Laneway 2024 Teases First Act Ahead Of Line-Up Drop, Confirms Dates

1 September 2023 | 10:00 am | Jessie Lynch

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It’s time to get excited, because Laneway Festival 2024 has announced that the event’s line-up will be dropping next Tuesday.

And while we’ll have to wait until Tuesday, September 5, for the line-up deets, it seems festival organisers are hinting that English singer-songwriter RAYE could very well be on the bill, considering that her track Black Mascara is used in their latest vid.

The fezzy will be heading to Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Auckland, all in February.

The first event is set to kick off at Brisbane Showgrounds on Saturday, February 3, then head to Sydney Showground on Sunday, February 4 before heading to Bonython Park in Adelaide on Friday, February 9. Saturday, February 10 will see the event take over The Park, Flemington in Melbourne and then Sunday, February 11’s final show will take place in Wellington Square in Perth.

The Laneway Festival pre-sale presented by Afterpay starts on Tuesday, September 12 at 11am local time.

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It comes after Laneway Festival organisers hinted at their upcoming return, changing the event’s Facebook profile and cover photo on Monday (28 August) and simply adding “soon…” to the bio section.

Adding the 2024 artwork, next year’s festival art looks whimsical and slightly alien, featuring a purple background, a UFO and a little green man, sunshine, worms, a spiky dog, Saturn, and more. Of course, the new photo is something of a teaser for Laneway punters, with fans hitting the comment section with their wishlist.

The 2023 Laneway Festival starred indie superstar Phoebe Bridgers high up on the bill. For next year’s event, fans hope the band she’s in alongside Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus, Boygenius, will make their first-ever trip to Australia for Laneway.

Other popular names on social media include American singer-songwriter Noah Kahan, Louis Tomlinson (who has already announced an Australian tour), and more – mostly on the triple j subreddit page.

On the triple j subreddit, user Stoney1801 asked for the thread’s Laneway Festival 2024 predictions, including their own, which mentioned M83, Maggie Rogers, and the viral British group The Last Dinner Party. In the comments, Reddit users asked for King Krule, Yves Tumor, Father John Misty, Dominic Fike, RAYE, country-pop artist Kacey Musgraves, and more. You can read that thread here.

HAIM headlined the 2023 Laneway Festival line-up. The festival also starred Joji (both artists performing Australian exclusive gigs), Finneas, Fontaines D.C., Fred again.., Turnstile, Girl In Red, Mallrat, The Beths, Sycco, Tasman Keith and many more. We’re hoping that with Turnstile’s appearance this year, Laneway takes a punt on Sydney hardcore outfit SPEED.

The Music reviewer David James Young summarised that the Sydney edition of the festival was “Slickly run, well executed and confidently putting its best foot forward after a long period of uncertainty surrounding Australian festivals' sustainability as a whole”, calling Laneway’s vibes “hopeful”.

Young continued, “Not only can this be done, but it can also be done well – maybe even better than it's ever been. Watch this space.”


Saturday, February 3 — Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane
Sunday, February 4 — Sydney Showground, Sydney
Tuesday 6 February — Western Springs, Auckland
Friday, February 9 — Bonython Park, Adelaide
Saturday, February 10 — The Park, Flemington, Melbourne
Sunday, February 11 — Wellington Square, Perth