Laneway Festival Grows With Five New Acts

Laneway Festival 2015 just got even bigger. Five winners of this year’s triple j Unearthed competition have been added to the festival bill, with each act set to perform exclusively at individual legs of the festival.

17-year-old singer and producer Olivia McCarthy, aka JOY, has been added to the Brisbane leg of Laneway 2015. McCarthy recently teamed up with Peking Duk to play the part of Kylie Minogue in their performance on triple j‘s Like A Version.

Sydneysiders I Know Leopard will perform at Laneway in their home city. The indie-pop four-piece have opened for acts such as Deep Sea Arcade, The Rubens and Goldfields in the past. Adelaide math rock outfit Sparkspitter will play in their home city.

Melbourne’s Laneway 2015 festivities will see the electronic duo of Edo and Dyl Thomas, aka Milwaukee Banks, take to the stage with their crisp, hip hop infused beats, while Perth indie-pop duo Dianas will perform in Fremantle.

The newly-added triple j Unearthed winners will join an already uber-impressive 2015 Laneway lineup, which includes acts such as FKA twigs, Royal Blood, Mac DeMarco, Flying Lotus and St Vincent. View the updated festival lineup in full, below, and check out more music from the new acts at triple j.

Watch: Milwaukee Banks – Hazy

Photos by Annette Geneva

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2015

JOY (Brisbane only)

I Know Leopard (Sydney only)

Sparkspitter (Adelaide only)

Milwaukee Banks (Melbourne only)

Dianas (Perth only)


Agnes DeMarco*

Andy Bull

Angel Olsen


Benjamin Booker


Connan Mockasin

Courtney Barnett

Dune Rats



FKA Twigs

Flight Facilities

Flying Lotus (Layer 3)

Future Islands*


Jesse Davidson**

Jon Hopkins*


Little Dragon

Lykke Li

Mac DeMarco


Perfect Pussy

Peter Bibby




Royal Blood*




St Vincent*

Vic Mensa

*Exclusive to Laneway: no sideshows

**Laneway Adelaide only

***Exclusive to East Coast shows only

Tickets on sale now

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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