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Laneway Festival announce after parties, Bad//Dreems + festival info

The 2017 Laneway tour kicked off in Singapore over the weekend and it was just magic. With only three more days to the Brisbane event this Thursday, and Melbourne on Saturday, here is all the info you need to know.


Lucky Radelaide gets a bonus act in the form of BAD//DREEMS. The local heroes released their debut Dogs At Bay in 2015 and it was a bloody ripper. Big choruses, 80s pub-rock inspired riffs, rough-and-tumble hooks - these guys are rock n roll legends in the making. At the tail end of last year the band shared some new music - check out ‘Mob Rule', the first single from their second album. We’re itching to hear it.


Feel like kicking on? Come party with us at the official Laneway after parties. Tickets to all three parties are on sale now, with special early-bird prices available.

Brisbane, Thursday 26 Jan @ The Triffid
Featuring DJ Defs Worthit (Kevin Parker), Juno Mars (Jagwar Ma DJ set), Roland Tings (DJ set), Lord Fascinator, Pond DJs, White Lung DJs, Laneway DJs with more TBA.

Tickets here.

Melbourne, Saturday 28 Jan @ Max Watt's
Featuring Luca Brasi (Live), DJ Defs Worthit (Kevin Parker), Lord Fascinator, Pond DJs, White Lung DJs, Luen, Laneway DJs with more TBA.

Tickets here.

Sydney, Saturday 4 Feb @ Oxford Art Factory
Featuring Roland Tings (DJ set), These New South Whales (Live), White Lung DJs, Siberia Records DJs, Laneway DJs with more TBA.

Tickets here.


Plan your day: new (earlier) gates time, transport, app

Gates for Brisbane Laneway Festival will now open at 11.00am sharp.

On Thursday 26 January, services will vary due to the Australia Day public holiday with most services operating to a reduced Sunday/public holiday timetable. Please note that some services may finish before the last act finishes.. We recommend that all patrons plan their travel before arriving at the event.

For all transport enquiries and info, including public transport, head here.

Hottest 100 Backyard Party

As previously announced, we’ve created an epic space for people to check in and listen to the Hottest 100 throughout the day. Come party with Patience from the The Grates, Mel Buttle, Violent Soho, DZ Deathrays and other Laneway pals as we count down the world’s biggest musical democracy.

Respectfully we have a policy of no Australian flags, flags worn as capes or any kind of head dress. If you bring any of these items we'll ask you to cloak them for collection after the show.

Youth 16+ Patron Information

If you hold a 16+ Patron ticket (16/17 year olds), please head here for important information specific to you.


The weather is looking damn near perfect for this Saturday’s festival. We recommend catching public transport to the venue as there is no dedicated parking available at Footscray Community Arts Centre. Footscray train station is within walking distance, follow the event signage when you exit the station to enter the festival on Bunbury St. There are extra trains departing Footscray for the city at the end of the event. We’ll also have bike parking located right near the entry. For more information, head here.


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