Falls Festival announces “raincheck” for 2020 event

Falls Festival has become the latest victim of COVID-19, with organisers announcing the 2020 event will not go ahead.

A post on the festival’s Facebook page late last month confirmed the cancellation.

“Falls Festival will no longer be taking place this year.” the post said.

“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.”

Festival organisers said the current “status of things” and border restrictions have made it impossible to hold the festival at its regular New Year’s timeframe.

“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,” organisers said.

“In the meantime, we’re sending love to our Victorian Falls community. Hang in there! And to all of our Falls fam, stay well and safe. We hope to be with you all again soon.”

Falls Festival has been taking place every summer since 1993 along the east coast of Australia.

The 2020 event was supposed to take place on Lorne, Marion Bay, Byron Bay and Fremantle.

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