Why That ‘Leaked’ 2017 Laneway Festival Lineup Is Definitely Fake

UPDATE: 14/09/16: The official Laneway 2017 lineup has now arrived! You can check it out here.

ORIGINAL STORY: Yesterday, a Laneway Festival poster revealing the lineup for 2017 ‘leaked’, and while it looked pretty legit at first glance, it seems it’s not the real deal.

The poster was actually posted on Twitter by a fan who asked Laneway if they could have VIP tickets if they correctly guessed the lineup. Laneway told them to give it their best shot and they came back with this perfectly photoshopped poster which made its way around the internet.

While there are some excellent guesses on the poster, including Nao who has previously revealed she’s been asked to play Laneway 2017, there are a few that give it away as a fake.

Firstly, Run The Jewels are already booked in to play Beach Vibes in Mexico between the 26th and 28th January, meaning that they would miss the first couple of Laneway dates.

Travis Scott’s schedule says he’s free to play Laneway, however, he’s heading down under this month to play Listen Out festival making a return visit so soon unlikely.

While it doesn’t rule them out completely there are a number of acts who have played in Australia very recently. Both Bon Iver and Oneohtrix Point Never were here in May to play VIVID Festival and Empress Of played Melbourne’s Sugar Mountain in January.

Music Feeds contacted Laneway for comment on the ‘leaked’ poster but organisers declined to comment.

It looks like we’re just going to have to wait until Wednesday, 14th September to get the offical Laneway lineup.

Laneway Festival 2017

Thursday, 26th January

Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane (16+)

Saturday, 28th January

Footscray Community Arts Centre And The River’s Edge, Melbourne

Friday, 3rd February

Hart’s Mill, Port Adelaide (16+)

Saturday, 4th February

Sydney College of the Arts, Rozelle

Sunday, 5th February

Esplanade Reserve and West End, Fremantle

Gallery: Laneway Festival 2015, Melbourne / Photos: Nikki Williams

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