Flume, The Kooks and Daryl Braithwaite for Falls Festival
FALLS Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a line-up full of stars set to rock Lorne, Marion Bay, Fremantle and Byron Bay.
Australian producer Flume, American indie folk band Fleet Foxes, American hip hop supergroup Run The Jewels and English pop-rock band The Kooks will be headlining the festival.
Other artists announced are Glass Animals, Peking Duk, Angus & Julia Stone, Foster The People, Liam Gallagher, Vince Staples, Jungle and Dune Rats.
Daryl Braithwaite is an unexpected addition to the alternative festival. It continues 68 year old Braithwaite's crossing over to a younger generation on the back of the ongoing popularity of his 1991 hit The Horses.
"We all felt like there is a Daryl renaissance and The Horses is still a huge moment in Australian music regardless of your age," Falls co-producer Paul Piticco told the Herald Sun.
Braithwaite will get a 45 minute set at each Falls Festival, however Piticco is quick to point out it is not a novelty booking.
"We were just sitting around thinking 'Would it work? Would Daryl smash it out of the park?' and we all said yes!"
Also part of the line-up are The Smith Street Band, D.R.A.M, Everything Everything, Allday, The Jungle Giants, Thundamentals, Methyl Ethel, Slumberjack and D.D Dumbo.
Anna Lunoe, DZ Deathrays, Confidence Man, Julia Jacklin, Bad//Dreems, Cosmo's Midnight, Winston Surfshirt, Luca Brasi, Alex Lahey, Camp Cope and Flint Eastwood are also in the list of acts coming up to the New Year's festival.
The Falls silver celebration is promising (besides music) creative installations, visual arts performances, pop-up bars and beer gardens, thoughtful camping facilities, comedy clubs, local traders, beauty parlours and holistic yoga and well-being spaces.
Among some of the changes announced this year are bars to be be cash and pay-wave enabled, leaving drink tokens behind.
Falls Festival Byron Bay will be held December 31, January 1 and 2 as an 18+ event.
Tickets To Falls:
Friends of Falls members pre-sales will commence at 9am (local time) Thursday, August 24.
Optus Perks pre-sales will commence at 9am (local time) Friday, August 25.
General Sales will commence at 9am (local time) Tuesday, August 29.
- All details and pricing can be found at fallsfestival.com.