Byron band makes onto Falls Festival line-up

BYRON Bay teen folk-pop band Potato Potato has been selected to join the line-up for Byron's first Falls Music and Arts Festival.

And now the festival organisers are calling on other local performers to get in on the act.

Potato Potato, which made its festival debut in 2011 at the Mullumbimby Music Festival and released its first EP in August, has been announced this morning alongside DJ Anna Lunoe, Canadian indie band Born Ruffians, Cub Sport, Lunatics on Pogosticks, DJ Questlove from The Roots, Touch Sensitive, Tyler Touche, and Wave Racer.

Festival organisers have also announced the lead performers for its comedy line-up. Tickling the funny-bones of festival-goers will be Amos Gill, Dave Callan, David Quirk, Michael Hing, Nath Valvo, Lindsay Webb, Mark McConville, and Ronny Chieng along with local comics Ellen Briggs, Greg Sullivan, Mandy Nolan, Nick Penn, Paul McMahon.

The festival, which sold out several weeks ago, is now looking for "experimental and quirky performers poets, writers, clowns, installation artists, comedians, cabaret performers, circus performers, dancers and puppeteers" to give 10-minute performances in the festival's village area.

Anyone interested in applying to perform at the festival should email valley@roundabout.net.au with a description of their act, a biography, one or two images of the act or previous work and links to a video of their work. Phone 0405 407 565 for more information about the performances and the application process.


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