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Falls Announces Move To Downtown Melbourne For 2022 Event

Falls festival has announced a big change, moving from regional to urban Victoria for its forthcoming 2022 event. The Victorian edition of Falls will now take place in the heart of the CBD, taking over the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and surrounds from Thursday, 29th to Saturday, 31st December.

News of the shift comes four months after the festival shared its initial lineup and close to a year on from the news that the festival would be moving from its longtime home in Lorne to Birregurra in Colac.

Falls organisers have announced the relocation of its Victorian event:

The change of Victorian location will not impact Falls’ events in Byron Bay, NSW, or Fremantle, WA. Falls will take place at North Byron Parklands from Saturday, 31st through Monday, 2nd January before heading to Fremantle Park for the weekend of Saturday, 7th and Sunday, 8th January.

According to a statement from organisers, Colac Shire Otway Council approved the planning permit for Falls VIC to be held at its new location on 30th June. However, despite support from the local MP, council, and broader community, an application by a small group of locals was made to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) appealing this decision.

With the VCAT hearing set for February or March 2023, months after the event was scheduled to occur, they decided to relocate.

“Thanks so much for all the support from stakeholders, the venue, artists, all who contribute to Falls and especially our patrons,” said Falls co-producer Jessica Ducrou. “We’re thrilled that the show will go on at Sidney Myer Music Bowl, ringing in the new year in Downtown Melbourne!”

The relocated version of the festival will feature the same previously-announced lineup, and will take place across two stages at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and surrounding parklands. Ticket holders who are unable to attend the new location are urged to make a refund application before 13th October, while all camping tickets will be automatically refunded from 29th September.

Falls Festival 2022/23 Lineup

  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Lil Nas X
  • Peggy Gou
  • Chvrches
  • Jamie xx
  • Aminé
  • Ocean Alley
  • Camelphat
  • Spacey Jane
  • DMA’S
  • G Flip
  • Pinkpantheress
  • Rico Nasty
  • Amyl and the Sniffers
  • Mall Grab
  • Ben Böhmer (live)
  • DJ Seinfeld
  • Genesis Owusu
  • Tsha
  • CC:Disco!
  • Young Franco
  • Anna Lunoe
  • Luude
  • Lastlings
  • May-A
  • Choomba
  • The Vanns
  • King Stingray
  • Peach PRC
  • Beddy Rays
  • Jean Dawson
  • Telenova
  • Biscits
  • Barry Can’t Swim
  • Floodlights
  • Elkka
  • Wongo
  • Yng Martyr
  • 1300
  • Moktar
  • Magdalena Bay
  • Dameeeela,
  • Ebony Boadu
  • Elsy Wameyo
  • Rona.
  • Juno Mamba
  • + special guests The OG Wiggles

Falls Festival 2022/23 Dates and Venues

  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl (and surrounds), Melbourne, VIC – 29th, 30th & 31st December, 2022
  • North Byron Parklands, Yelgun, NSW – 31st December 2022, 1st & 2nd January, 2023
  • Fremantle Park, Fremantle, WA – 7th & 8th January, 2023

Further Reading

Lil Nas X, PinkPantheress and Magdalena Bay Announce Falls Sideshows

The OG Wiggles Added To Falls Festival 2022/23 Lineup

Splendour In The Grass Organisers Will Launch New Festival Next Year After Receiving $1.5M Grant

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