Despite having his New Zealand visa, recent complications with the visa process for Australia means that Young Thug is not able to play any Laneway Festival dates in 2017.
As patrons may have bought tickets specifically to see Young Thug, Laneway has a window for refund requests. See below for more details.
Replacing Young Thug is Sydney-based electronic project What So Not has agreed to cross the ditch for an appearance at Laneway Festival New Zealand. In late 2016 the in-demand producer and DJ released the stunning Divide & Conquer EP, followed by the much hyped colab with RL Grime and Skrillex ‘Waiting’ - a track Billboard called “an electrified banger”. What So Not takes a break from recording his full-length debut to get the Auckland crowd on their feet, before heading off on tour dates that include a return Coachella appearance.
Refund requests are open for a limited period, for ticket purchasers who bought between 9pm on Wednesday 7th December 2016 (Time of Young Thug announcement) and 2.30pm on Wednesday 18th January 2017.
The refund request period will be open for 72 hours only - from now until 2.30pm Saturday 21st January. No refund requests will be accepted outside of this period.
Please contact Moshtix through http://tixsupport.moshtix.com.au and select Laneway Festival 2017, Young Thug Refund Request. If your refund request is approved, your refund will be processed within 10 business days.
St. Jerome's Laneway Festival 2017
Monday January 30th: Albert Park, Auckland
Tickets via lanewayfestival.co.nz
The Laneway Festival New Zealand line-up in alphabetical order:
AURORA - Bob Moses - Car Seat Headrest - Clams Casino -
Cut Off Your Hands - DMA'S - Fazerdaze - Flight Facilities -
Floating Points (Live) - Fortunes - Glass Animals - Julia Jacklin - k2k -
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Mick Jenkins - Mr. Carmack -
NAO - Nick Murphy (Chet Faker) - Nikolai - Purple Pilgrims -
Refused - Tame Impala - The Chills - The Veils - Tourist -
Tycho - White Lung - What So Not - Whitney - Yukon Era
By Teylor Moss
Date / Venue: Saturday March 4th, 2017 - Waterfront, Wellington
Mt Albert by-election debate at Splore Festival's Listening Lounge Saturday 18 February
Auckland is preparing for a week-long celebration of the Patron Saint of Ireland, St Patrick, kicking off on Sunday 5 March with an Irish Fair Day, and culminating in the hallmark Parade and Irish Music and Dance Festival on Sunday 12 March.
The Raggamuffin Music Festival has been postponed until Spring 2017.
Auckland’s Te Ngahere o Woodhill (Woodhill Forest) becomes the beautiful backdrop to a new music festival, with UK music legends Underworld headlining Oro ’17 this April.
The stage is set for another creative Splore Festival on 17-19 February with tickets almost sold out. Splore 2017 continues to evolve with the addition of new entertainment areas and sustainability milestones.
The Laneway Festival has announced they've launched a safe space for women at this year’s event.
On Waitangi weekend, Tauranga Domain will come to life with the sounds and colours of one of New Zealand’s most vibrant music festivals, One Love.
The party started last weekend when St. Jerome's Laneway Festival kicked off in Singapore on Saturday, and it's only five days until New Zealand's first Laneway at the glorious new Albert Park precinct location.
WOMAD has always prided its self on being an industry leader towards leaving a minimal environmental footprint, and heading into the 2017 festival WOMAD continues the strive to become a completely zero waste-to-landfill festival.
In a bittersweet announcement, Andrew McManus, the creator and driving force behind New Zealand’s iconic Raggamuffin Music Festival has said that Raggamuffin X, the tenth anniversary of the much-loved people’s festival, will be the final festival in Auckland at The Trusts Arena on Saturday 18 February 2017.