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Iconic Falls Festival site up for sale

The former home of Tasmania’s Falls Festival in Marion Bay has hit the market, after the event was scrapped in 2021.

Falls Festival Marion Bay property for sale
The site of Tasmania’s Falls Festival in Marion Bay is up for sale, after the event was cancelled in 2021. (Source: Harcourts)

A piece of Aussie music history could be yours, with the former home of Falls Festival in Marion Bay hitting the market.

The 273-hectare property is located in Bream Creek, 30 minutes from Sorrell, in Tasmania, and was home to the iconic festival for 17 years before it was cancelled permanently in 2021.

The property still includes existing festival infrastructure, including a full-sized stage, buildings, sheds and shelters. The massive property also features protected bushland, farmland and a homestead with five bedrooms, a kitchen, wrap-around deck and wood fire heating.


“Bream Creek, a popular farming suburb, is not only famous for the Falls Festival - where thousands of music fans once flocked to enjoy entertainment amid the most serene surrounds - but also for an award-winning restaurant, distilleries, fresh oysters, vineyards, rolling green pastures and unspoiled beaches,” the listing reads.

Real estate agents Harcourts Signature said the property could suit those seeking a tree-change, developers, viticulturists (including winemakers), farmers, investors and families.

The land is being sold by Secret Sounds, the company that operates Falls Festival.

Falls Festival Marion Bay for sale
The 273-hectare property was home to Falls Festival for 17 years before it was cancelled. (Source: Harcourts)
Falls Festival Marion Bay sale
The property also features a homestead with five bedrooms. (Source: Harcourts)

Piece of music history

The first Tasmanian Falls Festival was held at the site in 2003. Over the years, the festival attracted a range of international acts to Marion Bay, including Childish Gambino, Kings of Leon, Franz Ferdinand and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Falls Festival organisers decided to scrap the Marion Bay event permanently in 2021, after the event was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID.

At the time, Secret Sounds was in discussion with the Tasmanian government about continuing the festival, but they were not able to offer financial support.

The festival continues to run in Byron Bay and Fremantle. Last year, Falls Festival announced they would be moving their Victorian leg from Lorne to Birregurra. However, it was later relocated to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne.

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