Earlier this year, it was revealed that St Jerome's Laneway Festival was being forced to find new digs, thanks to a boom in construction works — including the West Gate Tunnel project and a swag of new apartment buildings — around its current home, the Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC).
Now, the festival has announced its new location for 2019 — and it's not too far away. After enjoying a nine-year stint at the FCAC, moving there in 2010 after outgrowing its original Lonsdale Street alleyway site, the festival will be heading to Footscray Park for 2019.
While the festival's new home will be larger, the capacity will remain about the same, allowing for more flexible placement of stages, less lines for bathrooms and food stalls, and maybe even less jostling to get to the front of the stage. The new space has more shady spots under trees, too, for when you need a break from the fiery summer sun.
A map of the new Footscray Park festival site.
The lineup and dates of St Jerome's Laneway Festival 2019 have not yet been announced. You can sign up for pre-sales and announcements at lanewayfestival.com.