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Laneway Festival
Posted: Sat Nov 7, 2009 2:02 pm
The very first Laneway Festival in Auckland city is set to be an absolute doozy. From the seminal to the scene-starting, the esoteric to the exhilarating, the Laneway Festival brings you a roll call of artists that is as exciting as it is diverse. Laneway is a festival put together by folks who love music, for folks who love music- and there are plenty of us in New Zealand.

Laneway was founded by friends; compelled to create a street party in Melbourne for their mates in bands. The festival was an instant success and grew to Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and now us! Auckland Laneweay Festival is in the perfect location: Britomart Square, centre city! What's more, Britomart is just 2 steps from Britomart train and bus station. The square is freshly furbished, complete with sculpture and a park. Now add your favourite bands and plenty of access to cool refreshments, beer and tasty morsels from fresh food stalls = The St. Jerome's Auckland Laneway Festival.

Every year Laneway features the best iconic and up-and-coming indie bands; that music lovers can enjoy, city centre. This is just the first announcement. We will announce more great acts in December. But for now, ta da:

UK heroes ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN are heading to New Zealand to perform at the 2010 event. The legendary (sorry, there's no other word for it) post-punk band authored countless hits ('The Killing Moon', 'Silver', 'Nothing Lasts Forever' etc etc) and acclaimed records (including the groundbreaking 1980's classics Crocodiles and Ocean Rain), and it's hard to understate their influence on contemporary music. The likes of Suede, Pavement, Elbow and Interpol owe much to the Bunnymen's brooding soundscapes, pulsating guitars and subversive attitude. Plus, they were featured in the opening sequence of Donnie Darko. Beat that. They come armed with material from their brand new record The Palace and by all accounts they're set to win over a whole new generation of fans.

FLORENCE & THE MACHINE is coming. Yes. The Mercury-nominated flame-haired ingénue and her band head to New Zealand for the first time, equipped with a mega voice and a swag of tunes (including radio favourites 'Kiss With a Fist', 'Dog Days Are Over' and 'The Drumming Song') from her roundly praised debut. It's called Lungs and she's not joking. Classy and confident, with a vocal range as big as the imagination it expresses, Florence is completely in her element on the festival stage and she is going to own it at St Jerome's Laneway Festival 2010.

With an unparalleled reputation as one of Australia's most enthralling live acts, DIRTY THREE'S Warren Ellis, Mick Turner and Jim White are exceptional in many respects: an instrumental, violin-led trio who are lauded by the music intelligentsia but who also embody the primitive appeal of rock'n'roll unlike any other band. Since they formed in Melbourne in 1991, DIRTY THREE have released seven studio albums, one soundtrack, and several collaborations to worldwide acclaim, as well as individual projects with the likes of Nick Cave and Grinderman, Smog, Cat Power and Bonnie Prince Billy. Warren Ellis reckons they are in 'showroom condition' following a recent US tour and ATP New York appearance and we welcome back to Auckland for the first time since 1984!

One of the most influential bands to come out of Flying Nun return to play at Laneway! For the first time in twelve years THE 3D's will beam New Zealanders directly to 'Outer Space'. 'Hellzapoppin' 'Hey Seuss', 'Beautiful Things' are also 3D hits, and their live show was described as a "mind-boggling, eye-popping, heart stopping affirmation of twin-guitar hysteria". At home they have shared the stage with everyone from Nirvana to U2, and in the US they toured with Pavement, Superchunk and Guided By Voices. Whatever planet you live on, there is no band like them, no band as "spookily transcendent or plain raucous" as David Mitchell, David Saunders, Denise Roughan and Dominic Stones - collectively known as The 3D's.

BLACK LIPS call their live show a 'quasi-violent sexual comedy'. Sign us up! The Atlanta, Georgian-four-piece are known to get raucous and rowdy (and naked) onstage but behind their booze-fuelled performances are tight songs that span psych, country, blues and garage. The supremely-titled 200 Million Thousand upholds their reputation as one of the most exciting assets of the American underground, setting undeniable pop hooks against a psychedelic haze. Good ol' fashioned rock n roll at its most unhinged.

