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Enthusiastic fans of St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival may have just been given their first clue as to the makeup of the 2016 lineup, courtesy of the brand’s 5th annual SXSW party.
Laneway has just announced the lineup for its 2015 showcase at the Texas event, featuring an 11-act bill sizzling with shooting star talent. Last year, there was minimum crossover between the artists booked for the 2014 Laneway festival and the 2014 SXSW showcase, with Kirin J Callinan the only act enlisted for both. However, three other artists from the Texas party went on to perform at Laneway 2015 – Perfect Pussy, Eagulls and SOHN.
If those odds are anything to go by, then chances are a handful of acts from this year’s annual Laneway SXSW party lineup will go on to perform at Laneway 2016.
Those acts are Viet Cong, Girl Band, Metz, Kate Boy, Jack Garratt, Son Lux, Mansionair, Daniel Wilson, East India Youth, Kate Tempest And Spring King. And since Mansionair played this year’s Laneway, that likely takes it down to a 10 horse race.
Let the betting begin.