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Laneway Festival Adds Alex Lahey, Alex The Astronaut & More ‘Girls Rock!’ Acts To 2019 Lineup

Written by Tom Williams on January 18, 2019

St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival has added another bunch of new acts to its 2019 lineup, this time in the form of some established and rising female and gender-diverse musicians, who’ll perform as part of the festival’s MOJO x Girls Rock! stage.

Each of Laneway Festival’s five Aussie dates have received their own Girls Rock! lineup, and some feature already announced Laneway acts like Courtney Barnett and Middle Kids.

Others include new acts like Alex Lahey (Sydney), Alex The Astronaut (Sydney), Camp Cope frontwoman Georgia Maq (Fremantle), Thelma Plum (Melbourne) and Bec Stevens (Adelaide). See the full list in each city, below.

The stage is a collaboration between Girls Rock! Australia (who run music camps designed to empower girls, trans and gender-diverse young people) and beverage company MOJO, which has donated $15,000 to Girls Rock!’s work.

“We want to eradicate all of the limiting myths about music and gender which make FTGD [female, trans & gender-diverse] people afraid to speak up, sing out, and make noise,” said Girls Rock!.

“A big part of Girls Rock! is encouraging girls to have fun and not be intimidated or scared or feel like they have to fit a certain mould to make other people happy,” added Courtney Barnett.

Laneway Festival’s 2019 lineup underwent a slight change earlier this week, when British singer Jorja Smith cancelled three of her scheduled performances at the Aussie festival. Thankfully, local rockers The Smith Street Band were added to the national lineup.

Peep the full Laneway lineup down below, and all of the festival sideshows right here.

Laneway Festival 2019 Lineup

MOJO x Girls Rock! Stages

Brisbane:

Being Jane Lane
LALKA
Major Leagues
Pink Matter
San Mei
Whalehouse

Sydney:

Alex Lahey
Alex the Astronaut
FRITZ
imbi the girl
Sports Bra
Teen Jesus & the Jean Teasers

Adelaide:

Bec Stevens
Elsy Wameyo
Mane
Middle Kids
Oscar the Wild
Teenage Joans

Melbourne:

Courtney Barnett
Cry Club
Jungle Cuffs
Kalyani
Kee’ahn
Thelma Plum

Fremantle:

Denise Le Menice
Georgia Maq (Camp Cope)
Hyclass
Oosterbanger
Web Rumors
Your Girl Pho

Joining…

The Smith Street Band

Joining…

Sweater Curse (Brisbane only)
Tasman Keith (Sydney only)
RAT!hammock (Melbourne only)
Wing Defence (Adelaide only)
Carla Geneve (Fremantle only)

Joining…

Gang of Youths
Courtney Barnett
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (Laneway Festival Exclusive)
Baker Boy
Camp Cope
Charlie Collins (East Coast Exclusive)
Clairo
Cosmo’s Midnight
Crooked Colours (East Coast Exclusive)
Denzel Curry (East Coast Exclusive)
DJDS (Excluding Adelaide)
G Flip
Jon Hopkins
Jorja Smith (Brisbane and Sydney only)
KIAN
Mansionair (Excluding Fremantle)
Masego
Methyl Ethel
Middle Kids
Mitski (East Coast Exclusive)
Parquet Courts
Ravyn Lenae
Rex Orange County
Ruby Fields (Excluding Fremantle)
Skegss
Smino
What So Not
Yellow Days (Excluding Adelaide)

Laneway Festival 2019

Saturday, 2nd February
Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane
Tickets: Official Website

Sunday, 3rd February
SCA and Callan Park, Sydney
Tickets: Official Website

Friday, 8th February
Hart’s Mill, Port Adelaide
Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 9th February
Footscray Park, Melbourne
Tickets: Official Website

Sunday, 10th February
Esplanade Reserve and West End, Fremantle
Tickets: Official Website

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