THE XX's beguiling, and frankly lovely self-titled debut has critics and fans all hot under their cardigans. The London quartet are quiet achievers, capable of music and lyrics that are no less compelling for their muted tones. They also happen to be 20 years old, which is a bit unfair. An exercise in understatement, the enchanting boy-girl vocals and sweet and tender melodies of THE XX will have everyone swooning.

So you think you can't dance? N.A.S.A (North America South America) defy you not too, with their sweaty, Baille-Funk inspired project from US producer Squeak E. Clean and South American DJ Zegon. Their first offering Spirit of Apollo a 16-track party-starting monster of an album features 'friends' that include Tom Waits, Nick Zinner, Spank Rock and Santigold. We would accuse them of name-dropping if the results weren't so good,

Laneway is new to New Zealand but not to CUT OFF YOUR HANDS. 2010 will be their 3rd appearance at the festival. The power pop upstarts released their Debut LP 'You and I' in NZ in October 2008 and toured the globe. COYH most recently set their sights on the States where they were released on French kiss Records (home to Passion Pit, the Dodos etc). The self confessed tour addicts commenced a grueling 5 month road binge playing over 100 shows, alongside the likes of Ra Ra Riot, Passion Pit, Peter Bjorn and John, and Pains Of Being Pure At Heart. Album number two is due for release in early
2010.

FAMILY CACTUS are everyone's favourite fancy new band. What started off as a flippant idea between cacti, soon became the basis for Family Cactus. Seven strong, the Family is lead by Adam Ladley, Graeme Cummack and enhanced by the smoking vocals of Nina Siegler. You know their single Kingmaker, their first album "Come Howling" was released in July 2009 to the adoration of many.

Born from sleepy disillusionment with life in Auckland's leafy suburbs, DEAR TIMES WASTE paints an aural picture of soft water colour with a grey wash of light that is 'akin to a morning orgasm'. After six solid months recording at producer Djeisan Suskov's home (a rambling old house that was once a hospice for the elderly), Dear Time's Waste's debut EP Room for Rent emerged from the earth and found many many fans with first single Clandestine. The live show conjures spellbinding musical dreams, Dear Time's Waste is an artist to make yourself familiar with.

Laneway Festival
Monday February 1 2010. Britomart Square, Auckland, New Zealand.

TICKETING DETAILS:

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6TH

For ticketing information go to www.lanewayfestival.co.nz
 

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RE: Laneway Festival
Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:37 pm
ST. JEROME'S AUCKLAND LANEWAY FESTIVAL
FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Presented by 95bfm, C4 and Real Groove
Monday, February 1st 2010. Britomart Square, Auckland, New Zealand.

The very first St Jeromes Auckland Laneway Festival has already got you very excited. We at festival HQ are very excited too! You already know the line up is quite possibly one of New Zealand best ever featuring: ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, FLORENCE & THE MACHINE, DIRTY THREE, THE 3D’S, THE XX, BLACK LIPS, N.A.S.A, CUT OFF YOUR HANDS, FAMILY CACTUS & DEAR TIMES WASTE.

The roll call of artists is now even better! To complete an impossibly perfect Auckland Laneway Festival line up and to ensure Britomart will look and sound better than it ever has before, we are very proud to announce the final additions to the bill:

• DANIEL JOHNSTON
• SARAH BLASKO
• HOCKEY
• THE PHOENIX FOUNDATION
• SURF CITY
• THE NAKED AND FAMOUS
• STREET CHANT


The Sydney Laneway festival has already sold out. So friend, you best be getting your ticket now!

DANIEL JOHNSTONE gate-crashed an MTV episode in the mid-80’s an ever since the beloved folk-pop singer, songwriter, artist and musician from Austin, Texas, has a developed a cult following, inspiring performances from Kurt Cobain, Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo, Bright Eyes and a legion of other indie artists. Johnston has translated his lifetime battle with the demons of his mind into a vast catalogue of songs of heartbreaking honesty and charm, and his unpredictable live performances are nothing short of compelling. Before DANIEL JOHNSTON heads to New Zealand for the first time, we recommend you see the 1996 documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston, a fascinating insight into this fragile spirit and singular talent.

