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The Avalanches Play Secret DJ Set At Falls Fest Launch Party – Lineup Announced

Byron Bay’s Secret Garden played host yesterday to a private launch party for the 2016/17 Falls Festival Launch, with special guest DJs Tony Di Blasi and Robbie Chater of The Avalanches playing a sultry stripped-back DJ set for a boutique crowd of select local personalities, music icons and media.
The Avalanches – Tony Di Blasi and Robbie Chater – dropped a smooth 1-hour vinyl set of laid back swinging tunes at yesterday’s launch party // Photo Luke Sorensen

Fine Mexican finger foods and fresh cocktails flowed into the evening, broken only by the official first announcement of the lineup for the coming 2016/17 Falls Festival – as read out live on Triple J.

Joining The Avalanches at the top of the bill will be the likes of Childish GambinoLondon Grammar and Violent Soho along with a vibrant splattering of DJ and live band acts like Matt Corby, Alison Wonderland, Catfish and the BottlemenTa-ku, The RubensBernard Fanning, Grandmaster Flash, Illy and many more – FULL LINE UP HERE

The Avalanches at yesterday’s launch party // Photo Luke Sorensen

Also taking in the sounds and sights of yesterday’s event was ex-Powderfinger frontman Bernard Fanning, who stopped for a one-on-one chat with LiQUiFY about his new album, and his new home – now living in Byron Bay (for an upcoming interview feature).

The Secret Garden in Byron Bay played host to some huge music and media identities for yesterday’s private launch party // Photo Luke Sorensen

We ran into classic Byron surf legend Rusty Miller and also squizzed the wicked custom Clearwater Surfboards stick with fresh custom Falls Fest graf from Louis Gervais (Happy Birthday mate!).

Falls Festival has been running from strength to strength each year, offering one of the best music-fan experiences of any festival in the nation, and the last 2015/16 event was no exception.

Artist Louis Gervais and his wicked Falls Festival art piece on display at yesterday’s event in Byron // Photo Luke Sorensen
Fun – that’s what it’s all about and Falls Festival always delivers

A couple of LiQUiFY crew spent a few days trawling the Byron Bay event chasing imagery and audio experiences, scoring some of the most refreshing, banging and enjoyable tunes around.

Added to each event is a full spread of arts and adventure, last time it included everything from massive Carnivale-style parades, markets, theatre and even a custom-built waterpark for punters to hit the 30-foot slides or bask on white sandy beaches by the pool in between sets.

Hilltop Hoods shook the earth as they rang in the new year in Byron Bay at the 2015/16 Falls Festival // Photo Luke Sorensen

Looks like New Years Eve is serving up another tasty round and we’re sure the 2016/17 events that are staggered between Victoria, Tassy, West Oz and here at Byron Bay’s North Byron Parklands will deliver yet again.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday August 30th 2016, 9am AEST – More info at 

Falls Festival, returning to Byron Bay at the end of this year! // Photo Luke Sorensen

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