Who's on your wishlist for Laneway Festival 2024?
It looks like Laneway Festival organisers are priming for an upcoming return, changing the event’s Facebook profile and cover photo yesterday (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.
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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.
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.”