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October 21, 2021

Juice WRLD, Dizzee Rascal and Cut Copy for Falls

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#BigBadBiomass – protesters reject burning trees for energy

North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) and the NSW Forest Defenders have thrown their support behind the protests against the burning of Biomass to generate electricity across Australia ahead of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP) 26.

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Teacher vax

Dear teachers and community members. I have recently received an email from within my school community that asks me...

Stranded local artist shares stories from India

Vrinda Gleeson prepared for her new exhibition in a small London bedsit where she is living until she can return to her Northern Rivers home.

Editorial: Clear as a muddled government

Good news! Local police will not be actively enforcing the government’s Public Health (COVID-19 General) Order 2021 when it comes to business activity – see NSW govt’s Health Order lacks clarity.

Hundreds queue to have COVID test and two new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) is urging people to continue coming forward for testing and vaccination after two further COVID-19 cases were reported in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, October 14. 

STP problems ignored

The people in Byron Shire need to start asking Byron Shire Council (BSC) and councillors when are they actually...

New COVID cases in Ballina and Clarence Valley

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 19 October.

Juice WRLD. Photo supplied

Falls Festival has released its second line-up announcement, with Chicago-based rapper Juice WRLD, grime kingpin Dizzee Rascal and electro legends Cut Copy added to the list.

Also, exclusively on the Byron Bay stage will be the girls from Little May, local busking breakout Garett Kato and a DJ set from notorious Blue Mountains party-starters Hermitude

Former MS MR front-woman and transformative pop genius LPX will also join the New Year celebration that is Falls Byron.

Meanwhile, The Falls Foster A Band competition has opened.

One local Northern Rivers act will have the chance to share the same stage as some of the biggest international and national artists at Falls Byron, but who that will be is up to you – the voting public!

Aine Tyrrell, Banksia, Garage Sale, Gratis Minds and Nick Cunningham are all in the running. The act that gets the most votes will secure a paid slot on the official 2018/19 Byron line-up!
Voting is now open at https://fallsfestival.com/byron-bay/goings-on/foster-a-band/ and will close on Friday November 23.


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