Heading To Laneway Festival? Here's Everything You Need To Know

2 February 2018 | 9:30 am | Staff Writer

From weather to what to wear - we got you covered.

Photo by Lucinda Goodwin

Photo by Lucinda Goodwin

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It’s finally here! Laneway Festival 2018 kicks off in Adelaide today before making its way all round the country over  the next two weeks. To save you some precious glitter applying time we’ve gathered all the info you’ll need into one handy place.

Due to all the excitement over seeing acts like BADBADNOTGOOD, Mac DeMarco, Amy Shark, Father John Misty and a figurative boatload more, it can forgiven if you don’t have everything planned. So we’ve done the hard work for you, just find your city below and enjoy your day!


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Adelaide you are going to be fine and sunny all day long with tops of 29 degrees in the day and hovering around 19 degrees at night. So if you’ve gone for a crop top and shorts combo maybe tie a cardi ‘round your waist.


Car: The Port Adelaide location is 25 minutes out of the CBD with a free carpark located about 1km from the site with regular shuttle busses running between the two.

Train: Port Adelaide station is about a 15 minute walk from the station with extra services running at the end of the night at 11:19pm, 11:49pm, 12:19am and 1:19am. Adelaide Metro will have all of your timetable information.

Bus: Leaving from the CBD the 150 is your best bet with roughly a 40 minute commute time and followed by a five minute walk to the site.

Notes - triple j is heading to Port Adelaide to do a live broadcast over the whole day so look out for local boys Ben and Liam who will act as official EMCEE’s.



Melbs you’re in for a few clouds but that’s still no excuse to slip, slop, slap! It’ll get to a balmy 27 degrees in the day time but plummet to 13 degrees at night so a jacket is a must.


Car: There is zero parking at Footscray Community Arts Center so please don’t drive.

Train: And why would you want to when Footscray train station is within walking distance from the site. Make sure to plan your journey through Public Transport Victoria because trains finish up around midnight.



Sydney, you’ve got some showers heading your way so pop a poncho in your bum bag. The drizzle should clear to clouds at around 3pm, keeping everything a cool 22 degrees.


Car: This is not your best bet for the day with no parking available at the festival site or surrounding locations but there will be a pick up/drop off point out the front if can convince a mate to give you a lift.

Bus: Public transport is the way to go in Sydney with 440, 444 and 445 all stopping within walking distance of the site. There’s also going to be a free shuttle bus service that will run between Balmain Road and Town Hall from 9pm 'til midnight.

Train: The closest station is Lilyfield which will get you a jaunty 15 minute walk from the festival site.

Notes: Get to the I OH YOU block party, the festival inside a festival, to catch Jesswar, Basenji, UV boi and a stack more.

Brisbane — 10th feb @ BRISBANE SHOWGROUNDS


Brisso will predictably be sunny af with temps reaching as high as 30 degrees which means hydrating is king and sunscreen is a must.


Car: There is 16+ Parent Drop Off Zone but nada in the way of parking unless you feel like driving in circles around Fortitude Valley.

Trains: Those coming by train have the option of Fortitude Valley Station or Bowen Hills station, both will stick you with around a 10 minute walk to the festival site.

Bus: Same deal as trains, not much to get you right to the festival gates but swing over to Translink Journey Planner to get as close as possible.

Notes: For all you lucky 16+ patrons that convinced Mum to let you go to Laneway, you will be rewarded with a dedicated under 18’s chill-out zone run by the Red Frogs, complete with shade and power outlets (BYO phone charger).



As always, the sun will be shining on Fremantle with tempretures soaring to 35 degrees so we’ll only say this once - YOU MUST DRINK WATER.


Car: The only parking available in Freo is public parking so drive at your own risk of missing the first band trying to parallel behind a truck.

Public Transport: Fremantle! You lucky ducks, all Laneway festival tickets include public transport for all Transperth services for three hours before, during and after the event. Head over to Transperth to plan your free ride.

Notes: Laneway Freo 2018 has introduced pass outs! Patrons will be able to flow freely between the festival, Bathers Beach and the surrounding business. There’s also a bunch of discounts for ticketholders; for more information, head over here.