Falls opens arms to community projects
Falls Festival has announced it is now accepting applications for the 2019 Community Fund.
The program – which has supported projects including Lorne School P-12, Lorne Kindergarten, Lorne Football and Netball Club, Lorne Historical Society and Carols for Lorne – will see $1 from every ticket sold invested in resident-voted local projects.
In a statement released on behalf of the festival, organisers said the event remained committed to “breaking local and international music” while also contributing to environmental sustainability.
Since its inaugural outdoor party in 1993, Falls has banned plastic bottles, created 100 per cent composting toilets, established water harvesting facilities using on-site dams, upcycled waste into reusable art, adopted carbon offsetting measures, offered carpooling rewards for drivers, switched to organic packaging and introduced educational activities which run over the festival’s duration.
The festival diverted 46 per cent of waste from landfill at its events in Lorne, Marion Bay, Byron Bay and Fremantle last year. This year’s event will see the festival continue its support of B Alternative and Green Music Australia.
Applications for the Community Fund close at 5pm tomorrow (Friday, October 25). To apply, head to fallsfestival.com/lorne/explore/community-grants-fund.
This year’s Falls Festival Lorne will run from December 28-31. General tickets are now available. Head to fallsfestival.com for more.
Falls Festival 2019/20
Halsey, Vampire Weekend, Disclosure, Playboi Carti, Peking Duk, Of Monsters And Men, PNAU, Lewis Capaldi, Milky Chance, John Farnham, Banks, Dope Lemon, Vera Blue, Yungblud, G Flip, Crooked Colours, Parcels, Thelma Plum, Montaigne, #1 Dads, Waax, Baker Boy, Holy Holy, Wave Racer, Bad//Dreems, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Amyl & The Sniffers, The Japanese House, Pink Sweat$, B Wise, Cxloe, A Swayze & The Ghosts, Totty, Adrian Eagle, Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers.
With special guests appearing at Lorne
What So Not, The Jungle Giants, Lime Cordiale and Kwame.