As of Thursday’s Aria awards SARAH BLASKO is now officially Australia’s best female artist. She has long been a star but As Day Follows Night, her Bjorn Yttling (of Peter Bjorn & John)-produced latest LP elevates her to the status of one of Australia’s national treasures. The album is an intensely personal offering in equal turns melancholy and hopeful. Its resounding beauty and depth is matched by Sarah’s impressive stage performance.

Portland‘s HOCKEY bound athletically across the history of soul, punk and rock and roll on Mind Chaos, an album with the swagger of (a young) Rod Stewart. It’s an audacious, gate-crashing sound. The confidence can be heard in the breakthrough single ‘Too Fake’ or the rap-inspired curveball that is ‘3A.M. Spanish’. The Guardian decreed Hockey’s Mind Games as ‘witty, literate songs you can dance to’, which happen to be our favourite kind.

THE PHOENIX FOUNDATION are charming men. Their live shows defy expectation. When you expect it loud they will play delicate indie folk, and when you expect the former you can find yourself lost in a psychedelic wig out. They will always charm you. Their last album Happy Ending is adored by all and described by The New Zealand Herald as “one of the best examples of pop music that this country has produced" . TPF have played New Zealand’s biggest festivals, toured the US and UK and it is undeniable the six-piece has emerged as one of the country’s finest acts. “TPF will play some songs off the new album (Not “Merry Kriskmass”, the other, newer one) and they will be so amazing you'll pee your pants, but that's cool man." - Samuel Flynn Scott.

Giving international bands a run for their money, SURF CITY emerged as one “easily one of the most anticipated bands at CMJ 2009” (New York’s Brooklyn Vegan). And it’s no wonder. They were all over US College Radio and setting the blog world on fire. Since the band’s beginnings in 2004, they have become notorious for their sets of mastered cacophony. Stories of their performances have spread like Chinese Whispers and garnered them international supports with Interpol, Dinosaur Jnr, Battles and MGMT. According to The Washington Post their songs, “work up a head of steam but never boil over into chaos…a fine line that Surf City walks admirably”. Following a couple of local tours, numerous day jobs and several flat evictions, Surf City have a brand new album all set for worldwide release.

In just one year THE NAKED AND FAMOUS have become the later most certainly. In little over a year the band has released the “This Machine” and “No Light” EP's, supported their idols (Nine Inch Nails at Reznor's request) and have truly stepped forward as songwriters, players and producers and they caused a stir at CMJ in New York in 2008. Alisa Xayalith, Thom Powers, Aaron Short, David Beadle and Jesse Wood the band have enjoyed a month long residency at the top of the NZ Alt Chart, as well as shocking out punters in a most positive way on the gig circuit, with every show.

STREET CHANT (formerly Mean Street) aren't slouches. A teenage education via the 1990s grunge compilation called "The Trip" learned them good. They know what being a heavy guitar pop trio is all about. Turn it up loud, hit the distortion pedal and get to the point. Smart but economical. If there is an Auckland underground, then they have driven a bulldozer through the middle of it. They are one of this towns best live bands and have notched up a couple of b-Net hits with "You Do The Math" and "Scream Walk". According to many, including Under the Radar, their forthcoming album is one of the most anticipated for 2010.

For ticketing information go to www.lanewayfestival.co.nz
 

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RE: Laneway Festival
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RE: Laneway Festival
Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:38 pm
Mystery Act Announced!

ST. JEROME'S AUCKLAND LANEWAY FESTIVAL

Presented by 95bfm, C4 and Real Groove
Monday, February 1st 2010. Britomart Square, Auckland, New Zealand.

We know its hard to keep a secret let alone a mystery, so we we just have to spill the beans on our MYSTERY ACT: CHRIS KNOX AND THE NOTHING will perform Auckland Laneway!

On Thursday morning the 11th of June 2009 Chris Knox suffered a life-altering stroke in his Grey Lynn home. This was a devastating shock, but solidified his huge impact on New Zealand’s musical culture.

