Lorne is home to a number of annual events and festivals, but none more famous than the Falls Music and Arts Festival. One of the finest contemporary music events in the country and located on a farm near the breathtaking beaches of Lorne. First held in 1993 as a one day concert in Lorne and attracted nearly 11,000 people. Today it is a four day event that is held from the 28th December - 1st January, with music lovers camping on site over the four days.
The Festival is now run over 3 locations; Marion Bay in Tasmania, Byron Bay in NSW and Lorne, Victoria. It attracts a number of high profile acts including Angus and Julia Stone, Wolfmother, Moby, The Dandy Warhols, Dan Sultan, The Violent Femmes and Neil Finn. Most of the musicians play all three of the locations, travelling each day to perform at a different location. Tickets to the Falls Music and Arts Festival sell out on the day of release, and can only be obtained by entering a ballot through the organisers website. The number of tickets is limited to around 14,000, and the cost of tickets is over $400 each, however, this includes 4 day entry to the event and camp ground facilities.
About to celebrate its fourth year is the Lorne Festival of Performing Arts, run by Love Lorne. For three days and nights in August Lorne will be host to a cabaret, sideshow, theatre, visual art and music events. It is expected to attract 3000 visitors to the area. For the families there will be a circus and a host of free outdoor entertainment and street performers. With events being held at various locations across Lorne. Tickets vary in prices per event starting at $20 for adults and $10 for children, and can be purchased from the Lorne Visitors Centre.