Date & first two acts revealed for Laneway 2018 in Auckland


St Jerome’s Laneway Festival have announced the first two acts on our line-up as well as the date and venue for Laneway 2018.

Please welcome our pal Mac DeMarco - modern poet, consummate entertainer - to Laneway 2018.  Mac has charmed audiences on countless stages around the world with his woozy, sun-drenched tales of love lost and won. The prolific 26 year-old songwriter has written, recorded and released a record a year for the past half decade practically on his own - pretty impressive for the so-called king of slacker-rock. Mac released his excellent album This Old Dog earlier in the year, an LP widely regarded as an engaging step forward for an artist in his prime. It’s a thrill to have him back.  Here he is being classic:


Also revealed to be performing at the event are Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals.  Breaking out via multiple lauded appearances on Dr Dre’s surprise 2016 album Compton, .Paak has emerged as one of the most talented triple threats of the decade.  The LA-based singer, songwriter and producer is a genre-bending master, effortlessly melding '60s funk, '70s soul, hip-hop, R&B and electronica in his own music (please listen to his brilliant 2016 album Malibu) and lending his syrupy vocals to killer singles like Kaytranada’s hit ‘Glowed Up’ and Snakehips ‘Money on Me’.  As one of the most prolific and hardworking artists in the biz.

Laneway’s new Auckland home of Albert Park precinct received a rapturous response from fans, bands and media alike this January and it's been confirmed to be back amongst the grass and trees on Auckland Anniversary Day - Monday 29 January 2018.

The full line-up will be announced on Tuesday 12 September.
Laneway 2018 Dates and Venues     

Saturday 27 January - Laneway Festival Singapore - venue details TBC
Monday 29 January - Laneway Festival Auckland - ALBERT PARK PRECINCT
Friday 2 February - Laneway Festival Adelaide - HART'S MILL, PORT ADELAIDE (16+)
Saturday 3 February - Laneway Festival Melbourne - FOOTSCRAY COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE (FCAC) AND THE RIVER'S EDGE
Sunday 4 February - Laneway Festival Sydney - SYDNEY COLLEGE OF THE ARTS (SCA) AND CALLAN PARK, ROZELLE
Saturday 10 February - Laneway Festival Brisbane - BRISBANE SHOWGROUNDS, BOWEN HILLS (16+)
Sunday 11 February - Laneway Festival Fremantle - ESPLANADE RESERVE AND WEST END