Laneway 2015 sideshows announced

Laneway Presents: Banks, Benjamin Booker, Highasakite, Jungle, Lykke Li, Mac DeMarco, Raury and SOHN sideshows!

Tickets to Laneway Festival are flying out the door so we’re excited to announce sideshow details for a range of some of the best acts on the bill. Catch these killer artists in an intimate venue this summer.

Laneway Presents, Heavenly Sounds & Secret Sounds bring you BANKS

Acclaimed for her eerily striking vocals and moody beats, the magical BANKS continues to rise at meteoric pace. Since her break-out London EP, the L.A. native and blogger’s favourite has notched up a debut tour with The Weeknd and a ‘BBC Sound of 2014‘ nomination, a breakout Coachella performance and a string of sold out shows around the globe.  She dropped her “intensely compelling” and “remarkably seasoned” debut LP Goddess in September to rave reviews. Don’t miss this very special performance at one of Sydney’s most unique venues.

Banks will be supported by emerging Sydney trio Mansionair. The band’s first single ‘Hold Me Down‘ has amassed a staggering 5.9 million Youtube views, over 1 million SoundCloud plays and peaked at #1 on Hype Machine since appearing online in Feb.

Tuesday 3 February
St. Stephen’s Uniting Church, Sydney
ticketek.com.au or 132 849

GENERAL PUBLIC TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 7 NOVEMBER (9AM AEDT)

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Laneway Presents brings you BENJAMIN BOOKER

If you haven’t had a chance to see BENJAMIN BOOKER in action, do yo’self a favour. The gravelly-voiced star has a sharp eye for storytelling and a refreshing take on blues and boogie. Booker has spent the last year on the road, touring with Courtney Barnett and Jack White (who personally requested him and better watch his back), and at European summer festivals, Lollapolooza, FYF Fest and many others. He joins us for a run of Laneway sideshows with a fire in his eyes and a Violent Shiver.  Booker’s self-titled debut is out now via ATO Records/Rough Trade Records.

Special guests TBA.

Presented by FasterLouder, FBi Radio, RRR & Channel [V]

Monday 2 February
Newtown Social Club, Sydney
newtownsocialclub.com or 1300 724 867

Thursday 5 February
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
northcotesocialclub.com or 1300 724 867

GENERAL PUBLIC TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 7 NOVEMBER (9AM LOCAL TIME)

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Laneway Presents brings you HIGHASAKITE

Nordic indie/rock five piece HIGHASAKITE generated loads of buzz earlier this year with their excellent break-out single ‘Since Last Wednesday’. Their new album Silent Treatment gives us the rousing vocals of frontwoman Ingrid Havik and is supported by wicked percussion and synth, which combine to form a captivating sound that takes you to into a realm full of contrasts. Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon invited them to tour with him being so impressed by their live show; we promise you will be too.  

Special guests Japanese Wallpaper.

Supported by triple j, Fasterlouder & Channel [V]

Tuesday 27 January
Metro Theatre, Sydney
ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Wednesday 4 February
Corner Hotel, Melbourne
cornerhotel.com or 1300 724 867

GENERAL PUBLIC TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 7 NOVEMBER (9AM LOCAL TIME)

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Laneway Presents & Secret Sounds bring you JUNGLE

Out of the UK thunders JUNGLE, an enigmatic producer duo formed by two lifelong friends (Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland). Since signing to legendary label XL Recordings, their retro-future funk has been creating worldwide hype. Their debut self-titled (and Mercury-nominated) LP came out this July, gifting fans with a range of tunes (‘Busy Earning’, ‘Platoon’) that put a modern spin on old school soul. Live, Jungle expand to an eclectic 7-piece to produce their own unique sound and one hell-of-a-show to watch.

Special guests Oscar Key Sung.

