Cold War Kids wow audiences at Falls Festival in Byron Bay despite the soaring tempratures and humidity. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star
Cold War Kids wow audiences at Falls Festival in Byron Bay despite the soaring tempratures and humidity. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star Marc Stapelberg

Falls tickets go on sale

TICKETS are now on sale for Falls Music and Arts Festival 2016/17.

Tickets are sold via Oztix, so music lovers are advised to have an Oztix account ready prior to purchasing the tickets.

This year, Byron Bay festival tickets are available as three-day passes, two-day passes and single day tickets.

Falls co-director Brandon Saul confirmed the single day tickets aim to attract more locals to the festival.

"Traditionally you had to buy a season ticket, and had a limited number of one-day tickets available for New Year's Eve, and they all sold out very fast,” he said.

"This year we'll have one-day tickets available for each day, and we've also separated the camping ticket.

"In the past, locals had a pretty hefty tag to pay to drive to the venue and camp on it. Now you can buy a one-day or two-day ticket and all of those without camping commitment, making it much more affordable for locals.”

Mr Saul said the move responds to feedback from Northern Rivers and Tweed residents.

Another change in the ticketing system for Falls Festival this year is the end of the ballot system.

Mr Saul said scrapping the ballot made the ticketing system a lot easier to manage for organisers.

"People expect to have their ticket right now, so the idea of entering a ballot and waiting for it is not good for the Instagram generation, I think we learned that lesson last year,” he said.