It's been 13 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 it's 2018 dates and first two headliners.
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 what looks to be one heck of a lineup. Following on from the announcement of two of 2018's headliners — California's inimitable Anderson .Paak with his live band The Free Nationals, and Canada's Mac DeMarco — the festival has dropped the full lineup. On it is a slew of exclusive sets, which will see you get down to BABADNOTGOOD, Odesza, The Internet, and sway along to The War on Drugs and Father John Misty.
The full lineup was initially slated to be announced tomorrow, but has been brought forward after it was leaked online this morning. Visa pre-sale tickets go on-sale this Thursday, September 14 and the rest of the tickets going on sale at 9am on September 18. But, enough chit-chat — here's the full 2018 lineup.
LANEWAY 2018 LINEUP
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
BABADNOTGOOD (exclusive to Laneway)
Bonobo (exclusive to Laneway)
City Calm Down
Father John Misty
ODESZA (exclusive to Laneway)
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
(Sandy) Alex G
The Babe Rainbow
The Internet (exclusive to Laneway)
The War On Drugs
Wolf Alice (exclusive to Laneway)
Image: Andy Fraser.