The highs and lows of Falls

Christine McGinn | Bendigo Weekly | 09-Jan-2015

Falls Festival.
BRAVING the elements and the compost toilets, The Falls Festival 2014 was a fiesta of music, food and campsite shenanigans.

Cramming five days of festival fun into this space would not be fair to the ample artists, organisers and vendors piling into the festival.

Thousands of festival revellers set up camp, pulled up marquees and kicked back to the tunes of international and locals artists.

ARIA award winning rockers The Temper Trap blew the roof off Falls, with audiences belting out lyrics from their latest self-titled album.
 The band started the party with crowd-pleasing tunes “Need Your Love” and “The Sea is Calling”.

The Presets, as expected, gave a stellar performance setting the crowd up for plenty of dancing with “No Fun” and “My People”.

Crowds packed into the so-called Grand Theatre to witness UK sensation George Ezra.

Poetically showcasing his lyrical selection, Ezra wooed the audience with “Blame it on me”, and the crowd-pleaser “Budapest”.

Revellers climbed onto shoulders to gain a glimpse of the wonder, as he traced his fingers across guitar, keyboard and bass.

Australia’s alternative-electronic leaders, Empire of The Sun, left nothing in the bag.

Costume changes, a parade of choreographed dancers and an exotic musical performance overwhelmed the crowd.

Extravagant and seemingly belonging on international acting stages, it was hard to, fault their vocal showcase.

The Village and Relaxo Rancho gave festival-goers a chance to paint their faces in glitter or relax to the sounds of local artists.

But with artists such as Sticky Fingers, Alt-J, Alison Wonderland, The Kite String Tangle, Safia and old favourites,Cold War Kids, Vance Joy and Kim Churchill, there was much to love. - Christine McGinn


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