Falls Festival announces new Victorian home for NYE 2022
04.11.2021

Falls Festival announces new Victorian home for NYE 2022

Falls Festival
Photo by Charlie Hardy

Falls Festival, one of Australia’s longest-running music festivals moves on to its next chapter after 27 years in Lorne.

Arguably the biggest Australian NYE festival, the beloved Falls Festival has announced its return for summer of 2022/2023 with some massive changes.

This year, the Lorne event will be relocated to Pennyroyal Plains in Murroon, just a stone’s throw from Birregurra, while the festival will not return to Marion Bay in Tasmania.

What you need to know

  • Falls Festival announces new Victorian home for 2022/2023.
  • The festival will not return to Marion Bay in Tasmania.
  • The Lorne event will be relocated to Pennyroyal Plains in Murroon

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Known for its incredible line-ups, massive stage productions, and a solid festival atmosphere, it’s after 27 years in beautiful Lorne and 17 years in fabulous Tassie it is with mixed feelings that Falls Festival moves on to its next chapter.

“It has been a privilege to operate Falls Festival in such beautiful locations and we’re so thankful to the Surf Coast Shire, Sorell Council and supporting stakeholders of Lorne and Marion Bay who have shown Falls Festival such incredible support over the years. We hope that our Lorne and Tassie Falls fam will join us at Pennyroyal Plains,” said festival promoters Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco.

“Lorne is where Falls Festival started so we want to give a particularly special shout out to the locals there. You have been instrumental in making the festival all that it is today, and we’ll always be grateful to the community for their long-time support.”

Less than 2 hours from Melbourne, an hour and a half from Geelong and 30 minutes from its previous home in Lorne, Pennyroyal Plains is a spectacular and never before used event location.

“The space is truly special. We fell in love with its gentle topography and sweeping open spaces, which has created the opportunity for Falls to transform its new landscape into a deeper and more immersive festival experience.”

The festival’s return is long-awaited for keen punters, having had to pull the pin a day into the festival in 2019 due to the Victorian bushfires and cancelling the festival in Lorne, Byron Bay and Fremantle last year due to the pandemic.

Taking to its new location at Pennyroyal Plains, Murroon, the festival will also return to North Byron Parklands, Yelgun and Fremantle Oval in Fremantle for NYE 2022/2023.

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