Falls Pageant, one in every of Australia’s prime touring fests, will skip its 2023/24 version.
Secret Sounds, the Dwell Nation-affiliated producers of Falls Pageant, introduced Wednesday (Could 17) that the annual occasion wouldn’t go forward this December and subsequent January in both of its three places – Melbourne, Byron Bay and Fremantle.
“After a formidable 28 years ringing within the New 12 months with a number of the world’s largest acts, the Falls workforce are right now switching on their OOOs and taking this New Years’ season off to relaxation, get better and recalibrate,” learn an announcement posted to social media.
It’s the third time up to now 4 years the occasion has been nixed, after the 2020 and 2021 occasions had been scrapped as a result of pandemic.
Falls is without doubt one of the hottest tickets on the calendar, and, in a typical yr, is held through the summer season vacation with legs in Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia.
A protracted-running present at Marion Bay in Tasmania was formally discontinued through the well being disaster, and organizers final yr walked away from ambitions to host a Falls Birregurra in Murroon, nation Victoria, citing a time-consuming and costly software course of. The pre-NYE occasion went forward on the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne, with Arctic Monkeys and Lil Nas X among the many headliners.
“We ship big love and appreciation to all our patrons for his or her ongoing help and for the good vibes they delivered to the 2022/23 occasions,” the Falls assertion continues. “You actually are the center and soul of Falls Pageant, and we stay up for updating you with our plans when the time is true.”
Spearheaded by Jess Ducrou and Paul Piticco, Falls Music & Arts Pageant originated in 1993 as a one-day live performance in Lorne, Tasmania beneath the banner Rock Above The Falls. Within the years since, the likes of Iggy Pop, Jack Johnson, Billy Bragg, the Black Keys, Blondie and plenty of extra have graced its levels.