International act drops off Laneway lineup, replacement announced

Laneway Festival 2015 is just weeks away but unfortunately one of the festival international acts, Lykke Li, has been forced to drop out of the tour due to “health reasons”.

“I’m incredibly sorry to announce that I’m no longer able to play in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore for Laneway Festival,” the Swedish singer says in a statement. “It’s been a long time coming, but unfortunately tour life has caught up with me and it’s been recommended that I take a break. I’m devastated, but know I will return. Thank you for all the support, and I sincerely hope I can make it up to you at a later date.” Ticket to Lykke’s sideshows at the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Forum will be fully refunded.

It’s not all bad news though with rising star Tkay Maidza stepping up to replace Lykke Li at all five Australian Laneway dates. The festival lineup also includes Mac DeMarco, Little Dragon, St Vincent, Future Islands, Banks and FKA Twigs alongside Royal Blood, Angel Olsen, Connan Mockasin, Flying Lotus, Eagulls and Caribou plus local acts including Andy Bull, Courtney Barnett, Dune Rats and Pond.

FL presents Laneway Festival 2015 lineup

Agnes DeMarco*

Andy Bull

Angel Olsen


Benjamin Booker


Connan Mockasin

Courtney Barnett

Dune Rats



FKA Twigs

Flight Facilities

Flying Lotus (Layer 3)

Future Islands*


Jesse Davidson**

Jon Hopkins*


Little Dragon

Mac DeMarco


Perfect Pussy

Peter Bibby




Royal Blood*




St Vincent*

Tkay Maidza

Vic Mensa

*Exclusive to Laneway: no sideshows

**Laneway Adelaide only

***Exclusive to East Coast shows only

FL presents Laneway Festival 2015 dates and venues

Saturday 31 January – Brisbane – Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills (16+)

Sunday 1 February – Sydney – Sydney College Of The Arts (Sca), Rozelle

Friday 6 February – Adelaide – Harts Mill, Port Adelaide (16+)

Saturday 7 February – Melbourne – Footscray Community Arts Centre (Fcac) And The River’s Edge

Sunday 8 February – Fremantle – Esplanade Reserve And West End