Laneway Festival 2015 Organisers Confirm First Act

Written by Nastassia Baroni on 12th September, 2014

Laneway Festival 2015 Organisers Confirm First Act

The organisers of St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2015 have confirmed the first act to make the event’s lineup while speaking at a panel discussion during this year’s BIGSOUND music conference in Brisbane.

The festival co-founders Danny Rogers and Jerome Borazio revealed the first confirmed act for Laneway 2015 is “Agnes”, who they revealed is the mother of Canadian multi-instrumentalist Mac DeMarco, who, incidentally, will also play the festival.

The pair told the panel that while in the process of booking DeMarco for the 2015 festival, he had requested permission for his mum to join him. They granted that request on the condition that Agnes “MC” the event.

The announcement follows other lineup rumours, including potential Laneway spots from acclaimed UK electronic artist FKA Twigs and rising electronic star Banks, who told Music Feeds that an early 2015 tour is “in the works”. Rapper Vic Mensa has also confirmed tour plans for “the top of next year”.

Next year’s Brisbane and Adelaide events will be open to punters aged 16 years and up, with Brisbane set to enjoy a new and more spacious part of the famed RNA Showgrounds. Sydney, Melbourne, and Fremantle will remain 18+.

Watch: Mac DeMarco – Chamber Of Reflection

Image: Crowd At Laneway Festival 2014 Sydney / Photo: Annette Geneva


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