Everything you need to know about the popular Australian music festival hitting Byron Bay, Lorne, Fremantle and Marion Bay this new year.
Now in its 26th year, the annual Falls Music and Arts Festival will be held over New Year’s and early January in towns across Australia. Launched in 1993 and originally named ‘Rock Above The Falls’ in just Lorne, Victoria, the festival has evolved to being held across four regional towns in four states, and attracting big name artists.
The Epic Lineup
A whole bunch of fantastic international and local artists are taking to the stage, including:
- Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
- Catfish and The Bottlemen (Only Australian shows)
- Vance Joy
- Flight Facilities
- Amy Shark
- King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
- Hilltop Hoods
- 88rising ft. Rich Brian, Joji, Niki & August 08 (Only Australian Shows)
- Golden Features
- First Aid Kit
And plenty more! For the full line-up, check out the Falls Festival website.
Falls Festival Lorne
Dates: 28 – 31 December 2018
How to get there: Melbourne is the closest city to Lorne with an airport. Melbourne Tullamarine is the largest and most-frequented airport, however the smaller Melbourne Avalon airport is actually closer to Lorne and The Great Ocean Road if you’re flying to get to the festival.
Falls Festival Marion Bay
Dates: 29 – 31 December 2018
How to get there: If you’re flying into Tasmania for the Marion Bay Falls Festival, Hobart Airport is the closest and most convenient airport, just under 40 kilometres from Marion Bay. Travelling with a group? Airport transfers to and from Hobart Airport are available on Jayride.com.
Falls Festival Byron Bay
Dates: 31 December – 2 January 2019
How to get there: The closest airport is Ballina-Byron Gateway Airport. From there, it’s about 38 kilometres from Byron Bay. Shared shuttles into Byron Bay from the airport start from just AUD$20.
Falls Festival Fremantle
Dates: 5 – 6 January 2019
How to get there: Fremantle lies just 30 kilometres from Western Australia’s state capital of Perth, and can be accessed via airport transfer from Perth Airport. A private transfer starts from just AUD$78.
There are still tickets available for the Byron Bay, Lorne, Fremantle and Marion Bay festivals. You can opt to buy a single day, weekend, two day, three day or camping pass, depending on the location. For ticket options, check out the website.
Is it just music?
Nope! From cabaret, food stalls, yoga workshops, meditation, arts and crafts and markets, to massage, silent discos, burlesque performances, comedy and dance parties, you can be sure that there will be plenty to keep you entertained at Falls Festival.
To ensure everyone has a great time, the festival has a few rules they enforce to keep festival goers safe and happy. These include:
- No BYO alcohol
- No fires
- No glassware onsite
- No recording of artist performances
- No couches (people bring them and leave at the festival, creating unnecessary landfill)
- No animals and pets
- Put rubbish in appropriate bins
- And of course, no illegal activities, including use of drugs and drink-driving
Heading to Falls Festival? Organise your transport early so there’s one less thing to worry about! Pre-book your airport transfer on Jayride.com. You can find out more about Jayride.com transport options to Marion Bay, and Byron Bay on the festival website.