop superstars on their latest record Quiet Ferocity. A recent feature album on triple j, the release delivers yet another set of hopped up pop tunes ready made for the festival stage. We’re pumped to have Sam Hales and the crew back at Falls for the first time since 2013 this year.