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Laneway Festival Punters Witnessed An On-stage Proposal Over The Weekend

6 February 2023 | 9:29 am | Mary Varvaris

"4 years ago we met at Brisbane Laneway. 4 years later I got on stage and proposed. And he said yes!"

(Pic by Bianca Holderness)

Tasman Wilson, bassist in Adam Newling's band, and Sammy Flipo, G-Flip's sister, got engaged at Laneway Festival in Brisbane on Saturday.

In a video shared to the festival's Instagram account, people in the audience were waving a large banner that said, "Tasman, will you marry me?" Newling saw it and called out to his bandmate, "Hey Tas, what does that say? Hey Tas, can you read that out to us all?"

Wilson absentmindedly said "yes," not realising that his longtime girlfriend Sammy Flipo got down on one knee behind him.

"MY SISTER AND BROTHER IN LAW ! Welcome to the family TASSSSY!" G-Flip wrote on Instagram. 

On Sammy Flipo's Instagram, she explained her motivation behind the on-stage proposal. Her post reads, "4 years ago we met at Brisbane Laneway. 4 years later I got on stage and proposed. And he said yes!"

Flipo added, "Thank you to everyone involved for keeping the biggest secret from Tas. I fucking love you Tasman Wilson !"

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Take a look at the pictures and video footage below.

Laneway Festival revealed the timetables a few weeks ahead of time, allowing punters to plan before the big day. Gates will open at 11:30 am in all cities. Some social media users have already reported clashes, such as headliners HAIM and buzzy Fred again.. in Melbourne, Hockey Dad already playing at the same time as 100 gecs and Phoebe Bridgers in Sydney, Julia Jacklin and Girl In Red in Brisbane, and Phoebe Bridgers and Turnstile clashing in Melbourne. 

The 2023 Laneway Festival line-up is led by Joji, Fred Again..Phoebe Bridgers, Finneas, The Beths, Yard Act, Slowthai, Turnstile, 100 Gecs, Girl In Red, Chaos In The CBD, Knucks, Ross From Friends, HAIM and Logic 1000.

Locally it also features the incredible Adam Newling, The Backseat Lovers, Harvey Sutherland, Jacotene, jamesjamesjames, Sycco, Tasman Keith and The Lazy Eyes. 

The festival hit Brisbane and Sydney over the weekend. Up next is Adelaide this Friday, 10 February, Melbourne the following day, and it wraps up in Perth on Sunday, 12 February.

Find more information about the festival here.