St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2014 lineup revealed
Now entering its ninth year, organisers have labelled this Laneway bill their “most eclectic and compelling to date”. Alongside favourites such as Frightened Rabbit, Four Tet and Kurt Vile are a handful of this year’s most buzzed about new acts including New York avant-pop producer Autre Ne Veut, Brooklyn upstarts Parquet Courts, Scotish electro trio Chvrches, UK post-punk band Savages, and Sheffield rockers Drenge.
Proving just how much decent music is being made right here on our own shores, there is also an impressive Australian contingent on Laneway 2014 – including Adalita, Cloud Control, Dick Diver, Kirin J Callinan, Jagwar Ma, Vance Joy, The Jezabels and The Growl.
Since its inception Laneway Festival has built a reputation as a taste-maker, often securing acts “on the cusp”. Past lineups have included Florence and The Machine, Mumford and Sons and Bat For Lashes, all of whom played the event before going on to secure world-wide recognition. And it seems next year will be no different with over half of the festival’s acts releasing debut albums in 2013 – and headliners Chvrches, Haim and Lorde due to drop their respective debuts later this month.
By the time Lorde reaches Australia in February there is no telling just how big she will be. In the last month alone she has broken Alanis Morissette’s record for the longest stay at the top of Billboard’s Alternative chart by a female singer, received a few death threats from Miley Cyrus fans for topping the US iTunes charts and performed ‘Royals’ on Jools Holland.
Having already extended to include an New Zealand and Singapore leg, Laneway Festival recently made its US debut with an event in Detroit. For a full report head here.
FL presents St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2014 lineup
Autre Ne Veut
Kirin J Callinan
Run The Jewels (EL-P & Killer Mike)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra**
**Exclusive to Laneway: no sideshows
General tickets go on sale Thursday, October 3. Full details on the Laneway Festival website. Visa Entertainment are holding an exclusive pre-sale with run for 24 hours from12 Noon Monday, September 30 or until tickets sell out.
FL presents Laneway Festival 2014:
Singapore: Saturday, January 25 – The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay
Auckland: Monday, January 27 – Silo Park
Brisbane: Friday, January 31 – RNA, Fortitude Valley
Melbourne: Saturday, February 1 – Footscray Community Arts Centre/River’s Edge
Sydney: Sunday, February 2 – Sydney College Of The Arts, Rozelle
Adelaide: Friday, February 7 – Harts Mill, Port Adelaide
Perth: Saturday, February 8 – Esplanade Park and West End, Fremantle