This section needs additional citations for verification. The festival started in 1993, with a small one-day concert, held in Lorne, Victoria, Australia, and was named Rock Above The Falls. The initial event attracted nearly 11,000 people, exceeding the organisers’ expectations, and the organisers negotiated the use of neighbouring land to accommodate the crowd. The 1999 festival was the first to be held off the Lorne site, moved temporarily to the Torquay site of the Offshore Festival due to poor weather. Lorne, and an additional event at Marion Bay, Tasmania. 30 December acts who played at Lorne, play 31 December at Marion Bay, and vice versa. In 2013 the Byron addition of the event was introduced, increasing the reach of the festival across the country.