Falls Festival 2013 Lineup Adds More Acts

Just when you thought it was safe to start making playlists for your road trips to Lorne, Byron Bay or Marion Bay, Falls Festival has announced a stack of new artists for their 2013-14 lineup, including Canada’s Born Ruffians and a stack of local talent including Dappled Cities, Wolf & Cub, Smith Street Band, Touch Sensitive, Clairy Brown & The Bangin’ Rackettes…and “Australia’s top one-legged saw player”. Yeah.

Born Ruffians will be heading along to Lorne and Byron only and they’re keen to show you just how great their new album Birthmarks is, touring Australia as a 4-piece for the very first time. The band announced their own headlining tour this time last week, so we suppose you should consider them Falls sideshows.

There’s a strong contingent of electronic acts added to Lorne. As well as the aforementioned Touch Sensitive there’s Wave Racer, Willow Beats, Twinsy, Tyler Touche, M4sonic, plus everyone’s favourite AVJ Ego. And as for that one-legged saw player, you’re just gonna have to check out the Perch Creek Family Jugband to see what the fuck is up there.

Byron’s gonna see some extra Roots love by way of a ?uestlove DJ set, plus they get the exclusive additions of Cub Sport, Lunatics On Pogosticks and Potato Potato, the lucky things.

As an update to the Boogie Nights portion of the program, Falls have announce that the Hot 8 Brass Band are no longer able to tour due to illness, so they’ve been replaced by none other than 9-piece soul group Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes. I think we can live with that. Boogie Nights has its fancy dress thing going again and the theme for this year is Intergalactic.

Today’s news also comes with the announcement of the comedy component of the festival, which features in all three locations. This year down-in-the-mouth punters will be chuckled up by Amos Gill, Dave Callan, David Quirk, Michael Hing, Nath Valvo and Ronny Chieng.

Full details of all the new announcements are below. Falls Festival Byron Bay and Lorne are now completely sold out, with Marion Bay not far behind.

Falls Festival 2013-14

28th December, 2013 – 1st January, 2014 – SOLD OUT

Lorne, Victoria

29th December, 2013 – 1st January, 2014

Marion Bay, Tasmania

31st December 2013 – 3rd January, 2014 – SOLD OUT

Byron Bay, NSW

Lineup additions – Lorne

Anna Lunoe

Born Ruffians

Citizen Kay

Clairy Brown & The Bangin’ Rackettes

Dappled Cities

The Delta Riggs

Dustin Tebbutt



Hiatus Kaiyote

Jackie Onassis

Little Bastard


Motorik Vibe Council

The Murlocs

Mustered Courage

Owl Eyes

Perch Creek Family Jugband


Smith Street Band

Touch Sensitive


Tyler Touche


Wave Racer

Willow Beats

Wolf & Cub

Lineup additions – Byron Bay

Anna Lunoe

Born Ruffians

Clairy Brown & The Bangin’ Rackettes

Cub Sport

Lunatics On Pogosticks

Potato Potato

Questlove Dj Set

Touch Sensitive

Tyler Touche

Wave Racer


!!! (Chk Chk Chk)


Big Scary



The Cat Empire

Chet Faker

Crystal Fighters

Cyril Hahn

Emma Louise

Flight Facilities


Grizzly Bear

Hanni El Khatib



Hungry Kids Of Hungary

James Vincent Mcmorrow

Johnny Marr

London Grammar


Neil Finn

Oliver Tank

The Paper Kites


The Preatures

The Roots

The Rubens




Tom Odell

Vampire Weekend

Violent Femmes

Violent Soho

The War On Drugs

White Denim

The Wombats

Boogie Nights:

Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes

The Correspondents

Hot Dub Time Machine

Late Nite Tuff Guy

Legs Akimbo

Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro

Tom Thum


Amos Gill

Dave Callan

David Quirk

Michael Hing

Nath Valvo

Ronny Chieng

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