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Falls Festival Lorne Moved To New Venue

The Lorne leg of Falls Festival has been moved, as a ferocious bushfire continues to tear through the region.

Organisers held crisis talks with local emergency services today to discuss their options, ultimately deciding the threat was too severe to proceed on the original site. The festival will now be held at the Mount Duneed Estate on Pettavel Road, just north of Torquay.

The Falls Festival Lorne 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 were forced to get the hell out of dodge, after the blaze wiped out 53 homes in the region.

More than 300 firefighters remain on the scene, as the Christmas inferno continues to rage out of control.



Statement from Falls Festival

Falls Lorne event update! We have been working very hard over the past 24 hours to secure a new venue for the festival, and we’re pleased to announce that the show will go ahead nearby at the Mount Duneed Estate! We have been working closely with the local emergency services, Councils and CFA and unfortunately the Lorne farm is a potential high risk site for the 2015 event. We would like to thank the Byron Shire and Geelong Councils, emergency services and A Day On The Green. Our hearts and thoughts are with our local communities

All Lorne tickets will be accepted at the gates and scanned by Falls and Oztix

staff. As the festival is proceeding, refunds will not be offered, however for those who would prefer to attend another event we are offering Lorne patrons the opportunity to switch their tickets to the Marion Bay or Byron Bay festivals.

To do so you will need to contact Oztix directly at [email protected] with your original ticket purchase information, confirmation numbers and your

preferred venue.

Monday, 28th December 2015 — Friday, 1st January 2016

Mount Duneed Estate on Pettavel Road, just north of Torquay.

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

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

Falls Festival 2015/2016 Lineup – Lorne Only

The Wombats

Dune Rats

Harts

Dj Yoda

City Calm Down

Melbourne Ska Orchestra

Banoffee

Generik

Vallis Alps

I Oh You Djs

The Bennies

Holy Holy

The Babe Rainbow

Hein Cooper

Russ Dewbury

Wax Motif

San Holo

Money For Rope

Ngaiire

Opiuo

Lurch And Chief

Hey Sam

Peter Bibby

Tuka

The Meeting Tree

Mighty Duke And The Lords

Dj I-Dee

Ainslee Wills

Joining…

Wavves

Leon Bridges

Bloc Party

Foals

Disclosure

Gary Clark Jr

Toro y Moi

Young Fathers

Django Django

Courtney Barnett

Halsey

Soak

Jarryd James

Elliphant

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

RÜFÜS

Seth Sentry

Alpine

The Avener

Birds Of Tokyo

BØRNS

Gang Of Youths

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard

Little May

+ more to be announced.

Comedy Lineup

Nazeem Hussain

Randy

Adam Rozenbachs

Nick Cody

Becky Lucas

Tien Tran

Boogie Nights Lineup

Art Vs Science

El Vez

Fleetmac Wood

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic

+ more

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