The remainder of Lorne based festival Falls Festival has been cancelled.

The cancellation was announced on Facebook this morning with promoters saying “It is with a heavy heart we have had to cancel the remaining days of The Falls Festival in Lorne due to the predicted extreme weather conditions forecast for Monday, December 30th, in the Otways and surrounding region, creating a risk to health and safety due to potential fires, smoke, severe winds and tree hazards.”

“The decision has not been made lightly; our patron and staff safety is our priority.“

The Festival kicked off yesterday with a performance from John Farnham but Halsey, Vampire Weekend and Disclosure will no longer perform.