Singapore, Brisbane, Melbourne, Auckland (New Zealand), Adelaide, Sydney, Fremantle
Laneway Festival 2017 was the thirteenth edition of the boutique inner-city festival. In keeping with tradition, the line-up showcased the best new international talent (Car Seat Headrest, NAO, Mick Jenkins, Aurora & more), while welcoming back acts that once occupied early slots to close out the festival. Local favourites like D.D Dumbo, Camp Cope, A.B. Original and Tash Sultana pulled some of the biggest crowds, and Tame Impala closed out the festival in Fremantle (their hometown) with the very final show of their incredible album cycle. 2017 also saw Laneway Festival launch a new podcast, throw a Hottest 100 Backyard Party in Brisbane, and introduce the 1800LANEWAY hotline in every Australian city.
- Kevin Parker, Tame Impala (Aus) - I truly believe Laneway is the best festival in Australia
- Jagwar Ma (Aus) - Lanewayfest the greatest fest in the Southern Hemisphere 'ROCK ON!'
- Floating Points (UK) - What an amazing tour! Thanks to everyone in oz/nz who came to Lanewayfest and all the great people we go to hang with the past few weeks!
- Aurora (NOR) - Thank you Australia, Singapore, New Zealand for these three amazing weeks. I can't wait to come back.
2017 saw Laneway Festival New Zealand move to it's dream location of Albert Park precinct. Fans and media alike praised the spacious new site, with abundant grass and shade making for what was regarded as the best Kiwi date yet.
Mark Kneebone (Laneway New Zealand co-promoter): “Laneway Festival is as much about the environment as it is about the music and this new site allows us to deliver everything we know our guests need for a great festival experience - much more space, four individual stages in the park and on the surrounding streets, a bigger range of bespoke food and bar options, and of course the abundant grass and shade that Albert Park offers.”
Danny Rogers (Laneway co-founder): "Laneway 2017 saw another Australian artist close out the festival- Tame Impala - from the festival perspective, having the guys return to Australia to do Laneway as their final run of shows on their incredibly successful album world tour was everything Laneway could ever hope for and more. The band opened up on the Laneway festival all the way back before they released their first record, so this had significant meaning for us and them. It was also a year where we also focused heavily on Australian / NZ talent, demonstrating to the world that artists from this region are continually standing up alongside their international pals. The festival also presented for the first time an Australian hip hop outfit and we could think of no act more appropriate than A.B Original who also hosted the festival. Strong crowds turned out for all shows with our new site in NZ at Albert Park lifting the Kiwi show up to being a genuine world class event."
A.B. Original - AURORA - Baro* - Bob Moses - Camp Cope - Car Seat Headrest - Clams Casino - D.D Dumbo - Dune Rats - Ecca Vandal* - Fascinator - Floating Points (Live)** - Flyying Colours* - Gang of Youths - GL - Glass Animals - Jagwar Ma - Jess Kent - Julia Jacklin - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Koi Child - Luca Brasi - Mick Jenkins - Mr. Carmack - NAO - Nicholas Allbrook - Nick Murphy (Chet Faker)** - Roland Tings - Sampa The Great - Tame Impala - Tash Sultana - Tourist - Tycho - White Lung - Whitney