Laneway Festival is thrilled to announce Kirin J Callinan (guitarist, linguist, activist, gymnast, moodist and Instagram nudist) as the National Festival Emcee in 2016. The news was formally shared by last year’s honourable emcee Agnes DeMarco earlier today, check it out below.


Taking a steely grip of the baton from the honourable Agnes DeMarco, Kirin will welcome to the summer stages a myriad of the world's finest and most adventurous musical souls.

This follows a busy year cracking the binary code of social media with a naked bathtub sojourn alongside tour mates Mac Demarco & GUM, a year of shows including glittering sets at Paris Pitchfork Festival, the Terrible CMJ Party NYC alongside Empress Of and Leif, and opening for Tame Impala at the celebrated Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Funkadelia was also royally lifted across both the Mark Ronson album and Australian shows, as well as performing the music of David Lynch in the ‘In Dreams’ show across Europe.

Catch Kirin J Callinan at Laneway Festival across all Australian dates this summer for maximum LOLs and wisdom.