Falls Festival 2013 Lineup Adds More Acts

Written by James Arnold-Garvey on 25th October, 2013

Falls Festival 2013 Lineup Adds More Acts

Just when you thought it was safe to start making playlists for your road trips to Lorne, Byron Bay or Marion Bay, Falls Festival has announced a stack of new artists for their 2013-14 lineup, including Canada’s Born Ruffians and a stack of local talent including Dappled Cities, Wolf & Cub, Smith Street Band, Touch Sensitive, Clairy Brown & The Bangin’ Rackettes…and “Australia’s top one-legged saw player”. Yeah.

Born Ruffians will be heading along to Lorne and Byron only and they’re keen to show you just how great their new album Birthmarks is, touring Australia as a 4-piece for the very first time. The band announced their own headlining tour this time last week, so we suppose you should consider them Falls sideshows.

There’s a strong contingent of electronic acts added to Lorne. As well as the aforementioned Touch Sensitive there’s Wave Racer, Willow Beats, Twinsy, Tyler Touche, M4sonic, plus everyone’s favourite AVJ Ego. And as for that one-legged saw player, you’re just gonna have to check out the Perch Creek Family Jugband to see what the hell is up there.

Byron’s gonna see some extra Roots love by way of a ?uestlove DJ set, plus they get the exclusive additions of Cub Sport, Lunatics On Pogosticks and Potato Potato, the lucky things.

As an update to the Boogie Nights portion of the program, Falls have announce that the Hot 8 Brass Band are no longer able to tour due to illness, so they’ve been replaced by none other than 9-piece soul group Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes. I think we can live with that. Boogie Nights has its fancy dress thing going again and the theme for this year is Intergalactic.

Today’s news also comes with the announcement of the comedy component of the festival, which features in all three locations. This year down-in-the-mouth punters will be chuckled up by Amos Gill, Dave Callan, David Quirk, Michael Hing, Nath Valvo and Ronny Chieng.

Full details of all the new announcements are below.

Falls Festival 2013-14

28th December, 2013 – 1st January, 2014 – SOLD OUT
Lorne, Victoria

29th December, 2013 – 1st January, 2014
Marion Bay, Tasmania

31st December 2013 – 3rd January, 2014 – SOLD OUT
Byron Bay, NSW

Lineup additions – Lorne

Anna Lunoe
Born Ruffians
Citizen Kay
Clairy Brown & The Bangin’ Rackettes
Dappled Cities
The Delta Riggs
Dustin Tebbutt
Hiatus Kaiyote
Jackie Onassis
Little Bastard
Motorik Vibe Council
The Murlocs
Mustered Courage
Owl Eyes
Perch Creek Family Jugband
Smith Street Band
Touch Sensitive
Tyler Touche
Wave Racer
Willow Beats
Wolf & Cub

Lineup additions – Byron Bay

Anna Lunoe
Born Ruffians
Clairy Brown & The Bangin’ Rackettes
Cub Sport
Lunatics On Pogosticks
Potato Potato
Questlove Dj Set
Touch Sensitive
Tyler Touche
Wave Racer


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Big Scary
The Cat Empire
Chet Faker
Crystal Fighters
Cyril Hahn
Emma Louise
Flight Facilities
Grizzly Bear
Hanni El Khatib
Hungry Kids Of Hungary
James Vincent Mcmorrow
Johnny Marr
London Grammar
Neil Finn
Oliver Tank
The Paper Kites
The Preatures
The Roots
The Rubens
Tom Odell
Vampire Weekend
Violent Femmes
Violent Soho
The War On Drugs
White Denim
The Wombats

Boogie Nights:

Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes
The Correspondents
Hot Dub Time Machine
Late Nite Tuff Guy
Legs Akimbo
Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro
Tom Thum


Amos Gill
Dave Callan
David Quirk
Michael Hing
Nath Valvo
Ronny Chieng


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