Live review + photos: Falls Festival 2019/2020, Byron Bay

(Image credit: Britt Andrews)

What: Falls Festival
Where: North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay NSW
When: Tuesday December 31st, 2019 – Thursday January 2nd, 2020
Review: Matt Doria
Photos: Britt Andrews (Facebook / Twitter / Patreon)

By the time we make it to the festival entry on day one, we’re already caked in sweat and dust – a prerequisite, though, for any camper making their way into Falls after setting up their “home” for the next three nights. After perusing the grounds in search of the cheapest spot slinging watermelon juice and playing a quick game of volleyball at the makeshift beach propped up between stages, we settle in on the amphitheatre hills and prepare to have our minds blown by a true blue Australian icon: John Farnham. An odd choice for a festival like Falls? Absolutely. One we still wouldn’t miss for the world? Absolutely.

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