As if you didn’t already have enough reasons to get your tickets to next year’s Laneway Festival. Already one of the best summer festivals the country has to offer, next year’s edition featured names like Tame Impala, Nick Murphy (the artist formerly known as Chet Faker), Glass Animals, A.B. Original, Gang Of Youths and so many more. After the announcement of D.D. Dumbo, many would be forgiven for thinking the Laneway organisers would dust their hands on a job well done, but they weren’t done by a long shot.
Enter Young Thug.
#ATLShawty! Thugger is set to join the already Godzilla-sized bill around the country. His very first shows in Australia no less, and as one of the hottest young talents in hip-hop at the moment, you can bank on these being nothing short of special. Expect to hear some of the best trap from his six year career releasing some of the best mixtapes you can put in your ears.
It’s an exclusive set of Laneway appearances too, Young Thug not performing at any sideshows while here, so if you haven’t already got your grubby mitts on an admit-one, we’re not really sure what you’re waiting for after this.
Peep the full lineup and check out the dates below.
Saturday 21 January – SINGAPORE – THE MEADOW, GARDENS BY THE BAY
Thursday 26 January – BRISBANE – BRISBANE SHOWGROUNDS, BOWEN HILLS (16+)
Saturday 28 January – MELBOURNE – FOOTSCRAY COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE (FCAC) AND THE RIVER’S EDGE
Monday 30 January – AUCKLAND – IT’S A SECRET, WATCH THIS SPACE!
Friday 3 February – ADELAIDE – HART’S MILL, PORT ADELAIDE (16+)
Saturday 4 February – SYDNEY – SYDNEY COLLEGE OF THE ARTS (SCA), ROZELLE
Sunday 5 February – FREMANTLE – ESPLANADE RESERVE AND WEST END