FALLS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL BYRON just got a whole lot more fun with over 100 local artists announced for the four day festival at North Byron Parklands.
Local musical maestros Potato Potato, Greg Sheehan (with Utungan Percussion), Warren Earl (with swing dancers!), Dan Hannaford (Play Mullum & Falls Protest Song Competition Winner), Shashuka, Tora, Louie & Patrick and the red hot Russian men’s choir from Mullumbimbski, Dustyeski, are just some of the acts who will join a kaleidoscope of local burlesque babes, sideshow eccentrics, magicians, thespians, contortionists, vaudevillians and acrobats. Falls Festival Byron is ready to ring in the New Year North Coast style. Bring it on!
The majority of local programming will be focused at The Village, the mini festival within a festival and hit of last year’s Falls, and a brasserie style venue called The Troubadour which will also feature a daily hourly dose of comedians brought together by local Lady of Laughs, Mandy Nolan.
“The Village is a creative and fun oasis at the centre of the festival that sits in a lush little valley between the two main music stages,” says Valley Lipcer, Falls Festival Byron Arts Programmer. “There are four Village stages; an outdoor stage, the intimate Lola’s bar stage and two mini circus tent stages programmed with acts that are unique, non-mainstream and incredibly fun. The Village also provides interactive creative spaces and diverse workshops for people who want a breather from the main stage crowds.”
Daytime activities in The Village include indigenous weaving with members of the local Minjunbal clan, wearable art workshops, daily ‘so you think you can interpretive dance’ events and a Fiesta tent where patrons can create their own puppet and costume for the Boogie Nights party on New Years Eve and the massive Fiesta parade on Jan 2.
“The local music and arts programming along with over half the food and market stalls being local set ups makes Falls Music & Arts Festival a significant showcase for the wealth of talent and enterprise in our community,” says Brandon Saul, Festival Director “And it makes Falls a really fun festival – the involvement of our local community is an integral part of the easy-going, friendly vibe of the event.”
The release of additional tickets for Falls Music & Arts Festival means that everyone still has a chance to experience it – but be quick!
Multi-day passes on sale now through www.fallsfestival.com.au
(Single New Years Eve tickets are available through byron.fallsfestival.com.au/locals)
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