If the tireless efforts of Greta Thunberg, the constant worldwide rallies, skyrocketing temperatures, rising sea levels and melting arctic ice caps haven’t tipped you off just yet, here’s some home truth: we are in a climate crisis.
Fortunately, we are also living in an age where committed action on climate change and the quest to reduce our collective carbon footprint is becoming an everyday concern.
Recognizing this as a developing emergency that needs to be addressed immediately, Falls is devoted to creating a festival that is as sustainable as it is sensational.
Like the rest of Australia, the Falls team are devasted about the fires impacting parts of New South Wales, so to express their gratitude and in recognition of the tireless efforts of the heroic firefighters, $20 from every Falls Byron Event Ticket sold from today through to midnight Christmas Eve will be donated to the NSW Rural Fire Service. This joins the $20,000 raised during the Black Friday campaign donated to the Salvation Army disaster relief.
As they travel around Australia spreading cheer through music and arts, the crew behind Falls Festival also seek to care for and amplify the natural wonder of the environments that they call home. Falls is actioning the following onsite sustainability practices to protect their coastal homes this year.
All shows are single-use plastic bottle and single-use plastic cup free events! This is achieved using onsite water tanks at various sites that capture over 500,000L of rainwater throughout the year. Patrons are encouraged to bring reusable bottles to refill onsite and to participate in the festival’s reusable cup initiative with green partner Bettercup, running throughout all onsite bars.
Onsite recycling and sorting stations divert up to 46% of waste from landfill each year and Green Teams will be wandering the event sites as always, keeping things neat and tidy and making sure that festivalgoers have easy access to recycling and composting facilities.
All caterers at Falls Festival are required to use compostable packaging and utensils and any leftover food is promptly donated to the legends such as Second Bite – one of Australia’s leading food rescue organisations.
Eco-conscious campers will be offered the opportunity to rent their tents as attempts are made to cut down single-use camping. There will also be some fabulous campsite rewards on offer, handed out to those who are committed to keeping the scene green into the future.
Each site partners with many green organisations, with recycling experts Veolia, Green Music Australia, migrant service miracle workers Diversitat and many more all firmly on board. Falls Festival is stoked to be included in the launch of a new music industry alliance to help reduce waste at festivals.
Make the pledge to party with the planet, not against it, for your chance to WIN a season pass to all participating festivals. Sign here: www.partywiththeplanet.org
Each site also engages local communities and in 2019 over $43,000 has been invested back into beneficial local projects. The North Byron Parklands are also rejuvenated every year, with Falls organisers planting over 1000 trees in the area to date.
When onsite make sure you do your bit this year – bring reusable water bottles to refill, look for the recycling and food waste composting stations, keep your campsite clean and take all camping equipment home with you.
With the festivals just under 2 weeks away, the sites are looking beautiful. Falls is ready to bring together people from across Australia as they welcome in a new decade.
2019/20 NATIONALLY TOURING LINE-UP
HALSEY (ONLY AUS SHOWS) • VAMPIRE WEEKEND • DISCLOSURE • PLAYBOI CARTI • PEKING DUK • OF MONSTERS AND MEN • PNAU • LEWIS CAPALDI • MILKY CHANCE • JOHN FARNHAM • BANKS (ONLY AUS SHOWS) • DOPE LEMON • VERA BLUE • YUNGBLUD • G FLIP • CROOKED COLOURS • PARCELS • THELMA PLUM • MONTAIGNE • #1 DADS • WAAX • BAKER BOY • HOLY HOLY • WAVE RACER • BAD//DREEMS • PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS • AMYL & THE SNIFFERS • THE JAPANESE HOUSE • PINK SWEAT$ • B WISE • CXLOE • A SWAYZE & THE GHOSTS • TOTTY • ADRIAN EAGLE • TEEN JESUS AND THE JEAN TEASERS
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS APPEARING AT:
BYRON BAY: TASH SULTANA • THUNDAMENTALS • COSMO’S MIDNIGHT • CONCRETE SURFERS • GOONS OF DOOM • MINI SKIRT • ISRAELI CHICKS
LORNE: WHAT SO NOT • THE JUNGLE GIANTS • LIME CORDIALE • KWAME • NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE • JUST A GENT • LUUDE • BENSON • JENSEN INTERCEPTOR • MICKEY KOJAK • ENSCHWAY • MUTO • JACKNIFE • THE GOOCH PALMS • PRESS CLUB • RAT!HAMMOCK • TOTALLY UNICORN • THESE NEW SOUTH WHALES • TOWNS • MIIESHA • NERVE • MOWGLI MAY • BAKERS EDDY • PRIVATE FUNCTION • CHEATED HEARTS DJs
MARION BAY: ILLY • WOLFMOTHER • LUCA BRASI • ALEX LAHEY • DENA AMY • KINDER • BUGS • KAT EDWARDS • WOMBAT
FREMANTLE: MATT CORBY • LIME CORDIALE • SAMPA THE GREAT • SLY WITHERS • BUTTER • GAZEY • JACK DAVIES AND THE BUSH CHOOKS
FALLS IS GOING CASHLESS!
Cash is so 2018! Everywhere on site at Falls this year will be accepting completely cash-free payments. Yep, that means NO CA$H! All Bars, Food Vendors, Markets and Merch will only accept card or mobile payment.
It’s all about contactless and mobile payments so make sure you are ready and cash-free this summer!
2019/20 FESTIVAL DATES
- Lorne VIC: 28 Dec · 29 Dec · 30 Dec · 31 Dec
- Marion Bay TAS: 29 Dec · 30 Dec · 31 Dec
- Byron Bay NSW: 31 Dec · 01 Jan · 02 Jan
- Fremantle WA: 04 Jan · 05 Jan
LISTEN TO THE 2019/20 LINE-UP PLAYLIST:
Falls Festival is a proud partner and supporter of Your Choice, working to create a safer and more enjoyable live gathering environment for everyone.