Following strong demand for the stellar Falls Festival 2013 lineup, ticket allocations are now completely exhausted at the festival’s latest leg, Byron Bay.
Arriving only a few short weeks after Lorne tickets completely selling out, punters now looking for a slice of Falls action need to look into the unique getaway opportunity presented by Marion Bay in Tasmania.
The news arrives following a new round of bands being added to the Falls Festival 2013 lineup. Famed former guitarist for The Smiths, Johnny Marr and Philly fuzz-rock favourites The War On Drugs were the latest acts to bolster Falls’ international list, which features headliners Vampire Weekend, Grizzly Bear, The Roots, MGMT, The Wombats, Violent Femmes, !!!, White Denim, Solange, and more.
Locally, fans have scooped up tickets based on the strong appearance of bands closer to home, such as songwriting legend Neil Finn, The Cat Empire, Pond, Chet Faker, Big Scary, Hermitude, The Preatures, and the newly added likes of decorated Brisbanite Emma Louise, The Rubens, Violent Soho, Hungry Kids Of Hungary, Horroshow, Oliver Tank, and many more.
While many punters are keen to inspect the new Byron Bay leg of Falls, which will be hosted on a shared part of the Yelgun festival site used for this year’s Splendour In The Grass, festival organisers are pushing for the allure of Tasmania’s Marion Bay leg as the perfect holiday destination.
Providing stunning natural settings, with views of coastlines and mountaintops near its beautiful camping grounds, nearly 60% of the sold out crowd to last year’s Falls Festival made the trip from mainland Australia to turn their festival attendance into a New Year’s vacation, exploring the swell of activity at MONA, Australia’s best food and wine event Taste Festival, and more.
Organisers also recently increased the quantity of the ‘Gimme Shelter’ tickets and ‘Tepee Life’ passes, allowing for camping options in an exclusive full day ticket price for the three-day event. “Just arrive onsite and step straight into a fully pitched tent without the hassle of lugging it all the way from home,” Falls organisers proffer, with Gimme Shelter passes going fast.
Festival Director Paul Pitticco (who bought into Falls Festival alongside Splendour co-founder Jessica Ducrou last year) also explains that “the ticket price is deliberately kept lower than that of its mainland counterparts in Lorne and Byron Bay to allow for patrons additional travel costs.”
The news of Falls Festival Byron Bay selling out arrives as a swathe of the Falls Festival 2013 lineup announce a series of headline sideshows to complement their appearance at the annual arts and music event.
The list of acts that have announced dates and details for Falls sideshows include headliners, the legendary live hip-hop crew, The Roots, a Sydney Opera House show from Grizzly Bear, iconic British guitarist and former Smith, Johnny Marr, Philadelphia’s rock Phavourites The War On Drugs, the one and only alt-RnB queen Solange, buzz-worthy electronic trio London Grammar, Irish singer James Vincent McMorrow, British singer-songwriter Tom Odell, Basque-electro folktronica act Crystal Fighters, and special co-headline sideshows from rebel rouser Hanni El Khatib and White Denim, in their debut Australian shows.
Falls Festival 2013 Lineup
Vampire Weekend, The Roots, Grizzly Bear, MGMT, Violent Femmes, Neil Finn, The Wombats, Pond, Johnny Marr, The Cat Empire, The War On Drugs, !!! (chk chk chk), Violent Soho, Crystal Fighters, White Denim, The Rubens, Chet Faker, London Grammar, Solange, Bonobo, Emma Louise, Asta, Big Scary, Hungry Kids Of Hungary, Oliver Tank, The Paper Kites, Horrorshow, Bombino, Oliver Tank, Cyril Hahn, Flight Facilities, Gossling, Hanni El Khatib, Hermitude, James Vincent McMorrow, The Preatures, Rüfüs, Thundamentals, Tom Odell
The Correspondents, Hot 8 Brass Band, Hot Dub Time Machine, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Legs Akimbo, Mountain Mochakilimanjaro, Tom Thum
+ more acts to be announced!
Falls Festival 2013 Dates
Marion Bay, TAS: December 29, 2013 – January 01, 2014 (All Ages)
Byron Bay, NSW: December 31, 2013 – January 03, 2014 (18+) – SOLD OUT
Lorne, VIC: December 28, 2013 – January 01, 2014 (18+) – SOLD OUT
Tickets on sale at http://fallsfestival.com.au/