Music fans brace for yet another event to bring many of their favorite Australian acts and more together for Laneway Festival 2017.
In the tradition of the of music festivals held Down Under, Laneway Festival 2017 promises to be better than before. The upcoming event takes place at five different locations throughout Australia starting on January 26 up to February 5. Ticket sales start on September 21 at 9 am via their website or in store at General Pants. The summer festival includes an amazing lineup of local and international artists well worth watching.
Leading the pack is Tame Impala. Identified as Australia’s psychedelic rock lords, Tame Impala earned their second APRA win this year for Let It Happen. They share headliner credits with Nick Murphy. His album Built On Glass as Chet Faker made it to ARIA’s Top 10 Albums Chart in 2015. Both headliners are exclusive to Laneway Festival 2017. Hence, there are no sideshows for either of them at any of the venues.
The festival also promises to be special for Tame Impala fans. Hence, it is a must-go-to event if they want to hear them sing tracks from their 2015 album Currents. In a phone interview with Matt & Alex, Kevin Parker recalled their 2009 participation in the boutique music event.
“So green, so young; it wasn’t even that long ago! I remember having an argument with our manager because they got us to start playing before they opened the gates. And it was like ‘you’ve got to be kidding me! At least let us start when people actually rock up to the stage!’,” ABC quoted Parker’s response.
Dates, Venues and Full Lineup for Laneway Festival 2017
26 January (Thursday) – Brisbane Showgrounds (16+)
28 January (Saturday) – Footscray Community Arts Centre and The River’s Edge, Melbourne
3 February (Friday) – Hart’s Mill, Port Adelaide (16+)
4 February (Saturday) – Sydney College of the Arts, Rozelle
5 February (Sunday) – Esplanade Reserve and West End, Fremantle
Take note that some acts are exclusive in Melbourne (*)
Car Seat Headrest
Ecca Vandal (*)
Floating Points (live)
Flyying Colours (*)
Gang of Youths
Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker)
Sampa The Great
The Julie Ruin