Organisers added 15 new acts to their lineup earlier this week, but they also removed Callinan without telling the public (or the media).
Callinan no longer appears on the Laneway Festival lineup poster, nor does he on the Laneway Festival website.
Laneway Festival has declined to comment, but triple j says it understands his removal from the lineup is due to the ARIA Awards incident. Music Feeds has contacted Kirin J Callinan for comment.
Callinan was Laneway Festival’s official emcee back in 2016, but is yet to speak publicly about the ARIA Awards controversy.
Laneway Festival is set to hit Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Fremantle in February.
Update 18/01/18 5:00pm:
Callinan has confirmed he will no longer be playing Laneway Festival 2018.
Update 18/01/18 7:00pm:
Details have emerged about why Callinan was removed from the lineup.