Falls Festival is relocating to downtown Melbourne for its 2022 Victorian event

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Falls Festival is relocating to downtown Melbourne for its 2022 Victorian event

Falls Festival, Lorne 2018. DZ Deathrays crowd. Photo by Charlie Hardy

Falls Festival is now bringing Arctic Monkeys, Lil Nas X, Peggy Gou, CHVRCHES, Jamie xx and more to inner-city Melbourne as Birregurra location falls through.

Arguably the biggest Australian NYE festival, Falls Festival, has made a major change to its Victorian edition this year, announcing a change in the location just three months ahead of the New Year’s event.

Having previously confirmed its new home of Pennyroyal Plains in Murroon, just a stone’s throw from Birregurra, back in July, Falls’ VIC event is set to relocate to Melbourne for the first time. Now billed as Falls Downtown Melbourne, the event will now take place at Sidney Myer Music Bowl and surrounds across the same dates 29, 30 and 31 December.

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The festival revealed that while Colac Shire Otway Council approved the planning permit on 30 June for Falls VIC to be held at a new location at Birregurra, with support from council and from the local MP and the broader community, an application by a small group of locals was made to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) appealing this decision and a hearing date set for February/March 2023, after the event was meant to take place.

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 lineup 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! Bring in the 2023 New Year with your crew, as we rediscover the joy of celebrating this milestone together.

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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 Downtown Melbourne will take place at Sidney Myer Music Bowl & Surrounds, 29 – 31 December 2022. Tickets for Falls Downtown Melbourne are on sale 9am AEST Wednesday 14 September from Moshtix.