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 Sydney next 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. 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. But, enough chit-chat — here's the full 2019 lineup.
LANEWAY 2019 LINEUP
Gang of Youths
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (exclusive)
Jorja Smith (exclusive)
Rex Orange County
What So Not
*East Coast only
Laneway Image: Anthony Smith.