Three acts added to St. Jerome's Laneway Festival

Julie Byrne has been added the the 2018 St Jerome's Laneway Festival

Julie Byrne has been added the the 2018 St Jerome's Laneway Festival

With just under three months to go until St. Jerome’s Laneway 2018, the festival is preparing to return the stunning surrounds of Albert Park precinct on Auckland Anniversary Day.

The festival is on track for another sell-out, and today the line-up gets even better with the addition of three truly exciting acts - Julie Byrne (US), Noah Slee (NZ) and Wax Chattels (NZ).


From New York State comes the astonishing alt-folk talent Julie Byrne, a sometime Central Park seasonal ranger and modern-day minstrel. Her sophomore album Not Even Happiness was labeled “pristine” by Pitchfork and “timeless” by NME and Consequence of Sound saying it “moves from moment to gorgeous moment.” We cannot wait to lie under the trees at Albert Park with her beautiful music washing over us on a summer afternoon.


Coming to Laneway from West Auckland via Berlin are the future-soul stylings of one Noah Slee. Complex calls him “New Zealand’s latest pop-soul promise." With the release of his full-length debut Otherland in August, that promise is well on the way to being realised, with indie shuffle calling his work with producer Ben Esser “a golden combo”. Noah Slee at Laneway is something to look forward to, but in the meantime take a journey to Otherland.


In not much more than a year, the guitarless guitar music of Wax Chattels has taken the hardworking post-punk trio all over New Zealand and most recently to Asia for 20+ shows in less than a month. Their confrontational, punishing sound has won them a solid following in the indie scene, getting an international boost when none other than Gillian Anderson shared their song ‘Gillian’. 

Laneway Festival New Zealand 2018

Monday 29 January: Albert Park, Auckland

For ticket information click HERE.

Featuring in alphabetical order:

Aldous Harding - Amy Shark - Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals - BADBADNOTGOOD - BAYNK - Billie Eilish - Bonobo - Connan Mockasin - D.D Dumbo - Die! Die! Die! - Father John Misty - Julie Byrne - Loyle Carner - Mac DeMarco - Melodownz - Moses Sumney - Noah Slee - Polyester - POND - Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - (Sandy) Alex G - Slowdive - Sylvan Esso - 
The Internet - The War on Drugs - TOKiMONSTA - Unitone HiFi -  Wax Chattels - Wolf Alice