Festival takes a fall
FREMANTLE’S Falls Festival has been cancelled, with organisers citing the ongoing coronavirus crisis and border restrictions.
Despite planning to promote an all-Australian lineup for the hugely popular music festival — due to be held in early 2021 — organisers announced last week the events in Fremantle, Lorne and Byron Bay had been canned.
“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,” the announcement read. “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.”
This year’s line-up attracted huge international acts, with musicians including
Halsey, Disclosure, Lewis Capaldi and YungBlud performing at Fremantle Oval in January.
The announcement did not include details on refunds, but did tell punters to consider it a “raincheck”.
Halsey performed at this year’s Falls. Picture: Alan Chau