The Falls Music and Art Festival – 31st Dec 2015 to 3rd Jan 2016 – Book a bus to The Falls Festival
Byron Bay hosts an exciting assortment of events year round, including the much-loved Falls Music and Art Festival, also known as The Falls festival Byron Bay.
The Falls festival Byron Bay is an event for lovers of creative music and engaging art, the Falls Festival is taking place at the North Byron Parklands from Thursday 31st of December 2015 to Sunday 3rd of January 2016.
As it is such a short trip by bus from Gold Coast Airport to Byron Bay, the event is popular especially with those in New South Wales and Queensland seeking a musically fulfilling and artistically expressive New Year’s Eve celebration.
Describing itself as an event with “bands that make you dance, art that gets you involved, with friends that make you laugh”, the magnetic music festival came about in 1993 from a campfire idea. After first launching in Lorne, Victoria, it then developed such a following that it’s now also hosted in Marion, Tasmania and more recently Byron Bay.
As one of the longest-running music festivals in Australia, the Falls Festival has attracted major music acts like alt-J, Cold War Kids and Robyn. Byron Bay’s line-up for 2015 features the likes of Disclosure, Hilltop Hoods, Peking Duk and Bloc Party.
A visit to the festival village will offer entertainment options to suit all flavours. From afternoon craft classes (called “crafternoons”), yoga sessions and circus workshops, there really is something for everyone. There are also themed boogie nights, the extravagant Falls Fiesta and an art camp with workshops to create the art of the festival.
The Falls festival Byron Bay focuses on fostering the development of artists and performers to offer festivalgoers the most authentic musical, cultural, and social experience possible.
But what sets the Falls Festival apart from so many others on the music festival circuit in Australia is its pioneering principles and sustainability commitment to ensure a socially responsible and environmentally friendly event. Their detailed yet impressive mission statement is
“To create pioneering, dynamic, sustainable and responsible festivals that celebrate and facilitate deep social, cultural and environmental engagement and connectedness. To give young at heart music lovers a unique and extraordinary experience that is worth travelling for. To foster artistic development by providing effective, world-renowned platforms that promote and present high calibre local and international music and arts. To generate significant opportunities and activity to support local communities and to embrace quality, creativity, integrity, respect and collaboration in everything we do.”
They also champion maintaining valuable relationships with the Byron Bay community, donating a portion of the sale of each ticket to community groups and projects such as the Safe Summer Committee NYE program, Crabbes Creek Community Hall fundraiser and the Rural Fire Service.
The Falls festival Byron Bay is committed to ensuring minimal environmental impact, even receiving several Certificates of Climate Action for reducing and offsetting CO2 emissions, encouraging green behaviour and hiring environmentally friendly caterers.
The commitment the Falls Festival has shown to the environment and to the local community has positioned the festival as the benchmark for other events looking to up their game.
As consumers have become more aware of the impacts their purchasing behaviour, its exciting to see such a successful event focus on what really matters – the environment, the community, and of course world-class entertainment.
Heading to the The Falls festival Byron Bay? A shuttle bus transfer from Gold Coast Airport to The Falls festival (North Byron Parklands) usually takes 35 minutes. We provide a shuttle bus service from Gold Coast Airport to Byron Bay with a drop off at the Falls festival and a shuttle bus from Byron Bay to the Gold Coast Airport with a pick up at The Falls festival. Book your ticket online now or call LIFT Byron Bus Service on 0423 512 875.
Our departure times are:
GOLD COAST AIRPORT TO BYRON BAY VIA THE FALLS FESTIVAL
Departure Gold Coast Airport : 7:45am > Drop off at The Falls> 9:25am > Arrives in Byron Bay at 9:45am
Departure Gold Coast Airport : 11:15am > Drop off at The Falls> 12:55pm > Arrives in Byron Bay at 1:15pm
Departure Gold Coast Airport : 2:10pm > Drop off at The Falls> 3:50pm > Arrives in Byron Bay at 4:10pm
Departure Gold Coast Airport : 4:45pm > Drop off at The Falls> 6:25pm > Arrives in Byron Bay at 6:45pm
Departure Gold Coast Airport : 7:20pm > Drop off at The Falls> 9:00pm > Arrives in Byron Bay at 9:20pm
BYRON BAY TO GOLD COAST AIRPORT
Departs from Byron Bay at 6:50am > Pick up at The Falls at 7:10am > Arrives at Gold Coast Airport at 6:50am
Departs from Byron Bay at 10:40pm > Pick up at The Falls at 11:00am > Arrives at Gold Coast Airport at 10:40am
Departs from Byron Bay at 1:55pm > Pick up at The Falls at 2:15pm > Arrives at Gold Coast Airport at 1:55pm
Departs from Byron Bay at 4:30pm > Pick up at The Falls at 4:50pm > Arrives at Gold Coast Airport at 4:30pm
Departs from Byron Bay 7:10pm > Pick up at The Falls at 7:30pm > Arrives at Gold Coast Airport at 7:10pm