THE FALLS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL ADD MORE NAMES TO THE LINE-UP!
The Falls Music & Arts Festival is lining up to bring you one of the finest, sun soaked, summers of your life! After the mammoth first announce including Foals, Bloc Party, Disclosure, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Mac Demarco, Paul Kelly & The Merri Soul Sessions, Courtney Barnett and many more - they've added a few more exciting names to 2015 top drawer line-up! All heading our way, ready for an Australian summer romance with you <3
The Ticket Ballot saw all of the Lorne ticket allocations selling out quickly with Byron and Marion Bay not far behind. Now is the time to get ready for General Ticket Sales, which start tomorrow morning at 9am AEST for the stunning coastal towns of Lorne, Marion Bay and Byron with all ticket types available. Head to the festival website for all of the deets.
Joining team Falls this year will be:
Deriving her name from the phonetic combination of the words 'soul' and 'folk' (which she herself describes as odd considering the fact that her music isn't really either) SOAK is the pseudonym of 18 year-old Irish prodigy Bridie Monds-Watson. Armed with a precious voice and a gift for songwriting as miraculous as it is majestic, her sound would be placed on the same shelf as the likes of Bjork and Cat Power. Her debut album Before We Forgot How To Dream was released in May this year to breathless reviews following an unprecedented level of hype arising from her recent performances at SXSW. Tunes like 'Sea Creatures' and 'Blud' have become ubiquitous as SOAK converts one devotee after another.
2015's breakthrough artist JARRYD JAMES has been busy charming the country with his double-platinum hit single 'Do You Remember' from his forthcoming debut LP due out this September. The 12-track album will feature collaborations with talented producers like Joel Little (Lorde, Broods, Sam Smith), Malay (who was at the helm for Frank Ocean's superb Channel Orange), Pip Norman and Matt Corby! Warm hearted and easy going, his second single 'Give Me Something' has already reached #1 airplay on triple j with its silky smooth, soul-tinged tones. Failing to stop there, his fresh collab with Julia Stone formed the über lush track 'Regardless' - all of which are perfectly positioned to kill it live on the Falls stage!
Swedish singer and rapper ELLIPHANT is a galvanising SWAT-led assault of MIA-grade political gyration and avant-garde dance. The reggae-pop maverick's Look Like You Love It EP featured the likes of Diplo, Skrillex, TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek and more. Her second EP is a musical patchwork that's as warm as it is wild. The intoxicating, yet intricate title track 'One More' got a lot of Summer love from triple j and features fellow Scandinavian native MØ. It's no surprise that as soon Elliphant unveiled the single, it became the '#1 Most Tweeted Song on Twitter'. With a new album due out this September, Elliphant is coming back to Australia after her sold-out run of Splendour sideshows. She's equal parts crazy club girl, hip-hop gangster, R&B baller and hippie spirit and she's going to bring some seriously cool vibes to Falls.
Some of the sharpest tools in the Aussie comedy shed are ready to take on the Falls Comedy stage and bring the LOLs! We're excited to announce some of the finest touring funny guys and gals, including:
As the star and creator of the critically acclaimed show Legally Brown, NAZEEM HUSSAIN is one of a rising breed of comedians not afraid to embrace and lampoon their unique cultural heritage. Of Sri- Lankan-Tamil descent, Nazeem first gained notoriety as one half of the wildly successful comedy duo Fear of a Brown Planet, along with his partner in crime Aamer Rahman. FOABP sold out comedy shows around the country, he became a regular on triple j and received rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Since then Nazeem has become one of the most sought after young comedians in Australia through his work on Comedy Centrals Balls Of Steel, The Project and Q and A. He even supported Dave Chappelle on his recent tour!
Everyone's favourite felt faced comedian, RANDY has been popping up everywhere of late. Carving out his purple, felty niche on the world comedy stage has been no small mean feat for a bloke with such obvious mobilisation difficulties, but against all odds Randy has thrived. His debut solo show received critical acclaim, selling out seasons from Melbourne to Edinburgh and earning him a nomination for the Golden Gibbo at the 2009 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. In 2010 Randy joined forces with good mate Sammy J to create Ricketts Lane a live sitcom that has proved to be wildly popular with their legions of fans. All this, and he still finds time to play squash every Thursday evening in Moorabbin.
