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.
New York's largest music event, CMJ Music Marathon, officially opened registration for this year’s event. Last year included sets from headliners Local Natives, Ben Gibbard, Killer Mike, GZA, and Australia's own Kimbra (pipe down New Zealand!), plus performances from up-and-coming acts Icona Pop, Foxygen, and Savages.
This week sees the announcement of new albums from a huge range of acts. From the well known, highly regarded The National and James Blake, to debut’s from lesser-known locals. Not forgetting the surprising debut release from 80’s film star Molly Ringwald and the highly anticipated debut’s of Major Lazer and Charli XCX. This week has it all, plus much much more!
Will they or won’t they? While we will never be sure who is playing a festival until the promoters actually release a line-up, it’s always fun to speculate and throw around any rumours that come up. The next big festival yet to announce their line-up is Splendour In The Grass. With the line-ups for Primavera, Summersonic and Coachella festivals already out there, it’s time to salivate over who will may (or have already actually confirmed) continue down here fore Australia’s premier winter festival.
Pictured: Francois & The Atlas Mountains.