Indie-rock act adds to Falls’ diversity

English indie rock act Alt-J is one of the headline acts for this year’s Falls Festival at Marion Bay.  Picture: GABRIEL GREEN

English indie rock act Alt-J is one of the headline acts for this year’s Falls Festival at Marion Bay. Picture: GABRIEL GREEN

EXCITING and well-rounded.

That’s the way Falls Festival event director Paul Piticco describes the first line-up announcement for the 2014 version of the Marion Bay New Year’s favourite.

The line-up was announced yesterday, with English indie-rock outfits ALT-J and Glass Animals two of the headline acts.

The Black Lips, Cold War Kids, Jagwar Ma, John Butler Trio, Vance Joy and the Temper Trap, Spiderbait, Joey Bada$$ and Milky Chance are among the other big names on the bill.

‘‘We are trying to deliver to fairly broad tastes which everyone has these days,’’ Piticco said.

‘‘But we are still remaining true to what the Falls essentially is about, which is friends and family, great music and food and a memorable beginning to the new year ahead.

‘‘It will have the vibe you feel when you’re with the right people in your life, in the right place at exactly the right time, surrounded by nature and the world’s best music.

‘‘It’s ambitious, but that’s what we are going for.’’

The festival’s ticket ballot is now open via its website (www.fallsfestival.com.au) and will close on Monday, August 25.

Most of its tickets will be allocated to sales through the ballot, starting at 9am on Thursday, August 28.

However, for those who miss out, there will also be a small allocation of tickets set aside for general public sales starting at 9am on Wednesday, September 3.

The Marion Bay Falls Festival will be held from December 29 to January 1.

THE LINE-UPS

FALLS FESTIVAL FIRST LINE-UP: ALT-J, The Big Freedia , The Black Lips, Bluejuice, Cold War Kids, Dmas , Glass Animals, George Ezra, Jagwar Ma, Jamie XX , Joey Bada$$ , John Butler Trio, Kim Churchill, The Kite String Tangle, Milky Chance, Movement, The Presets, REMI, Röyksopp & Robyn, Run The Jewels, Safia , SBTRKT (live), Spiderbait, Sticky Fingers, The Temper Trap, Tensnake, Tkay Maidza, Todd Terje (live), Tycho, Vance Joy and Wolf Alice.

BOOGIE NIGHTS LINE-UP (December 29): Alison Wonderland, Badbadnotgood, Client Liaison and Salt n Pepa.

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