The Falls Music & Arts Festival offered up three paid slots on the Marion Bay line-up to home-grown Tassie acts. Local media opened their pages (and their hearts) and selected one artist each, supporting and promoting their music for the month of October. Voting to the public via the festival’s website is now closed with thousands of national votes cast. In what was a very close race, the results are in and the 2013 winners are…
The Middle Names, fostered by Togatus.
The Middle Names pack an indie-rock punch with their forthcoming album ‘I Need Space’. Lead single ‘Full Friends’ garnered rave reviews.
The Habits, fostered by The Advocate.
Their style of music combines catchy hooks with beautiful harmonies. Very DIY in their leanings, they manage to use very little instrumentation, yet make it sound so full and vibrant.
Lulu and the Paige-Turners, fostered by The Mercury.
Lulu presents the magnetism of a confident leading lady and curates a bold performance. Contemporary sounds and sweet melodies meet cabaret-esque rhythm.
The festival would like to thank all of the acts and their supporting media that participated in the Foster Band project. “The response to the artists participating has been huge, with thousands of national votes cast. It’s always great to have local music represented and showcased on stage at Marion Bay, to a predominantly interstate audience.” Paul Piticco, Festival Director.
Tickets to Marion Bay are currently on sale via www.fallsfestival.com.
A discount of $10 per ticket is available to local Tasmanians via the following ticket retailers:
Centertainment: 53 Elizabeth St Mall, Hobart - Ph: (03) 6234 5998
Collectors Corner : 37 Wilson St, Burnie - Ph: (03) 6431 6616
Mojo Music: 81 Brisbane St, Launceston - Ph: (03) 6334 5677
triple j Unearthed supports local music. A paid slot on the festival line-up for each location in Lorne, Byron and Marion Bay has been opened up to unsigned Australian artists. The selection process is now finalised and the following acts have been chosen to play at Falls this summer.
Meg Mac, playing Lorne.
The voice of 22 year old Megan McInerney from Melbourne indie pop senses.
The Kite String Tangle, playing Byron.
Drawing comparisons to the rapid growth of artists such as Vance Joy and Flume, there is no doubt that Danny Harley is on the same trajectory.
Chase City, playing Marion Bay.
This Tasmanian surf rock band have been unleashing their catchy and hook filled tunes with their energetic and wild live shows around Australia, they’re now ready to take on Falls.
ABOUT THE FALLS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 2013:
A world-class line-up of music, comedy and arts in a relaxed festival environment. The coastal locations are beautiful and all camping is free.
THE FALLS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 2013 LINEUP
(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER):
MAIN PROGRAM: !!! (CHK CHK CHK), ASTA, BIG SCARY, BOMBINO, BONOBO, THE CAT EMPIRE, CHET FAKER, CRYSTAL FIGHTERS, CYRIL HAHN, EMMA LOUISE, FLIGHT FACILITIES, GOSSLING, GRIZZLY BEAR, HANNI EL KHATIB, HERMITUDE, HORRORSHOW, HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY, JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW, JOHNNY MARR, LONDON GRAMMAR, MGMT, NEIL FINN, OLIVER TANK, THE PAPER KITES, POND, THE PREATURES, THE ROOTS, THE RUBENS, RUFUS, SOLANGE, THUNDAMENTALS, TOM ODELL, VAMPIRE WEEKEND, VIOLENT FEMMES, VIOLENT SOHO, THE WAR ON DRUGS, WHITE DENIM, THE WOMBATS.
BOOGIE NIGHTS: CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN’ RACKETTES, THE CORRESPONDENTS, HOT DUB TIME MACHINE, LATE NITE TUFF GUY, LEGS AKIMBO, MOUNTAIN MOCHA KILIMANJARO, TOM THUM.
COMEDY: AMOS GILL, DAVE CALLAN, DAVID QUIRK, MICHAEL HING, NATH VALVO, RONNY CHIENG.
LORNE (L) & BYRON (B) & MARION BAY (M) ONLY:
ANNA LUNOE (L,B), BORN RUFFIANS (L,B), CHASE CITY (M), CITIZEN KAY (L), CUB SPORT (B), DAPPLED CITIES (L), THE DELTA RIGGS (L), DUSTIN TEBBUTT (L), EGO (L), GENERIK (L), THE HABITS (M), HIATUS KAIYOTE (L), JACKIE ONASSIS (L), THE KITE STRING TANGLE (B), LITTLE BASTARD (L), LULU AND THE PAIGE-TURNERS (M), LUNATICS ON POGOSTICKS (B), M4SONIC (L), MEG MAC (L), THE MIDDLE NAMES (M), MOTORIK VIBE COUNCIL (L), THE MURLOCS (L), MUSTERED COURAGE (L), OWL EYES (L), PERCH CREEK FAMILY JUGBAND (L), POTATO POTATO (B), QUESTLOVE DJ SET (B), REMI (L), SMITH STREET BAND (L), TOUCH SENSITIVE (L,B), TWINSY (L), TYLER TOUCHE (L,B) VYDAMO (L), WAVE RACER (L,B), WILLOW BEATS (L), WOLF & CUB (L).
Dec 28 – Jan 01 in Lorne, VIC (est. 1993) 18+ event – sold out
Dec 29 – Jan 01 in Marion Bay, TAS (est. 2003) All ages – on sale
Dec 31 – Jan 03 in Byron, NSW (est. 2013) 18+ event – sold out