Falls Festival Lineup

Joan Jett And The Blackhearts
The National
The Living End
Public Enemy – Performing In Full ‘Fear Of A Black Planet’
Angus And Julia Stone
Tame Impala
The Rapture
Cold War Kids
Sleigh Bells
Peaches – DJ/Karaoke/Performance Art Set
Hot Hot Heat
Paul Kelly
Ash Grunwald
Children Collide
The Beautiful Girls
The Soft Pack
Dan Sultan
The Morning Benders
The Cool Kids
Kitty, Daisy And Lewis
Marina And The Diamonds
The Middle East
Cloud Control
Yacht Club DJs
Boy And Bear
Sally Seltmann
The Bamboos
Tijuana Cartel
Edan The Dee-Jay
Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio
The Cuban Brothers
World’s End Press
Dan Kelly
Daara J Family
Charlie Parr
Jonathan Boulet
The Jezabels
Big Scary
Last Dinosaurs
Eagle And The Worm
Jinja Safari
Tim And Jean
The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra

You probably don’t care about my thoughts on the lineup, but here they are anyway. The National are my favourite band in the world, but somehow I’m still quite disappointed. There’s not a lot of depth to the international acts- Klaxons would be fun, Interpol have their two good albums to draw on and The Morning Benders are awesome, but apart from these there isn’t a single international act I would happily pay to see.

They got it pretty right with the Aussie acts though- the typical festival bands plus nice surprises like The Jezabels and Big Scary. However I think I’m going to struggle to justify the price to myself, and may end up just catching a few sideshows (I’ll want to see The National one whether or not I go to Falls).

I just can’t shake the feeling that this is like the lineup of one day of Splendour.

All this being said however I’ll probably still go, and definitely still have a great time.

2 Responses to “Falls Festival Lineup”

  1. The line up is only half of it. Interpol and marina do it for me. Pls feel free to use the passion pit line in your Splendour day 3 wrap up. Lokl fwd to reading more stuff of yours Lachy


  2. I think if Splendor didn’t make the line-up of every other Australian festival look inferior, it wouldn’t be so bad. The National would be amazing but the rest of the internationals are a bit lacking. At least the selection of Aussie bands is good. Is it just me or is Washington playing every festival this year?

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