Less than a year after the announcement that Byron Bay’s Splendour in the Grass founders Jessica Ducrou and Paul Pittico had bought into Falls Festival, the festival has announced that it will expand to Northern New South Whales for the 2013 festival. The festival will now take place across three locations in Victoria, Tasmania and NSW simultaneously.
Previously Falls Festival had run Sunset Sounds in Brisbane, an event with much of the same lineup in the week following the Victoria and Tasmania events. While an announcement of the Byron Bay edition has been made, no location information has been given. Splendour in the Grass takes place next weekend at its new permanent home in Byron Shire.
Organisers have released the following information about dates and locations of the 2013/14 festivals:
Marion Bay, TAS: December 29, 2013 – January 01, 2014
The Marion Bay site is picturesque, sitting right alongside one of the finest coastlines in the world. Taking a trip to Tasmania over summertime is the perfect way to experience all that the Apple Isle has to offer. The weather is fine, the terrain is beautiful, there is so much to see and do; with the foodies paradise Taste of Tasmania in full swing, MONA just a heartbeat away and the Sydney to Hobart taking pace – not to mention all of the stunning natural surrounds to be explored.
Byron Bay, NSW: December 31, 2013 – January 03, 2014
Look up ‘delightful beach town’ in the dictionary and Byron Bay is what you’ll find. Known for its relaxed beaches where the sand stretches beyond vision with waves that are near perfect. Drenched with mellow charms and the heart of a small town, 2013 will mark Falls’ maiden voyage to the area!
Lorne, VIC: December 28, 2013 – January 01, 2014
Located just off the winding beauty of the Great Ocean Road, Lorne is where Falls all began. Set amongst the mountaintops of the ancient Otway Rainforest surrounded by tall gums and green gullies, it’s a magical place to spend your days camping. Take some time either side of the festival to walk the trails and explore the native areas.
Any one of these three choices will make for an exciting summer break. The time to start planning is now, while travel is cheap and fully available.