Courtney Barnett and Gang of Youths Headline Laneway Festival's Huge 2019 Lineup
This year, the lineup is filled with some big Aussie names.
It's been 14 years since Danny Rogers and Jerome Borazio decided to fill a Melbourne alleyway with tunes in 2005. Thankfully, Laneway Festival has just confirmed it will be heading back to its collection of unconventional venues for another year, revealing its jam-packed 2019 lineup.
Returning to Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Fremantle, Auckland and Singapore next January and February, Laneway will raise a plastic cup to the middle of summer with one heck of a lineup. This year's eclectic program is headlined by two huge Aussie names: indie rock group Gang of Youths and acclaimed singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett — while New Zealand audiences will also be treated to UK indie rock band Florence + The Machine and teen sensation Billie Eilish. A few big artists are heading Down Under for the first time, too, including English R&B superstar Jorja Smith, neo-soul singer Rex Orange County and American rapper Denzel Curry.
You'll also be able to get down to Camp Cope, Middle Kids and Mitski and sway along to Mansionair, What So Not and Skeggs. If you want to catch Jorja Smith and NYC rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, you'll have to head along to Laneway — they'll both be playing exclusively at the festival, with no sideshows.
This year, the Melbourne leg of the festival will be heading to its new location for the first time: Footscray Park. Its a bigger space, but, supposedly, won't have an increased capacity — so, hopefully that'll mean less lines and more room for dancing.
But, enough chit-chat — here's the full 2019 lineup.
LANEWAY 2019 LINEUP
Gang of Youths
Florence + The Machine**
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (exclusive)
Jorja Smith (exclusive)
Rex Orange County
The Dead C**
What So Not
*East Coast only
** New Zealand only
LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2019 DATES
Auckland — Monday, January 28
Brisbane — Saturday, February 2
Sydney — Sunday, February 3
Adelaide — Friday, February 8
Melbourne — Saturday, February 9
Fremantle — Sunday, February 10
Singapore — Dates TBC
Laneway Image: Anthony Smith; Courtney Barnett: Pooneh Ghan.
Published on September 18, 2018 by Lauren Vadnjal