Falls Festival adds some sugar coated goodness with the announcement of a full arts lineup

Falls Festival’s Arts Village makes a welcome return to this year’s proceedings – announcing a slew of awesome arts and theatrical events to help you while away your time at the festival.

The quirky and the exotic, the comforting and the comfortable, the crazy and the sane will sit side by side at this year’s Falls Fest when The Falls Arts Village makes its return. Expect a smorgasbord of talented ladies and gents serving up comedy, music, theatre and arts or maybe even a cup of chai…

The festival will throuw open its summer wonderland to reveal the likes of; (in Marion Bay) the EGO Massage Tent, Cecil Brown, Leon Ewing, SHED, Lazlo Steigenberger, Andrew Harper, Snuff Puppets Dancing Cow Show, Die Rotten Punkte, Penny Machinations, The Shitt Family Puppet Show, Pol The Painter, Feetbus, Shemozzle, Impro Vice, Chill Factor 3, Vardos and the Transylvanian Gypsy Kings. (And in Lorne) Bogan Bingo, The Suitcase Royal, The Caravan Of Love, The dilapidated Diva, Roadkill Rodeo, Hamlet, Circus Horrificus, Adam Simmons, Body Painter Marlo, Adequate Living and People-Heart-People!

For a well deserved hearty laugh, The Falls Music & Arts Festival proudly welcome clever comedians Adam Hills, Tripod, Claire Hooper, Justin Hamilton, Kent Valentine, Asher Treleaven, Dave Thornton and featuring The Best of Raw comedians, (rockin’ it Raw style) Celia Pacquola (Raw Recruit 2006), Fox K (VIC State Finalist 2005) and Matt Burton (TAS State Champ 2006) to the stage. (Read on below for a little insight into the lives of these crackers)

Being a huge supporter of local, homegrown talent The APRA People’s Stage makes its welcome return, playing host to, none other than you! This is the festival ticket holders chance for a well-earned 15 minutes of fame. We hope to see your artistic charms working the crowd, whether it is with a comedy skit, acoustic croon, musical interlude, beat-box-off, or a cappella ensemble, the stage is yours for the taking. The stage is almost full, so send your submission (demo / bio) to: Con Kalamaras, C/ APRA, 3 & 5 Sanders Place, Richmond Vic 3121.

Perhaps a relaxing night of films tickles your fancy? Reclining in the big top at Lorne at Saturday Night Fever, or at Films In The Field in Marion Bay in the late evenings for a movie marathon is a great way to turn your festival into a three night sojourn of music, arts and films! So, bring your sleeping bag and pop corn and wind-down after no doubt, a hectic December! Showing in both states are: The Thin Green Line (Sean Willmore), Howl’s Moving Castle (Hayao Miyazaki), Feel Like Going Home (Martin Scorsese) Paris, je t’aime (many directors, including Gus Van Sant, the Coen Brothers, & Wes Craven), Soul of A Man (Wim Wenders) and some impressive animation and bibs –  “n’ bobs from locals Darcy Prendergast (Vic) and Zane Pinner (Tas).

For more info on Falls Festival including artist interviews and full lineup CLICK HERE