Falls Music and Arts Festival

A photographic look back at the Falls Music & Arts Festival: 2008 – 2017

April 17, 2020

As we crave more live music in our lives, join us as we take a look back at a ten year run of Falls Music & Arts Festival with some of the favourite photos taken by one of their official shooters, Anthony Smith. These photos take us from the irreplaceable Sharon Jones in 2008 all the […]

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Photo Gallery: Falls Music and Arts Festival ft. John Farnham + Vera Blue – Lorne, Day One (28.12.19)

January 1, 2020

One of the main attraction of the Falls Festival site in Lorne is the scenic rain forest setting in the Otways. However, as catastrophic conditions of high heat, winds and thunderstorms were predicted for the third day of the festival, the organisers made the decision to cancel the festival to ensure the safety of festival […]

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Interview: Thelma Plum on her debut album Better In Blak, Paul Kelly and her six ARIA nominations.

October 18, 2019

Thelma Plum is up for six ARIA nominations off the back of her debut studio album Better In Blak. With nominations including Best Album of the Year, Best Female Artist, Breakthrough Artist and Best Pop Release, Thelma is planted firmly into Australian music’s biggest awards night. We caught up with her to chat about her album […]

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Six Australian music festivals you can’t miss this summer

August 19, 2019

This summer is looking like a scorcher with some extra-hot line-ups being released ahead of the festival season. Earlier this month, Lost Paradise dropped their bill filled to the brim with some incredible Australian talent including Rüfüs Du Sol, Hilltop Hoods, Mallrat and The Chats, joining a huge list of festivals, both new and established, […]

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A Falls Festival veteran gives his pro tips to a first timer for 2019/2020

August 14, 2019

Falls Festival dropped an incredible line-up for their 2019/2020 New Years celebration last week, which started a discussion between two writers here at the AU review.  I’m Tait, I’m 22-years-old and have never been to Falls Festival, but this year is looking to be my first. I used to be a Brisbanite so my New […]

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Live Review: The Vaccines show their strength at Sydney’s Metro Theatre

January 8, 2019

Kicking the year off again with another Falls Festival sideshow, I ventured on down to Sydney’s Metro Theatre to take in the goods that The Vaccines are currently delivering as part of their current Combat Sports album tour. Opening up the night were Newcastle band Vacations. Making the trip down to Sydney, the touring five-piece […]

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Photo Gallery: Falls Downtown Day 2 – Fremantle Oval (06.01.19)

January 8, 2019

It was the second day of the Falls Festival tour in Fremantle. Day 2 presented a mouth-watering line-up that featured the likes of Vance Joy, Interpol, Hilltop Hoods, Toto, DMA’s, Ocean Alley, Tired Lion and more. Our photographer Stuart Sevastos was there to capture the highlights of the day.

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Photo Gallery: Falls Downtown Day 1 – Fremantle Oval (05.01.19)

January 7, 2019

The sun was out and everyone was having a good time as the Fremantle was the last stop on the Falls Festival tour. Day 1 featured the likes of CHVRCHES, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Flight Facilities, Amy Shark, Dean Lewis and more. Our photographer Stuart Sevastos was there to capture the highlights of the day.

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Photo Gallery: Falls Festival (Day 2) ft. Catfish And The Bottlemen, First Aid Kit, DMA’s and more – Byron Bay (01.01.19)

January 2, 2019

Day 2 of the Falls Festival at Byron Bay was New Years Day. There was no lethargy on display though, with West Thebarton putting on a blistering performance early in the day. Ruel enthralled his adoring audience, and Little May charmed theirs. Briggs delivered the goods in spades, and Soccer Mommy captured everyones hearts. King […]

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Photo Gallery: Falls Festival Byron Bay (Day 1) ft. Cut Copy, Hockey Dad, Ocean Alley, Anderson .Paak and more (31.12.18)

December 31, 2018

The Falls Festival hit Byron Bay on New Years Eve. Unfortunately due to illness, one of the headline and much anticipated acts, Dizzee Rascal had to cancel. Amongst many fine acts to feature were Hockey Dad, Mallrat, Ocean Alley, Cut Copy, Stoker with Anderson .Paak bringing in the New Year. Bruce Baker was our photographer […]

