Auckland, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Fremantle
Laneway Festival returned in 2019 as one of the most respected and popular events on the Australian music calendar. Our fifteenth edition saw the announcement of a new venue for Melbourne Laneway, now taking place at the lush Footscray Park. The move marked an exciting new chapter for Melbourne Laneway, which started in a Lonsdale St alleyway and came of age at Footscray Community Arts Centre.
This year’s line-up once again showcased the best rising local and international talent. R&B queen Jorja Smith made her Australian debut alongside Clairo, Denzel Curry and Rex Orange County. It was the twenty-year-old English crooner ROC who ignited crowd-singalongs across every leg of the festival with his lovelorn sentiments and dreamy tunes. Off the back of their record-breaking tour, Gang of Youths closed out the festival in Fremantle with a very special performance marking the last show of their album cycle.
We also teamed up with Girls Rock! to empower the next generation of women and gender-diverse musicians. The inaugural Girls Rock! collab featured a unique lineup, which saw artists like Alex Lahey, Alex the Astronaut, Courtney Barnett, Georgia Maq (Camp Cope) and Middle Kids take to the stage. The line-up differed across each Australian festival date and also featured a stack of local favourites and Girls Rock! affiliated bands — a true highlight of 2019.
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie - Baker Boy - Camp Cope - Carla Geneve - Charlie Collins - Clairo - Cosmo's Midnight - Crooked Colours - Denzel Curry - DJDS - Gang of Youths - Jon Hopkins - Jorja Smith - KIAN - Mansionair - Masego - Methyl Ethel - Middle Kids - Mitski - Parquet Courts - Rat!Hammock - Ravyn Lenae - Rex Orange County - Ruby Fields - Skegss - Smino - Sweater Curse - Tasman Keith - What So Not - Wing Defence - Yellow Days