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Falls Festival Lorne Moved To New Venue

Written by Emmy Mack on December 26, 2015

The Lorne leg of Falls Festival has been moved, as a ferocious bushfire continues to tear through the region.

Organisers held crisis talks with local emergency services today to discuss their options, ultimately deciding the threat was too severe to proceed on the original site. The festival will now be held at the Mount Duneed Estate on Pettavel Road, just north of Torquay.

The Falls Festival Lorne site is nestled in the heart of dense bushland at Falls Farm, less than 15 kilometres from the suburb of Lorne – which was issued an emergency evacuation order this morning.

Thousands of residents and holidaymakers were forced to get the hell out of dodge, after the blaze wiped out 53 homes in the region.

More than 300 firefighters remain on the scene, as the Christmas inferno continues to rage out of control.

Statement from Falls Festival

Falls Lorne event update! We have been working very hard over the past 24 hours to secure a new venue for the festival, and we’re pleased to announce that the show will go ahead nearby at the Mount Duneed Estate! We have been working closely with the local emergency services, Councils and CFA and unfortunately the Lorne farm is a potential high risk site for the 2015 event. We would like to thank the Byron Shire and Geelong Councils, emergency services and A Day On The Green. Our hearts and thoughts are with our local communities

All Lorne tickets will be accepted at the gates and scanned by Falls and Oztix
staff. As the festival is proceeding, refunds will not be offered, however for those who would prefer to attend another event we are offering Lorne patrons the opportunity to switch their tickets to the Marion Bay or Byron Bay festivals.

To do so you will need to contact Oztix directly at info@oztix.com.au with your original ticket purchase information, confirmation numbers and your
preferred venue.

Monday, 28th December 2015 — Friday, 1st January 2016
Mount Duneed Estate on Pettavel Road, just north of Torquay.
Tickets: Falls Festival

Tuesday, 29th December 2015 — Friday, 1st January 2016
Marion Bay, Tasmania
Tickets: Falls Festival

Thursday, 31st December 2015 — Sunday, 3rd January 2016
Byron Bay, New South Wales
Tickets: Falls Festival

Gallery: Falls Festival 2014 – Lorne / Photos: Nikki Williams

Falls Festival 2015/2016 Lineup – Lorne Only

The Wombats
Dune Rats
Harts
Dj Yoda
City Calm Down
Melbourne Ska Orchestra
Banoffee
Generik
Vallis Alps
I Oh You Djs
The Bennies
Holy Holy
The Babe Rainbow
Hein Cooper
Russ Dewbury
Wax Motif
San Holo
Money For Rope
Ngaiire
Opiuo
Lurch And Chief
Hey Sam
Peter Bibby
Tuka
The Meeting Tree
Mighty Duke And The Lords
Dj I-Dee
Ainslee Wills

Joining…

Wavves
Leon Bridges
Bloc Party
Foals
Disclosure
Gary Clark Jr
Toro y Moi
Young Fathers
Django Django
Courtney Barnett
Halsey
Soak
Jarryd James
Elliphant
Hilltop Hoods
Hiatus Kaiyote
Kurt Vile And The Violators
Mac DeMarco
The Maccabees
Meg Mac
Oh Wonder
Paul Kelly & Merri Soul Sessions ft. Clairy Browne, Dan Sultan, Kira Piru, Vika & Linda Bull
RÜFÜS
Seth Sentry
Alpine
The Avener
Birds Of Tokyo
BØRNS
Gang Of Youths
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard
Little May
+ more to be announced.

Comedy Lineup

Nazeem Hussain
Randy
Adam Rozenbachs
Nick Cody
Becky Lucas
Tien Tran

Boogie Nights Lineup

Art Vs Science
El Vez
Fleetmac Wood
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic
+ more

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