As the sun sets on the first operational day of the inaugural Falls Music and Arts Festival Byron, over 3000 campers have pitched their tents and settled in for the sold out festival that will carry them into the New Year.
Festival Director, Brandon Saul has been thrilled with the ease by which patrons have accessed the site. “There were no queues getting into the site or setting up camp and delays in traffic have been non existent. It’s great to see the site coming to life after so much time and effort has gone into the planning and creation of the festival.”
“You spend a lot of time imagining what it might be like, but then to see punters enjoying the free hayrides and using the wheelbarrows we provided to set up their tents in a colourful and well serviced site, it makes all the difference.”
“We’ve been lucky with the weather as well. After such a hot day yesterday it has been forgivingly overcast and after a brief shower the dust has settled and the site is cool and pleasant. By tonight we expect the majority of campers to have arrived and settled in.”
Today was a ‘soft’ opening with the local Village area playing host to artists such as Invisible Friend, Tora and Tommy Franklin. With its colourful ambience and quirky touches patrons are getting a taste of some unique North Coast talent, and this is only the beginning.
The festival is expecting to host 15,000 people, most of whom will be calling the festival home for the next 4 days. The Main Amphitheatre will be added to the mix tomorrow and will culminate with US hip-hop soul outfit The Roots taking festival patrons into the New Year.
For further information visit fallsfestival.com.au