Though Laneway 2016 is still quite a while away, about seven months-ish, we already know two absolutely huge international acts that are filling the bill. Last month, Scottish based mega-producer Hudson Mohawke – real name Ross Birchard – confirmed his spot on the lineup in an interview without knowing that the announcement hadn’t happened yet. Similarly, after having played Splendour In The Grass over the weekend and a number of sideshows around the country, Canadian dream-pop duo Purity Ring have accidentally confirmed that they’ll be back to play Laneway next year.
The news got slipped in an interview on triple j with Veronica and Lewis, where member Corin Roddick claimed that the “we’re looking forward to Laneway because we’ve heard that has more of a summer camp feel.. lots of people getting to know each other because you’re travelling together over so many days.”
Although as soon as he said that, he obviously realised his mistake and tried to cover it up, badly:
“… that is …if we ever play Laneway, we will be very excited about the vibe that it may have. Hypothetically.. and maybe a lot of our friends will play, and it’ll be really nice! Hypothetically,” he said.
The damage is already done, but it’s not really damage at all. With stellar reviews for their latest Australian shows and their latest album Another Eternity, Hudson Mohawke x Purity Ring is an amazing lineup for the boutique festival already. So lock Purity Ring in for Laneway 2016, hopefully alongside some of their friends, and stay tuned for other Laneway leaks of huge international acts.
thk u lovely sydney and all of australia.. see u again soon!
— PURITY RING (@PURITY_RING) July 27, 2015