Posted by Danni Le Toullec on August 2, 2011
For the second year running, Splendour in The Grass took over the humble town of Woodford, Queensland for a weekend of sun-soaked, dust-ingrained shenanigans against a stellar soundtrack of live music.
Whether your outfit of choice was a full blown cow, penguin, panda or dog outfit or just a furry animal beanie, you would have fitted right in with this years' peculiar theme of animal dress.
If you wanted to be a bit more stylish, there were some awesome pop up stores dotted around including Aje, Maurie and Eve, General Pants Co. as well as the Mo'rockin Wine Bar, Strongbow booze boat and some delicious food from Grill'd, Govindas, Hungarian Langos, dumplings, German Bratwurst, obligatory festival Gozleme, corn and about twenty million more.
But we're not here to talk about food, are we? We are here for the tunes, so here goes...
After lining up for twenty minutes to get into the main gates from the campsite (daily festival-fail), we took in the massive festival site as we bee-lined to the Amphitheatre for Jinja Safari. The Sydney band’s playful folk pop was the perfect accompaniment for the sunny Friday afternoon. Marcus Azon closed the set by crowd surfing to the back, jumping to the ground and leading the audience in a run around the valley. More...
Posted by KB on February 3, 2011
That festival that had such small beginnings has not only blown up in Australia (covering five Aussie cities at last count) but now has plans to take over the US.
Ahead of the first Australian shows (which kick off in Brisbane tomorrow), the folk at Laneway have announced they’ll be hosting a party at every music buff’s favourite festival, SXSW.
To be held on March 16, the party kicks off at noon and includes music from Cloud Control, Cloud Nothings, Foster The People, Givers, Hanni El Khatib, Huw Stephens (DJ set), Noah & The Whale, Royal Bangs, The Holidays, Twin Shadow and a special guest performer.
For more info, hit up the Laneway website.
Posted by KB on October 12, 2010
Today’s the day, when the legendary Laneway Festival announces its line-up for another year. What started as a small gig in a Melbourne laneway has grown to include hot international acts and dates around Australia. So without further ado, the line-up:
!!! (Chk Chk Chk), The Antlers, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Beach House Bear In Heaven, Blonde Redhead, Cloud Control, Cut Copy, Deerhunter, Foals, Gotye, The Holidays, Holy Fuck, Jenny & Johnny, Les Savy Fav, Local Natives, Menomena, PVT, Rat vs Possum (Excluding Perth), Stornoway, Two Door Cinema Club, Violent Soho, Warpaint, World’s End Press, Yeasayer
Laneway Festival will be gracing cities around Australia and New Zealand on the following dates:
Mon Jan 31 - Auckland
Aotea Square, 303 Queen Street. Auckland Central
Fri Feb 4 - Brisbane
Alexandria St off St Paul's Terrace, Fortitude Valley (Twilight event)
Sat Feb 5 - Melbourne
Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC)
Sun Feb 6 - Sydney
Sydney College of the Arts (SCA), Rozelle
Feb 11 - Adelaide
Fowler's Live, North Terrace (Twilight event)
Sat Feb 12 - Perth
Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge
Tickets for all shows go on sale Wednesday October 20 at 9am on the Laneway Festival site, or over the phone on 1300 369 882. Don’t miss out.
Posted by Penny Cropper on August 10, 2010
Festival season may seem like a distant speck on the horizon but it’s really just around the corner, and in the interests of boosting morale and giving us something to live for through these last dregs of winter, the first round of the Peat’s Ridge festival lineup has been announced.
Some of the awesome musical stylings on offer this New Year will include: Angus and Julia Stone, Trentemøller, Built to Spill, Freestylers, Kate Miller-Heidke, The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker, Space Invadas, Born Ruffians, Decoder Ring, The Audreys, Cloud Control, Washington, Shout Out Louds, Jonathan Boulet, Belles Will Ring, The Gin Club and The Delta Riggs.
Exciting times ahead, to say the least.
Check the festival's website for more details and the rest of the rad lineup. Tickets go on sale Thursday August 19 at 9am from Oztix.
Long live festival season!