The Guardian festival blog: Falls Festival review – Camp Cope, Liam Gallagher close out summer music festival | Music
In the lead-up to Falls Downtown – the second year of the Perth iteration of Falls festival, and the final leg of this year’s Falls tour – the talk around the festival was dominated by Melbourne band Camp Cope.
On New Year’s Day at the Byron Bay edition, the all-female act had issued an on-stage call-out against the festival’s lack of female artists in top billing slots – and this week they doubled down, printing T-shirts for acts and fans to express their solidarity and engaging with the discussion, and backlash, across social media.
While it was met with a mixed and highly criticised response from the Falls team itself, which in part encouraged the band to “go out and start their own events”, the call-out provoked essential dialogue and brought a large, curious and engaged crowd to their Fremantle set, over at the slightly tucked away (and yes, smaller) Valley Stage.
“I feel like we had every right to call…
Straight from The Guardian
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