Ring in the New Year with a blockbuster line-up in Byron Bay and new venues in VIC and WA!
Following two years of COVID-impacted cancellations, Falls Festival is making a glorious return with a roster of huge internationals, much-loved Aussie bands, cutting edge electronic acts and heaps more.
Lil Nas X is making his Australian debut at Falls, showing off all the culture-impacting hits from debut album MONTERO (and possibly some new tunes?). You’ve also got festival faves Chvrches, in-demand South Korean DJ Peggy Gou, celebrated producer and The xx member Jamie xx, US rappers Aminé and Rico Nasty, TikTok sensation PinkPantheress, and hyperpop duo Magdalena Bay.
Headliners Arctic Monkeys have been working on a new album to follow-up 2018’s subversive, sci-fi themed Tranquility Base Hotel & Casinoand bring their world-class rock show back Down Under for the first time in years.
The Aussie contingent is red hot, too. Ocean Alley, Spacey Jane, and DMA’S are sure to kickstart the sing-alongs. Genesis Owusu, Amyl & The Sniffers, and G Flip will tear the stage apart. Not enough? You’ve also got King Stingray, Telenova, 1300, Peach PRC, The VANNS, Lastlings, MAY-A, and Elsy Wameyo.
Falls has also assembled a strong electronic offering with overseas talent like Camelphat, Ben Böhmer and DJ Seinfeld mixing it up with local legends Anna Lunoe, Luude, Choomba, Young Franco, Juno Mamba, Mall Grab, CC:DISCO! and more.
There’s more to get excited about in the line-up below, and head to Double J to see their recommendations.
Falls Festival 2022/2023 line-up
Arctic Monkeys, Lil Nas X, Peggy Gou, Chvrches, Jamie xx
Aminé, Ocean Alley, Camelphat, Spacey Jane, DMA’S, G Flip, PinkPantheress, Rico Nasty, Amyl & The Sniffers
Mall Grab, Ben Böhmer (Live), DJ Seinfeld, Genesis Owusu, Tsha, CC:DISCO!, Young Franco, Anna Lunoe, Luude
Lastlings, MAY-A, Choomba, The VANNS, King Stingray, Peach PRC, Beddy Rays, Jean Dawson, Telenova, Biscits
Barry Can’t Swim, Floodlights, Elkka, Wongo, YNG Martyr, 1300, Moktar, Magdalena Bay, Dameeeela
Ebony Boadu, Elsy Wameyo, Rona., Juno Mamba, and many more!
Set a reminder: Tickets are available from 9am, Thursday 12 May. A presale tickets with early bird prices will be available sooner. Head to fallsfestival.com for more info. And here’s the dates and venues:
- Pennyroyal Plains, Colac, VIC – December 29, 30 & 31, 2022
- North Byron Parklands, Yelgun, NSW – 31 December 2022, 01 & 02 January 2023
- Fremantle Park, Fremantle, WA – 07 & 08 January 2023
That’s far from it! Falls will beef up its offerings beyond the music, with some fancy trimmings that take full advantage of its new locations in VIC and WA.
This year introduces Club Falls – a new VIP experience with dedicated entry, private cocktail bar and dining, phone charging, merch store, shaded areas and – most crucially – fancy toilets! There’s also some high-end glamping options at all three stops.
Get involved in the Shit Olympics – a space for backyard cricket, non-alcoholic beer pong, and a three-legged race – or wind down with morning yoga, pilates, or even the on-site swimming pools! That’s on top of the pop-up eats, bars, markets, and some painting-with-wine in the arts and crafts Creative Space.
Unfortunately, Tassie will be missing out on the action. Late last year, Falls organizers Secret Sounds confirmed that they wouldn’t be returning to Marion Bay, drawing the curtain on a nearly 20-year era for the much-loved event in TAS.