Falls Festival Adds ‘Foster A Band’ Winner To Its Downtown Lineup

Voting has wrapped up for Falls Festival’s Foster A Band initiative, with Fremantle’s The Hunting Birds taking pole position. The band will now be performing on the Falls Downtown stage in Fremantle, where they’ll be rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest acts on the bill.

The folk-rocking five-piece stole the imagination of the majority of the punter votes. Voting was open for the past month, with people from all over the country having their say as to who should perform at Falls, and a plethora of Fremantle-based acts were up for the prize, including Pow Negro, Bells Rapid and Phocal.

Posting to Facebook, The Hunting Birds say, “Massive thanks needs to be handed to our fosters at Music Insight for believing and investing in us, its been a pleasure! Most of all, thanks to everyone that took time to vote. The sheer amount of gratitude and love we have for each one of you is insurmountable.”

The news is on par with the band’s current winning streak. This month they’ll be playing alongside British India and make their TV debut, all while their current single State Of Mind (below) cops a well-deserved flogging.

The band will now have the opportunity to steal the thunder from the likes of Rag N’ Bone, Kari Faux and Mt

Mountain, who will also be taking to the Downtown stage.

UPDATE 1/12/16: Grouplove have cancelled their entire Australian tour including all Falls Festival shows and sideshows.

Catch the Falls Festival Downtown lineup in full, below.

Listen: The Hunting Birds – ‘State Of Mind’

Falls Festival 2016/2017 Lineup

Downtown (WA)

The Hunting Birds


Rag N’ Bone


Kari Faux
Mt Mountain
Elli Schoen
The Community
Fungle Club
Boogie Nights Media
Camp Doogs Presents Deep Vibe Sea
Blind Tiger & His Boogie Box with Jimmy Mac
Cottontail Trio & The Supper Club
Manhattons Hot Swing
Stoney Joe


Childish Gambino (no sideshows)
London Grammar (no sideshows)
The Avalanches
Violent Soho
Matt Corby
The Jezabels
Ball Park Music
Jamie T
Grandmaster Flash

Hot Dub Time Machine
Booka Shade
Client Liaison
Vallis Alps
Parquet Courts
City Calm Down
Modern Baseball

Falls Festival 2016/2017

Tickets on sale now unless sold out

Wednesday, 28th December 2016 — Saturday, 31st December 2017 – SOLD OUT
Lorne, Victoria

Thursday, 29th December 2016 — Saturday, 31st December 2017
Marion Bay, Tasmania
Tickets: Falls Festival

Saturday, 31st December 2016 — Monday, 2nd January 2017 – SOLD OUT
Byron Bay, New South Wales

Saturday, 7th January 2017 — Sunday, 8th January 2017
Fremantle, Western Australia
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