Falls Fest finishes after successful three days
THE FIRST Falls Music and Arts Festival at North Byron Parklands attracted 15,000 revellers, 13, 500 of which camped out for the three days.
"It was a thrill to see those natural amphitheatres full of people having a great time," director Brandon Saul said, pleased with the festival's success.
"A huge amount of effort went into creating this festival and we would like to thank all the staff, service personnel and the army of over 500 volunteers.
"The festival patrons themselves should also be congratulated - everyone commented on how friendly, polite and cooperative the patrons were and that it made the first Falls Music and Arts Festival Byron a great experience."
Highlight acts included US soul hip-hop outfit The Roots bringing in the New Year, as well as Grizzly Bear, The Cat Empire, Flight Facilities, Rufus and The Wombats all attracting large audiences.
Over 300 musicians and artists created an artistic oasis in The Village area, where patrons could participate in a range of arts and craft activities or workshops during the day or relax in one of the cabaret styled venues.
Police from Tweed Byron and Richmond Local Area Commands praised attendee's behaviour at the sold-out event.