Halsey, Yungblud, Holy Holy and more Falls Festival Lorne acts played last-minute makeup shows in Melbourne

All ticket profits went to bushfire relief

Last night, several Falls Festival 2019 acts, including Halsey and Yungblud, played impromptu benefit shows in Melbourne after festival organisers cancelled the rest of its Lorne run due to “extreme” weather.

Falls Festival kicked off its multi-city leg in Lorne on Saturday (December 28) and was supposed to run until December 31. Halsey, Yungblud, Holy Holy and Peking Duk, who were due to perform at the festival on Sunday (December 29), announced last-minute shows across Melbourne to make up for their cancelled Falls Festival sets that night.

Halsey, Yungblud and Peking Duk performed headlining shows at The Forum, The Tote and The Espy, respectively. Meanwhile Holy Holy took over The Leadbeater Hotel, where they were joined by special guests Ali Barter and CLEWS. RAT!Hammock also played a show at The Gasometer Hotel alongside Totty and Bakers Eddy.

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All the ticket profits from yesterday’s makeup shows will be donated to bushfire relief efforts via the Country Fire Authority and Rural Fire Service.

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Earlier today (December 30), Yungblud recapped what went down at his replacement show with an Instagram video, saying the gig “turned out to be fookin mental”. “was so sad when falls fest got cancelled,” he wrote. “good old last minute rock n roll show.” The superstar also shared a video of himself doing the shoey. Watch it below.

Peking Duk revealed on Instagram that they managed to raise $44,500 through ticket sales, merchandise sales and donations last night. “Our heart breaks for the victims so we have decided alongside the Espy that we are are going to round up that figure to $50,000,” they wrote.

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WOW ❤️ Thank you to everyone that showed up and showed out last night. we raised $44,500 through ticket sales, merch sales and donations. Our heart breaks for the victims so we have decided alongside the Espy that we are are going to round up that figure to $50,000. The donation will be split evenly amongst RFS-QLD, RFS-NSW, CFA-VIC & Red Cross Fire Appeal. Thank YOU again but mostly, thank you to the firefighters and volunteers who risk their lives to fight fires and save lives, Australia is so lucky to have you ❤️ Thank you everyone involved including (and not limited to): @hotelesplanadestkilda , @bensonaus @tonesandi , @gflip , @colourblindlighting , @jpjaudio, @swsmelb , @partywithmimi and all our amazing crew behind the scenes xx

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Other Falls Festival acts such as G Flip, Baker Boy, Lime Cordiale, WAAX, These New South Wales, and Bad//Dreems have also announced replacement shows, which will happen tonight and tomorrow on New Year’s Eve.

Falls Festival will continue its events in Byron Bay, Marion Bay and Fremantle, as those shows have remained unaffected.

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