The Laneway Festival - which turned 10 this year! - today announces the 2015 Australasian festival dates and venue details.
It’s been a decade since Danny Rogers and Jerome Borazio threw a party and called it a festival down by the 'colourful' alley in the backstreets of the Melbourne CBD in 2005. In that time, Laneway has hosted some of the world’s best artists before they went on to become major stars.
In 2015, we return to this year's iconic locations in Singapore, New Zealand and five Australian cities. An urban music experience like no other, the Laneway Festival continues to define itself by its creative collabs (food, markets, local art and more) and A+ line-up. And we cannot wait.
The full festival line-up for all three countries will be announced at 9AM on Thursday 2 October.
SINGAPORE: SATURDAY 24 JANUARY - THE MEADOW, GARDENS BY THE BAY
The five year-old Singapore event will return to the spacious pastures of The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay, which is as idyllic as the name conveys. The magical site is a beauty, with plenty of space to watch bands and explore the food and drink kiosks and other fun activities around the festival.
Photo credit: Afiq Omar
AUCKLAND: MONDAY 26 JANUARY - SILO PARK
This urban pocket will dish up a day to remember as punters take in music between the Waitemata Harbour and towering Silos. There's plenty of gems back for another year, including The Vivian, fresh local markets and the Thunderdome in Silo Seven.
Photo credit: Aaron Moffitt
BRISBANE: SATURDAY 31 JANUARY - BRISBANE SHOWGROUNDS, BOWEN HILLS (16+)
Brisbane Laneway punters are going to be thrilled: the festival will be held on a Saturday for the first time in six years. Plus we’re moving to a completely new, more spacious part of the RNA grounds. Same convenient location: new, improved look and feel. The festival will showcase an impressive line-up of local artistic talent, turning the venue into a creative celebration of both music and the arts. Brisbane Laneway will be open to punters 16 years and older for the first time.
Photo credit: Aaron Webber
SYDNEY: SUNDAY 1 FEBRUARY - SYDNEY COLLEGE OF THE ARTS (SCA), ROZELLE*
Laneway’s long-time home at the SCA in Rozelle combines the natural beauty of Callan Park with the historic sandstone of the College. The addition of two main stages to the natural amphitheatre worked a treat last time and we welcome back the SCA artists who enhanced the site with their work, along with some of the city’s finest food vendors.
*Subject to DA approval
Photo credit: Maclay Heriot
ADELAIDE: FRIDAY 6 FEBRUARY - HARTS MILL, PORT ADELAIDE (16+)
After its successful debut in 2014, Laneway returns to the historic site at Harts Mill, Port Adelaide, where an industrial space meets the stunning waterfront of the Port River. The festival promises more grass, incredible food and more shade as it continues to step up the grade at this gorgeous venue. Adelaide will also welcome those aged 16 years and older for the very first time.
Photo credit: Aaron Webber
MELBOURNE: SATURDAY 7 FEBRUARY - FOOTSCRAY COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE (FCAC) AND THE RIVER’S EDGE
FCAC and the River’s Edge is the now long-running venue for the spiritual home of the Laneway Festival. Sit on the grass and catch the breeze as you watch the bands on the Amphitheatre Stage or down by the Dean Turner stage on the water. Stellar amenities plus an extravagant Food Village will also feature.
Photo credit: Ben McPherson
FREMANTLE: SUNDAY 8 FEBRUARY - ESPLANADE RESERVE AND WEST END
This year's move from Perth to Fremantle’s historic West End and Esplanade Reserve was a good idea. There’s a more free flowing space, with pop up restaurants, food stalls and markets helping create the perfect setting for a summer music festival. Watch your favourite artists underneath the giant Norfolk Pines of the Reserve and catch a ride on the resident ferris wheel to take in the stunning views over both the city and the harbour.
Photo credit: Marc Ash