You'll find a heady mix of artists in this, the 2012 St Jerome's Laneway Festival line-up announcement. There's the ground-breaking, the genre-bending, your recent discoveries and your soon-to-be new favourites. But one thing unites them all: they are spine-tinglingly great live. Say that five times.
The 2012 Australian event returns to the five venues that have established Laneway as one of the most unique events in the country. The banks of Melbourne's Maribyrong river, the historic sandstone buildings of Sydney's College of the Arts, the tree-lined laneways just minutes from the Brisbane CBD, the lush grounds of the Perth Cultural Centre, and a new, expanded site at University of SA will provide the backdrop for 2012's most exciting indie line-up.
Laneway continues its ongoing international expansion, returning for events in Auckland and Singapore.
The festival is proud of its continuing association with US based The Windish Agency
and UK promoter Eat Your Own Ears, both of whom return in 2012 to co-curate a stage. This year, Laneway is also thrilled to collaborate with Young Turks, the London label proving to be one of the most exciting on the planet right now. Stay tuned for more details about an extra stage in each city that will boast some of the best cutting-edge electronic acts around.
Over the years, the festival has hosted many still relatively-unknown acts at the start of their careers who have gone on to have major international success shortly after: The Temper Trap, Tame Impala, Feist, Florence + The Machine, The XX and Mumford & Sons to name just a few. It’s an impressive record, one we're determined to uphold.
So here it is: the headliner-free, A-Z, top to bottom awesome list of acts playing at the 2012 Laneway Festival:
ACTIVE CHILD - ANNA CALVI - AUSTRA - BULLION - CHAIRLIFT - CULTS - DZ DEATHRAYS - EMA - FEIST [except Adel**] - GEOFFREY O'CONNOR - GIRLS - GIVERS [Syd + Melb] - GLASSER - HUSKY [Bris, Syd, Melb] - JOHN TALABOT - JONTI - LAURA MARLING - M83 - ONEMAN - PAJAMA CLUB (featuring Sharon and Neil Finn) - PORTUGAL THE MAN [Syd + Melb] - SBTRKT (Live) - TRIPLE J Unearthed Winners - THE VERY WEST - THE DRUMS - THE HORRORS - THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART - THE PANICS - TORO Y MOI - TOTAL CONTROL - TWIN SHADOW - WASHED OUT - WU LYF - YUCK
Supported by triple j and Pitchfork Media.
|28.Jan.12||Alexandria St, BRISBANE||QLD|
|30.Jan.12||Silo Park, AUCKLAND||NZ|
|04.Feb.12||Footscray Community Arts Centre, MELBOURNE||VIC|
|05.Feb.12||Sydney College of the Arts, SYDNEY||NSW|
|10.Feb.12||Fowlers Live & UniSA West Courtyards||SA|
|11.Feb.12||Perth Cultural Centre, PERTH||WA|
|12.Feb.12||Fort Canning, SINGAPORE||SG|