Falls Festival Lorne Could Be Cancelled Due To Bushfire Threat

The Victorian leg of Falls Festival is in “serious danger” of being cancelled, with a monster bushfire tearing across the state’s surf coast and making its way towards Lorne.

Festival organisers will meet with emergency services today to determine if the sellout event – which is scheduled to kick off on Monday, 28th December – will still go ahead.

The festival site is nestled in the heart of dense bushland at Falls Farm, less than 15 kilometres from the suburb of Lorne – which was issued an emergency evacuation order this morning.

Thousands of residents and holidaymakers have been forced to get the hell out of dodge, after the blaze wiped out 53 homes in the region.

“You are in danger, act now to protect yourself. It is too late to leave,” the Country Fire Authority’s warning read.

There are more than 300 firefighters currently on the scene and a cool change overnight has helped with their efforts.

However, an update on the Falls official Facebook page late last night warned ticketholders that there was a genuine possibility that the event might be scrapped, if the threat was not sufficiently contained.

“We have a meeting scheduled with emergency services at 12 noon tomorrow,” their statement reads. “We will make a final decision on how the festival will progress from there. We will update you all with further information as soon as it comes to hand.”

Update: Festival organisers will make an announcement by 5pm

Falls Lorne update: we have just concluded our emergency services meeting, we continuing to work through the current…

Posted by Falls Music and Arts Festival on Friday, 25 December 2015

Hey guys, a festival update. The township of Lorne is now being evacuated, the Falls farm itself is safe from the path…

Posted by Falls Music and Arts Festival on Friday, December 25, 2015

Falls Festival 2015/2016 Lineup – Lorne Only

The Wombats
Dune Rats
Dj Yoda
City Calm Down
Melbourne Ska Orchestra
Vallis Alps
I Oh You Djs
The Bennies
Holy Holy
The Babe Rainbow
Hein Cooper
Russ Dewbury
Wax Motif
San Holo
Money For Rope
Lurch And Chief
Hey Sam
Peter Bibby
The Meeting Tree
Mighty Duke And The Lords
Dj I-Dee
Ainslee Wills


Leon Bridges
Bloc Party
Gary Clark Jr
Toro y Moi
Young Fathers
Django Django
Courtney Barnett
Jarryd James
Hilltop Hoods
Hiatus Kaiyote
Kurt Vile And The Violators
Mac DeMarco
The Maccabees
Meg Mac
Oh Wonder
Paul Kelly & Merri Soul Sessions ft. Clairy Browne, Dan Sultan, Kira Piru, Vika & Linda Bull
Seth Sentry
The Avener
Birds Of Tokyo
Gang Of Youths
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard
Little May
+ more to be announced.

Comedy Lineup

Nazeem Hussain
Adam Rozenbachs
Nick Cody
Becky Lucas
Tien Tran

Gallery: Falls Festival 2014 – Lorne / Photos: Nikki Williams

Monday, 28th December 2015 — Friday, 1st January 2016SOLD OUT
Lorne, Victoria
Tickets: Falls Festival

Tuesday, 29th December 2015 — Friday, 1st January 2016
Marion Bay, Tasmania
Tickets: Falls Festival

Thursday, 31st December 2015 — Sunday, 3rd January 2016
Byron Bay, New South Wales
Tickets: Falls Festival

Boogie Nights Lineup

Art Vs Science
El Vez
Fleetmac Wood
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic
+ more

Monday, 28th December 2015
Lorne, Victoria

Tuesday, 29th December 2015
Marion Bay, Tasmania

Thursday, 31st December 2015
Byron Bay, New South Wales

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