Laneway Festival

Laneway Festival AustraliaThe St Jeromes Lanway Festival takes place in  Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth

The St Jeromes Laneway Festival 2013 dates:
MONDAY 28TH JANUARY – Auckland, Silo Park, Beaumont Street
FRIDAY 1ST FEBRUARY – Brisbane, Alexandria Street, Fortitude Valley
SATURDAY 2ND FEBRUARY – Sydney, Sydney College of Arts
SUNDAY 3RD FEBRUARY – Melbourne, Footscray Community Arts Centre
FRIDAY 8TH FEBRUARY – Adelaide, Fowler’s Live & Unisa West Coutryards
SATURDAY 9TH FEBRUARY – Perth, Perth Cultural Centre
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Alpine, Alt-J, Bat For Lashes, Chet Faker, Cloud Nothings, Divine Fits, El-P, Flume, Henry Wagons & The Unwelcome Company, High Highs, Holy Other, Japandroids, Jessie Ware, Julia Holter, Kings Of Convenience, The Men, Ms Mr, The Neighbourhood, Nicolas Jaar, Nite Jewel, Of Monsters And Men, Perfume Genius, Polica, Pond, Real Estate, The Rubens, Shlohmo, Snakadaktal, Twerps, Yeasayer

The History of The St Jeromes Laneway Festival

Known simply as the Laneway or St. Jerome’s Festival, the music festival began in Caledonian Lane in Melbourne in 2004. Emerging as an indie music event, the Laneway Festival has grown rapidly in popularity, receiving favourable reviews in music press.

The festival expanded to Sydney in 2006, Brisbane in 2007, Adelaide in 2008 and Perth in 2009. Pitchfork Media reviewed this event as “Australia’s most insurgent and unique pop music event”

It was announced on 1 October 2009, that the festival would begin to visit Auckland, New Zealand from 2010. On 15 November 2010, the organizers held a press conference in Singapore announcing that the festival will expand to Southeast Asia. The Singapore leg of the festival will take place on 29 January 2011 at the historic Fort Canning Park. Following the press conference, the band that will headline the festival in Singapore, The Temper Trap, made a guest appearance.

Located in small laneways and urban areas within the respective cities, St Jerome’s provides a unique atmosphere and sound environment, with inventive re-imaginings of typically disused urban spaces. Laneway Festival is also popular for its smaller crowd capacity as opposed to many other Australian music festivals.

The original home of the laneway festival, St Jerome’s was shut down in 2009 by developers Colonial First State and Caledonian lane, the festival’s original home was demolished in January 2010 to make way for a loading bay for a new indoor shopping mall.

The artist lineup is focused mainly on indie rock, giving many Australian bands the opportunity to play alongside international indie bands

Laneway Festival Line Up – 2012
Active child, Anna Calvi, Austra, Bullion, Chairlift, Cults, The Drums, DZ Deathrays, EMA, Feist, Geoffry O’Connor, Girls, Givers, Glasser, The Horrors, Husky, John Talabot, Jonti, Laura Marling, M83, Oneman, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Pajama Club, The Panics, Portugal, The Man, SBTRKT live, Toro Y Moi, Total Control, Twin Shadow, Washed Out, Yuck

Laneway Festival Line Up – 2011
!!! (Chk Chk Chk), Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Beach House, Bear In Heaven, Blonde Redhead, Cloud Control, Cut Copy, Deerhunter, Foals, Gotye, Holy F@#K, Jenny And Johnny, Les Savy Fav, Local Natives, Menomena, Pvt, Rat Vs Possum, Stornoway, The Antlers, The Holidays, Two Door Cinema Club, Violent Soho, Warpaint, World’s End Press, Yeasayer and more…

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