Arctic Monkeys, Lil Nas X and Chvrches Headline Falls Festival's Stacked Summer 2022–23 Lineup
Peggy Gou, Jamie xx, Aminé, Ocean Alley, Camelphat and Spacey Jane will also be heading to Birregurra, Byron Bay and Fremantle to see out 2022 and welcome in 2023.
May 04, 2022
Returning for the first time since 2019, Falls Festival has one clear thing to say about its 2022 events: it bets you'll look good on the fest's dance floors. It wants you to get on your dancing shoes, too, and make the most of spending a couple of days immersed in live tunes — from Arctic Monkeys, for starters, as well as from fellow big-name acts Lil Nas X, Peggy Gou, Chvrches and Jamie xx.
Your destinations this time around: Pennyroyal Plains, Colac in Victoria from Thursday, December 29–Saturday, December 31; North Byron Parklands, Yelgun in New South Wales from Saturday, December 31–Monday, January 2; and Fremantle Park, Fremantle in Western Australia from Saturday, January 7–Sunday, January 8. That's where and when the fest will hit to either see out 2022, kickstart 2023 or both — after revealing back in 2021 that it was saying goodbye to its usual Tasmanian leg in Marion Bay after 17 years, and also moving from Lorne in Victoria after a 27-year stint.
As always, Falls has delivered one helluva lineup — one that's exciting, broad, hops between international stars and homegrown hits, and is certain to draw crowds. Also making appearances: Aminé, Ocean Alley, Camelphat and Spacey Jane, plus DMA's, G Flip, Pinkpantheress, Rico Nasty, Amyl and the Sniffers, Mall Grab and Ben Böhmer. And yes, that's just a taste of the bill.
The tunes will be backed by a colourful curation of art events, performances, pop-ups, markets, wellness sessions and gourmet eats — because that's the Falls Festival way. Think: morning yoga, hammocks, swimming pools, three-legged races, backyard cricket, non-alcoholic beer pong and pinot-and-paint sessions, plus burgers, Korean chicken, woodfired pizza and ramen on the food lineup. Drinks-wise, everything from margaritas to hard seltzers (and beers and bubbles) will be on offer.
Camping options include renting a tent or glamping in both NSW and Victoria.
And yes, if it feels a little early for a Falls lineup, there's a reason for that. Pre-pandemic, the fest usually unveiled its bill in August; however, we all know how the world has changed in the past couple of years — and that we're all planning much further ahead than usual.
Anyway, here's what you're here for — the lineup as it currently stands, with more to be announced.
FALLS FESTIVAL 2022 LINEUP:
Lil Nas X
Amyl and the Sniffers
Barry Can't Swim
FALLS FESTIVAL 2022 DATES:
Pennyroyal Plains, Colac, VIC — Thursday, December 29–Saturday, December 31
North Byron Parklands, Yelgun, NSW — Saturday, December 31–Monday, January 2
Fremantle Park, Fremantle, WA — Saturday, January 7–Sunday, January 8
Falls Festival 2022 will take place in December 2022 and January 2023 in Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia. Pre-sale tickets are available from 9am (local time) on Monday, May 9, with general sales kicking off at 9am on Thursday, May 12. For more info and to buy tickets, visit the festival's website.