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Falls Festival Drops Killer 2017 Lineup for Its 25th Outing

Ring in the New Year with Flume, Fleet Foxes and Daryl Braithwaite.
By Libby Curran
August 22, 2017
By Libby Curran
August 22, 2017

Falls Festival might be gearing up to celebrate a quarter-century, but, with the lineup it's just dropped, it feels a bit like we're the ones getting the birthday presents instead.

Helping to ring in the art and music festival's 25th year is a pretty buzzworthy gang of musical mates, headlined by Australia's own wunderkind Flume, as he returns to the Falls stage for the first time since wooing the Lorne crowds in 2012. He's joined on the bill by international names like Seattle-based Grammy nominees Fleet Foxes (who were here earlier in the year for Sydney Festival), Oxford four-piece Glass Animals (who were also just here for Laneway), Californian indie-pop darlings Foster The People and The Kooks, who'll be celebrating a milestone of their own, having clocked up ten years since their debut album. If you've had your ear to the ground, you'll already know the part about Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher dropping in for his first-ever Aussie headline shows.

True to form, the Falls 2017 local lineup is equally exciting, and every bit as broad. Homegrown acts hitting the stage include the party-ready Peking Duk, Brisbane rockers Dune Rats, Melbourne natives The Smith Street Band and Total Giovanni, and indie duo Angus & Julia Stone, off the back of their soon-to-launch album Snow. And it looks like you can start limbering up those vocal chords for a gutsy rendition of 'The Horses', with the legendary Daryl Braithwaite also slated for an appearance.

As always, the tunes are backed by a colourful curation of art events, performances, pop-ups, markets, wellness sessions and gourmet eats. You can, however, say goodbye to the usual drink ticket situation, which has been ditched in favour of paywave and cash-enabled bars.

It's all happening over New Years at the usual spots in Tassie's Marion Bay, Lorne in Victoria, and the North Byron Parklands, with WA's 2017 Falls Festival landing itself a new home within the Fremantle Oval precinct. But here's what you're here for — the full lineup.


Flume (no sideshows)
Fleet Foxes
Run The Jewels
The Kooks
Glass Animals (no sideshows)
Peking Duk
Angus & Julia Stone
Foster The People
Liam Gallagher
Vince Staples
Dune Rats
The Smith Street Band
Daryl Braithwaite
Everything Everything
The Jungle Giants
Methyl Ethel
D.d Dumbo
Anna Lunoe
Dz Deathrays
Confidence Man
Julia Jacklin
Cosmo's Midnight
Winston Surfshirt
Luca Brasi
Alex Lahey
Camp Cope
Flint Eastwood
Ecca Vandal
Total Giovanni
+ More to be announced


Lorne, VIC — December 28–31
Marion Bay, TAS — December 29–31
Byron Bay, NSW — December 31 - January 2
Fremantle, WA — January 6–7

Falls Festival 2017 will take place over New Years. Friends of Falls members pre-sale tickets are available from this Thursday, August 24, with General Sales kicking off next Tuesday, August 29. FOr mro einfo and to buy tickets, visit

Published on August 22, 2017 by Libby Curran
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