Right now, we’re about to dive into the thick of a long hot summer. And here at Laneway Festival we're adding to this fine summer blender with the return of the Red Bull Thunderdome for 2014.

Tucked away inside one of concrete landmarks of Auckland’s Waterfront, the Red Bull Thunderdome is set to deliver a fresh-as-toast party experience for all festival-goers this summer.

Cementing it’s rep for celebrating hard-working local talent with fans, the Red Bull Sound Select programme offers up an opportunity for artists to play to their fans in an epic location within the festival environment in the effort to #BREAKMUSIC.

For 2014, Laneway Festival has selected two artists from the Red Bull #SOUNDSELECT programme; HIGH HØØPS and Third3ye.

Co-promoter of Laneway Festival, Ben Howe says, “The Red Bull Thunderdome is one of the most interesting and unique aspects of Laneway. Basically it’s like a secret party, hidden inside a blacked out empty industrial silo tower.”

“There's cool LED lights and even cooler music. So I am super pleased we've got two awesome Red Bull Sound Select acts to include in the line up. HIGH HØØPS are going to bring some solid party grooves and Third3ye are a great collective of conscious Aotearoa MCs.”


HIGH HØØPS has a penchant for escapism and a wandering cinematic mind. Influenced by dreamy romanticisms and idyllic neverlands far beyond the golden frequencies, HIGH HØØPS will take you right back to your first endless summer. With a killer live visual set planned and a collection of self-labelled 'Dreambop' ditty's at their final stages, this Laneway set will be a must.


Third3ye represents a collective of like-minded artists, coming together to produce a spiritually-conscious form of Hip Hop all the way from sunny Aotearoa. The Third3ye whānau is made-up by Auckland MCs MelowDownz and Angelo King, Northland DJ/Producer DJTORU, and internationally-acclaimed Producer Ben Jamin’. Experimenting with new sounds and theories, the collective push messages of philosophy, enlightenment, and higher consciousness. Third3ye aims to take it down a new spiritual bush track. Expect awesomeness.