Roots, Grizzly Bear & Neil Finn For Falls Festival


The Falls Music & Arts Festival, located within the coastal towns of Lorne, Victoria, Marion Bay, Tasmania and Byron Bay, New South Wales, has announced its 2013 line-up for December/New Year dates.  Tickets to the festivals are available via a ballot which will close on August 26.

This year’s headliners include Grammy Award-winning hip hop soul band The Roots, Grizzly Bear, Neil Finn, The Violent Femmes, Vampire Weekend, MGMT and The Cat Empire.

Other acts include Asta, Big Scary, Bombino, Bonobo, Chet Faker, Crystal Fighters, Cyril Hah, Flight Facilities, Gossling,  Hanni El Khatib, Hermitude, James Vincent Mcmorrow, London Grammar, Pond, The Preatures, Rüfüs, Solange, Tom Odell, White Denim, The Wombats, Hot 8 Brass Band, Hot Dub Time Machine, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Legs Akimbo, Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro, The Correspondents, Tom Thum and more. 

The Ticket Ballot is now open. Patrons must register their details to enter the draw and have until 12noon on August 26 to do so, at which time the ballot period will close. (Unique codes will be emailed to the winners who will be randomly drawn from the pool of entrants. Those people will be able to purchase up to 4 tickets from 9am on August 29).  For those who do miss out, there will be an allocation of tickets set aside for general sales starting at 9am on September 04. The  Falls website has all the details and ticket variations. Prices will be released shortly.

This year the festival has introduced a discount for local Tasmanian residents! Tickets sold at the following retail outlets from 9am August 29 will receive a discount of $10 per ticket: Centertainment in Hobart, Collectors Corner in Burnie or  Mojo Music in Launceston.


December 28 – January 01 in Lorne, VIC (18+ event)

December 29 – January 01 in Marion Bay, TAS (All ages)

December 31 – January 03 in Byron Bay, NSW (18+ event)


Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM ( in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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