ADAM ROZENBACHS is one of those blokes. You'll know his face, you'll know his voice, you'll know his off-key sense of humour once described as 'Jerry Seinfeld with a black heart' but will you ever know the real Rozenbach? Probably not. No matter though because when someone is this quick on his feet, there's not need for intimacy. Clocking up eight successful Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows (including several sold out seasons) and appearances on shows such as Spicks and Specks and The National, Adam is a man about town. He's also an accomplished writer, turning his hand to sport for Before The Game, opinion for The Herald Sun and men's fitness for uhh... Men's Fitness magazine.
Described by the Daily Telegraph as a 'man destined for big things' and also 'hilariously inappropriate' by Beat Magazine, NICK CODY is more than just a man with two first names. In fact, at only 28 years of age, it could be said that Cody has managed to fit two blokes worth of careers into his rapid ascent. Making his name on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Circuit by selling out six years worth of shows (culminating in 2015's Beard Game Strong) Cody has gone on to headline shows in Australia, Montreal and New York City and has shared the stage with such international superstars as Jim Jefferies, Anthony Jeselnik and Bill Burr - who personally selected him as the support for his Sydney Opera House show.
Brisbanite turned Sydneysider BECKY LUCAS is an up and coming darling of the Australian Comedy scene. Downbeat and composed, her unassuming stage presence and mild manner seem designed to lull you into a false sense of complacency. Then some of her lines jolt you. Her style is the comedy equivalent of putting a silencer on a gun; you don't hear the pearlers coming, you only know when they hit.
As laid back as comedians come, TIEN TRAN has established himself as a shining beacon on a packed landscape. His first Melbourne International Comedy Festival show If You Don't Know, Now You Know exhibited a knack for quick wit and ability to hold up a mirror to his audience. Tran touches on Australia's skewed relationship with race but never lets things get too heavy. Being born here, Australians don't consider him an Australian and the Vietnamese don't really consider him as Vietnamese either. This allows Tien to bring a unique outsider's perspective to his comedy. He's more than happy to riff on sex, housemates, family and anything else his razor sharp mind comes across.
General Ticket Sales start tomorrow at 9amAEST - Wednesday August 26: fallsfestival.com
Best to book your travel early while availability is high and costs are low, check out the Falls website for all of your options.
ABOUT THE FALLS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 2015:
A world-class line-up of music, comedy and arts in a relaxed festival environment. The coastal locations are beautiful, the natural amphitheatres are sublime and all camping is free.
THE FALLS PLAYLIST:
THE FALLS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 2015 LINEUP (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER):ALPINE - THE AVENER - BIRDS OF TOKYO - BLOC PARTY - BØRNS - COURTNEY BARNETT - DISCLOSURE - DJANGO DJANGO - ELLIPHANT - FOALS - GANG OF YOUTHS - GARY CLARK JR - HALSEY - HIATUS KAIYOTE - HILLTOP HOODS - JARRYD JAMES - KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD - KURT VILE AND THE VIOLATORS - LITTLE MAY - THE MACCABEES - MAC DEMARCO - MEG MAC - OH WONDER - PAUL KELLY & MERRI SOUL SESSIONS FEATURING CLAIRY BROWNE, DAN SULTAN, KIRA PIRU, VIKA & LINDA BULL - RUFUS - SETH SENTRY - SOAK - TORO Y MOI - YOUNG FATHERS + MORE
ADAM ROZENBACHS BECKY LUCAS NAZEEM HUSSAIN NICK CODY RANDY TIEN TRAN BOOGIE NIGHTS LINEUP (DEC 28 LORNE, DEC 29 MARION BAY, DEC 31 BYRON): ART V SCIENCE - EL VEZ - FLEETMAC WOOD - 'WEIRD AL' YANKOVIC + MORE
ADAM ROZENBACHS - BECKY LUCAS - NAZEEM HUSSAIN - NICK CODY - RANDY - TIEN TRAN
Dec 28, 2015 until Jan 01, 2016 in Lorne, VIC (est. 1993) 18+ event
Dec 29, 2015 until Jan 01, 2016 in Marion Bay, TAS (est. 2003) All ages
Dec 31, 2015 until Jan 03, 2016 in Byron, NSW (est. 2013) 18+ event