Border restrictions force Falls Festival to take a ‘raincheck’

Ongoing border restrictions and social restrictions have forced the organisers of the Falls Festival to cancel this year’s events in what they call a “raincheck”.

Organisers Paul Piticco and Jessica Ducrou had previously hoped the festivals which take place in Lorne, Marion Bay, Byron Bay and Fremantle would proceed in December and January with an all-Australian line-up.

“In May, as the nation seemed to be moving into recovery mode, we were optimistic about forging ahead and supporting our local industry with an all Aussie edition of Falls Festival,” the pair said.

“However, given the current status of things and border restrictions in place, it won’t be possible to hold Falls Festival in our regular New Year’s timeframe.

“Consider this a raincheck and please know we will be back with more information as it comes to hand.”