It’s been a big couple of weeks with festival lineups raining down on us, getting us all razzed up for summer and its long days filled with music and frivolity, and finally, the big kahuna of Aussie summer festivals is here. Hope you’re sitting the fuck down because your Falls Festival lineup is here and it’s both large and in charge.
Leading the charge of the first lot of international acts for the end-of-year celebrations in Lorne, Marion Bay, Fremantle, and Byron Bay this year are Halsey, Vampire Weekend, Disclosure, Of Monsters And Men, Milky Chance, Banks, Yungblud, and my future new best friend, Lewis Capaldi, for starters.
Not enough to whet your appetite? Alright then.
Joining them are Aussie offerings like Peking Duk, PNAU, Vera Blue, G Flip, Thelma Plum, Parcels, Amyl & The Sniffers, and Baker Boy, alongside other locals like WAAX, Totty, and Good Doogs, plus the huge return of #1 Dads.
Now I hope you’re ready for this next one, because one of the heavyweights of Australian music is making an appearance at this year’s Falls. Everyone’s Music Dad, who’s thrown more farewells than Cynthia from accounts, John Farnham himself will bring The Voice™ to the New Years festivities. Holy shit, my friends. Can you even imagine the singalongs that are going to be belted out?
Each Falls date will be graced by a special guest as well, so if you’re in Byron, keep an eye our for Tash Sultana, Lorne is copping What So Not (fingers crossed for a side of Daniel Johns), Freo is scoring Matt Corby, and Marion Bay get to revisit some serious tunes with Wolfmother.
Pinballing around the country, the lineup will be a bunch of busy bees this year, visiting Lorne on Dec 28 – 31, Marion Bay on Dec 29 – 31, Byron Bay on Dec 31 – Jan 2, and Freo Jan 4 – 5.
Tickets for Falls Festival go on sale from 9am Wednesday August 14, and there’s a special Visa presale happening from 9am local time on Monday August 12 over here.
Considering this is just the first announcement of the massive end-of-year/start-of-year festivities, you’re not going to want to sleep on it. Peep the full first announce of the Falls Festival lineup below, rally the gang, and air out the camping gear.
FALLS FESTIVAL LINEUP 2019/2020
HALSEY (ONLY AUS SHOWS)
OF MONSTERS AND MEN
BANKS (ONLY AUS SHOWS)
PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS
AMYL & THE SNIFFERS
THE JAPANESE HOUSE
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS APPEARING AT
BYRON BAY: TASH SULTANA
LORNE: WHAT SO NOT
MARION BAY: WOLFMOTHER
FREMANTLE: MATT CORBY
+ LOADS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCEDImage: Getty Images / Lagerhaus