After much speculation and a couple of hints, the complete lineup for the 2016 edition of St Jerome’s Laneway Festival is now here!
Announced on triple j this morning, the lineup boasts an eclectic mix of the most talented emerging artists from all corners of the musical globe, as well as some bigger name acts – some of which we’ve seen in the contry recently, and others who’ve been sorely missed.
There’s a really strong Australian presence as always, led by arguably the two biggest dance acts we’ve ever seen – Flume and Hermitude, the endlessly wonderful Big Scary, Violent Soho, DMAs, The Smith Street Band, Japanese Wallpaper and more. Hudson Mohawke leads the way for the electronic acts, joined by recently Splendour performers Purity Ring, Grimes and more. On the noisier side of things we’ve got FIDLAR, Metz and the BRILLIANT Health, while Vince Staples, Odd Future offshoot The Internet, Shamir and bassist Thundercat are making us hip hop heads salivate with excitement.
Here’s the complete lineup:
East India Youth
The Goon Sax***
The Smith Street Band
Tobias Jesso Jr.
* Exclusive to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne only
** not playing Fremantle
*** Exclusive to Brisbane only
Tickets on sale September 30
Check the official website for more details
Dates and venues:
Friday 5 February – Harts Mill, Port Adelaide (16+)
Saturday 6 February – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane (16+)
Sunday 7 February – Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney
Saturday 13 February – Footscray Community Arts Centre And The River’s Edge, Melbourne
Sunday 14 February – Esplanade Reserve and West End, Fremantle
More: read our review of Laneway 2015