Since its inception in 2004, the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival has become synonymous, as they say, with hot summer days, awesome locations and diverse, forward-thinking line-ups filled to overflowing with vital, surprising bands. Favouring cutting edge talent over mainstream success, Laneway has consistently delivered compelling, boundary-pushing acts to discerning punters and next year's event will continue that tradition.
In 2011, Laneway returns to the disparate yet uniformly gorgeous metropolitan settings of Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Auckland. Whether the backdrop is an historic sandstone courtyard, a riverbed overlooking the city or a tree-lined laneway a stone’s throw from the CBD, we guarantee a day of musical discovery and revelry that‘ll be as scenic as it will be memorable.
The A-Z of the most important, exciting acts of this year and next. Behold:
!!! (Chk Chk Chk) -THE ANTLERS - ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI - BEACH HOUSE BEAR IN HEAVEN - BLONDE REDHEAD - CLOUD CONTROL - CUT COPY - DEERHUNTER FOALS - GOTYE - THE HOLIDAYS - HOLY FUCK - JENNY & JOHNNY - LES SAVY FAV LOCAL NATIVES - MENOMENA – PVT - RAT vs POSSUM (excluding Perth) - STORNOWAY TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB – VIOLENT SOHO - WARPAINT - WORLD’S END PRESS YEASAYER
Laneway Festival dates:
31st Jan 2011 – Aotea Square, Auckland
4th Feb 2011 – Alexandria St off St Paul’s Terrace, Brisbane
Sat 5th Feb 2011 – Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne
Sun 6th Feb 2011 – Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney
Fri 11th Feb 2011 – Fowler’s Live, North Terrace, Adelaide
Sat 12th Feb 2011 – Cultural Centre, Northbridge, Perth
Tickets go on sale 20th October at 9am.