Singapore, Auckland (New Zealand), Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Fremantle
2015 was another bumper year, loaded with massive personalities and attracting global attention for its quality line-up.
The festival cemented its reputation for bringing ladies to the front, with the likes of FKA twigs, St Vincent, Angel Olsen, Banks and the homegrown Courtney Barnett playing some of the most coveted time-slots. Whether it was St Vincent absolutely shredding her guitar, FKA mesmerising with her gymnastic ability or CB demonstrating equal levels of lyrical dexterity, the women proved that gender doesn’t dictate the skill of the performer or strength of the performance.
Mac Demarco spearheaded a gang of rabble-rousers that included Connan Mockasin, Peter Bibby and Pond whose mutual admiration for each other culminated in plenty of guest appearances onstage and memorable scenes off.
A surprise hit of the festival was Agnes Demarco, mother of Mac, along for the ride as a special guest MC. Armed with bundles of immaculately researched notes, Agnes introduced several bands in each Australian city and charmed audiences with her boundless charisma and enthusiasm.
Mark Kneebone (Laneway NZ co-promoter): "Auckland turned on another great day for the biggest Laneway yet. FKA Twigs set a record for the biggest crowd, Vic Mensa tore the roof off mid afternoon and the new Thunderdome stage set up saw 700 punters rammed inside an abandoned silo doing a circle dance with Dan Deacon."
- Future Islands (US): “Many man thanks to Laneway for having us along these last few weeks!! It's been such a great tour with so many amazing people!!”
- Seekae (Australia): “Very special thanks to Laneway for having us on board. That was real hot. A fine thing x”
- Caribou (Canada): “Thanks Fremantle / Perth / Laneway!! What a great way to end our Aussie tour!!”
- Jon Hopkins (UK): "Huge thanks to Laneway for these incredible shows. Awesome festival experience"
Agnes DeMarco - Andy Bull - Angel Olsen - BANKS - Benjamin Booker - Caribou - Connan Mockasin - Courtney Barnett - Dune Rats - Eagulls - Eves - FKA twigs - Flight Facilities - Flying Lotus (Layer 3) - Future Islands - Highasakite - Jesse Davidson - Jon Hopkins - Jungle - Little Dragon - Mac DeMarco - Mansionair - Perfect Pussy - Peter Bibby - POND - Ratking - Raury - Royal Blood - Rustie - Seekae - SOHN - St Vincent - Vic Mensa