A fond farewell to Falls Festival in Tasmania

Leaving the island state after 17 years with no plans to return

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For many, there was no better way to ring in the New Year than at the Falls Festival in Marion Bay on Tasmania’s East Coast. Sadly, the curtain has fallen on this beloved music festival after 17 years with organisers claiming they won’t be returning unless there is a significant increase in government support. 

Falls Festival in Tasmania was postponed last year due to COVID, though festival organisers and patrons hoped it could resume once restrictions eased. But now due to ongoing funding difficulties it’s officially coming to an end. 

Jessica Ducrou, the Co-Chief Executive of the company that operates Falls Festival, told ABC News that the lower crowd numbers and lower ticket prices was the catalyst for finishing up.

“The festival in Tasmania had been consistently losing money for us…We had reached the height of how many people would attend the festival and it just doesn’t make financial sense (to host it anymore),” she explained. 

Music lovers have been treated to some killer headline acts since the Falls Festival launched in Tasmania in 2003, from Kings of Leon to Moby and Halsey. 

Punters can still attend the Victoria version of Falls Festival at its new location in Pennyroyal Plains in Murroon. Be sure to keep an eye on their website to find out more about the 2022/23 lineup.