The St. Jerome's Laneway Festival in 2012 will be brimming with experimental tunes, indie summer anthems, 'chillwave' beats and eclectic sets from several acclaimed local and international acts this Summer.
In the festival's third year at the historic Kirkbride courtyards of the Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) in Rozelle, the Laneway Festival in Sydney will deliver the unique music experience it has progressively crafted since its formation in 2004. Founders of the festival, Jerome Borazio and Danny Rogers, initially attempted to create a unique urban music experience, one which has been recreated for years across different venues. The festival will take place on Sunday February 5th in Sydney this year.
In 2012 the festival line-up exhibits a number of acclaimed singer-songwriters, electronic musicians and experimental outfits, giving festival-goers an opportunity to experience forms of new and revered seminal music from an impressive, wide-ranging bill. As with previous years, the Laneway festival brings together a mix of acts music fans have been dying to see, others that we've never heard of and a number of crowd-pleasers who have just recently impressed Australian audiences in venues across the country.
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Feist leads the bill in 2012 bringing her indie anthems to Australian audiences following the release of her fourth album Metals. Of Broken Social Scene fame, the indie songstress performed at the festival in 2008 making this Leslie Feist's second, widely anticipated Laneway appearance. Emerging with a new album exhibiting a mature moody voice and a range of musical influences, Feist will perform tracks from her worthy follow-up album among classics from 2004's Let It Die and the award-winning 2007 album The Warning, including hits 1234, Mushaboom and My Moon My Man.
Joining her on the line up include acclaimed British rockers The Horrors and folk songbird Laura Marling. The Horrors will showcase their signature, wide-ranging sound, playing tracks off their new ambitious release Skying, including their impressive, expansive début single Still Life; while Laura Marling will charm Australian audiences with her quirky stage presence and range of infectious pop folk tunes.
Filling out the line-up include Pitchfork magazine and indie fan favourites Girls, NME-hyped British band The Drums, San Diego pop duo Cults, French electronic dream-pop act M83, ambitious chillwave newcomers Toro y Moi and Washed Out, grunge-influenced London four-piece Yuck, Australia's rock outfit The Panics, critically-acclaimed electronic artist Twin Shadow, sun-soaked indie pop rockers The Pains At Being Pure At Heart and new project fronted by Neil Finn of Split Endz fame, Pajama Club.
The full line-up for 2012's Laneway Festival boasts the following artists:
Anna Calvi Austra Bullion
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Portugal The Man
Toro Y Moi
For those interested in the atmospheric aesthetic the Rozelle setting has to offer, festival organisers have assured patrons that the historic sandstone buildings will host not only stages but markets and fine cuisine, giving festival-goers a unique, cultural experience on the Sydney College of the Arts grounds.
Tickets for the Sydney festival, taking place on Sunday the 5th of February, go on sale at 9am on Wednesday the 19th of October. Don't miss out on your chance to see what this unique, genre-bending and eclectic line up have in store for Australian audiences on the scenic, sandstone Rozelle festival grounds this summer.