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St Jerome’s Laneway Festival Announcement

October 12, 2008

I realise I’ve been a bit quiet as of late on njv, but I do blame that on laziness rather than a lack of things to write about. But a line up has been announced which I think blows a lot of other line ups this summer out from the water (well, so far at least).

I’m referring to the first batch of bands announced for The Laneway Festival. Behold:

Girl Talk
Stereolab
No Age
Jay Reatard
Four Tet
Architecture In Helsinki
The Drones
The Hold Steady
Cut Off Your Hands
Tame Imapala
El Guincho
Buraka Som Sistema (DJ/MC set)
The Temper Trap
The John Steel Singers
Canyons
Pivot
Port O’Brien
Holly Throsby
Born Ruffians
Mountains In The Sky
Tim Fite
Still Flyin’
Daedelus

The festivals will be here:

January 31:
Alexandria St off St Paul’s Terrace, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
February 1: Lonsdale St, Caledonian Lane and Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne
February 6: Cultural Centre, Northbridge, Perth
February 7: Fowler’s Live, Northern Terrace, Adelaide
February 8: Macquarie Park & Reiby Place, Circular Quay, Sydney

Tickets go on sale October 27.

A worry I have right now though with the barrage of festivals at the moment is that with the worsening Australian dollar, we’re going to be seeing organisers teetering on the edge of getting any sort of profit at all. I fear that next summer, some of our best loved festivals won’t be happening.

Time will tell. In the meantime, lap it up!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Alexandra permalink
    October 14, 2008 1:45 am

    HOLY FREAKIN’ JESUS!
    JAY REATARD!

    I THINK I JUST HAD A HEART ATTACK!

    I must get my stalking shoes on.

  2. Nick permalink
    October 14, 2008 1:51 am

    Jay Reatard is awesome, but not as awesome as THE HOLD STEADY! AWESOME AWESOME!

  3. Philippe permalink
    October 14, 2008 1:17 pm

    TOO MUCH AWESOMENESS!

  4. JESUS H. CHRIST permalink
    October 22, 2008 6:30 am

    *cough* Soundwave ’09 *cough*

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