After a series of cancellations, Falls Festival will take place this year. For Victorians, it will be held in Birregurra, a town located about 40 minutes from Lorne. This is after the festival announced that it would be leaving the seaside. Pennyroyal Plains is the new official festival site. The festival will have three stages: El Capitan, which features global headline acts across hip hop and indie rock and pop; Sugarloaf Resort, for global electronic artists; and the Futures Stage, which showcases the future of music.
The Victorian festival will be held from December 29 - 31. Byron Bay's festival will take place from December 31 – January 2. Fremantle will also take place from January 7 – 8. On May 12, tickets go on sale. Falls described their Vic location as "truly unique, we fell in love" with its gentle topography, open spaces and expansive views. This has given Falls the opportunity to transform it into an immersive festival experience.
Arctic Monkeys. Lil Nas X. Peggy Gou. Chvrches. Jamie Xx Amine. Ocean Alley. Camelphat. Spacey Jane. Dma's. G Flip. Pinkpantheress. Rico Nasty. Tsha. Tsha. Cc:Disco!. Young Franco. Tsha.
Tickets for Presale are available starting Monday, 9am - 09:00 local time. G.A tickets are available at 9AM sharp local time on Thursday, 12 May.
After having headlined at several European festivals, Arctic Monkeys are now heading to Falls with nine billion streams. Their 2006 album, Whatever People Say I am, That's what I'm Not, is undoubtedly the most important indie rock album in the 2000s. It was also the UK's fastest-selling debut. They are the only group to have won Best British Group and British Album Of The Year at The Brits for three consecutive times. They have won seven Brit awards together with an Ivor Novello award and a Mercury Music Prize. There are also 20 NME awards, five Q awards, and three Grammy nominations.
After breaking the record for the longest-running US number-one single with the 16 x Platinum remix of 'Old Town Road,' Lil Nas X, a pioneer in LGBT country music, arrives in Australia. He has also released his debut album Montero. It features back-to-back number ones with Industry Baby' featuring Jack Harlow, and 'That’s What I Want'. Also, it includes the multiplatinum hits?Panini,?Ro', & ', eo' and?? Even though he is only 23, Lil Nas X has been hailed as a pioneering LGBT artist in the vast US country market.
Jamie XX was originally a non-vocal member in The XX's breakthrough indie band. In 2011, the group released 'Far Nearer/Beat For.' The XX then went on to release a remix album called "We're New Here." which has been a huge success and opened the door for a new generation. The singles 'Girl/Sleep Sound, ’All Under One Roof Raving’, & 'Gosh’ followed. Jamie's debut album, 2015's In Colour received nominations for Best Dance/Electronic Album Grammy and the Mercury Prize. This led to Jamie releasing 'Idontknow’ in 2020. It features a more aggressive and faster-paced sound than the In Colour era. After returning to Coachella in April with the festival-ready anthem, "LET'S DO IT AGAIN", he has continued to release club-friendly music.
The lineup also features a number of electronic legends. Peggy Gou impressed at Live at the Bowl recently and has gained a large fanbase for her distinctive MPC rhythms, irresistible melodies, and tracks such as 'Gou Talk' (It Makes You Forget Itgehane), 'Starry Night', and 'Jigoo. After his impressive performance at Pitch Festival earlier in the year, Ben Bohmer will be performing another live set. Meanwhile, UK duo Camelphat have been a major hit with their track 'Cola' and have released a steady stream club-oriented house tracks. Sugarloaf Resort will also host DJ Seinfeld and Mall Grab, TSHA, TSHA, CC:DISCO!!, Anna Lunoe, and many other top-class electronica artists. It's amazing to see the quality of electronica available.
Other internationals include the Scottish indietronica band CHVRCHES and the US rapper Amine, whose debut album 'Caroline" reached the top 15 of the US charts. Also, the debut album 'Caroline,' by Amine, was released alongside Rico Nasty. Pink Pantheress, a UK artist who rose to prominence through Tik Tok, has released To Hell with It. The local scene is home to many talented acts, including Ocean Alley and Spacey Jane, DMA’s, G Flip. Mall Grab, Genesis Owusus, and DMA’s. There is certainly a triple j in the local flavor - Amyl and The Sniffers seem pretty isolated among the heavy options. However, there are still so many acts to choose from that it's easy to forget the old cliche "something for everyone". That's a good thing.