Falls Festival

Live Review: The Avalanches + Grandmaster Flash – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (05.01.17)

January 6, 2017

Eight. That’s how old I was when The Avalanches changed recorded music history with their debut album Since I Left You. I’m now 24 and having grown out of the music I was listening to as an eight year old (So Fresh Hits of Summer anyone?), I was definitely looking forward to seeing The Avalanches […]

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Review: The Falls Music & Arts Festival stands strong amid a jam-packed Australian festival season

January 3, 2017

There was something different about the Falls Music & Arts Festival in 2016. Even now, a few days on from New Year’s Eve, I can’t put my finger on it. Following the Victorian event’s temporary relocation to Mt. Duneed Estate last year, we returned to the hallowed and lush surrounds of the Great Otway National Park in Lorne and […]

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The Avalanches step up their game to bring in 2017 at Falls Festival in Lorne

January 1, 2017

The final day and night at Falls Festival Lorne went quicker than the previous three, with the New Year’s Eve party vibes kicking in early. Throughout the chilly afternoon crowds up at the Grand Theatre were treated to performances by the likes of Hælos (on their debut Australian tour), Marlon Williams and Baro – a […]

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Crowd crush mars otherwise epic Falls Friday in Lorne; Violent Soho and London Grammar shine

December 30, 2016

The Falls Festival saw out its first full day of programming, with both The Grand Theatre and Valley Stages running at full capacity. Crowd crushes and mini-stampedes unfortunately marred what was otherwise a great day out in Lorne, with the DMA’s crowd running into dramas on the way back down for London Grammar. It seemed […]

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Thursday at Falls Festival Lorne starts not with a whimper but a downpour; ends with Gambino

December 29, 2016

Thursday at Lorne started not with a whimper but a downfall, as rain made sure campers arrived to the festival site well and truly soaked. Opening the action on the Valley Stage, triple j darling Gretta Ray took control early on, proving her potential on a large stage. As Falls entered the guts of the […]

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Client Liaison, Grandmaster Flash and more kick off Falls Festival’s golden return to Lorne

December 28, 2016

The 2016 Falls Festival returned to Lorne after last year’s bushfires forced the Victorian coastal event to up and move to Mt. Duneed Estate – a warm and humid return for punters. This year’s “All Gold Everything” Boogie Nights theme lined up perfectly with The Grand Theatre’s opening line up of acts including Mallrat, Spit […]

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Childish Gambino pulls out of Falls Downtown in Fremantle to attend Golden Globes

December 23, 2016

Sad news for Childish Gambino fans out on the West Coast, with the Atlanta superstar having to pull out of Falls Downtown in Fremantle next month. Unfortunately (but at the same time, excitingly) for Donald Glover, the 2017 Golden Globes have come a-calling and with his hit FX show Atlanta reaping in a couple of nominations, the show’s star, writer and show […]

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Heading to the Falls Festival? Lock these artists down on your list of must-sees.

December 23, 2016

The Falls Music and Arts Festival remains one of our favourites on the summer calendar; whether you’re headed for the forest surrounds of the long-running Lorne event, the envious lush getaway vibes Marion Bay offers, the newer stomping grounds at Byron Bay or, in 2017, downtown Fremantle, Falls offers punters a festival experience unlike many […]

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Check out the official set times and maps for the 2016 Falls Festival

December 14, 2016

The 2016 Falls Music and Arts Festival is just around the corner now, which means it’s just about time for you to whip out your phones or if you’re old school like me, your highlighters and get planning – the set times for all festivals have all been made available. Before we get to that, some comedy announcements. […]

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HÆLOS’ Dom Goldsmith checks in ahead of a summer trip to Australia for the Falls Festival

December 12, 2016

In just a few weeks, HÆLOS will be out in Australia for a run of highly anticipated festival appearances for the Falls Festival, as well as some cheeky headline dates on the east coast with BUOY, Yeo and Christopher Port. For the London-based trio, their music has continued to captivate audiences around the world through 2016, hooking […]

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POND become the latest to join the Falls Festival summer line up

December 8, 2016

We’re now weeks away from the Falls Festival kicking off around the country, with Childish Gambino, London Grammar, The Avalanches and more coming to the party. Added into the mix today is WA legends POND, who’ve already been killing it on stages around Australia as part of this year’s GIZZFEST. With the official set times for Falls being released next week, let’s take a […]

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Music Video of the Day: Spit Syndicate “Inhibitions” (2016)

December 7, 2016

Spit Syndicate have been slept on for an embarrassing amount of time, if I’m honest. True, the Sydney duo  have maintained a loyal fanbase who’ve been rocking with them since 2008’s Towards the Light, it’s not a far stretch to guess Lupi and Jimmy Nice garnered a larger chunk of attention through their work within the One Day crew in the […]

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Live Nation Entertainment adds Splendour in the Grass and the Falls Festival to Global Festival Portfolio

December 5, 2016

Huge news for the Secret Sounds Group today, with the news that Live Nation Entertainment has acquired a huge 51% share in the Aussie company led by Paul Piticco and Jess Ducrou. Of course, the biggest shift to come out of the announcement is that beloved Australian festivals Splendour in the Grass and the Falls Music and Arts Festivals are […]

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Falls Festival announces arts programs for all locations

December 2, 2016

Featuring interpretive dance routines, magical show stoppers, interactive installations, and comedy performances, each Falls Festival location has a huge lineup set to wow festival goers. Boogie Nights will open each festival again this year, with the 2016 fancy dress theme set as ALL GOLD EVERYTHING! Marion Bay will host The Village, with circus shows, interpretive […]

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Sickness forces GROUPLOVE to cancel 2016 Australian tour

