FUN: Harley Campbell and Hayden Campbell, of Sydney, and Karlee Hall, of Queensland, at Falls Festival 2016 in Byron Bay at the North Byron Parklands.
FUN: Harley Campbell and Hayden Campbell, of Sydney, and Karlee Hall, of Queensland, at Falls Festival 2016 in Byron Bay at the North Byron Parklands. Marc Stapelberg

Falls Festival Byron Bay: Seen and heard

THERE was music, comedy, arts, dance, Miley and Liam, but here is a list of other things we saw and heard at Falls Festival Byron Bay 2015/16:

Berocca slushies: The perfect hangover cure for a summer night on your way out of the festival precinct.

Calling for Courtney: Fans calling out Courtney Barnett's name minutes before the beginning of her show on New Year's Eve.

Fabulous locals: The ever-amusing 1980s flash mob experts, The Cassettes, pulled out some smooth costume changes, including their legendary Superman costumes, during a notable performance to Queen's Flash theme.

RUFUS Maximus: RUFUS' energy and enthusiasm had the crowd bouncing, in one of the most energetic gigs of the festival. They also announced that, after 12 months working on their new album, it's due out in three weeks.

The show must go on: Paul Kelly and The Merri Soul lost sound halfway through their set, and took a couple of seconds to notice. Kelly turned around, dropped his guitar, grabbed a tambourine and got the crowd heaving Hoomph There It Is, while dancers and the rest of the band kept singing and dancing and entertaining the crowd until sound was restored. They picked up the song where they left off.

Paint me silly: Body paint was the fashion trend this year, with many female punters ditching their bras for a more colourful and fresh look.



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