Mark Your Calendar: Laneway Festival Has Just Announced Its 2024 Dates
You've still got a few more days to wait until the lineup drops, but you can clear your diaries for February Laneway shenanigans now.
If your end-of-summer plans usually involve hitting up St Jerome's Laneway Festival for a day of tunes, rejoice: the beloved annual event is here with a new round of dates for 2024. Actually, it wants you to mark your calendar not once but twice. Exactly when and where it'll take place next year has been revealed, and so has when the lineup will drop.
If you're all about who'll be playing, you will still need to wait until Tuesday, September 5 to get the details. So, for now, just know that Laneway has locked in returns in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Auckland, all in February.
There's a bit of stability to next year's list of venues, after 2023 took Laneway to a heap of new spots. The festival started by Danny Rogers and Jerome Borazio in the mid-00s will kick off at Brisbane Showgrounds on Saturday, February 3, then head to Sydney Showground on Sunday, February 4 — so, exactly where it took place this year.
Still in Australia, Laneway also has a Friday, February 9 date with Bonython Park in Adelaide on the agenda, then a Saturday, February 10 run at The Park, Flemington in Melbourne and a Sunday, February 11 wrap-up show in Wellington Square in Perth. Again, these are all the same locations that 2023's fests hit up.
Over in New Zealand, the event will take over Western Springs in Auckland on Tuesday, February 6. That date means that it's moving to Waitangi Day. And 2024's venue comes after 2023's Auckland Laneway stop was cancelled due to due to the Auckland floods.
As for the lineup, start guessing. In 2023, HAIM, Joji and Phoebe Bridgers headlined, in what marked a comeback for Laneway for the first time since the pandemic began. Before that, in 2020, the roster of talent was headed up by the likes of The 1975, Charli XCX and Earl Sweatshirt, as well as a host of local favourites like Ruel, DMA's and Ocean Alley.
LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2024 DATES:
Saturday, February 3 — Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane / Turrbal Targun
Sunday, February 4 — Sydney Showground, Sydney / Burramattagal and Wangal Land
Tuesday, February 6 — Western Springs, Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau
Friday, February 9 — Bonython Park, Adelaide / Kaurna Yerta
Saturday, February 10 — The Park, Flemington, Melbourne / Wurundjeri Biik
Sunday, February 11 — Wellington Square, Perth / Whadjuk Boodjar
St Jerome's Laneway Festival will tour Australia and New Zealand in February 2024. Head to the festival's website for further details, and to register for ticket pre sales (which kick off at 11am local time on Tuesday, September 12) — and check back here for next year's lineup when it drops on Tuesday, September 5.
Images: Daniel Boud / Maclay Heriot / Cedric Tang.
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