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Falls through the lens of Jeff (fallen) Dawson

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The first Falls Festival in Byron went off without a hitch, with organisers, punters and even many neighbours surprised at the largely incident-free event.

Traffic flowed smoothly and police praised the general behaviour of festival-goers. Tweed inspector Greg Jago told The Echo there was a only a small number of drug detections.

Organisers say 15,000 patrons attended the three-day event, of which 13,500 were also campers onsite.

But it wasn’t just the headliners that featured; roving entertainers as well as artists created an artistic, colourful oasis in the village area, which included workshops.

Our photographer Jeff Dawson has now recovered sufficiently to put together a gallery of his favourite pics.

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Bosses

 

 

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Shiny NYE Falls people

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London Grammar

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Solange – Beyonce’s sister

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Violent Femme

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Hopster

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Undead

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Undeader

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Undeadest

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Joel Salom – in too-tight undies

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Blotto – circuitous circus

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Undead & wed

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Roots

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Harry – Cat Empire

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Merryn – Potato Potato

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Rootster

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Hoopster

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The real deal – Chet

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9 COMMENTS

  1. What a great festival Falls was. As a local neighbour we would like to thank the organisers and patrons for a really well run, well organised and well supported festival. I was at first opposed to the festival site. Now after Splendour and Falls we cannot complain when 15000/25000 are having so much fun. As we learn and see what the owners of the site are doing and have planned we are impressed… thank you

  2. How is it Greg Jago & troops could not detect/notice the sold on site dangerous alcohol…legal is not safe or reason to be blind ignorant..typical of big festivals who sell this drug for profits at [excessive] price no matter the results ignored or hidden….why not entertainment in peace without the service of dangerous alcohol…

  3. We loved the festival and we can now see the potential of this great site after a pretty dodgy start with Splendour. May there be many more wonderful festivals at the North Parklands site. And great photos Jeff. Well done.

  4. Great pics. Loved Falls! Such a genuine and relaxed vibe and the bands were awesome and eclectic. Sitting under the shade of the trees in the amphitheater was reminiscent of woodford and simply the best way to watch bands. Well organised and proved the potential of the yelgun site after Splendour’s muddy start. No trouble with traffic or parking driving in each day.

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