December 1, 2016

Sad news for GROUPLOVE fans hanging out for the US band’s Australian return for the Falls Festival this month as illness has forced the group to cancel all shows lined up for the next six weeks. Vocalist Hannah Hooper has been put on strict doctor’s orders to rest her vocal cords, which is taking her out of the game […]

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HÆLOS set for headline Melbourne & Sydney dates in January

November 3, 2016

London trio HÆLOS have been a favourite act of ours since first clapping eyes on their live show at SXSW this year. Coupling gorgeous melancholy with some brilliant arrangements that instantly bring to mind some Portishead, London Grammar and even Massive Attack, HÆLOS are finally bringing it all out to Australia for the first time at the end of […]

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Falls Downtown adds more artists & unveil further plans for their inaugural Freo event

October 26, 2016

So, we all know that when the Falls Festival party heads out West next January, they’ve got some pretty cool plans set up for Freo music fans. Today, they unveiled some more info about the spaces they’re set to take over for the inaugural Falls Downtown event, as well as adding some more artists to the mix. First […]

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Jack River announces headline tour dates for December!

October 14, 2016

Celebrating her debut EP with her very first headline tour, Jack River will be hitting town just in case you missed her at this year’s I OH YOU BIGSOUND  after party. With a cinematic and dreamy sound with her breathy vocals, Jack River is certainly one to keep your eye on in the indie circuit. […]

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Josh Carter of Phantogram talks Three, constantly creating music & a love for tour life

October 14, 2016

Josh Carter of Phantogram is preparing for the duo’s round of tour dates through America with their new album Three. Having been dominating stages with Sarah Barthel since 2009 as Phantogram and certainly over the last few years alongside Big Boi as the collaborative BIG GRAMS, Carter is in a unique position of not only being a music fan living the […]

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The Avalanches, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Modern Baseball… clap your eyes on these Falls Festival sideshows!

September 19, 2016

The 2016/2017 Falls Festival and Southbound run has already got festival lovers applying for holiday leave, locking away the New Year’s celebrations for the run of events out on the east and west coasts this year. Today, a run of sideshows have been announced from a large swag of artists set to play; from The Avalanches on stage with Grandmaster […]

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Shura locks down exclusive headline Northcote Social Club date amongst festival appearances this summer

September 16, 2016

Having opened for many tours with the likes of CHVRCHES, M83 and Marina & The Diamonds, Shura finally gets her turn to shine with her own headline tour dates, this time in Australia. Set to come out to Australia for this year’s Falls Festival tour and Field Day, Shura has also locked in her first […]

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Marlon Williams (NZ) talks new music, international attention & celebrating his birthday at the Falls Festival

September 5, 2016

Trying to snag some of Marlon Williams’ time off road this year been a bit of a task. For the Lyttleton native with the voice that has captivated audiences around the world, his tour schedule has gone from an album tour here and there in Australia, to a full blown foray into the international scene. […]

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Jamie T (UK) on touring, Trick, and his return to Australia

September 1, 2016

After five years between his second and third studio albums, Jamie T has turned around fourth LP Trick in half that time. We chatted to him about getting back into the swing of releasing and touring his music, as well as developing as an artist and always pushing himself to do something new. Carry On […]

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Childish Gambino heading back to Australia for the Falls Festival over New Year’s!

August 4, 2016

“Down Under, surfin’ on the Gold Coast. I’m looking for the truth in a blunt, and I ain’t got a home, let’s stunt…”, rhymed Childish Gambino on his 2014 tune “Retro [Rough]”. Since his appearance on the Big Day Out tour of 2013, the artist also known as Donald Glover has enjoyed a strong fan base out in Australia […]

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The Falls Festival heads downtown in 2017, hitting the streets of Freo in WA in January!

June 30, 2016

Exciting news for Falls Festival fans on the west coast! Next January, the streets of Freo are going to be taken over by one of the summer’s best music and arts events! Showcasing the best local, national and international sounds, the Falls Festival is breaking from their traditional set up for the first time and […]

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Oh Wonder (UK) on international touring, hitting Australia for Falls Festival & more!

January 13, 2016

British duo Oh Wonder broke out as an exciting musical outfit to be listening to in 2015; their story of releasing one song a month via their Soundcloud for a year has turned them into a band that people have wanted to find out more about, the cultivation of a strong fan base without having […]

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Gary Clark Jr. (US) on touring The Story of Sonny Boy Slim & balancing dad life with the road!

January 13, 2016

While in town for the Falls Festival and some very well-received headline dates, Gary Clark Jr. sat down with Sose to have a chat about how 2015 treated him. Not only did he release another killer record in The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, but Gary also became a dad when son Zion was born […]

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Murph chats about 2015 for The Wombats, moving to LA & hitting festivals in Australia!

January 13, 2016

The Wombats have been solid favourites in the eyes of Australian fans for years now and when they were announced to be ringing in the New Year with us at the Falls Festival, we were glad to have them back for another spell. Murph took some time out before they played Mt. Duneed to have […]

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Banoffee (Melbourne) chats fashion, being part of the Good Manners family & more!

January 12, 2016

For Banoffee, aka singer songwriter Martha Brown, 2015 was her year to break out on to the music radars of many fans and industry folk around the country. Her second EP, Do I Make You Nervous?, reached out to more fans last year with an incredible tour in tow and to wrap up, Banoffee brought […]

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Chatting 2016 & a changing Aussie hip-hop scene with the Hilltop Hoods at Falls!

January 12, 2016

The Hilltop Hoods have got a huge 2016 ahead, with their national orchestra-backed tour set to bring them to some huge stages around the country. At the Falls Festival, the Adelaide trio sat down with us before they performed to the Mt. Duneed punters to chat about it all; from the success of current single […]

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