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  Laneway Festival (Sydney)

The Laneway Festival is about leading new and revered seminal music. The festival has always been interested in finding what's fresh and great and bringing it to unique settings and surrounds to be appreciated by music lovers. The size of the festivals, the locations and the way we encourage community all form part of the way in which the Laneway team strive to present an urban music experience like no other. St. Jerome's Laneway Festival began in 2004 when Jerome Borazio and Danny Rogers decided that summers in Melbourne would be far better with more live music in unique settings. In a true example of actions speaking louder than words, they started to put great bands into St. Jerome's Bar (RIP) in Melbourne's Calendonian lane. First came the St. Jerome's Summer Series each Sunday afternoon featuring 'new' bands of the time like The Presets and Architecture In Helsinki; next it extended to include a monthly Saturday night called Brains (which was actually a residency for The Avalanches, who turned the little bar inside out). Still not satisfied that they were doing enough, one night Danny and Jerome convinced The Avalanches that they could close the lane, remove the bins and throw a proper laneway party. The Avalanches' mate Monkey quickly made up a poster, they asked a few friends to play and so began the annual St. Jerome's Laneway Festival. Fourteen hundred people attended the first laneway festival. It was packed, smelly and full to the brim with great local music, and the vibe was awesome, utterly awesome...

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Festival News Festival News Written 2013-10-28 04:14:54

Catch these incredible artists on the verge in an intimate venue at the Laneway sideshows this summer.


"The Scottish trio's debut LP, The Bones of What You Believe, is a seamless fusion of emotive theatrics, hook-loaded songwriting, and some of the more forward-thinking sonics in electronic music right now." - Pitchfork

"Thankfully, the long-awaited The Bones of What You Believe doesn’t just check its considerable hype, it transcends it. By corralling everything in vogue with today’s soundscape — ethereal atmospherics, pulsing synths, ’80s throwbacks — with infectious hooks and the emphatic vocals of Lauren Mayberry, CHVRCHES has created 12 pop songs that are as accessible as they are layered." - CoS

Fans of intelligent, crystalline pop music have fallen hard for CHVRCHES, the Glaswegian trio led by charismatic frontwoman Lauren Mayberry and flanked by Iain Cook and Martin Doherty. Their brilliant debut The Bones of What You Believe dropped a few weeks ago to rave reviews and they’re evidently incapable of producing anything other than whip-smart, hook-laden synth pop (see: singles ‘Recover’, ‘Gun’, ‘The Mother We Share’). The reviews have been glowing: a Best New Music Stamp from Pitchfork and 9/10s everywhere. With sell out headline tours in Australia, UK and US, a triumphant, award-winning appearance at SXSW and a string of stadium dates with Depeche Mode, this is CHVRCHES’ moment.

CHRVCHES will be supported by rising Sydney producer ELIZABETH ROSE, who is rightly having her moment in the sun. After wowing the masses with her vocal performance on Flight Facilities’ ‘I Didn’t Believe’ and releasing a succession of well-received singles, Elizabeth has stepped it up on new track ‘The Good Life’ - we encourage you to check out the great video here.

Presented by triple j and FasterLouder

Wednesday, January 29th
Forum Theatre, Melbourne (18+)

Tuesday, February 4th
Metro Theatre, Sydney (All ages)

Start: 9am Monday 28 October (local time)
End: 5pm, Tuesday 29 October (local time, or until pre sale allocation is exhausted)
Password: BONES (not case sensitive)
Limit of 6 tickets per transaction
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