As the country looks to slowly creak back to life across the coming weeks, music lovers can revel in the news Falls Festival are pushing on towards hosting their annual gatherings across the New Year period this year.
But the 2020-21 edition will be an all-Australian line-up, with the 'home-grown' status enabling "that money stays in our local economy, providing maximum financial benefit for the Australian music community".
The festival will also be raising funds for Support Act, who have been "inundated with requests recently from workers who have been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic".
Dear Falls Fans,
Today we are excited to let you know that we’re working towards Falls Festival Dec 2020 / Jan 2021 and that it will feature a limited edition, all Australian lineup.
As Australia heads towards the recovery phase of COVID-19 we have decided to move forward with optimism, and work towards presenting our Dec 2020 / Jan 2021 event in a way that will best bolster Australia’s live music industry.
We have some of the most exciting acts in the world and this special “home grown” edition of Falls will ensure that money stays in our local economy, providing maximum financial benefit for the Australian music community – artists, management, crew, agents, roadies, production etc - as well as the thousands of contractors and suppliers who rely on our events for their income.
Falls Festival Dec 2020 / Jan 2021 will also raise funds for Support Act which provides essential services to our music industry workers. Support Act has been inundated with requests recently from workers who have been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Health and safety is always our number one priority, so as the recovery process begins and more information becomes available, we will continue working with and taking direction from the health authorities.
But today we’re letting you know that while we’re living in strange times, we’re choosing the bright side. Our team is moving ahead and we hope we’ll be seeing you all in December/January for an all Aussie edition of Falls Festival.
Jess and Paul
Co-producers, Falls Festival