So by now, pretty much everyone has heard of the epic lineup for Falls Festival. If you weren’t able to nab tickets for the four-day News Years bender – fear not. A bunch of sideshows have been announced for your favourite acts. Best bit? You won’t need to worry about slumming it in the fields when attending the sideshows. Below is your ultimate guide to Falls Festival sideshows.
Liam Gallagher, one of the bigger throwbacks at Falls, has announced he’ll be doing sideshows across Sydney and Melbourne. If you want to belt it out to ‘Wonderwall,’ these sideshows allow you to do it prior to the release of his debut solo album As You Were. Not only will he be performing Oasis’ classic hits, but Liam Gallagher will now showcase his solo material as well. His previous tour across the UK and Ireland sold out, so be sure to quickly grab some tickets here if you’re keen.
Run The Jewels
Supported by Flatbush Zombies, rap duo Run The Jewels are kicking off their first headline tour in Australia since 2014. Performing in January in Sydney and Melbourne, the boys will be performing iconic tracks off albums like Run The Jewels 3, Meow The Jewels and Run The Jewels 2. Punchy and enigmatic, Run The Jewels’ sideshows are the perfect way to start off 2018. Grab your tickets from Live Nation.
Foster the People
Foster the People will be playing some epic sideshows with the help of some special guests across Melbourne and Sydney. Best known for their catchy and iconic single ‘Pumped Up Kicks,’ the band knows how to get its audience grooving. Foster the People have nabbed a Billboard Music Award, and have scored nominations for a Grammy, BRIT, NME, and Teen Choice Award. The band have also performed at some epic festivals, including Lollapalooza, Glastonbury and Coachella. Their Falls Festival performances have allowed them to set up several sideshows, more details here.
The Kooks are returning to Australia to celebrate their freshly released Best Of album. The band is only playing two Falls Festival sideshows at Festival Hall and Hordern Pavillion. The Kooks’ debut track ‘Inside In/Inside Out’ has now been dubbed platinum five times, and their three studio albums highlight the band’s awesome contribution to music. To ensure you get to boogie to the band’s new tracks, grab your tickets and more info here.
After selling out his shows in 2016, Vince Staples is back for Falls Festival with some epic sideshows. Performing in Newtown, Melbourne, Wellington and Auckland, Vince Staples will be playing throughout January. An American rapper from Long Beach, California, he has collaborated with Stolen Youth and Mac Miller on some serious bangers. Check out Vince Staples’ tour details at Live Nation.
Bringing their soulful and rustic tracks to Australia’s shores, Fleet Foxes are back to perform their sophomore album Helplessness Blues. Fleet Foxes will be playing at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne on Wednesday January 3, and as its their only sideshow, tickets are sure to sell out quickly.
London-based soul-funk band Jungle are back after their sold out 2015 Aussie tour. Their instant classic ‘Busy Earnin” has earned the seven-piece band international acclaim, and ensures their sideshows promise big things. Performing in both Sydney and Melbourne – along with special guests – Jungle have two sideshows at the start of January. More tour info and tickets here!
Everything Everything have released three killer albums, and have become one of the biggest and most admired bands in the UK. Their debut album Man Alive brought us some killer tracks like ‘MY KZ UR BF’ and ‘Photoshop Handsome,’ with later tracks including ‘Cough Cough’ and ‘Kemosabe.’ Playing sideshows across Sydney and Melbourne, Everything Everything will guarantee you an awesome gig. Grab your tickets here.
Playing a single show at 170 Russell Street Melbourne, Does Real Ass Music (DRAM) is performing straight off his debut record Big Baby D.R.A.M. He is best known for his epic single ‘Broccoli,’ which features Lil Yachty and has nabbed 396 million streams on Spotify. DRAM has collaborated with Chance the Rapper, the Gorillaz, Erykah Badu, SZA and Calvin Harris, and has performed at Coachella and Austin City Limits. Find more details DRAM here.
Jax Anderson, better known by her stage name Flint Eastwood, is an American pop musician who’ll be playing her banger tunes at Falls Festival. Alongside this, she’ll be performing a burst of sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne after blowing away crowds at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Saquatch. Her breakout single ‘Queen’ and her latest track ‘Rewind’ feat GRiZ promise some hectic sets from Flint Eastwood. Grab some tickets and more info about her shows through Secret Sounds.
Handsome People and Astral People present Dave’s sideshow at Howler in Melbourne. London hip-hop artist Dave, is only 19-years-old and has already received international acclaim for his debut freestyle. Known for tracks like ‘JKYL+HYD,’ ‘Thiago Silva’ and ‘Fire in the Booth,’ Dave is inspired by artists like Pink Floyd and Hans Zimmer. See more info about Dave and his show on Moshtix.