Oh shit, the Laneway Festival sideshows just started rolling out

Today was EPIC. Tonnes of amazing announcements have been rolling out all day for St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, heading to a city near you in early 2015. The lineup is BEYOND phenomenal – easily one of, if not the best festival lineup for 2014-2015 throughout the country. Here’s an easy, quick rundown of who has been announced, where they’ll be playing and where you can get your hot little hands on dem tickets!

Unlike some other festivals, you seriously need to pay attention to Laneway sideshows; every act on the bill is brilliant and there is no physical way that you’ll be able to catch them all on the day. I definitely recommend heading to at least a couple of these – both to free up some of that precious time on the day, and so that you can fully enjoy a headline show from one of these magical musical maestros.

1. SOHN

Thurs, January 29: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (Tix here)
Friday, January 30: The Corner Hotel, Melbourne (Tix here)
Tickets on sale Monday 10 November

2. RATKING

Thurs, January 29: The Basement, Sydney (THE BASEMENT! What an INCREDIBLY COOL venue for this gig.) (Tix here)
Thurs, February 5: Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne (Tix here)
Tickets on sale Tuesday 11 November

3. VIC (FUCKING) MENSA 

Wed, February 4: The Hi-Fi, Sydney (Tix here)
Thurs, February 5: The Corner Hotel, Melbourne (Tix here)
Tickets on sale Friday 7 November

4. RAURY***** (I cannot recommend attending this man’s show highly enough. Pretty much my number one choice out of all of these)

Mon, February 2: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (Tix here)
Tues, February 3: Howler, Melbourne (Tix here)
Tickets on sale Friday 7 November

5. Highasakite (The Norwegian five-piece blew my mind at OAF back in September. One in a million.)

Tuesday, January 27: Metro Theatre, Sydney (Tix here)
Wednesday, February 4: Corner Hotel, Melbourne (Tix here)
Tickets on sale Friday 7 November

6. Banks (are you kidding me? Banks at St Stephens? Sucked in, rest of Australia! This is a show that will go down in history.)

Tues, February 3rd: St. Stephen’s Uniting Church, Sydney (Tix here)

7. Mac DeMarco (His mum Agnes is making an appearance at Laneway. Perhaps you’ll catch the family band in action at these gigs too?)

Fri, January 30: Metro Theatre, Sydney (Tix here)
Wed, February 4: The Hi-Fi, Melbourne (Tix here)
Tickets on sale Friday 7 November

8. Eagulls

Wed, January 28: Howler, Melbourne (Tix here)
Fri, January 30: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (Tix here)
Tickets on sale now

9. Flying Lotus (I caught this man in Brooklyn a couple of years ago. It changed my fucking life. Melbourne, I envy you.)

Fri, January 30: 170 Russell, Melbourne

10. Jungle (Missed these guys at Splendour? Fear not, they’re back again!)

Thurs, January 29: Metro Theatre, Sydney (Tix here)
Wed, February 4: 170 Russell St, Melbourne (Tix here)
Tickets on sale Thursday 6 November

11. Perfect Pussy

Thurs, January 29: The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Wed, February 4: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (Tix here)
Tickets on sale now

12. Lykke Li

Thurs, January 29: Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Tickets on sale Friday 7 November

13. Benjamin Booker (another top choice, this man has more talent than 50 normal people)

Mon, February 2: Newtown Social Club, Sydney
Thurs, February 5: Northcote Social Club, Melbourne

14. CARIBOU (YES YES YES YES!)

Wed, February 4th: Sydney Opera House, Sydney (Tix here)
Thurs, February 5th: The Forum, Melbourne (Tix here)

15. Little Dragon

Monday, Feb 2nd: 170 Russell, Melbourne (Tix here)
Thurs, Feb 5th: Sydney Opera House (Tix here)

16. Rustie

Wed, Jan 28th: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (Tix here)
Thurs, Jan 29th: Howler, Melbourne (Tix here)