The line up for the first US edition of the St. Jerome's Laneway Festival has been revealed and my goodness, if this is a hint of what we can expect for next year's Australian line up, we'd be extremely happy.
Thebarton Theatre is packed tonight; there’s a plethora of girls and guys dressed ready for the beach (even though it’s a balmy Wednesday night), teenagers walking around excited because they get to drink underage and get away with it, and everyone else who is here to see the 21 year old Sydneysider commonly known as Flume demonstrate why almost every corner of the Australian music industry (and now beyond) is so eager to have a piece of him.
Flume brings his electronica skills to Adelaide with a fantastic new light show. The predominately teenage female audience also loved Chet Faker. Our photographer John Goodridge brings us these photos of the night.
In 2012, Adelaide's 5/4 Entertainment teamed up with Splendour in the Grass' Paul Piticco to put on a "bite sized" Splendour in Adelaide, dubbed the "Spin Off Festival". The first year featured, Lana Del Rey, Kimbra, Band of Skulls and more. 2013 will see the festival returning to give Adelaide fans a reason to celebrate. It will take place at the Thebarton Theatre on Friday, August 2nd.
It would be hard to not be overwhelmed if you were Flume; the Sydney producer’s whirlwind success is continually shooting forward at a rapid pace, selling out gigs nation-wide and proving to be the most bankable DJ in Australia right now. Two all-ages concerts at the Hordern Pavillion with his pal Chet Faker - both sold out – kicked off his massive tour and put to rest any doubts about whether or not he deserves all this attention.
Flume and Chet Faker perform in front of a massive sold out crowd at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney with a brand new light show and more... Gwendolyn Lee was there to capture all the action.
In this weeks album news we’re greeted with a whole range of exciting new releases. Deerhunter have announced the release of their highly anticipated newie, old school legends Queens Of The Stone Age are getting a new album out there, plus there’s Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sigur Rós, our aussie lad Chet Faker and a whole heap more!
Australia's exporting one of it's best festivals to North America - yay for Laneway! Also, Flume tickets are selling like hotcakes, Shock Records appoints a new General Manager, so many bands are being snapped up by labels, and be prepared to dust off your record player because Record Store Day is just around the corner. Plus, plenty more goss and tid bits below the cut!
Flume Sells Out
This broadcast will not be broadcasted! What?! Take off your headphones, Radio is in trouble. Also, if you haven’t seen him on the festival rounds, Flume, is touring the nation. Rita Ora, Rita who now? Well you should learn the name. And wait there’s more.
Set to play some of the largest venues of his career, Flume has announced a run of headline shows for April and May. A festival stalwart lately, as well as the apple of every club's eye, the 21 (yes, 21) year old producer is going from strength to strength. This tour, Flume's first ever headline tour, will feature an all-new stage production featuring the 'infinity prism', which is sure to blow audiences' minds. On tour with Flume is fellow Laneway artist and collaborator, Chet Faker.
Both bad and good news in this week's State of Affairs, with music venues not winning any awards by closing and Australian musicians winning actual awards overseas from a Prince. We also learn about Eskimo Joe's winning skills in fundraising and the industry's economic growth as a whole
Well that’s it. The last Laneway Festival of the year has come and gone. The festivals run of shows came to a sweltering sold-out climax at Perth’s Cultural precinct. Looking at the line-up (Of Monsters and Men & The Reubens in particular) it’s hardly surprising that Perth along with a number of the other dates sold out. Though despite it’s sold out status, it felt fairly quiet until the majority of the punters arrived a couple of hours into the day.
The St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival has never been a niche festival, no matter how indie or decidedly ‘hipster’ its appearance purports. Having featured acts including Florence and the Machine, Foals, Two Door Cinema Club and more over the years, Laneway has always been one of the country’s best touring festivals that has continued to grow in popularity since its debut tour. This year is my third Laneway Festival and I gathered that, since the Adelaide leg sold out so close to the date (a miracle), things were going to be big down the city’s west end.