The only two certainties in life are death and festival clashes.
Falls Festival has just dropped set times for their upcoming NYE dates. With a whole host of epic talent on the line-up, a clash or two is an unfortunate inevitability. To help you punters out, we’ve pulled together the most divisive clashes across the Falls dates so that you can mentally prepare for the choice at hand.
Lorne: CHVRCHES vs Touch Sensitive
The Victorian outpost of Falls doesn’t have too many clashes which will be relief to punters. However, those hitting up Lorne aren’t completely safe. The major clash spotted here is between Scottish electronic trio, CHVRCHES, and our very own electronic king, Touch Sensitive. Bit of an overlap between two pretty epic dance acts here. If you’re looking purely to dance like no one’s watching, then we recommend Touch Sensitive. If you’re looking to sing-along to a mix of bangers and emotional tracks, then CHRCHES is your jam.
Our pick: CHVRCHES
Byron Bay: Catfish and The Bottlemen vs Hermitude
Byron Bay has the most stages and most acts playing across Falls – which is great. On the flipside, it means the clash risk is far higher. One of the key clashes is between British rockers, Catfish and The Bottlemen, up against Aussie iconic electro duo, Hermitude. Both great acts, but should be a pretty easy choice dependant on whether you’re into rock of electro.
Our pick: Hermitude
Marion Bay: Flight Facilities vs Cub Sport
Marion Bay is blessed with fewer clashes, too. Although there is one overlap that might leave punters a little torn between two epic Aussie acts. Flight Facilities are up against Cub Sport in Tassie with an overlap for most of the set. Flight Facilities are a guaranteed good time with their live DJ set, whilst Cub Sport deliver flawless, emotional vocals. Depends on whether you plan on dancing in 2019 or crying.
Our pick: Flight Facilities
Fremantle: Amy Shark vs Mallrat
Two awesome Aussie female artists have a bit of a clash in Fremantle. Recent four-time ARIA award winner, Amy Shark is up against rising indie talent, Mallrat. Both deliver bangers across the board, but we anticipate Mallrat’s set to be a bit more upbeat if you want to dance. Looking for a belting sing-along? No doubt the crowd will get amongst mammoth Amy Shark tracks like ‘I Said Hi’ and ‘Adore’.
Our pick: Amy Shark
You can check out all the set times below, as well as final festival dates and nearby accommodation so that you can celebrate 2019 in the best way.
Byron Bay, New South Wales
31st December – 2nd January
Tickets: Official Website