After 23 glorious years, Falls Festival continues to provide us with the most unforgettable moments across the New Year festivus. The 2016-17 lineup saw some major international names, as well as our best local acts rounding up another year in style. In Byron Bay, it was a balmy 33 degrees across the three day event and climaxed with a torrential downpour for the very last performances on day three.
Day one got the party started with festival favourites Northeast Party House, Hot Dub Time Machine and Client Liaison, who have time and time again proven that they know how to get the crowd going better than just about anyone. Joining them was the one and only scratch maestro and hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash, who, at 59 years young, showed off his skills to the young crowd. Ringing in the new year, the legend that is Donald Glover AKA Childish Gambino brought his phenomenal new funk album Awaken, My Love! to life, as well as delivering a bunch of his older hip-hop tracks to keep the rap-loving fans in check.
In this gallery you will find Northeast Party House, Mallrat, Spit Syndicate, Client Liaison, Broods, Grandmaster Flash, Hot Dub Time Machine and Childish Gambino.
Northeast Party House
Hot Dub Time Machine
Photos: Dani Hansen/Howl & Echoes