Laneway Festival promises “some killer locals” for 2013 lineup

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival has confirmed that the first “media announcement” for the 2013 festival will be revealed next Friday, September 7, and that the local lineup is “epic this year”. According to the excitable folk behind the festival’s Twitter account, there are “some killer locals heading up this bill … Among of course a diverse and very carefully crafted list of internationals … Local line up is epic this year. Best of the newest and brightest locals for sure”

A post on the festival’s blog hyping possible Laneway acts Purity Ring, Daughter, Japandroids Haim and Jessie Ware as the ‘Five international breakthrough acts for 2013’ also reveals that we’ll be seeing at least one of those acts on the 2013 lineup.

Japandroids seem to be the most likely contender from that shortlist as they recently revealed that they’re “coming in February.” But don’t go locking them in just yet – there’s also a few hints to support rumours of the other bands joining the Laneway bill; Purity Ring is “definitely one of the Laneway team’s favourite albums of this year”, Haim’s single ‘Forever’ will apparently be “soundtracking the Aussie summer in one way or another!”, and Jessie Ware was a featured vocalist the debut album from one of this year’s Laneway headliners SBTRKT.

In recent weeks the festival’s Twitter feed has been busy commenting on the new records from Laneway alumni The xx, Yeasayer, Ariel Pink as well as the new releases by Bloc Party, Cat Power, Flying Lotus and “one of our fave rappers” A$AP Rocky.

Other acts we wouldn’t be too shocked to see on next Friday’s lineup announcement include Divine Fits, Yeasayer, and Mount Eerie.

Laneway festival’s five international breakthrough acts for 2013

Purity Ring – ‘Fineshrine’

Daughter – Home’

Japandroids – ‘The House That Heaven Built

Haim – ‘Forever’

Jessie Ware live at the Nave

Photo by Tessy