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Another beloved Aussie festival kicks the bucket



Beloved Australian music festival Falls will not run in 2023 after almost 30 years of the annual New Year's event.

Partygoers keen on attending one of the festivals' locations, normally held simultaneously around the country, will have to make new plans this December after organisers announced they were taking the "season off to rest".

"After an impressive 28 years ringing in the New Year with some of the world's biggest acts, the Falls team are today switching on their OOOs and taking this New Years' season off to rest, recover and recalibrate," a statement read this morning.

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The announcement comes after the festival reverted to a one-day event in Melbourne last year after being unable to secure its flagship location at Lorne in Victoria's south.

It is the third time in the last four years the simultaneous events in Byron Bay, Freemantle and Melbourne have been cancelled.

Falls was also forced to scrap its Tasmania leg of the tour after 17 years in 2021 due to financial issues.

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In 2019, about 9000 festival-goers were told to pack up their Lorne campsites and find lifts to leave the festival due to fire threats.

The event was also plagued by pandemic restrictions during the COVID pandemic, making it impossible to operate. 

Falls Festival offers live music, arts, immersive experiences as well as food and drinks at the annual event.

Headliners in recent years have included Lil Nas X, the Arctic Monkeys, John Farnham, Hilltop Hoods, Flight Facilities, Flume and Angus and Julia Stone.

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