Raye confirmed! Stormzy will also play in Australia for the first time in seven years.
Laneway Festival organisers have finally dropped the line-up for the 2024 edition of the travelling music event.
After much hype and speculation, we can now report that in February 2024, all three headliners – Stormzy, Steve Lacy and Dominic Fike – are Laneway Festival exclusives, with the former touring Australia for the first time in seven years.
The rumours about Raye performing after her song Black Mascara was used in a teaser clip ahead of this morning’s line-up drop were confirmed, while elsewhere, Laneway organisers have booked British rapper AJ Tracey, Atlanta-based singer-songwriter Faye Webster, actress, model and singer Suki Waterhouse, English DJ Nia Archives, New Zealand rock band Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and many more.
On the local front, Laneway 2024 is represented by Aussie favourites Angie McMahon (whose new album, Light, Dark, Light Again, arrives in late October – pre-order it here), Dope Lemon, Confidence Man, Teenage Dads, BIGSOUND-bound Miss Kaninna, Vacations, and many more. You can check out the full line-up below.
Laneway 2024 kicks off at Brisbane Showgrounds on Saturday, 3 February, then heads to Sydney Showgrounds on Sunday, 4 February, before going to Bonython Park in Adelaide on Friday, 9 February.
Saturday, 10 February, will see the event take over The Park, Flemington in Melbourne and then Sunday, 11 February’s final show will be in Wellington Square in Perth.
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Laneway Festival organisers note that in 2024, a third of artists booked to play are heading to Australia for the first time. Pre-sale tickets for the upcoming event go on sale on Tuesday, 12 September, at 11 am local time.
Stormzy (Exclusive) – Steve Lacy (Exclusive)*
Dominic Fike (Exclusive) – Raye**
AJ Tracey – Angie McMahon – Confidence Man
d4vd – Dope Lemon – Eyedress** – Faye Webster**
horsegiirL – Nia Archives – Paris Texas**
Skin On Skin – Suki Waterhouse** – Teenage Dads
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Blondshell** – DOMi & JD BECK** – Hemlocke Springs**
JK-47 – Miss Kaninna – Pretty Girl – Vacations
Line-up varies in each city.
*Exclusive in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth
** First Australian shows
The Music reviewer David James Young summarised that the Sydney 2023 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.”