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Five Aussie acts you can’t miss at Falls Music & Arts Festival 2018/19

September 10, 2018

Every time New Years rolls around, Australians don’t turn to each other and say “should we go to a festival this year?” We good people of Australia turn to each other and say “oi mate, which festival are we hitting up this New Years?” New Years festivals like Falls Festival, Field Day, Lost Paradise and […]

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Bad//Dreems, Everything Everything & more hitting up the Jack Daniel’s Barrel House & White Rabbit Saloon this Falls Festival!

December 21, 2017

The Jack Daniel’s Barrel House, as well as the White Rabbit Saloon, is coming to the Falls Festivals in Lorne and Byron Bay this year, hosting local and international artists, ensuring that the party keeps on kicking. The Barrel House offers punters intimate performances and DJ sets, while the White Rabbit Saloon is coming to […]

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Interview: Mark Foster on Sacred Hearts Club, handling failures and emerging tougher as a result

December 19, 2017

The last time we caught up with Mark Foster of Foster the People, we were in Chicago; the band was set to play Grant Park’s Lollapalooza, a festival that had come off the back of a trip out to Australia for Splendour, as well as some sideshows to promote their then-latest album, Supermodel. Even then, it was plain […]

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Six festivals primed to make your New Year’s Eve and Day a brilliant time out

December 18, 2017

With New Year’s just around the corner, and Australia’s sweltering summer season vastly approaching, now is the best time for you festival goers to start thinking about which gigs you want to hit, where they will be, and how you can get your hands on tickets. Check out our guide below of our top six […]

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HÆLOS on bringing their studio production to the live stage with the release of Full Circle

January 16, 2017

British trio HÆLOS have been favourites of ours for a little while now. Having caught some of their early shows as a band out at SXSW in 2016, it’s been wonderful to see the band continue to go from strength to strength. Their debut album Full Circle and the strong live show that’s come off the back […]

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Jamie T reflects on Trick‘s tour cycle as we look ahead to new music in 2017

January 13, 2017

New Year’s Eve 2016 at the Falls Festival in Lorne saw Jamie T return and smash out a brilliant set on the Valley Stage. Armed with latest album Trick as well as a swag of tunes from across his now four-record strong career, the British muso had the crowds singing along strongly as if he’d never left us. Shortly […]

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Catfish and The Bottlemen reflect on a mad two years of touring & the far reach of their music beyond the UK

January 12, 2017

On New Year’s Eve, we were lucky enough to catch up with Van McCann and Johnny ‘Bondy’ Bond ahead of what was one of the sets of the festival up at Lorne. Having first met the Catfish and The Bottlemen frontman in Scotland at T In The Park back in 2014 and then again, watching them rise consistently in the States at SXSW […]

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Jack River on an exciting 2017 ahead for music, fuelled by kickass Australian female musicians

January 11, 2017

Jack River emerged onto the Australian music scene strongly in 2016, the release of her debut EP Highway Songs No. 2 marking her as a talent to watch. Since joining the I OH YOU family, the musician has been building a solid name for herself but has been taking her time in getting her music out there; […]

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On and off stage at the Falls Festival: A look at our time behind the scenes at Lorne

January 10, 2017

We had a ball returning to the lush forest up at Lorne for the Falls Festival over New Year’s! Now that the dust has settled for another year, we’re looking back on our time on the Victorian coast with some of the artists who made our festival both on and off stage. Photos by Briana Davis. [print_gllr id=31590] […]

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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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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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Music Video of the Day: Fat Freddy’s Drop “Fish in the Sea” (2016)

November 24, 2016

Cop this new lot of visuals from Fat Freddy’s Drop ahead of their Australian return, in new music video for “Fish in the Sea”. Taking the directorial reins for this one, Taungaroa Emile uses Maori and Polynesian mythology in bringing to life a striking music video. Fusing animation with live-action, the clip for “Fish in the Sea” […]

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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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