Campers are arriving at the Falls Music and Arts Festival in droves.
Campers are arriving at the Falls Music and Arts Festival in droves. Falls Music and Arts Festival

Falls Festival off to flying start for New Year’s Eve

THE first Falls Music and Arts festival at Byron Bay has attracted over 3000 campers for New Year's Eve celebrations.

Expected to host 15,000 people, the festival will ramp up festivities tonight with US soul outfit The Roots performing.

Festival Director Brandon Saul has been pleased with proceedings so far, saying festival goers had experienced no real delays when accessing the site, despite the crowd.

"There were no queues getting into the site or setting up camp and delays in traffic have been nonexistent," he said.

"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."

The main Amphitheatre will come to life for the first time tonight as the festival really kicks into gear.

With little or no rain making landfall in the area over the last month or so, Mr Saul is hopeful for a non-muddy event.

"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."

The festival ends this Friday and will feature acts like Violent Soho and Paper Kites along with a host of big names playing across multiple stages.



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