Falls and Southbound sideshows are HERE

Arguably Australia’s favourite New Year’s events, Falls Music & Arts Festival and Southbound Festival, are back for another year. Boasting an international lineup with mammoth acts like Foals, Disclosure and Bloc Party at the helm, alongside some of the best Australia has to offer, it’s a real treat for anyone who can make it to Byron Bay, Lorne, Marion Bay or Busselton for Southbound punters for three or four days. Trust us – we guarantee you’ll have a killer time.

Of course, not everybody can attend. Tickets sell out, there’s a smorgasbord of other festivals to pick from, the tickets aren’t cheap, and hey, some people just don’t like camping.

Luckily for you folks, most of the acts on the Falls lineup are pretty intent on bringing the show to you anyway. So without further ado, we are excited to present the first run of 2016 Falls Festival sideshows:


Well, we don’t need to say much about Foals that we haven’t already said. They’re the best indie rock band in the world and What Went Down only reinforced our feelings. Anyone who saw them at their last-minute Splendour 2014 set knows it.

Tue Jan 5: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Thu Jan 7: Festival Hall, Melbourne


The brotherly duo of Guy and Howard Lawrence dropped their long-awaited sophomore album Caracal last week. Check out our review here. Last in town for 2014’s Stereosonic, the boys will be back to bring in the new year.

Wed Jan 6: Festival Hall, Melbourne

Django Django

Wed 6 Jan: Metro Theatre, Sydney 
Fri 8 Jan: 170 Russell, Melbourne


Wed Jan 6: The Forum, Melbourne 
Thurs Jan 7: Metro Theatre, Sydney – JUST ANNOUNCED!
Fri Jan 8: Metro Theatre, (all ages) Sydney – SOLD OUT


Oh Wonder

Wed Jan 6: Newtown Social Club, Sydney 
Thu Jan 7: Northcote Social Club, Melbourne


Wed Jan 6: Northcote Social Club, Melbourne 
Fri 8 Jan: Newtown Social Club, Sydney

Bloc Party

Tues Jan 5: The Forum, Melbourne
Thurs Jan 7: Enmore Theatre, Sydney


Wed Jan 6: Goodgod, Sydney
Thurs Jan 7: Howler, Melbourne

Mac DeMarco

Sun Jan 3: 170 Russell, Melbourne
Mon Jan 4: 170 Russell, Melbourne
Tue Jan 5: 170 Russell, Melbourne
Wed Jan 6: Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Gary Clark Jr

Mon Jan 4: Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Thurs Jan 7: The Forum, Melbourne