At the release party for ‘Stroke- Songs for Chris Knox’ a tribute and covers album (featuring Jay Retard, Yo La Tengo The Mountain Goats, Lambchop, David Kilgour, The Mint Chicks, Don McGlashan etc) CHRIS KNOX AND THE NOTHING played an unexpectedly stunning performance, which left the audienced thrilled, reeling and loving THE NOTHING.

On this occasion CHIS KNOX AND THE NOTHING are joined by Shayne P. Carter (from legendary NZ bands Straitjacket Fits & Dimmer). In a 2006 interview Knox claimed The Nothing were exactly like The Beatles ‘except for the songs...’

In just one week and three days we welcome, CHRIS KNOX AND THE NOTHING, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, FLORENCE & THE MACHINE, DIRTY THREE, THE 3D’S, THE XX, BLACK LIPS, N.A.S.A, CUT OFF YOUR HANDS, FAMILY CACTUS & DEAR TIMES WASTE, DANIEL JOHNSTON, SARAH BLASKO, HOCKEY, THE PHOENIX FOUNDATION, SURF CITY, THE NAKED AND FAMOUS AND STREET CHANT to Britomart Square. If you don't yet have your ticket, your days are numbered- the festival is nearly sold out!

The schedule is out early next week- so keep your eyes on http://www.facebook.com/lanewaysnzfest an for ticketing information go to www.lanewayfestival.co.nz
 

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RE: Laneway Festival
Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:37 pm
Bachelorette and Bus Timetables to Bill!

ST. JEROME'S AUCKLAND LANEWAY FESTIVAL

Presented by 95bfm, C4 and Real Groove
Monday, February 1st 2010. Britomart Square, Auckland, New Zealand.

Last minute addition, Bachelorette, needs little introduction to fans of complex, mercurial electro-pop in New Zealand.

In early 2008, Annabel Alpers, aka Bachelorette, funded her first and ultimately groundbreaking United States tour. Along the way, she sold some records to n eager Ryan Adams at a small club in New York City and made fans out of execs from Chicgo’s Drag City Recors, who eventually released most recent album My Electric Family in the US. Packed with reverb, sweeping moods and surrealistic lyrical motifs, Bachelorette’s expansive techno- paranoia is way to large for any bedroom, which is why you should welcome her to the stage at Laneway Auckland. http://www.myspace.com/bachelorettepop

Bachelorette will play at 2.30 on the Red Bull Live Stage, which is when Hockey was supposed to play. Now that you know the good news, I have to let you know that due to unforseen circumstances, HOCKEY can no longer play Auckland Laneway, but…look…below… it’s still going to be the best day ever!

CHRIS KNOX AND THE NOTHING, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, FLORENCE & THE MACHINE, DIRTY THREE, THE 3D’S, THE XX, BLACK LIPS, N.A.S.A, CUT OFF YOUR HANDS, FAMILY CACTUS & DEAR TIMES WASTE, DANIEL JOHNSTON, SARAH BLASKO, THE PHOENIX FOUNDATION, SURF CITY, THE NAKED AND FAMOUS AND STREET CHANT, BACELORETTE.

Also you don’t need to take a car to Auckland Laneway Festival, the festival rests above Auckland City’s transportational hub. (seriously!)

Check out these links for how to get there:

http://www.maxx.co.nz/travel-updates/bus-replacements-on-the-western-and-southern-lines.html

http://www.maxx.co.nz/assets/pdfs/Western%20Timetable_Auckland%20anniversary.pdf

http://www.maxx.co.nz/assets/pdfs/Southern%20Timetable_Auckland%20anniversary.pdf

If you don't yet have your ticket, your days are numbered- the festival is nearly sold out!

For ticketing information go to www.lanewayfestival.co.nz

The schedule is out too- you can download it at:
http://auckland.lanewayfestival.com.au/playing-times/

And keep your eyes on:
http://www.facebook.com/lanewaysnzfest

Also you can pick up a program at the gate.
 

