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Falls Festival 2020 Has Been Cancelled: “Consider It A Raincheck”

This year’s Falls Festival has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant border restrictions, organisers have confirmed today.

Back in May, organisers announced they were pushing ahead and working towards an all-Australian lineup for the festival’s New Year’s Eve 2020/2021. In July, the festival’s Marion Bay leg was cancelled. Now, organisers say the festival will not be taking place this year altogether.

“In May, as the nation seemed to be moving into recovery mode, we were optimistic about forging ahead and supporting our local industry with an all Aussie edition of Falls Festival,” opens a statement from organisers.

“However, given the current status of things and border restrictions in place, it won’t be possible to hold Falls Festival in our regular New Year’s timeframe.”

Organisers told fans to consider the news a “raincheck” and said they would be providing more information as it comes to hand. Read the full statement below.


Dear Falls Fam,

Falls Festival will no longer be taking place this year. In May, as the nation seemed to be moving into recovery mode, we were optimistic about forging ahead and supporting our local industry with an all Aussie edition of Falls Festival. We were especially excited to reunite many live music fans, get industry crew back on the job and contribute to the economies of the communities where Falls takes place.

However, given the current status of things and border restrictions in place, it won’t be possible to hold Falls Festival in our regular New Year’s timeframe.

As we work with government stakeholders and key agencies to get Falls Festival back in the calendar, as always your safety is our priority. Consider this a raincheck and please know we will be back with more information as it comes to hand.

In the meantime, we’re sending love to our Victorian Falls community. Hang in there! And to all of our Falls fam, stay well and safe. We hope to be with you all again soon.

Big Love

Falls Festival

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