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The first artist announcement of the 2015 Falls Festival certainly has cast a wide net – from French house to ‘Liberian/Nigerian/Scottish psychedelic hip-hop’.

Armed with their Australian #1 ‘Holy Fire’, unruly English guitar slingers Foals are primed to premiere their new album What Went Down. Organisers say, ‘these guys show that all you need for musical magic is a will, a way and insurmountable levels of enthusiasm.’

Needing no introduction, Bloc Party also come to Falls this year in the wake of a new record – and, organisers say, with a new lease on life.

UK duo Disclosure will be bringing a whole new slew of ready-made classics to Australian shores again this summer in the form of Caracal, their latest album set for release this September.

Kurt Vile is described as ‘half Springsteen, half Tom Petty’. He’ll be playing Falls with comrades in crime the Violators and a new single ‘Pretty Pimpin’.

‘Sailing on the seas of worldwide popularity’ London pop maestros Django Django float into the festival, described as ‘one of the finest exponents of relentless melodic witchery’.

Paul Kelly will head up a great Australian component to Falls, with a return visit from his Merri Soul Sessions, which charmed Bluesfest audiences earlier in the year.

Also on the bill are acts as diverse as Hilltop Hoods, Gary Clark Jr, Mac Demarco, Courtney Barnett, Toro Y Moi, Young Fathers, The Avener, Børns, Rufus, Birds of Tokyo, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Gang of Youth, the Maccabees, Hiatus Kaiyote, Seth Sentry, Alpine, Halsey, Meg Mac, Little May, Art Vs Science, Birds of Tokyo and Weird Al Yankovic, not to mention Mexican Elvis El Vez and over-the-top tribute at Fleetmac Wood

The Ticket Ballot is now open for your best shot at locking down a pass. So pop your name into the draw before Friday August 14 if you’re looking for a joyous summer experience at Falls Byron (Dec 31-Jan 3).

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