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Festive fun begins to wind up across the region

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Salt 'n' Pepa entertain the big crowd at the Falls Festival on New Year's Eve. Photos Jeff Dawson
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It’s been the party that just keeps going.

New Year’s Eve celebrations across the region are finally beginning to wind up today, with revelers enjoying the last day at the Falls Festival near Byron Bay, while others will be packing up campsites at the Tropical Fruits party in Lismore.

To bring the show to a close, today’s line-up includes Sydney band Bluejuice, Australian rock band Spiderbait, folk legend John Butler Trio and British band Alt-J.

Meanwhile, in Lismore, the thousands of revelers who turned out for the annual Tropical Fruits extravaganza will also be packing up their campsites.

 

Volunteer Dermot Ryan with Tropical Fruits Kiss NYE organiser Susi St Julian.
Volunteer Dermot Ryan with Tropical Fruits Kiss NYE organiser Susi St Julian.

Organiser Susi St Julian told Echonetdaily that the event had been a tremendous success, attracting thousands of partygoers.

The cabaret show provided a welcome rest area from the dance floors at the Kiss NYE Tropical Fruits party in Lismore.
The cabaret show provided a welcome rest area from the dance floors at the Kiss NYE Tropical Fruits party in Lismore.

It featured three dance floors, a massive fireworks display, and the traditional pool party on new year’s day which packed out the Lismore memorial pool.

Echonetdaily photographer Jeff Dawson was at the Falls Festival where he snapped performers and festivalgoers having a ball (see pics in gallery below).


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