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With the tragic news that 116 houses have been destroyed in Wye River and Separation Creek and the fire is still burning out of control along the surf coast, The Falls Festival organisers have just announced a new venue for this year's event. It is just 15 minutes away from Geelong and closer to Melbourne (see map below for more details).
According to the recently issued press release:
"We are really excited and thankful to announce that our good friends at A Day On The Green have helped us secure a new venue for Falls Lorne, for this year only. Ticket holders will be welcoming in 2016 at the Mount Duneed Estate on Pettavel Road, just north of Torquay. It’s nearby and easily accessible for all, situated on a gentle slope looking down from the winery. With ample flat campgrounds surrounding the vineyard to comfortably accommodate you all, everything you know and love about the Falls event will be there waiting for you."
Fleetwood Mac recently played this same venue on the 7th of November and also Elton John on the 12th of December. Mount Duneed Estate was formerly known as The Hill Winery. More than 15,000 people are expected to bring in the new year at this event that include international acts Bloc Party, Foals, The Wombats, Weird Al Yankovic, Gary Clark Jr plus local favourites Courtney Barnett, Paul Kelly, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Birds of Tokyo, Hilltop Hoods and lots more.
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts bringing in the 2011 New Year At Falls.
Jessica Ducrou, Festival Co-Producer states, “First and most importantly, our hearts and thoughts are with our neighbours and local communities in the Lorne area who continue to deal with this heartbreaking situation. The safety of our patrons is always our number one concern, and our discussions have directed us to a new home and Falls experience for the year.”
“The team at Falls will deliver an outstanding event for all of our ticket holders attending. We’d love to thank the Surf Coast Shire and Geelong Councils, emergency services for their ongoing support of the festival, the guys at Mount Duneed Estate, including their neighbours and to all of you - our patrons - who have been very supportive and patient throughout this difficult process.”
Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley said, “The Falls Festival organisers have always had the safety of the community front of mind and have worked very closely with emergency services and the Surf Coast Shire to get the right outcome.”
“This is about people’s safety and that was the focus in coming to the decision to relocate the festival. The Falls Festival organisers were engaged from the beginning and have respected the expert safety advice given to them that has prompted the need to relocate the event.”
With much joy, we are happy to say that the show will go on. All Lorne tickets will be accepted at the gates and scanned by Falls and Oztix staff. As the festival is proceeding, refunds will not be offered, however for those who would prefer to attend another event we are offering Lorne patrons the opportunity to switch their tickets to the Marion Bay or Byron Bay festivals. To do so you will need to contact Oztix directly firstname.lastname@example.org with your original ticket purchase information, confirmation numbers and your preferred venue.
Where is Mount Duneed Estate? It is one hour and ten minutes away from the Melbourne CBD, 15 minutes away from Geelong and north of Torquey. Street address is 65 Pettavel Rd, Mount Duneed VIC 3216.
Source: Google Maps
Tickets are still available for the Marion Bay and Byron Bay events and Lorne ticket holders can switch to these events by contacting contact Oztix directly email@example.com.
Dec 29, 2015 until Jan 01, 2016 in Marion Bay, TAS
Dec 31, 2015 until Jan 03, 2016 in Byron Bay, NSW
Playing times remain the same.
THE FALLS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL - Mount Duneed Estate
Dec 28, 2015 until Jan 01, 2016 in Mount Duneed Estate, VIC - SOLD OUT
So it is no longer BOXING DAY BLUES with this good news that Falls Festival has found a new location. You could call it "Falls On The Green".
See Courtney Barnett perform at The Falls Festival.
2015 NATIONAL LINE-UP
FOALS · BLOC PARTY · DISCLOSURE · THE WOMBATS · HILLTOP HOODS · RÜFÜS · COURTNEY BARNETT · BIRDS OF TOKYO · HALSEY · KURT VILE AND THE VIOLATORS · JARRYD JAMES · WAVVES · MAC DEMARCO · MEG MAC · THE AVENER · PAUL KELLY & THE MERRI SOUL SESSIONS · ART VS SCIENCE · DJANGO DJANGO · GARY CLARK JR. · SETH SENTRY · LITTLE MAY · THE MACCABEES · LEON BRIDGES · 'WEIRD AL' YANKOVIC · ALPINE · TORO Y MOI · YOUNG FATHERS · ELLIPHANT · GANG OF YOUTHS · BØRNS · HIATUS KAIYOTE · KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD · SOAK · OH WONDER · EL VEZ · FLEETMAC WOOD · JESSE DAVIDSON
PLAYING LORNE ONLY:
DUNE RATS · HARTS · DJ YODA · CITY CALM DOWN · OPIUO · MELBOURNE SKA ORCHESTRA · BANOFFEE · GENERIK · VALLIS ALPS · I OH YOU DJS · THE BENNIES · HOLY HOLY · THE BABE RAINBOW · HEIN COOPER · RUSS DEWBURY · WAX MOTIF · SAN HOLO · MONEY FOR ROPE · NGAIIRE · LURCH AND CHIEF · HEY SAM · PETER BIBBY · TUKA · THE MEETING TREE · MIGHTY DUKE AND THE LORDS · DJ I-DEE · AINSLEE WILLS · MANGLELWURZEL
Paul Kelly performing at the Falls Festival at Lorne in 2010.
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