Falls Festival

Music, Music festivals
Falls Festival
Photograph: Joseph Mayers

The chance to say you spent New Year’s in Byron listening to Toto’s ‘Africa’ live

In its 26th year, Falls Festival knows what it’s doing and has cemented some pretty huge acts to show it. The trek to Yelgun is worthwhile when you have a line-up as assured as this with lots of extra trimmings – including expansive campgrounds, a Palm Springs-themed waterpark with actual pools to dip in, a dedicated arts hub with cardboard box battles and daily yoga, and a zeitgeist-engaging meme fancy dress theme. Escape the formulaic Sydney New Year’s plans and road trip to the North Byron Parklands for a proper big festival experience with some Northern Rivers nature flair.

Young Guns, Chvrches, Vance Joy, Briggs, Odette, Juice Wrld and Anderson Paak play alongside ’70s rockers Toto and almost-vintage legends Interpol and Hilltop Hoods. Falls has also landed exclusive showings of Swedish sisters First Aid Kit and energetic party-starter Dizzee Rascal. That's just the tip of the huge line-up iceberg, cop the rest here.

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