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"It was awesome to see new festival goers attending for the first time ever and our regular fans returning to support us and the incredible 2023 line-up."
After a long period of uncertainty surrounding Australian festivals' sustainability as a whole, Laneway feels hopeful.
Fontaines D.C’s music represents so much of the last three years, and it was encapsulated in a cathartic and visceral display before a hungry and desperate crowd.
"I will not be attending these shows with Fontaines due to the little less imminent, yet a little more unpredictable, birth of my first child."
The band’s bassist, Conor “Deego” Deegan III, talks about the post-punk label, the expectation to represent Ireland, and storytelling upon the group’s first-ever visit to Australia.
"We apologise to all who were looking forward to seeing us at Laneway and hope to see you at the new dates."
'The Music' team on the albums you need to hear from 2019.
"Few bands have captured the same excitement for rock as well as Fontaines DC do on 'Dogrel'."