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FALLS FESTIVAL

Live Review: Falls Music & Arts Festival Day Four - North Byron Parklands (02.01.15)

The crowd was looking just a little tired and dusty as the fourth and final day at Falls kicked into gear. It was the coolest day thus far, breezy and cloud covered, but it was nonetheless still baking when Sydney’s Sticky Fingers wandered on to the Valley Stage.

Live Review: Falls Music & Arts Festival Day Three - North Byron Parklands (01.01.15)

It’s the afternoon, the heat has broken slightly, and Asgeir stands on the Forest Stage, playing a lilting cover of Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box”. Hushed and gentle, it shifts Cobain’s drawl for Asgeir’s fey vocals, altering it into a delicate indie anthem. It’s halfway through his set, and he’s just warmed up after a sluggish start. Single “Going Home” came just before, extended with pitch warped keyboard solos, and “King And Cross” will come later, before the folkish “Torrent” closes out the set.

Live Review: Falls Festival Day 1 - North Byron Parklands (30.12.14)

The misting stations offered the only reprieve. The barometer was pushing higher and higher and with barely any shade to be found, walking through a green tunnel that sprayed water at you seemed like the best option. Shirts clung to skin, whether through sweat or water spray it was impossible to tell, as the second Falls Festival in Byron Bay shifted into life.

Falls Festival announce two replacements for Royksopp and Robyn

It has been announced today that Falls Festival has expanded their line-up by including Aussie champs Empire of the Sun and electro-pop princess La Roux, who will both be stepping into the festival now that Robyn and Royksopp will no longer be a part of the line up.

Client Liaison announces new EP and international tour dates with Flight Facilities!

Melbourne duo Client Liaison have just been announced as the international supporting act for Flight Facilities world tour, and in addition to the numerous Australian shows, the duo will also support Flight Facilities in Berlin, Paris, London, Dublin, New York and Los Angeles. If that isn’t enough excitement for them, they will also be announcing the Client Liaison EP that will be released internationally on December 2nd.

Foster Band Competition Winners Announced for the Falls Music & Arts Festival!

The Falls Music & Arts Festival is a world-class line-up of music, comedy and arts in a relaxed festival environment. The festivals most popular competition to date has been The Falls Music & Arts Festival’s 2014 Foster A Band Initiative, which had over 4000 votes via the festival’s website selecting who they wanted to see hitting the Marion Bay stage this summer alongside the likes of Alt-J, The Presets, Vance Joy, and many more!

The State of Affairs - Latest Music Industry News: June 8th 2012

Another week, another bunch of music industry happenings. Philippe here, and I’m taking on the column from the very hardworking Nena who has moved onto even more awesome pastures here at The AU Review. Check her out looking after arts news and views from this week on. Onto the news.

In this issue: Remix competitions being put on by Onelove, Hilton making rooms available, The Tea Party are looking for support for a live album, Dewayne Everettsmith gets a leg via a tourism campaign, and more.

Falls Festival announces Unearthed Acts and the JB Seed winner.

Two standout triple j Unearthed bands will grace The Falls Music & Arts Festival stages this December in Lorne and Marion Bay. Taking us away in Lorne will be Melbourne’s I, a Man, with their hypnotic rhythms, ambient textures and dreamy melodies. Marion Bay will be delighted by the tunes of Hobart’s indie-pop group Ben Wells & the Middle Names, who deliver laidback acoustic charm against soulful vocals.

Falls Festival unveils their Arts programme for 2011.

The Falls Festival 2011 Arts Programme has been unveiled.

Its fantastical, it’s splendid, it’s wondrous and it’s here. The Falls Festival’s established arts programme is once again out and about, take a look at the acts that’ll delight your senses and knock your socks off simultaneously this December.