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Lifeline encourages connection on World Suicide Prevention Day

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Stories about "The Falls Music & Arts Festival":

The Sensible Art of Falling For Remi

Melbourne artist REMI and musical collaborator Sensible J are one of the fastest-rising hip-hop acts in Australia and are quickly gaining the attention of...

Passing Parcels – From the Great Northern to Falls

They’re our latest international success story: a bunch of boys from Byron who’ve cracked Berlin. Louie Swain and Noah Hill spoke with The Echo about...

Live Music Roundup – Thursday 10 November, 2016

Roots Reggae Shakedown  Local roots reggae legends the Jesse Morris Band are teaming up with the mighty munchkins from the Rosie Miss-chief Band for a...

Live Music Roundup: Thursday 6 October, 2016

Mental music Having graced our stages, radio airwaves, record books, playlists, TV screens and award nights for close to 40 years, Mental As Anything are proud to...

Turning up The Cassettes

They’re bright, they’re boisterous, they’re dancing through the streets with a ghetto blaster… no, it’s not a scene from an 80s film, it’s The...

Making Falls special for you

A good festival is a portal into another place, almost another you. This is something Falls Festival’s Village artistic director Ian Pidd knows only too well.

You can sound-check Falls

R. Whitling, Conservation of North Ocean Shores (CONOS). Did you know that you can easily measure the noise levels coming from the Falls Festival over New Years?

Bruns ‘nippers’ benefit from Falls Festival

As part of its yearly grants to community organisations, the Falls Music & Arts Festival have donated $2,500 to the Brunswick Heads ‘Nippers’ Junior Surf Life Saving Club for brand new surfboards.

Falls through the lens of Jeff (fallen) Dawson

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.

Falls fest looks for arty vollies

Falls Music & Arts Festival is looking for volunteers to help create and perform in a festival sideshow as well as people to help create art installations and puppets.

Update: Lismore going into lockdown at 6pm

Lismore local government area (LGA) is going into lockdown for seven days from 6pm tonight following a positive case of COVID-19 in Goonellabah yesterday.

Is all cannabis the same? How do its variations impact us?

Are you interested in learning more about the cannabinoids you use? Researchers from Monash University are asking both smokers and non-smokers to help research the variety of cannabinoids and their impacts.

COVID venues of concern at Evans Head and Lismore

Three new venues of concern have been added to the list of COVID-19 venues of concern following a student at Goonellabah Public School testing...

Our 5 favourite Ig Nobel Prize Winners

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