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Laneway Festival 2010 Sideshows Announced

Written by Daniel Clarke on November 20, 2009

Sometimes once is not enough. Nothing beats the experience of watching your favourite band in a festival setting but some bands so are so great that they need their own stage, their own night. The Laneway Festival is pleased to announce a series of very special sideshows for your aural pleasure.

FLORENCE & THE MACHINE
Londoners FLORENCE & THE MACHINE have had a massive 2009 off the back of their fierce, thrilling, Mercury Prize-nominated debut Lungs. And what lungs the 22-year old frontwoman must possess. Capable of raising roofs with her voice and raising temperatures with her fiery, impassioned performances, Florence is a talent of the kind that emerges only every so often.

Tix on sale: MONDAY 30th NOVEMBER

Tuesday 26th January
Metro, Sydney
Ticket outlets: www.metrotheatre.com.au, www.ticketek.com.au

Wednesday 3rd February
Prince Of Wales, Melbourne
Ticket outlets: www.princebandroom.com.au, Polyester Records (Fitzroy & City), Greville Records, the Prince of Wales public bar (12 noon – 10pm, 7 days), phone bookings 03 9536 1168 (visa/MC only, 10am – 6pm, Mon – Fri)

HOCKEY
Dance punk/indie rockers HOCKEY will make their way to Australia from Portland, Oregan for the first time to perform at the Laneway Festivals and headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Compared in sound to bands such as The Strokes and LCD Soundsystem, HOCKEY spent 2009 performing at international festivals Glastonbury, Reading & Leads, T In The Park, Bonnaroo and Hove as well as touring with Passion Pit and Friendly Fires.

Hockey’s debut album ‘Mind Chaos’ is out now, featuring ‘Too Fake’ & ‘Song Away'”

TIX ONSALE: Thursday 26th November

Thursday 28th January
Metro Theatre, Sydney
www.metrotheatre.com.au
phonecharge:(02) 95503666 www.ticketek.com.au phonecharge:132849

Wednesday 3rd February
The Hi Fi, Melbourne
www.thehifi.com.au ; Phonecharge 1300THEHIFI, Polyester, Greville Records.

WILD BEASTS
The UK’s WILD BEASTS are an otherwordly delight. The indie-rock Domino signing have critics falling over themselves in praise of their boundary-pushing sound on their second album, Two Dancers. A record of tightrope-high drama, it finds the Wild Beasts on fire. Two Dancers is alive with its sense of possibility, a sound that shimmers and sways in the band’s own mercurial fashion.

Lead singer Hayden Thorpe’s enormous falsetto voice, which soars over chiming guitars, is truly unique and live, the four-piece is as affecting as it is audacious. As audacious as say, Arcade Fire crossed with Antony & The Johnstons. Don’t miss this rare pleasure as Wild Beasts play the Laneway Festival and sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne this summer.

TIX ONSALE: Thursday 26th November

Monday 1st February
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
www.oxfordartfactory.com , www.moshtix.com.au

Thursday 4th February
East Brunswick Club, Melbourne
www.eastbrunswickclub.com , The East Box Office, on 03 9388 9794

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