The Falls Festival 2016 Arts Program is here!

Other than bringing you some of the biggest music names in the game each year, Falls Festival also boasts a stellar arts agenda that brings a whole other dimension to this amazing three-day event. The Falls Festival 2016 Arts program is back this year, complete with dance workshops, comedy sessions, magic shows, circus acrobatics, morning yoga, and some silent disco!

Burlesque performances・dance parties・sketch comedy shows・bands from across Australia and the globe – ranging from jazz, hip hop, opera, punk and more・DJ’s・glam-bulances・morning yoga sessions・beauty salons・Latin dance sessions・karoake・PERFORMERS・Juan Vesuvias in Calypso Nights・Penny Candy-Oke・Penny Greenhaigh・Tek Tek・Sugar Fed Leopards・Afrobics・Papa Chango・Deep Vein Trombosis・The Whoopee Project・Los Cojones・Mystery Pacific・Lord Apocolypso and His Komodo Kittens・Owl Egg Omelette・DJ Wolf Nipples・DJ Uncle Barnie・Music and Feelings・Miss Money Toast・Steph Bratt・COMEDY・Tom Walker・Josh Glanc-ful・Laura Davis・Lisa-Skye・BURLESQUE・Clara Cupcakes in Hot Patootie・COMPETITIONS・So You Think You Can Interpretive Dance・Real Hot Bitches・INTERACTIVE・The Hole・Karaoke・10 Minute Dance Parties・The Wedding Factory・Gherkin Khan’s Amusement Alcazar for Young Warriors・The Haircuts・Eye Am Hair・Dr. Prof. Neal Portenza MD + MORE

In it’s third year now, Rancho Relaxo is Lorne’s very own lifestyle preccinct, with eclectic offerings of craft workshops, live music, yoga and dance workshops, divine massage, funky markets, healthy food options, and of course the late night silent disco sessions – may they live in infamy.

・Electric Garden Silent Disco – after dark live DJs and heaps of tunes to keep you going
・Lotus Massage Lounge – massage and relaxation therapies to recharge those batteries
・Creative Craft Sessions – sit down, join in, zone out and create something unique and beautiful
・Dance and Yoga Sessions – muzz, mellow out and re-align your energy at Falls
・Gyuto Monks of Tibet – harmonic chanting, meditation and sand mandala creation
・Lounge Sessions – soulful live music with vibrant storytelling artists and world music troubadours
・World of Wellbeing Workshops – cacao ceremonies, health workshops and more.

Circus shows・interpretive dance-offs・kid’s comedians・rock bands・soul duos・Ukraine accordion maestros・dance parties・beauty salons・face painting craft sessions・interactive kinetic sculptures・BBQ punk bands・story times・treasure hunts・PERFORMERS・8 Foot Felix・Burnt Sausages・Lawless Quartet・Lazer Baby・MILQUEBARTH・Mocane・Zac Henderson solo・Bianca Blackhall band・Boil Up・Chupacabra・Dead Maggies・Jed Appleton・Foxy Morons・A. Swazey and the Ghost・Lasca・Radiolad・Resilient Gums・SETH・PEEN・Jug Life・The Stitch・Set Yourself Free (Private Dancer)・COMEDY・Danger Academy・INTERACTIVE・Tovaresh・MUM and DAD・Dane Certificate・Hairdressers・Hungover Yoga・Psychles・So You Think You Can Interpretive Dance・10 Minute Dance Parties / Wolf Arrow Rain / Angelus / Visual Art Program・Re-Birth/Shed・Songs of Diversity・THEATRE・The Operating Theatre of Dr Satan・KIDS SPECIFIC・Mr Snot Bottom・Milly Yenken Workshop・Royal Family Treasure Hunt・Pillage the Village + MORE

Freestyling rhymes・physical comedy・circus・magic・Hip Hop dance workshops・puppetry・burlesque・samba soul sessions・Russian choirs・80’s flash mob troups・rom-com stand-up・folk and bluegrass bands・cabaret・French songstresses・morning yoga・wild rappers・PERFORMERS・Angie Hudson・DELI・DustyEsky・Haiku Hands・Hello Tut Tut・Ilona Harker・Inagwa・Leo・Low Down Riders・Mataya・Merryn Jeann・Mouldy Lovers・Parcels・Shaun Kirk・Teddy Lewis King・Wharves・COMEDY CLUB・Gordan Southers・Lindsay Webb・Mandy Nolan・DANCE CREWS・Funky Moves crew・Samba Soul・The Cassettes・DJs・Beatrice・Crucial D・DJ Shizzle・Joelism・Sounds Good Sound System・CIRCUS AND MAGIC・California; Russia’s Best Kept Secret・Corey Pickett・E=MC3・French Maids・Glow Show・Juggling Chef・Kiki Bittovabitsch・Kiki Bittovabitsch backstage tour・MAE WILDE・Nick Kay・Peep O-Rama・Rosalita Ole・Sir Anthony Livingspace・The Fire Boy・The Great Dave・The Strong Man・WORKSHOPS・Adagio – partner acrobatic workshops・carnivale percussions and dance with Samba soul・Hip Hop dance workshop with The Funky Moves crew・hula-hoop workshop・juggling workshop・MC workshop with Teddy Lewis King・movement and dance workshop with Haiku Hands・yoga with Jess Humphries・POP UPS・10 Minute Disco・Costume Space・Mae Wilde presents ‘So You Think You Can Dance’・The Official Officer of Outstandingly Outrageous Occurrences and his Encouraging Enablers + MORE

Interactive installations are all the rage! Unexpected lights and delights will be around each and every corner, awesomely curated by the uber creative MANY team. Offering roving activities across the weekend, there will be plenty for you to take in and take on・ INTERACTIVE・Success Arts・Sunday Weaves・Shady Crafternoons・Days of Being Wild・Fiona Gavino・Bruce Slatter・Island Fever Studio・Remington Matters and Duncan McGrath・Games Station and more・MANY 6160 FESTIVAL MARKETS・Fashion・Vintage・Makers Markets・Beauty・Hairstyling Station・Temporary Tattoos・Arts・Gifts・A chill out café + MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Don’t forget that each event kicks off with the fabulous Boogie Nights fancy dress party and it looks like you will be breaking in those new hot pants after all because this year’s theme is ALL GOLD EVERYTHING!

Check out the rest of the stellar Falls Festival lineup, as well as the late-comers and grab your car passes and other tickets on site here.

Photo: Dani Hansen/Howl & Echoes