The Falls Music and Arts Festival

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Country and Region AustraliaVictoria
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Lorne, Victoria, Australia
Festival Contact Information

The Falls Music and Arts Festival
P. O. Box 184
Lorne, VIC 3232

Festival Description

The Falls Festival features 50 performers and comedians, with an arts village, and films set on beautiful beachs. Festival-goers are treated to two nights of free camping. The Festival began in 1993 with the simple idea of transforming a New Years celebration among friends into an event that extended its invitation to a broader audience. The Falls Festival was born and was entitled “Rock Above the Falls”. The holiday event has since turned into an annual celebration of music and revelry with top international acts. The Festival with the local community and the world- at-large in mind takes great strides in making the festival a green event by signing on with partners in the field of enviromentally-minded practices. The organizers reach out to involve themselves in the local community through charitable donations and fundraisers for a variety of causes. For more information on this visit the web site at

The Falls Music and Arts Festival also takes place in Marion Bay, Tasmania. For more information visit

Festival Dates December 28, 2012 - January 1, 2013
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Festival Story:

Falls Music & Arts Festival is one of the finest, longest running, boutique music events in Australia. Boasting intimate surroundings of sheer beauty where music & arts from around the globe come together. Nestled on two farms that host the event simultaneously from December 29th until January 1st; in the Otway Rainforest near Lorne along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, and near the beautiful Marion Bay beaches in Tasmania. Set amongst the countries most spectacular scenery, the festival is based on European style events, including camping, arts, comedy, a great atmosphere, over 60 acts (international and national), beach access and a variety of activities and entertainment across a couple of days.


Festival Events:

Lineup 2012/2013:
  • Angus Stone (AU)
  • Ash Grunwald (AU)
  • Ball Park Music (AU)
  • Beach House (USA)
  • Best Coast (USA)
  • Bombay Bicycle Club (UK)
  • Boy & Bear (AU)
  • Coolio (USA)
  • Cosmo Jarvis (UK)
  • Django Django (UK)
  • First Aid Kit (SWE)
  • Hilltop Hoods (AU)
  • Hot Chip (UK)
  • Jinja Safari (AU)
  • Lisa Mitchell (AU)
  • Matt Corby (AU)
  • Maxïmo Park (UK)
  • Millions (USA)
  • Sampology Presents A Falls Anniversary Live AV Show
  • SBTRKT Live (UK)
  • Sharon Van Etten (USA)
  • The Flaming Lips (USA)
  • The Hives (SWE)
  • The Vaccines (UK)
  • Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (UK)
  • Two Door Cinema Club (IRE)
  • Willis Earl Beal (USA)


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Practical Info:

  • Online
  • Printed on recycled paper the ticket system has been organized with the assistance of Greening Australia and Green Tix to ensure that one tree is planted for each ticket sold. For more information visit, and
  • Otway rainforest
    Erskine Falls Road
    Lorne, Victoria, Australia
Greening partners:
  • Visy
  • Waste Wise
  • Hobart Water
  • Birds Australia
  • Greening Australila
  • For more greening partners visit the festival web site at


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