Falls Festival kicks off at Byron Bay
TODAY is the day.
The Falls Arts and Music Festival 2015/16 opens its doors today for another four days of music, arts and fun at North Byron Parklands in Yelgun.
Called Boogie Nights, the New Year's Eve Byron Bay evening is themed Tinseltown this year.
So think red carpet, fave movie character, villain or superhero, and get inspired for a great night of fun to welcome 2016 in style.
And the line up for tonight is nothing short of spectacular: Weird Al Yankovic, Art vs Science, Bullhorn, El Vez, Fleetmac Wood (see story below), Hilltop Hoods, Peking Duk, Wavves and The Wombats.
Music producer and artist Ruben Styles is one half of electronic duo Peking Duk.
Styles and his 'workmate' Adam Hyde, are working on a new album, developing new music for an upcoming album to be released 2016.
Some of that new music will be heard for the first time tonight by Falls Festival punters in Byron Bay, in what Styles promised to be an unforgettable party experience.
Styles said the duo is considering not planning the set at all.
"We should not even plan the set. It would be better off to just have a bunch of tracks and go from whichever we want to whatever we want, doing the true DJ-ing thing," he said.
"Normally, on festivals, we like to take people on a journey with a set that's quite epic at times, euphoric at times and relaxing at other times.
"For a set on New Year's Eve, that's not so appropriate (laughs). It will be better to do what we ultimately do best, which is turn it into a party from the get go.
"Personally, I'm not much into watching a deejay perform, but in the circumstances of New Year's Eve, that's exactly what I want (laughs).
"It's going to be a really big party."
But Falls Festival is not only about music, but also arts, and the Village program is bursting with magical show stoppers, interpretative dance routines, circus acrobatics, games, interactive installations and enough activities and performances to amuse you all festival long.
For details and tickets visit http://byron.fallsfestival.com.au/