Falls Festival ditches Tassie and Lorne

The iconic Falls Festival has ditched its New Year’s music event in Tasmania and relocated its Victorian event from Lorne to Pennyroyal Plains.

The festival had been held in Tasmania for 17 years straight until Covid forced its cancellation in Marion last year.

“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,” said Festival promoters Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco.

“We hope that our Lorne and Tassie Falls fam will join us at Pennyroyal Plains.”

The Falls Festival has been held in Lorne for the last 27 years, but organisers said it will return to Victoria in its new location in the summer of 2022-23. The festival had been forced to cancel the last two editions in Lorne due to Covid and bush fire issues.

“Lorne is where Falls Festival started so we want to give a particularly special shout out to the locals there,” the organisers said.

“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.”

The organisers described the new location as a “truly special” place.

“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,” they said.