Galleries, Parties | | January 04, 2017

On cue, our favourite festival kicked in another new year with all the trimmin’s.

With a ripper line-up, and only a hop, skip, and a jump from  beachtopia Byron Bay,  Falls did not fail to deliver the goods.


New year’s day was one hot mother of a day, and the crowds arrived just in time to catch some of Australia’s finest indie rockers – The Jezebels.

With festival goers pouring off the buses from the beaches, the afternoon began to swell as Matt Corby serenaded the sweat off our backs, playing a fittingly soulful set to a welcome late-afternoon breeze.


A Fat Yak and a dip in onsite ‘Palm Springs’ provided a much needed interlude before squeezing out to see Pond dishing up their usual psychedelic madness. Mid-set we took it down a notch, heading over to a packed Ta-ku set; soulful, hopped-out beats to the horde.

Back at the Valley stage Violent Soho injected their high-powered mix into the voracious crowd. With water and smiles the organisers and security were careful in making this gig a safe one!


The night was closed out by Melbourne legends The Avalanches, with an array of sampled bliss from last year’s huge release: ‘Wildflower’.


Bye 16, Hi 17.



  Swimming, Matt Corby


Going home.


Words & Photos by Jack Perry


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