Falls Festival organisers have announced today that the event’s Marion Bay leg will not take place this year.
The news was announced in a statement this afternoon. “During these unprecedented times, and like most industries, we must adjust our business operations to allow us the best opportunity for long term viability,” reads the statement, in part.
“To be clear this is not a goodbye, more a ‘see you soon’ to Tasmania.”
Falls Festival has operated in Marion Bay, Tasmania since 2003. Festival organisers also stated that they expect this year’s New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia legs to move ahead as planned.
The news comes after the festival organisers announced their plans to push ahead with the year’s event, working towards a limited edition, all-Australian lineup for the festival’s December 2020/January 2021 iteration.
“We have some of the most exciting acts in the world and this special “home grown” edition of Falls will ensure that money stays in our local economy, providing maximum financial benefit for the Australian music community – artists, management, crew, agents, roadies, production etc – as well as the thousands of contractors and suppliers who rely on our events for their income,” Falls co-producers Jess Ducrou and Paul Piticco said in a statement.
“Health and safety is always our number one priority, so as the recovery process begins and more information becomes available, we will continue working with and taking direction from the health authorities. But today we’re letting you know that while we’re living in strange times, we’re choosing the bright side. Our team is moving ahead and we hope we’ll be seeing you all in December/January for an all Aussie edition of Falls Festival.”
— Falls Festival (@fallsofficial) July 14, 2020