Presented by Noisey & The Music

Thursday 29 January
Metro Theatre, Sydney
ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Wednesday 4 February
170 Russell St, Melbourne
170russell.ticketscout.com

GENERAL PUBLIC TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 6 NOVEMBER (9AM AEDT)

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Laneway Presents brings you LYKKE LI

Since breaking out five or so years ago with radio-friendly pop hits (‘Little Bit’, ‘Dance, Dance, Dance’ and ‘I Follow Rivers’), Swedish star LYKKE LI is back with I Never Learn, a collection of songs that will rip your heart apart. It’s a new direction for Li, whose honest, stripped back and brutally direct account of a break-up has made for one of our favourite albums this year. With her compelling, ethereal and at times confronting live show, Lykke Li leads our strong female-driven Laneway lineup and a string of special sideshows in 2015.

Special guests TBA.

Presented by RRR, Channel [V] & Yen Magazine

Thursday 29 January
Forum Theatre, Melbourne
ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100

GENERAL PUBLIC TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 7 NOVEMBER (9AM LOCAL TIME)

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Laneway Presents & Penny Drop bring you MAC DEMARCO

Possibly the most charismatic live performer on the line-up (ever?) MAC DEMARCO (real name, Vernor Winfield McBriare Smith IV) has a penchant for cheeky lyrics and a gap-toothed smile.  After a succession of playful, buzzy albums, Canada’s most charming wild child released his third record Salad Days, which took a more serious turn despite plenty of oddball jams.  DeMarco’s self-labelled style of ‘jizz jazz’ is groovy and melodic, and his live show will be fun, lewd and possibly a little nude.

Special guests The Murlocs.

Presented by triple j, Fasterlouder & Channel [V]

Friday 30 January
Metro Theatre, Sydney
ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Wednesday 4 February
The Hi Fi, Melbourne
thehifi.com.au or 1300 THE HIFI (1300 843 443)

GENERAL PUBLIC TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 7 NOVEMBER (9AM LOCAL TIME)

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Laneway Presents & Secret Sounds in association with Artist Voice bring you RAURY

June 10 marked the 18th birthday of the tenacious and talented Altana songwriter RAURY, who collaborated with SBTRKT, swapped tracks with Kanye West and got booked to open for OutKast, all before releasing a single record. Cultivating his craft of singing, songwriting and production since the age of nine, Raury has been turning heads with his intriguing and unique blend of rap, folk and soul as heard on his debut LP Indigo Child (Columbia Records). His intelligent lyrics double as the voice of his generation, talking about the frustrations of adolescence and the deeply felt topics of acceptance and ambition. We can’t wait to see what he comes up with on the live stage during his first trip to Australia. Prep yourself with his stunning video for his breakout single ‘God’s Whisper’ here.

Raury will be supported by rising locals Milwaukee Banks. The Melbourne-based producer and rapper duo Edo and Dyl Thomas are exciting new audiences with their fresh, intelligent take on hip-hop. Check out their excellent debut EP Roe Water, out now.

Presented by FBi Radio & Pedestrian TV

Monday 2 February
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
moshtix.com.au or 1300 GET TIX

Tuesday 3 February
Howler, Melbourne
moshtix.com.au or 1300 GET TIX

GENERAL PUBLIC TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 7 NOVEMBER (9AM LOCAL TIME)

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Laneway Presents & I OH YOU bring you SOHN

SOHN released his debut album Tremors on seminal label 4AD earlier this year to our delight. Contrasting abstract electronic beats with a killer falsetto, the record is filled with tracks that are equally at home in poorly lit rooms and festival stages (We’ll see you up the front for Artifice). The Vienna-based producer is in high demand, working with the likes of BANKS, Lana Del Ray, Rhye and snagging a well-received BBC Radio 1 Residency. He sold out his Australian tour earlier this year, giving us an exciting glimpse of what’s in store for Laneway festival shows and sideshows in 2015.

Special guests TBA.

Presented by FBi Radio, Triple R, The Brag, Beat Mag & Spotify

Thursday 29 January
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
moshtix.com.au

Friday 30 January
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
corner.ticketscout.com

GENERAL PUBLIC TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 10 NOVEMBER (10AM LOCAL TIME)

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