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Falls Festival management has just broken the sad news about the festival not going ahead in Byron Bay, Lorne or Fremantle in 2020/21 in the following letter:

Not this year! Falls Festival crowds at Byron Bay. Photo David Lowe.

‘Dear Falls Fam, Falls Festival will no longer be taking place this year.

‘In May, as the nation seemed to be moving into recovery mode, we were optimistic about forging ahead and supporting our local industry with an all Aussie edition of Falls Festival.

‘We were especially excited to reunite many live music fans, get industry crew back on the job and contribute to the economies of the communities where Falls takes place.

‘However, given the current status of things and border restrictions in place, it won’t be possible to hold Falls Festival in our regular New Year’s timeframe.

Childish Gambino at Falls Festival. Photo David Lowe.

‘As we work with government stakeholders and key agencies to get Falls Festival back in the calendar, as always your safety is our priority.

‘Consider this a raincheck and please know we will be back with more information as it comes to hand.’

Festival organisers say they’re disappointed, but the festival will return when it’s safe to do so.

In the meantime, they’re sending ‘big love’ to the fans and the festival community.

‘Hang in there! And to all of our Falls fam, stay well and safe. We hope to be with you all again soon,’ said the announcement.

 


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