Tasmania's beautiful Marion Bay, located on the south east coast, plays host to one of the island's most anticipated events of the year – The Falls Music and Art Festival.
Described as a "music and art lovers' getaway", festival punters can enjoy three days of music, art, sun and sand as Marion Bay celebrates its 10th anniversary.
The first Marion Bay Falls Festival took place in 2003, counting acts such as Groove Armada, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Pennywise, Cut Copy, Regurgitator and Paul Kelly on the lineup.
Ten years later the lineup for 2013 reflects a mix of international and local bands, which includes The Flaming Lips, The Hives, Beach House, Best Coast, Angus Stone, Coolio, Two Door Cinema Club, Hot Chip and SBTRKT (Live), with more stellar acts to be announced!
The tickets for its sister festival in Lorne, Victoria has sold out, but there are still some available for Marion – but be sure to get in quick as these may also sell out too!
There's the option of the standard three day festival ticket (December 29 – January 1) or a two day festival ticket (December 30 – January 1).
For those campers who would like their tent pitched up and ready, they can purchase the three day gimme shelter ticket which gives use of a two man tent (shared with another gimme shelter ticket holder) and a personal sleeping mat.
Make sure to bring your sleeping bag as personal bedding isn't included. Tents are allocated as festival goers arrive, so to share your tent with a friend, ensure you arrive at the same time.
There won't be one dull moment in your New Year's experience at the Falls Festival, with plenty of entertainment on offer, food, art and craft stalls to visit and workshops and activities to keep you busy in your campground downtime.
Countdown to 2013 with thousands of other festival goers at the spectacular Falls Festival in Marion Bay.