Enjoy the icons and discover new favourites at St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival
In an age where it seems like music festivals are dying out, it takes a special recipe to stay afloat. St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival has hit the nail on the head, returning to our city for its tenth year as a purveyor of boundary-pushing talent. Combining live tunes, indie markets and a distinct vibe, Laneway has the star power of a festival with the soul of a basement show. Rolling into the Brisbane Showgrounds on Thursday January 26, Laneway proves once again that sometimes doing things differently is what pays off in the long run.
From humble beginnings as a series of laid-back shows at a hole-in-the-wall bar in Melbourne, St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival has grown into one of Australia’s most beloved meetings of musical minds. Despite attracting some of the hottest local and international acts year after year, the festival has still managed to retain its original set of values – championing community, fostering collaboration, encouraging self-expression, and finding ongoing excuses to have fun.
The 2017 edition of the boutique festival has a line-up studded with acts of all genres – you’ll find everyone from local heroes such as badass MCs A.B. Original and psych-rockers Tame Impala to international names like Tycho, Clams Casino and Aurora. It may seem like an odd mix, but everyone on the Laneway bill has something in common – artists are handpicked for their ability to put on one hell of a show. As well as the killer talent offering, this year Brisbane’s Laneway shares the date with Triple J’s annual Hottest 100 countdown. To celebrate, there will be a backyard party held within the festival – hosted by The Grates’ Patience Hodgson and comedian Mel Buttle, punters can check in to listen to the countdown, sip delicious cocktails from The Bowery and kick it with Laneway grads like Violent Soho and DZ Deathrays.
To get in on the fun, you can grab tickets to St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival through Moshtix.