"We're thrilled that the show will go on at Sidney Myer Music Bowl, ringing in the new year in Downtown Melbourne!"
Falls Festival's Victorian event is set to relocate to Melbourne for the first time.
Falls Downtown Melbourne will now take place at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and surrounds from December 29 - 31.
Falls Co-Producer Jessica Ducrou said: "Thanks so much for all the support from stakeholders, the venue, artists, all who contribute to Falls and especially our patrons. We're thrilled that the show will go on at Sidney Myer Music Bowl, ringing in the new year in Downtown Melbourne!"
Falls Downtown Melbourne will feature the full line-up of acts already announced, across two stages in an inner city setting, with all the convenience that provides plus Club Falls, Rancho Relaxo, multiple bars and food trucks and much more!
The shock move to Melbourne comes after a planned move to a new location in Birregurra, in the Otways region of Victoria become logistically impossible following the filing of a Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) case appealing against the Colac Shire Otway Council's issuing of planning approvals for the event. The hearing isn't scheduled until February/March 2023, leaving the Falls team with no choice but to move this years Victorian event.
The move to a downtown location does require a significant shift in the nature of Falls festivities, with camping not possible at the inner-city location.
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Existing tickets remain valid for the new events and falls have provided additional details for those looking to refund or exchange their tickets, stating.
"Ticket holders who are not able to attend the new venue in Melbourne will be able to apply for a refund from 12pm AEST today until 5pm AEDT Thursday 13 October. All Camping tickets will be automatically refunded from Thursday 29 September 2022. Moshtix will be in touch with all account holders directly with more information, including how to exchange your Birregurra tickets to the Byron event if you would like the full camping festival experience. Please note that refunds or exchanges need to be requested by the purchaser i.e. if a mate purchased your ticket for you, they will also need to request your refund for you."
Falls Festival Downtown Melbourne will feature Arctic Monkeys, Lil Nas X, Peggy Gou, CHVRCHES, Jamie xx and more.
New tickets for Falls Downtown Melbourne are on sale 9 am AEST Wednesday 14 September from Moshtix.
Arctic Monkeys, Lil Nas X, Peggy Gou, Chvrches, Jamie Xx, Aminé, Ocean Alley, Camelphat, Spacey Jane, Dma’s, G Flip, Pinkpantheress, Rico Nasty, Amyl And The Sniffers, Mall Grab, Ben Böhmer (Live), Dj Seinfeld, Genesis Owusu, Tsha, Cc:disco!, Young Franco, Anna Lunoe, Luude, Lastlings, May-a, Choomba, The Vanns, King Stingray, Peach Prc, Beddy Rays, Jean Dawson, Telenova, Biscits, Barry Can’t Swim, Floodlights, Elkka, Wongo, Yng Martyr, 1300, Moktar, Magdalena Bay, Dameeeela, Ebony Boadu, Elsy Wameyo, Rona., Juno Mamba + Special Guests The Og Wiggles.