Laneway Festival Second Announcement
Here at Laneway Festival HQ, we have been overwhelmed by the response to the first announcement of acts playing at the 2010 St Jerome's Laneway Festival. Tickets are selling faster than ever before, with the Sydney event now sold out and the others not far behind.
In case you need a bit more encouragement, we're pleased to announce a second round of acts that we think make up some of the best new emerging talent in Australia.
At he beginning of January we'll be making our final announcement of acts; the winners of THE VERY WEST initiative and triplejunearthed.com's Laneway competition plus one more special international act, so stay tuned.
So with no further ado, our second announcement...
It seems incredible that a band that has achieved so much - from tours with Wilco, Cold War Kids, The Drones to a coveted appearance at New York's ATP Festival (and many others), the release of an accomplished and critically lauded EP - has only just set free their debut album. With The First Dance, Sydney's BRIDEZILLA have realised their promise and released an album of startling maturity. We're thrilled to welcome them back to the Laneway fold. [Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth]
If 2009 has belonged to any artist, it belonged to PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY. It was hard to ignore them as they kickstarted the year at the Sydney leg of the Laneway Festival, bagged a couple of songs on the Underbelly soundtrack, released a tidy EP, and then a triple j Feature Album debut Hope is For Hopers. With bucketloads of guileless charm and perfectly formed pop songs, we welcome the PHILLY JAYS back to Laneway in 2010. [Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney]
Brisbane upstarts, LAST DINOSAURS, produce catchy pop tunes with a unique blend of tropical beats and ambient guitar riffs. For a band so young they've managed to accomplish a whole damn lot. They've toured Japan, shared the stage with Matt & Kim (Canada) plus Aussie faves like Bluejuice, Red Riders, Lost Valentinos and Yves Klein Blue. With a debut release due out on Dew Process early next year LAST DINOSAURS promise big things. [Brisbane only]
The acts above join...Echo & The Bunnymen, Florence and The Machine, Black Lips, The XX, Daniel Johnston [Performing in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne & Perth], Sarah Blasko, N.AS.A, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Hockey, Dappled Cities, Mumford & Sons , Radioclit, The Very Best, Wild Beasts [Performing in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne & Perth], Whitley, The Middle East, Kid Sam, Dirty Three (Melbourne only) with more to be announced.
DATES AND VENUES
Friday 29 January Brisbane Alexandria St off St Paul's Terrace, Fortitude Valley (Twilight event)
Saturday 30 January Melbourne Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC)
Sunday 31 January Sydney Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) - SOLD OUT
Monday 1 February Auckland Britomart Station.
Friday 5 February Adelaide Fowler's Live, North Terrace (Twilight event)
Saturday 6 February Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge
TIX ONSALE NOW & SELLING FAST
TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM
Web Bookings: www.lanewayfestival.com.au Phone Bookings: 1300 369 882
Head to www.lanewayfestival.com.au for participating retail outlets and all the information on the line up and new locations.
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