Rufus at The Falls Festival. Photo Patrick Gorbunovs/ The Northern Star
Rufus at The Falls Festival. Photo Patrick Gorbunovs/ The Northern Star Patrick Gorbunovs

Falls Festival continues rocking through its second day

CROWDS just had to grit and bare it through the dust at Falls Music and Arts Festival, Byron Bay yesterday.

But that's not to say they were complaining.

The Rubens frontman Sam Margin was struggling through his set, caused not by the dust but some big celebrations the night before.

While he asked the crowd to help him sing, he didn't appear to need it.

Playing songs from the band's debut, self-titled album, Lay It Down and My Gun were the definite crowd pleasers at the Amphitheatre stage.

While Rufus had everyone dancing up a storm at the Forest Stage as the sun went down, New Yorkers Grizzly Bear were happy to admit they may not be the most energetic act on the bill as they played Sleeping Ute and clear crowd favourite Two Weeks from their 2009 release, Veckatimist.

"I know we're not an electronic dance band or anything," Daniel Rossen, frontman said from the Amphitheatre stage. "But just sway real hard, or kiss the person next to you."

Still at the Amphitheatre stage The Cat Empire changed the pace giving punters a chance to skank their way through their latest song Brighter Than Gold and old favourite Sly.

Vampire Weekend rounded off the second night of the festival with one of their ever polished sets opening with Diane Young, White Sky and Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa.

The festival finishes up tonight with sets from Violent Femmes, Neil Finn and MGMT.


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