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Got plans for New Year's? Well, cancel them – the first chunk of the 2019 Falls Festival lineup has landed, and with 31 names spanning pretty much every last corner of the musical spectrum, there's something for everyone to foam at the mouth over. Returning to the regional hotspots of Lorne, Marion Bay, Byron Bay and Fremantle, the multi-day jaunt looks to be one of the biggest in the festival's history.
Headlined by alt-pop queen Halsey (a festival exclusive, to boot), indie-jam giants Vampire Weekend and EDM lords Disclosure, punters can expect a wide array of beats to aide in getting their boogie on.
For us lovers of all things guitar, we've got our eyes set on Of Monsters And Men, Lewis Capaldi, Milky Chance, and Yungblud, as well as local legends WAAX, Totty, Good Doogs, Dope Lemon, and... Wait for it... John Farnham. Yes, old mate Farnsey will be taking the mainstage for a career-spanning set of classic Australiana. Quality stuff.
In addition, each of the four stops will feature their own unique special guest. Lorne will have the privilege of getting their dance on with What So Not, while Marion Bay opens up the pit to some slick shreds from Wolfmother, Byron Bay gets groovy with AG cover star Tash Sultana, and Fremantle melts to the sweet sounds of Matt Corby.
Tickets for all dates are on sale starting next week – Monday for Visa Checkout users, Tuesday for My Ticketmaster members, and Wednesday for the rest of us (9am for all sale openings) – and if recent years have taught us anything, it's that they won't stick around for all that long.
Cop the full lineup and ticket details after the jump!
Falls Festival 2019/2020
Of Monsters And Men
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
Amyl & The Sniffers
The Japanese House
+ more to be announced
Lorne: Saturday December 28th – Tuesday 31st
with special guest What So Not
Marion Bay: Sunday December 29th – Tuesday 31st
with special guest Wolfmother
Byron Bay: Tuesday December 31st – Thursday January 2nd
with special guest Tash Sultana
Fremantle: Saturday January 4th and Sunday 5th
with special guest Matt Corby
* exclusive to Falls Festival