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RE: Laneway Festival
Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:40 pm
ST. JEROME'S AUCKLAND LANEWAY FESTIVAL:\
A How To Guide:


Presented by 95bFM, C4 and Real Groove
Monday, February 1st 2010. Britomart Square, Auckland, New Zealand

February 1st (pinch and a punch) is looking like it’s going to be a little cloudy, which couldn't be more perfect! At this stage a high of 23 is predicted ... but we all know what Auckland weather is like, so check in at http://www.metservice.co.nz/towns-cities/auckland later in the week for an update and please don’t forget sun block.

We've got a whole lot of FAQ's for you here, but here's a summary of things you might be wondering:

There is only one way in! Enter the festival on Galway, just off Commerce Street, Downtown. At the gate, your ticket will be swapped for a wristband. Don’t take it off! If you are over 18 and wish to enter the bar area please show your ID at entry and you’ll get a wristband for the bar.

Please don’t bring your car to Auckland Laneway Festival, there isn’t any parking at the festival site and it's a mission parking around Lower Queen Street on a good day! The festival rests above Auckland City’s public transportation hub. As you exit the Britomart train station you will find yourself mere footsteps away from the Laneway entrance.

Check out these links to plan your trip:

· http://www.maxx.co.nz/travel-updates/bus-replacements-on-the-western-and-southern-lines.html

· http://www.maxx.co.nz/assets/pdfs/Western%20Timetable_Auckland%20anniversary.pdf

· http://www.maxx.co.nz/assets/pdfs/Southern%20Timetable_Auckland%20anniversary.pdf

Please bring dosh. Sort out your money before you arrive, as there are no ATM facilities at the venue, you can purchase bar tickets with eftpos and also get cash out. We think the sensible thing to do is to bring cash to the festival.

There will be free sunscreen available from the Info tent, First Aid and the TAC Vanes van next to the markets. Remember to be sun-safe and wear a hat (you can buy one at the merch tent if you don't have one). We have built extra shade structures for the day, but please assume it is going to be a hot and sunny festival...

Speaking of merch, you can purchase festival all sorts of memorabilia, what better way to remember the very first NZ Laneway! All of which will be available from the merch tent in the middle of the festival, just opposite the entry. In addition to our festival merch, your favorite bands have supplied us with a wide array of gear to sell on their behalf so don't forget to stop by and pick something up. Eftpos facilities will be available here.

If you get the munchies, there will be food stalls set up throughout the festival (including vegetarian options) to satisfy your dietary needs. Also bottled water will be for sale at a very reasonable price, so you can stay hydrated! Please drink plenty of water throughout the day.

Please keep the site looking beautiful and respect the land we've borrowed, be a tidy kiwi! Put rubbish in the bins, cans in the recycling cages and cigarette butts into bins too.

There will be a bag search on entry. No booze, glass, pets, illegal stuff or professional camera gear. Anything confiscated will not be returned. Unopened bottles of water are allowed on site, please note that seals must not be broken.

Finally don't forget your Ticket and Photo I.D (18 plus card, driver's licence or passport). Everyone will receive a wrist band on entry, if your ID shows you are over 18 the wrist band will allow you to enter the bar area.

Finally, finally – we can’t wait to see you there- lets all do our darndest to make sure Laneway returns in 2011!
 

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RE: Laneway Festival
Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:14 am
ST. JEROME'S AUCKLAND LANEWAY FESTIVAL:
SOLD OUT!


Presented by 95bFM, C4 and Real Groove
Monday, February 1st 2010. Britomart Square, Auckland, New Zealand.

THE INAUGURAL ST. JEROME'S AUCKLAND LANEWAY

FESTIVAL HAS SOLD OUT!

There's a circle of high fives going around the Laneway office as we gear up for a great day on Monday! If you still have questions we've got a whole lot of FAQ's for you here!

We are releasing an additional two hundred tickets at 10:30am on Monday morning. You can buy these at the the official Laneway box office, which is by the festival entry point on Galway Street, just off Commerce Street, Downtown Auckland. You will need photo I.D (18 plus card, driver's licence or passport).

Please be a sunsafe, a tidy kiwi on Monday and let's all "do our darndest" to make sure Laneway returns in 2011!

We can’t wait to see you there!
 

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