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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…


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