Laneway Festival is happy to announce the dates, venues and pre-sale info for the 2018 event, along with the first two acts to join the line-up in Australia and New Zealand. (Singapore venue and line-up TBA).
Now in its fourteenth year, the touring festival will return to its usual locations in Auckland, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle in late January/early February next year. Details below.
Please welcome our pal MAC DEMARCO - modern poet, consummate entertainer - to Laneway 2018. Mac has charmed audiences on countless stages around the world with his woozy, sun-drenched tales of love lost and won. The prolific 26 year-old songwriter has written, recorded and released a record a year for the past half decade practically on his own - pretty impressive for the so-called king of slacker-rock. Mac released his excellent album This Old Dog earlier in the year, an LP widely regarded as an engaging step forward for an artist in his prime. It’s a thrill to have him back.
We are also PSYCHED to have one of the world’s most exciting live acts ANDERSON .PAAK & THE FREE NATIONALS on next year’s bill. Breaking out via multiple lauded appearances on Dr Dre’s surprise 2016 album Compton, .Paak has emerged as one of the most talented triple threats of the decade. The LA-based singer, songwriter and producer is a genre-bending master, effortlessly melding '60s funk, '70s soul, hip-hop, R&B and electronica in his own music (please listen to his brilliant 2016 album Malibu) and lending his syrupy vocals to killer singles like Kaytranada’s hit ‘Glowed Up’ and Snakehips ‘Money on Me’. As one of the most prolific and hardworking artists in the biz, we’re anticipating new music v. soon. Anderson .Paak is a genuine star and it is a major honour to have him and his band join us in 2018.
The full line-up will be announced on Tuesday 12 September, keep an eye on our socials for exact timings.
Saturday 27 January - SINGAPORE - VENUE DETAILS TBA
Monday 29 January - AUCKLAND - ALBERT PARK PRECINCT
Friday 2 February - ADELAIDE - HART'S MILL, PORT ADELAIDE (16+)
Saturday 3 February - MELBOURNE - FOOTSCRAY COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE (FCAC) AND THE RIVER'S EDGE
Sunday 4 February - SYDNEY - SYDNEY COLLEGE OF THE ARTS (SCA) AND CALLAN PARK, ROZELLE*
Saturday 10 February - BRISBANE - BRISBANE SHOWGROUNDS, BOWEN HILLS (16+)
Sunday 11 February - FREMANTLE - ESPLANADE RESERVE AND WEST END
*Subject to DA Approval