Following the announced withdrawal of Swedish acts Robyn and Röyksopp from this summer’s Falls Festival lineup, two new electronic acts have been announced as replacements.
The first of these is British electro-pop duo La Roux; who since their single ‘Bulletproof’ have enjoyed prominence on the global festival circuit as well as a grammy award for their 2009 self-titled debut album. The duo have not toured Australia since 2010, so their appearance at the Byron Bay, Lorne and Marion Bay events will likely be a welcome one.
The second act announced to replace the lineup withdrawals are Australian electronic duo Empire Of The Sun, whose live shows are renowned for the colours, the costumes, and the at-times-risky stage antics. The pair have achieved vast international success since releasing their first album in 2007; perhaps even moreso than in Australia. Singer Luke Steel is a former member of The Sleepy Jackson, while producer Nick Littlemore is a former member of Pnau.
Only tickets for the Marion Bay event still remain. They can be found at www.fallsfestival.com. Here is the full lineup:
THE FALLS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 2014 LINEUP (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER):
ALT-J · ASGEIR · BIG FRREDIA · THE BLACK LIPS · BLUEJUICE · COLD WAR KIDS · DAN SULTAN · DMAs · EMPIRE OF THE SUN · GLASS ANIMALS · JAGWAR MA · JOEY BADA$$ · JOHN BUTLER TRIO · JULIAN CASABLANCAS+ THE VOIDZ · KIM CHURCHILL · THE KITE STRING TANGLE · LA ROUX · MILKY CHANCE · MOVEMENT · THE PRESETS · REMI · RUN THE JEWELS · SAFIA · SBTRKT · SPIDERBAIT · STICKY FINGERS · THE TEMPER TRAP · TENSNAKE · TKAY MAIDZA · TODD TERJE (LIVE) · TYCHO · VANCE JOY
BOOGIE NIGHTS LINEUP (DEC 28 LORNE, DEC 29 MARION BAY, DEC 31 BYRON):
ALISON WONDERLAND · BADBADNOTGOOD · CLIENT LIASION · DJ FLETCH · DJ WOODY PRESENTS ‘HIP HOP IS 40’ AV SHOW · SALT N PEPA · TWERKSHOPS.
DAMIEN POWERS · DANIEL TOWNES · HARLEY BREEN · LUKE MCGREGOR · TOMMY DASSALO · URZILA CARLSON.
LORNE & BYRON SHOWS ONLY:
ART OF SLEEPING · BENSON · CLOUD CONTROL · FISHING · GL · KINGSWOOD · KLP · MEGAN WASHINGTON · NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE · THELMA PLUM
BENSON · CHARLOTTE OC · GRMM · HORNS OF LEROY · JAPANESE WALLPAPER · JUST A GENT · KILTER · MELBOURNE GOSPEL CHOIR · PIERCE BROTHERS · TORREN FOOT · UV BOI بنفسجي فوق · YAHTZEL.
AIRLING · HOCKEY DAD · MOSES GUNN COLLECTIVE
MARION BAY ONLY:
DARK MATTER OF STORY TELLING · LUCA BRASI · VERTICOLI · VIOLET SWELLS · URSINE.
Dec 28, 2014 to Jan 01, 2015 in Lorne, VIC (est. 1993) 18+ *sold out
Dec 29, 2014 to Jan 01, 2015 in Marion Bay, TAS (est. 2003) All ages
Dec 30, 2014 to Jan 03, 2015 in Byron Bay, NSW (est. 2013) 18+ event *sold out