The folks at Victoria and Tasmania’s Falls Festivals have given us a taste of what we can expect in on the line up this New Years and we must say it’s pretty impressive. They’ve pulled out the big guns early with his one, because none other than the Arctic Monkeys are headlining! Touring on the back of their recently released album Suck It And See, they’ll join the massively popular Seattle band Fleet Foxes who are riding an even bigger wave of acclaim with their new album Helplessness Blues.

In addition, organisers have announced that Kiwi legend Tim Finn, of Split Enz and Crowded House fame, indie darlings The Jezabels, comedian Arj Barker and dubstep crew the Easy Star All Stars performing their take on the Pink Floyd classic, Dub Side of the Moon. That’s just a taste of what’s to come!

The Falls Music and Arts Festival is one of Australia’s longest running festivals, now in its 9th and 19th years in Tasmania and Victoria respectively. There are around 70 performers on the bill ranging diversely from musicians to comedians and arts performers. There are always heaps of activities taking place on our beautiful coastal locations, all camping is free and it’s held over:

3 days from December 29, 2010 in Marion Bay Tasmania (all ages), and
4 days from December 28, 2010 in Lorne, Victoria (18+ event).

Tickets – the majority of tickets will be allocated via the ballot, which you can subscribe to at before it closes on August 5th 2011. General public tickets will go on sale August 17th 2011.