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HAIM, Joji and Phoebe Bridgers Headline Laneway Festival's Huge Comeback Lineup for 2023

For its first festival since 2020, Laneway has curated another impressive lineup — including Finneas, Fontaines DC, Fred again..., Girl in Red, slowthai and Turnstile, too.
By Sarah Ward and Sarah Templeton
September 21, 2022
By Sarah Ward and Sarah Templeton
September 21, 2022

It's back, it's big and it's coming to Auckland in January 2023: St Jerome's Laneway Festival and its impressive lineup, that is. Returning for the first time since 2020 — since celebrating 15 years since Danny Rogers and Jerome Borazio first decided to fill a Melbourne alleyway with tunes — the beloved fest boasts a phenomenal list of talent taking to its stages for its huge and eagerly awaited comeback tour. Here are three names to get you started: HAIM, Joji and Phoebe Bridgers.

Laneway has been teasing its 2023 return since earlier this year, and locked in dates and venues mere days ago — but now exactly who you'll be dancing to in Albert Park on Auckland Anniversary Day has been announced.

Also on the bill: Finneas, Fontaines DC, Fred again..., Girl in Red, slowthai and Turnstile, as well as 100 Gecs, Chaos in the CBD, Knucks and Mallrat. Yes, the lineup goes on from there.

After the one-off, day-long festival in Auckand on January 30, Laneway will head over the ditch for festivals around Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth — but yes, we get it first here in Aotearoa.

Clearly, there's a whole heap of reasons to be excited — from HAIM's first Australasian tour since 2017 (and definitely the first since Alana killed it on the big screen in Licorice Pizza) to Bridgers' first New Zealand show after the cancellation of her 2020 tour with The National — just to name a couple. Also on the list: just Laneway being back and livening up late summer in general. Of course, a huge part of that appeal is Laneway home at Albert Park, the shade-and-grass-filled location it moved to back in 2017. Historically there have been two main stages on Princes Street and the Thunderdome down the laneway-like Alfred Street.

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Enough preamble; here's what you're after — the full 2023 lineup:


Phoebe Bridgers
Fontaines DC
Fred again...
Girl in Red
100 Gecs
Chaos in the CBD
Ross From Friends
The Beths
Yard Act
The Backseat Lovers
Brotherhood DJz,
Harvey Sutherland
Eden Burns
Erny Belle
Hans & Friends

St Jerome's Laneway Festival will return to Auckland's Albert Park on Monday, January 30. Pre-sale starts Tuesday 27 September, 11am (NZT), while sales for the general public begin on Thursday 29 September, 9am (NZT). For more information, head to the festival's website.

Published on September 21, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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