Endorsed by Taylor Swift, mentored by Glen Hansard and compared to the likes of James Blake and even Drake - Irish singer songwriter Dermot Kennedy lands at this year’s festival tailing a truckload of well deserved hype. Possessing a mighty set of pipes that have sent his tunes ‘After Rain’ and ‘Moments Passed’ to the top of streaming charts worldwide, Kennedy is fast becoming a young master in melding soulful Irish folk elements and glitchy pop production techniques. His most recent release, Young and Free, showcases this skill perfectly as the track builds its eccentric core around powerful vocals. Mesmerising, sincere and outrageously talented, Dermot Kennedy will be a New Year’s gem to be treasured.
Falls Downtown 2019 will once again be taking over the Fremantle Oval Precinct along Parry Street and will be incorporating and reimagining historic sites, streets, carparks and buildings to delight, entertain and inspire our audiences and artists. Our unique passouts policy will also continue to retain free flowing access to all of Fremantle’s many delights during the weekend of Jan 05 and Jan 06 - Fremantle Markets, cafes, restaurants, retailers, artisans, tourist sites, the port, Bathers Beach and more.