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Charli XCX and Earl Sweatshirt Headline Laneway Festival's Huge 2020 Lineup

Raise a plastic cup to the middle of summer with these big names.
By Lauren Vadnjal and Samantha Teague
September 18, 2019
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Charli XCX and Earl Sweatshirt Headline Laneway Festival's Huge 2020 Lineup

Raise a plastic cup to the middle of summer with these big names.
By Lauren Vadnjal and Samantha Teague
September 18, 2019
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It's been 15 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 2020 lineup.

Returning to Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Fremantle in 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 dance-pop powerhouse Charli XCX. The British songwriter's latest album Charli — which dropped just last week — features everyone from Lizzo to Troye Sivan and Sky Ferreira. It'll be her only Aussie show, as it'll also be for fellow international heavy hitter, American rapper Earl Sweatshirt.

They'll be joined onstage by Canadian electro artist — and TikTok sensation — BBNO$, New Zealand's Benee, London crooner Col3trane and Irish post-punk band Fontaines DC. On the local front, you'll be able to get down to DMA's, Hatchie, Stella Donnelly, Hockey Dad, King Gizzard and the Lizard Gizard and this year's Triple J Hottest 100 winners, Ocean Alley.

This year, the Sydney leg of the festival will be heading to its new inner-city location for the first time: The Domain. According to organisers, it'll allow the festival to have bigger stages and better sound — and it will be a bit more accessible by public transport. The Melbourne festival will be heading back to Footscray Park for its second year, too.

But, enough chit-chat — here's the full 2020 lineup.

LANEWAY 2020 LINEUP

The 1975
Charli XCX (exclusive)
Ruel
Earl Sweatshirt (exclusive)
Ocean Alley
DMA's
JID
Tones and I
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Hockey Dad
BBNO$
The Chats
Mahalia*
KAIIT
Benee
Stella Donnelly
Oliver Tree
Fontaines DC
Omar Apollo
Col3trane
Hatchie*
Spacey Jane
Kucka
Pist Idiots
JessB*
The Lazy Eyes**

*East coast only
** Sydney only

LANEWAY 2020 DATES

Brisbane — Brisbane Showgrounds, Saturday, February 1
Sydney — The Domain, Sunday, February 2
Adelaide — Hart's Mill, Friday, February 7
Melbourne — Footscray Park, Saturday, February 8
Fremantle — Esplanade Reserve and West End, Sunday, February 9

Laneway Festival pre-sale tickets are available from Tuesday, September 24 — you can sign-up for access over here.

Top image: BCS Imaging

Published on September 18, 2019 by Lauren Vadnjal

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