Laneway Festival Announces New Melbourne Venue For 2019

UPDATE: Laneway Festival 2019 Lineup Announced

ORIGINAL STORY: It’s official — St Jerome’s Laneway Festival has a new home in Melbourne, after a report from earlier this year suggested organisers were preparing a new Victorian venue.

The Melbourne leg of Laneway is moving from its home of nine years at the Footscray Community Arts Centre to a new HQ at Footscray Park, beginning in 2019.

The site change was reportedly brought on by a nearby apartment development and construction involved in the West Gate Tunnel project.

Laneway organisers say the new site, which is a short walk from Footscray Station, will allow for “a more flexible, convenient placement of stages and amenities”, as well as views of the city and the Maribyrnong River.

“It was important for us to stay in Footscray and we’re excited to unleash the full potential of this beautiful park,” say Laneway Festival founders Danny Rogers and Jerome Borazio.

“We’re so proud to be able to continue building on our reputation for utilising some of the most unique and interesting sites around the country – just wait til you see Footscray Park in full flight.”

Organisers haven’t confirmed how long the festival will remain at Footscray Park, but you can view photos of the new site and a full site map below.

Laneway Festival will celebrate its 15th birthday in 2019, with festival dates, venues and lineups to be announced “soon”, organisers say.

The 2018 Laneway lineup featured the likes of Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Father John Misty, Mac DeMarco, The Internet, Wolf Alice, Slowdive, Moses Sumney and Amy Shark.

REVIEW: Laneway Festival, Melbourne 2018

Gallery: Laneway Festival’s New Melbourne Venue (Footscray Park)

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