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Laneway Festival 2015 Organisers Confirm First Act

Written by Nastassia Baroni on September 11, 2014

UPDATE 02/10/14: The Laneway Festival 2015 lineup has been revealed!

The organisers of St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2015 have confirmed the first act to make the event’s lineup while speaking at a panel discussion during this year’s BIGSOUND music conference in Brisbane.

The festival co-founders Danny Rogers and Jerome Borazio revealed the first confirmed act for Laneway 2015 is “Agnes”, who they revealed is the mother of Canadian multi-instrumentalist Mac DeMarco, who, incidentally, will also play the festival.

The pair told the panel that while in the process of booking DeMarco for the 2015 festival, he had requested permission for his mum to join him. They granted that request on the condition that Agnes “MC” the event.

The announcement follows other lineup rumours, including potential Laneway spots from acclaimed UK electronic artist FKA Twigs and rising electronic star Banks, who told Music Feeds that an early 2015 tour is “in the works”. Rapper Vic Mensa has also confirmed tour plans for “the top of next year”.

Music Feeds will have the full St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2015 lineup right here when it arrives on Thursday, 2nd October. Dates and venues for Laneway 2015 were announced this week, with organisers confirming that festivities will kick off with the return of the five-year-old Singapore event, before moving onto Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, and Melbourne, before concluding in Fremantle.

Next year’s Brisbane and Adelaide events will be open to punters aged 16 years and up, with Brisbane set to enjoy a new and more spacious part of the famed RNA Showgrounds. Sydney, Melbourne, and Fremantle will remain 18+. See the dates and venues below.

UPDATE 02/10/14: The Laneway Festival 2015 lineup has been revealed!

Watch: Mac DeMarco – Chamber Of Reflection

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2015

Agnes DeMarco*
Andy Bull
Angel Olsen
BANKS
Benjamin Booker
Caribou
Connan Mockasin
Courtney Barnett
Dune Rats
Eagulls
Eves***
FKA Twigs
Flight Facilities
Flying Lotus (Layer 3)
Future Islands*
Highasakite
Jesse Davidson**
Jon Hopkins*
Jungle
Little Dragon
Lykke Li
Mac DeMarco
Mansionair
Perfect Pussy
Peter Bibby
POND
Ratking
Raury
Royal Blood*
Rustie
Seekae
SOHN
St Vincent*
Vic Mensa

*Exclusive to Laneway: no sideshows
**Laneway Adelaide only
***Exclusive to East Coast shows only

Visa Entertainment pre­-sale starts 12 noon local time Wednesday, 8th October through to 12 noon local time Thursday, 9th October or until tickets sell out, via Visa Entertainment.

General public tickets on sale 9am local time Monday, 13th October

Saturday, 31st January 2015
Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills, Brisbane (16+)
Tickets: Moshtix

Sunday, 1st February 2015
Sydney College Of The Arts (SCA), Rozelle, Sydney*
Tickets: Moshtix

Friday, 6th February 2015
Harts Mill, Port Adelaide, Adelaide (16+)
Tickets: Moshtix

Saturday, 7th February 2015
Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) And The River’s Edge, Melbourne
Tickets: Moshtix

Sunday, 8th February 2015
Esplanade Reserve And West End, Fremantle
Tickets: Moshtix

*Subject To DA Approval

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