St Jerome's Laneway Festival is one of Australia's premier music festivals, and features international artists and bands. It's all about leading new and revered seminal music and bringing what's fresh, to unique settings and surrounds. It's size, location and the way the community is encouraged is all part of the plan to present a live music experience like no other.
Footscray Comm Arts Cntr & The River's Edge, Melbourne
26 January - Brisbane - Showgrounds, Bowen Hills (16plus)
28 January - Melbourne - Footscray Comm Arts Cntr & The River's Edge 3 February - Adelaide - Harts Mill, Port Adelaide (16plus) 4 February - Sydney - Sydney College of the Arts (SCA), Rozelle 5 February - Fremantle - Esplanade Reserve & West End
From international artists heading over from Norway, UK, USA, Canada, expect to be mesmerised by Aurora with her thoughtful lyrics. School buddies, Bob Moses are tipped to be surprise hits at the festival as they glide from genre to genre, borrowing from electronica and indie-rock, without being slaves to either. Car Seat Headrest with no less than 12 albums under his belt at just 23 years of age has been tipped as the modern indie-rock hero you need to see.
This is just a smattering of what's to be expected in the long line-up of artist. Be sure to check out the website and choose your State for full details about the artists, times, cost and venues etc. That's not all, you'll also find a list of food and beverage stalls that are going to be at the festival to make sure you're fed and watered. Because Laneway love quality food as much as their music, they're turning it up a notch this year with another epic range of culinary delights and refreshing beverages. Keep an eye on their Facebook page to stay updated.