Laneway Festival: Of Monsters and Men extend tour; local acts added

Of Monsters and Men have been added to the Adelaide and Perth editions of Laneway Festival, joining Bat For Lashes, Japandroids, Cloud Nothings and the rest of the impressive lineup on the full Laneway tour.

The Icelandic indie-folk crew had been scheduled to only play shows at Laneway on the east coast, but following a change in the band’s international touring schedule they can now stay on for the full tour. (So unlike Bruce Springsteen, Of Monsters and Men really love Perth Adelaide). The band’s debut album My Head Is An Animal was released in April and climbed into the ARIA Top 50 on the back of the sugary sweet harmonies of lead single ‘Little Talks’, a song that’s expected to feature prominently on next year’s Hottest 100 list.

The band will also be playing three sideshows with support from Melbourne-based folk-pop troubadour Vance Joy. Tickets to the sideshows in both Melbourne and Sydney have already sold out but some tickets are still available for their Byron Bay gig.

Watch a message from Of Monsters and Men

Laneway has also announced the Unearthed acts that will be joining the lineup in each state. Brisbane’s Laneway welcomes Jeremy Neale, the Sydney lineup has been bolstered with the addition of singer songwriter Guy Brown’s folk project Mammals, and Melbourne’s lineup has found room for the soulful Ali Barter. Heading west, the festival has added Sincerely Grizzly to the bill in Adelaide and Fremantle pop four-piece Rainy Day Women to the stage in Perth.

Related: Festival Analysis: Laneway 2013