In what has been an arduous year for Australian festivals, with fans seeing some of their favourite events succumb to the tumults of an increasingly turbulent touring industry, the lineup announcement for one of the punters’ most beloved events is welcome news, and Music Feeds has all the splendour of the Laneway Festival 2014 lineup right here!
The organisers of St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival kept with the typical Aussie festival MO, taking to triple j‘s The Tom and Alex Show to reveal the massive lineup for their 2014 event. Tom and Alex stated yesterday that they felt like Santa Clause, in response to the organisers telling Twitter followers “It’s like the night before Christmas around here.”
The appearance of Glasgow synth-pop trio CHVRCHES was a foregone conclusion, having confirmed to Music Feeds their spot at the festival during an interview back in August. It took a few phone calls to festival organisers to get it out of them, but they soon confirmed the good news.
Likewise UK post-punk four-piece Savages revealed their place on the bill back in May, with drummer Fay Milton telling interviewers “I don’t know if our festival has been announced actually, but I’ve been to the festival before – it should be good.” The band recently performed at the inaugural US Laneway event in Detroit.
A relative newcomer to the Australian festival scene, Laneway began in Caledonian Lane in Melbourne in 2004, and has quickly ascended above the boutique festival landscape to become something of an institution, with 2013 seeing the event expand overseas. As esteem and critical approval increased, so did the size of the names on the lineups, with past Laneway events playing host to The National, Sigur Ros, Bat For Lashes, M83, and Deerhunter, just to name a few.
Laneway Festival 2014 will kick off Saturday, 25th January at The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay in Singapore, before crossing over to Aukland, New Zealand, then returning home for its Australian run, starting in Brisbane at RNA, Fortitude Valley on Friday, 31st January.
The full lineup, dates and ticket info are below.
Laneway Festival 2014 lineup:
The Jezabels (exclusive to Laneway)
Cloud Control (exclusive to Laneway)
Autre Ne Veut
Haim (exclusive to Laneway)
Kirin J Callinan
Lorde (exclusive to Laneway)
Run the Jewels
Scenic, The Growl
Unknown Mortal Orchestra (exclusive to Laneway)
St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2014
Saturday, 25th January
The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay, Singapore
Monday, 27th January
Silo Park, Auckland
Friday, 31st January
RNA, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
Saturday, 1st February
Footscray Community Arts Centre/River’s Edge, Melbourne
Sunday, 2nd February
Sydney College Of The Arts, Rozelle, Sydney
Friday, 7th February
Harts Mill, Port Adelaide
Saturday, 8th February
Esplanade Park and West End, Fremantle
General public on sale Thursday, 3rd October, 9am (local time) via the Laneway Festival website
Presale: Laneway Festival fans with Visa Credit, Debit or Prepaid cards have first access via Visa Entertainment presale, which starts 12 noon Monday 30th September through to 12 noon Tuesday, 1st October (local time) or until tickets sell out at visaentertainment.com.au.