After an incredible 28 years of hosting some of the world’s biggest acts, the Falls Music Festival team has decided to take a much-needed break this New Year’s season. With the intention to rest, recover, and recalibrate, the festival organisers are switching off their out-of-office notifications and taking some time off.
The decision comes after two years of postponed events due to the Covid-19 lockdowns. However, Falls Music Festival made a triumphant return in 2022/23 with a star-studded lineup that featured renowned artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Lil Nas X, Peggy Gou, Jamie xx, Chvrches, Spacey Jane, Amyl and the Sniffers, Genesis Owusu, PinkPantheress, and even crowd favorites like The Wiggles. The festival took place across three locations: Byron, Fremantle, and, for the first time ever, Melbourne City.
Jessica Ducrou, Co-CEO of Secret Sounds and producer of Falls Music Festival, expressed her gratitude and acknowledged the challenges faced in the live music industry over the past few years. “The live music space has undergone unprecedented changes, both on stage and behind the scenes,” she explained. “While the reboot of Falls in 2022/23 was filled with amazing moments, and we were thrilled to reconnect with our Falls family, our team now needs a break. This year, we will take time off to enjoy the holiday period and allow ourselves the space to reimagine the future of Falls Music Festival.”
Ducrou also took the opportunity to thank the festival’s loyal patrons for their continuous support and the incredible energy they brought to the 2022/23 events. She emphasised that the fans truly are the heart and soul of Falls, and the organisers look forward to updating them on future plans at the appropriate time.
In addition to the festivalgoers, Ducrou extended her gratitude to the extended Falls Music Festival team, including staff, contractors, volunteers, sponsors, partners, suppliers, stakeholders, and key agencies. Their enduring passion, dedication, and support have been instrumental in the success of the festival throughout the years.
Although Falls Music Festival will be taking a year off, fans can rest assured that the team is actively working behind the scenes to bring a fresh and exciting experience when the festival returns.
So, until then, farewell Falls Festival; we hope to see you soon!