Falls Festival Byron Bay has just got a whole lot more local by putting together a ‘village’ of 100 of the region’s favourite acts.
Youth supergroup Potato Potato, percussionist extraordinaire Greg Sheehan and alt country hero Dan Hannaford will be joined at the Village by the likes of Warren Earl,, Shashuka, Tora, Louie & Patrick and the red hot Russian men’s choir from Mullumbimbski, Dustyesky.
Just to keep things hip and happening, the Village will also host local burlesque babes, sideshow eccentrics, magicians, thespians, contortionists, vaudevillians and acrobats.
‘The Village is a creative and fun oasis at the centre of the festival that sits in a lush little valley between the two main music stages,’ says Valley Lipcer, Falls Festival Byron’s arts programmer.
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‘There are four Village stages; an outdoor stage, the intimate Lola’s bar stage and two mini circus tents stages programmed with acts that are unique, non-mainstream and incredibly fun. The Village also provides interactive creative spaces and diverse workshops for people who want a breather from the main stage crowds.’
Daytime activities in The Village include indigenous weaving with members of the local Minjunbal clan, wearable art workshops, daily ‘so you think you can interpretive dance’ workshops and a Fiesta tent where patrons can create their own puppet and costume for the Boogie Nights party on New Years Eve and the massive Fiesta parade on Jan 2.
There is still time to grab a ticket to Falls, following the announcement of an additional ticket release earlier this week. But be quick, tickets will sell out.