The Falls Music & Arts Festival (commonly known as Falls) is a music festival held annually in Lorne, Victoria, Marion Bay, Tasmania, and Yelgun (30 km from Byron Bay), New South Wales, Australia, on New Year’s Eve. While the festival is best known for contemporary music performances, dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, as well as other art forms, are also featured at the event. Due to the length of the event, people bring a tent and camp out at the event; the Victorian and Tasmanian locations have nearby beaches, the New South Wales location – Yelgun is approx 7 km from South Golden Beach, which is 28 km from Byron Bay Main Beach. Many artists playing at the Falls Festival are traditionally of the blues & roots genre, however it is not exclusively of this style, with rock, hip hop and electronic style acts also playing.
Our Byron event started 2013 as the third ever Falls Festival. Set on the tropical oasis of the North Byron Parklands, it’s a special place to spend your NYE with sequined palm trees, stars, music and friends. The few days you spend with us will be your best, taking in some of the finest contemporary tunes from across the globe with interactive arts, sustainable initiatives, yummy food and good people.