With a philosophy of bringing together fresh artists and unique locations to create "an urban music experience like no other" it's no wonder Laneway music revellers are generally the leaders of the pack when it comes to what we will be listening to in the months coming.
From humble beginnings at St. Jerome's Bar in Melbourne 2004, the vision was to bring together "live music in unique settings". Soon the bar's popularity outpaced it's capacity and the founders decided to host the first festival in the adjoining laneway. Since then the festival has transformed into the annual Australiawide event before us today. Even becoming a popular event in Auckland and Singapore. Now the festival attracts thousands of young revelers (or at least those young at heart) but it still embodies the same spirit.
This year's line-up does not disappoint, from the multi-talented Bat for Lashes and Divine Fits both making their Australian debuts to the more established Yeasayer, Kings of Convenience and Real Estate. Flume will definitely draw a big crowd alongside the popular New York born Nicolas Jaar with his electronic beats. With the current creme de la crop of up and coming artists Chet Faker, Pond and The Rubens are ones to watch.
For those lucky enough to be from Perth and Adelaide, festival goers will get to experience Of Monsters and Men most known for their 2012 cult hit Little Talks.
THE FULL LINEUP Alpine ALT-J
Bat For Lashes Chet Faker Cloud Nothings
Henry Wagons and the Unwelcome Company
Kings of Convenience
Of Monsters and Men (ADELAIDE AND PERTH ONLY)
Tickets are available online for $120 plus delivery, from selected retailers or by booking with Greentix by calling 1300 369 882
Dates and Locations
Singapore 26th Jan 2013 The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay
Auckland 28th Jan 2013 Silo Park
Brisbane 1st Feb 2013 RNA Showgrounds
Sydney 2nd Feb 2013 Sydney College of the Arts
Melbourne 3rd Feb 2013 Footscray Community Arts Centre
Adelaide 8th Feb 2013 Fowler's Live and UNISA City West Campus
Perth - 9th Feb 2013 Perth Cultural Centre