Falls rocks all the way to 2014

IT WAS a cruisy day to start the Falls Music and Arts Festival, but the music really fired up on day two.

Straight off the bat, with Lennox Head's latest triple j Unearthed winners Lunatics On Pogosticks, followed by the bearded wonder Chet Faker.

Sydney band The Preatures started the rock 'n' roll ball with Manic Baby, from their EP Is This How You Feel, the title track of which has catapulted their status in the industry and received the biggest response from punters.

With all stages open on the second day, Vampire Weekend, The Cat Empire and Flight Facilities were expected to pull the biggest crowds.

US hip-hop, jazz band, The Roots, who are best known as the house band on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, were given the task of counting in the new year on Tuesday night.

While there was no official fireworks, there was some drama after fireworks were let off by punters at the top of the natural amphitheatre, where the main stage is located.

There were no reports of injuries from the stunt.

Clairy Browne and The Bangin' Rackettes added sass to the stage earlier in the night, but it was Hot Dub Time Machine who really got the party started thanks to a set filled with 60 years in 50 minutes.

Playing tracks from The Beatles, through to Nirvana, The White Stripes and Beyonce, the atmosphere in the amphitheatre was nothing short of electric.

With a crowd of 15,000 expected across the three days, buses and traffic have had a smooth run thus far.

Today is the final day of the festival where headliners The Wombats and MGMT will close the festival on the main stage.


  • The Kite String Tangle, Forest Stage, 11.20am
  • Michael Hing, Forest Stage, 3.25pm
  • Solange, Amphitheatre Stage, 4.50pm
  • London Grammar, Forest Stage, 8.20pm
  • Hermitude, Forest Stage, 9.20pm

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