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Laneway Festival Just Annouced Their 2016 Emcee With This Bizarro Video

Written by Michael Carr on January 29, 2016

The 2016 Laneway Festival has just got a little bit bigger and whole lot weirder as Kirin J Callinan has just been announced at emcee, accepting the coveted position from last year’s master of ceremonies Mac DeMarco‘s mum Agnes Demarco.

Passing the baton to Kirin over the phone, there is nevertheless still more than a bit of sexual tension between the rock mum and Kirin, the two having met before at last year’s event.

Image taken from video supplied

Having played at the 2014 festival as well as joining Connan Mockasin and Mark Ronson on stage last year, this is a return to familiar ground for Callinan.

In keeping with Kirin’s outlandish character,the announcement was made via a bizzare and vaguely Star Wars themed video, that among other things features a lightsabers, a set of gorgeous red headed male triplets and Kirin on the toilet. The writer in me feels like I should probably make a joke here, but I’m still dealing with the huge range of mixed emotions stirred up by the video so please bear with me.

Yet another feather in his cap, the emcee job follows a huge last 12 months for Kirin. Touring as part of Jack Ladder’s band The Dreamlanders as well as with Mac Demarco and opening for Tame Impala at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, not to mention performing the music of David Lynch in the In Dreams show across Europe, it’s a wonder the man hasn’t collapsed under the weigh of his frequent costume changes.

Watch the whole strange video here below.

Kirin J Callinan MC’s Laneway Festival 2016

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