Top Falls a delight for 12,500 fans

POLICE and paramedics agree this year's Falls Festival at Marion Bay was one of the best yet.

About 12,500 people brought in the New Year at the three-night festival filled with big-name acts and arts.

Psychedelic pop band MGMT led the New Year's Eve countdown before UK rockers The Wombats sang the crowd into 2014. 

Police said yesterday presented no arrests and just one eviction for under-age revelry.

Sergeant Simon Clayton said about 15 police worked overnight. 

Although there were two under-age drinkers ejected on Monday and two reports of drugs last night, Sergeant Clayton said he was happy with the behaviour of attendees.

``We're not sure if that's because there's fewer people . . . There have been a lot more older people here than in previous years.''

Sergeant Clayton advised people to wait until early afternoon before leaving for a faster exit. 

St John Ambulance chief executive Roxy Cowie agreed the festival had a family atmosphere.

Although a steady stream of revellers had presented with cuts, abrasions and minor injuries, she said there had been few serious cases for the 30 staff each shift. 

``We're very lucky that the weather's not too hot, the constant is mainly eye irritation from grasses and allergies.''

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