Falls Festival announces it will not be going ahead this year
The latest festival to announce it will not be going ahead this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic is FALLS FESTIVAL, with organisers announcing a “rain check” to fans this morning. This comes after the likes of Splendour In The Grass, Listen Out, Strawberry Fields and many more all sharing with would-be punters that their 2020 dates will not be happening.
The festival did announce back in May it was intending to proceed with its 2020/21 dates with a special “homegrown” line up, but as the pandemic continues to fluctuate thus creating an unpredictable envinroment for any plans to exist -let alone a festival with tens of thousands of people- Falls confirmed the news in a statement from the organisers. You can read the statement below:
Dear Falls Fam,
Falls Festival will no longer be taking place this year. In May, as the nation seemed to be moving into recovery mode, we were optimistic about forging ahead and supporting our local industry with an all Aussie edition of Falls Festival. We were especially excited to reunite many live music fans, get industry crew back on the job and contribute to the economies of the communities where Falls takes place.
However, given the current status of things and border restrictions in place, it won’t be possible to hold Falls Festival in our regular New Year’s timeframe.
As we work with government stakeholders and key agencies to get Falls Festival back in the calendar, as always your safety is our priority. Consider this a raincheck and please know we will be back with more information as it comes to hand.
In the meantime, we’re sending love to our Victorian Falls community. Hang in there! And to all of our Falls fam, stay well and safe. We hope to be with you all again soon.
Words by Emma Jones