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Lorde To Miss Laneway Date For Grammys, Offers Replacement Headline Show

Written by Nastassia Baroni on December 9, 2013

Enigmatic New Zealand singer Lorde has confirmed she will not headline the Auckland leg of January’s St Jerome’s Laneway Festival because of the Grammy Awards. But the singer will be performing a free standalone show for ticketholders a few days later at the festival site.

The 17-year-old Lorde performed at Saturday’s Grammy Nominations concert and picked up nods for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance, all for her increasingly international hit, Royals and Best Pop Vocal Album for her debut album Pure Heroine.

Lorde will be attending the Grammy Awards ceremony on 26th January, 2014 in Los Angeles, which makes the timeframe too tight for the singer to make her hometown curtain call the next day at the Auckland Laneway festival on Monday, 27th January. So instead she will perform a free show at Silo Park two days later for ticketholders who purchase a ticket before 5pm, 8th January.

Laneway Festival promoters said, “Laneway Festival are thrilled to put on a make-up show for Lorde as she continues to be globally recognised for her unparalleled work in music. These outstanding nominations are historic in nature and a huge achievement for Lorde. Laneway Festival is in full support of Lorde and her strong future.”

Lorde will be playing all Laneway Festival shows in Australia. Other acts performing at Laneway include James Blake, CHVRCHES, Savages, Danny Brown, Earl Sweatshirt, Haim and Jamie xx.

While the Laneway Festival is an over-18 event, the newly-scheduled Lorde show will be all-ages to accommodate all fans. Tickets to the Lorde show will go on-sale on 12pm NZDT on Thursday, 9th January 2014. For full details on how to purchase tickets to the Lorde standalone show see the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival website.

See the full lineup and dates for St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2014 here.

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Watch: Lorde Backstage at the 56th GRAMMY Award Nominations Concert

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