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 Riley Fitzgerald

Falls Festival @ Byron Bay, NSW, 02.01.2018: Day 3

Falls Festival @ Byron Bay, NSW, 02.01.2018: Day 3

Rain. Again! Will it stop? F**K this, I can’t handle this place anymore. It’s destroying my sanity! Live music but. There’s so much of it here, this event has been littered with moments that cut through the numbness and ennui of life and make it feel real. For me, 30 seconds of The Smith Street […]

 Riley Fitzgerald

Falls Festival @ Byron Bay, NSW, 01.01.2018: Day 2

Falls Festival @ Byron Bay, NSW, 01.01.2018: Day 2

Let’s not put the thumb on Georgia Maq and Camp Cope. Yes, there could have been a few more women on the line-up. But they are only articulating what a large number of their peers, fans, women, allies – Australians young and old – think. I’m not present as she as she causes the stir, […]

 Riley Fitzgerald

Falls Festival @ Byron Bay, NSW, 31.12.2017: Day 1

Falls Festival @ Byron Bay, NSW, 31.12.2017: Day 1

I’m drowning. The heat. It’s 2.30pm on the opening day of Falls Festival’s 25th year. The ice is melting in my vodka coffee faster than I can drink it. The first official act kicks off at 1.30pm. Who are they? Jonathon Boulet and Kirsty Tickle –  Party Dozen. Cacophonous but never caustic, they create a […]

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The modern music festival summed up in one PR email

The modern music festival summed up in one PR email

The first rule of Collapse Board was “No news” and having content that’s not PR email-after-PR email obviously makes us better than all those other Australian music website sites.  You know the ones, the ones where 40% of their content is copy and pasting PR emails, 40% is copying and pasting from social media and 10% […]