It won’t be the first time Tijuana Cartel has played Falls Festival, but it will be the first time they will have played a Byron leg of the event.
Just this week they were announced, along with a string of other acts, as new additions to the Falls Festival bill.
“I know that the guys from Falls have been fans throughout the years,” Paul George told Blank. “I think it’s really good timing with the album.”
Regular readers would know that the Gold Coast band released their much-anticipated album Psychedlicatessen just this month. And it’s had excellent reviews already.
As Paul speaks to me, he’s driving home to Byron from the airport, where they’d just played a Wallaby Creek Festival, with a couple of thousand people tucked away in the Daintree.
He explains his history with Falls.
“We did Lorne and the Victorian one – when we had White Dove on the radio,” he said. “We did little stages in Tasmania and Victoria.”
“And I’ve been there (Byron) to see bands. And been on one of the small stages when I played in Wild Marmalade, in one of the smaller tents.”
Paul said this Falls would see the band migrate to one of the big stages. The amphitheatre, to be precise.
I ask if they’re playing on New Year’s Eve and he says no. “We’re playing somewhere else. I’m not allowed to say.”
Hmmmmm. I frickin’ love summer festival season.
Tijuana Cartel joins a host of national and international superstars for the 2015-16 Falls Festival at Byron Bay including Foals, Bloc Party, Disclosure, Rufus, Courtney Barnett, Birds of Tokyo, Paul Kelly & Merri Soul Sessions, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and Goons of Doom.
Full lineup | Falls Festival 2015-16
FOALS · BLOC PARTY · DISCLOSURE · RÜFUS · COURTNEY BARNETT · BIRDS OF TOKYO · HALSEY · KURT VILE AND THE VIOLATORS · JARRYD JAMES · MAC DEMARCO · MEG MAC · THE AVENER · PAUL KELLY & MERRI SOUL SESSIONS · DJANGO DJANGO · GARY CLARK JR. · LITTLE MAY · THE MACCABEES · LEON BRIDGES · ALPINE · TORO Y MOI · YOUNG FATHERS · ELLIPHANT · GANG OF YOUTHS · BØRNS · HIATUS KAIYOTE · KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD · MIAMI HORROR · SETH SENTRY · SOAK · OH WONDER · TIJUANA CARTEL · BOOTLEG RASCAL · GOONS OF DOOM · SPIRIT OF AKASHA
Check the Falls Festival playlist here: