We now know what form Falls Festival will take when it returns at the end of 2022, and it's fair to say that there's been a bit of a shake-up for the beloved summer festival.
The Victorian leg of the festival is moving from Lorne after 27 years, instead set to take place at Pennyroyal Plains in Murroon. Unfortunately, the festival won't be returning to Tasmania, marking a significant change in their yearly plans. They'll be continuing with the Byron Bay and Fremantle legs of the festival.
In a statement, festival promoters Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco announced the changes, writing, “It has been a privilege to operate Falls Festival in such beautiful locations and we’re so thankful to the Surf Coast Shire, Sorell Council and supporting stakeholders of Lorne and Marion Bay who have shown Falls Festival such incredible support over the years. We hope that our Lorne and Tassie Falls fam will join us at Pennyroyal Plains.
“Lorne is where Falls Festival started so we want to give a particularly special shout out to the locals there. You have been instrumental in making the festival all that it is today, and we’ll always be grateful to the community for their long-time support.”
Speaking about the new space in Pennyroyal Plains, the pair says, “The space is truly special. We fell in love with its gentle topography and sweeping open spaces, which has created the opportunity for Falls to transform its new landscape into a deeper and more immersive festival experience.”
It's been a little while since Falls Festival was in full swing, facing issues in 2019 due to the Victorian bushfires, while the festival was cancelled last year due to the pandemic. We're looking forward to seeing what line-up Falls Festival has in store for their return - New Year's Eve just isn't the same without Falls Festival.