Get ready for a total eclipse of the art as The Falls Music & Arts Festival release their immensely diverse program for The Village area of the festival! The line-up presents a labyrinth of performance-based art that continues to grow bigger every year, physically and metaphysically! With artists and installations from across Australia and the world, The Village is a space packed with an organised kind of chaos, loveable characters, enchanting music and charming surrounds.
Mixing local and national artists this year the Byron program is filled to the brim with performers of many varying genres, including gypsy folk bands, hip-hop beat producers, singer-songwriters, cabaret performers, glitchhop artists, scratch djs, burlesque danseuse, time travel artists, Bollywood dancers, theatre productions, yoga, creative workshops, giant puppet weddings and more!!
Here’s the weird, wonderful and whacky characters who are bringing a unique Byron flavour to the arts activities at FALLS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL BYRON BAY, in alphabetical order: Bollywood Sisters, The Button Collective, CabilWoolfzinger, The Captain Syphilis Experience, The Cassettes, Dangling My Tootsies – Songs of Weimar Berlin by Annie Lee, Deya Dova, Die RotenPunkte (The Red Dots) – Otto & Astrid Rot, Dr. Seth Greengil, Hussy Hicks, Ilona Harker, Invisible Friend, Jimmy Willing presents: Bring On The Dancing Girls, Joel Salom, Juzzie Smith, Kimberley McIntyre, The Lab, Laura-Doe’s Vaudeville of the Vulva, The Lollipop Ladies, Miss Belle Benét, Miss Renee Simon, Mr Speaker and the People Party, The mysterious case of Ms Mae Wilde’s identity crisis, Porcelain Punch, Rapskallion, Reilly Fitzalan, Safety First, Sistagurl, Shep Huntly, Shiny Shiny, The Slow Show, So You Think You Can Interpretive Dance, Suzy Leigh, Ten Minute Dance Parties, The Tiniest Circus with the Biggest Heart!, Wacko and Blotto, Willow Beats.
THE FALLS FIESTA:
Back again at Falls this year is the one of the festival highlights, the Falls Fiesta! It’s an effervescent extravaganza on the last night of each event, which entails a colourful explosion of dancing and costumes with a huge parade designed to bring everyone together. Puppets and sculptures created throughout the art camps before and during the events lead the parade to party music. Everyone is welcome to get involved and be apart of something very special.
MAIN PROGRAM: ANNA LUNOE, !!! (CHK CHK CHK), ASTA, BIG SCARY, BOMBINO, BONOBO, BORN RUFFIANS, THE CAT EMPIRE, CHET FAKER, CRYSTAL FIGHTERS, CUB SPORT, CYRIL HAHN, EMMA LOUISE, FLIGHT FACILITIES, GOSSLING, GRIZZLY BEAR, HANNI EL KHATIB, HERMITUDE, HORRORSHOW, JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW, THE JOHN STEEL SINGERS, JOHNNY MARR, THE KITE STRING TANGLE, LONDON GRAMMAR, LUNATICS ON POGOSTICKS, MGMT, NEIL FINN, OLIVER TANK, THE PAPER KITES, POND, POTATO POTATO, THE PREATURES, QUESTLOVE (THE ROOTS) DJ SET , THE ROOTS, THE RUBENS, RUFUS, SOLANGE, TOUCH SENSITIVE, THUNDAMENTALS, TOM ODELL, TYLER TOUCHE , VAMPIRE WEEKEND, VIOLENT FEMMES, VIOLENT SOHO, THE WAR ON DRUGS, WAVE RACER, WHITE DENIM, THE WOMBATS.
BOOGIE NIGHTS: CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN’ RACKETTES, THE CORRESPONDENTS, HOT DUB TIME MACHINE, LATE NITE TUFF GUY, LEGS AKIMBO, MOUNTAIN MOCHA KILIMANJARO, TOM THUM.
COMEDY: AMOS GILL, DAVE CALLAN, DAVID QUIRK, MICHAEL HING, NATH VALVO, RONNY CHIENG. Locals Ellen Briggs, Greg Sullivan, Lindsay Webb, Mandy Nolan, Mark McConville, Nick Penn and Paul McMahon
LOCAL TICKETS FOR FALLS FESTIVAL BYRON BAY AVAILABLE BUT GOING FAST!!!! www.byronbay.fallsfestival.com.au
CAR PASSES: Don’t forget that if you’re heading to Falls Festival Byron Bay in a car you will need to pre-purchase a car pass. If you arrive with 3 or more ticket holders in your car will get a full refund.
For further information visit www.byronbay.fallsfestival.com.au