St Jerome's Laneway Festival

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Past event
Sunday 1 February 2009

Caledonian Lane

Caledonian Lane
Melbourne 3000
Australia
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Onsale: Monday, 27 October 2008

Online Booking: www.moshtix.com.au
Phone Booking: 1300 GET TIX (438 849)
And all Moshtix outlets nationwide

MELBOURNE ONLY: St. Jerome’s Bar, 7 Caledonian Lane, Melbourne.

The St Jerome’s Laneway Festival is back, as intimate and boundary-pushing as ever. Featuring a quality line-up pitched straight to the heart of discerning music fans, the boutique street party delivers a collection of bands that lie on the left-side of centre, hand-picked purely for their amazing live shows. With inspired city locations around the country, an indie cinema, art installations, ten pin bowling, boutique fashion markets and cocktail bars, the 2009 Laneway Festival will give music fans a full day of sonic revelation.

With special thanks to the City of Perth, West Australian Department of Culture and the Arts and EPRA, the Laneway Festival is thrilled to announce that it’s heading to PERTH for the very first time. In an extra special twilight show, that will see West Coasters partying well into the night, Laneway is coming to the Perth Cultural Centre - a truly exceptional urban space right in the soul of Perth City. Be a part of Perth’s very own cultural revolution.

The site for the BRISBANE Laneway Festival will move to Alexandria St off St Paul’s Terrace, Fortitude Valley. The new site features plenty of interesting nooks and crannies, heaps of shade and a brilliant natural undercover clay amphitheatre plus a fabulous new boutique designer street market thanks to FourThousand.com.au and tap beers and cocktails courtesy of the Zoo.

Get ready for a stellar block party in MELBOURNE. Following the successful addition of the main stage into Lonsdale St in 2008, we’re paving our way to Little Lonsdale St, up along and inside the QV building (with trams passing through the heart of the site!). We can’t believe this event started in tiny Caledonian Lane five years ago and while the charm of that area remains, this is now officially an indie music extravaganza with over 40 artists scheduled to perform and an array of other surprises including markets presented by ThreeThousand.com.au and a sculpture competition (Please note that this event is non-smoking. Pass outs available).

Festival-goers in ADELAIDE and SYDNEY can look forward to returning to the original sites of Fowlers Live and Circular Quay respectively (though we’re adding a new stage in Adelaide as well as an indie cinema).

Last year’s festival completely sold out nationally, so we recommend putting Monday, 27th October (the day tickets go on sale), into your diaries.
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  • robotpwnsyou

    i've also heard that its the last melbourne show ever

    3 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Psicosis

    Laneway Festival Melbourne: Organisers expand on press release, blame authorities for last minute changes http://tinyurl.com/bkgy2z

    3 Feb 2009 Reply
  • CornishBoyInOz

    http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/news/local/16876/More-from-Laneway-on-criticism.htm

    3 Feb 2009 Reply
  • carol_s

    i didn't realise anybody still went to that piss covered hole called st. jeromes.

    3 Feb 2009 Reply
  • alex_tokai

    that statement is appalling. this festival had issues long before things went into meltdown at lt lonsdale. the fucking nerve, honestly.

    2 Feb 2009 Reply
  • hoptis

    Boycott St Jeromes! Drink elsewhere!

    2 Feb 2009 Reply
  • deefader

    First time I attended Laneway. Alarm bells were ringing when I waited 30 mins to get into the festival entering at 12:35pm and heard Tame Impala hadn't been allowed to start on time doing only a handful of songs. Partially saw the first two acts on the Red Bull stage and realised I wouldn't be getting back in with the one in one out policy. Fortunately I had seen most of the good headliners before and was able to immediately re-strategise. Caught nine bands: Tame Impala, Richard Campell DJ, Canyons DJ, No Age, Cut Off Your Hands, The Temper Trap, Tim Fite, Buraka Som Sistema and Mountains In The Sky. Yesterday should of been an indie classic. Instead a rather farcical day occurred with the queuing. Just glad I was well away from the Girl Talk nonsense though it was so obvious that was going to occur when I was there for Cut Off Your Hands. People, if you are really upset start writing letters to organisers and sponsors.

    2 Feb 2009 Reply
  • harmlesskitty

    I cannot believe the organisers statement, they had an opportunity to deflect at least some ill will by offering an apology and some semblance of an explanation - how about some sweetner to encourage people to come back next year? Instead we get a statement saying that it was somehow all our fault - brilliant! I'm not stupid enough to expect a full refund but it's the principle of the thing dammit...

    2 Feb 2009 Reply
  • robotpwnsyou

    what's really funny is that just about everyone i spoke to who was working the whole laneway festival circuit said the festival was an abortion. they were getting fucked over with sound restrictions and the level of unprofessionalism from organisers was hilarious...simply biting off more then they could chew :P

    2 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Psicosis

    Laneway Festival Melbourne: Organisers release statement, blame unsafe crowd for issues http://tinyurl.com/buo2r6

    2 Feb 2009 Reply
  • PorcupineTrees

    whos idea was it to put stereolab on at the same time as four tet!?

    2 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Psicosis

    Laneway turns into Lineway as many miss out on big acts: http://tinyurl.com/c79je7

    2 Feb 2009 Reply
  • muskawo

    I saw some of the people I wanted to, but yeah it was worse than last year organisation wise. They sell wayyyy too many tickets and dont seem to divide bands onto stages based on popularity. Had to wait hours to get into the lounge... the way the lines worked was just stupid, you would walk out and then realise you had to go miles away to get back in. I might go again if there's a chance I can get in to see bands I want to see and the timetable doesnt clash like it did this year.

    2 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Auussiiee

    You can bet you won't be getting back either. Unlike you everyone else, i had a great day. Saw everyone i wanted from the Front row as well. Anyone who complains just sucks at festivals, you should know what to expect.

    2 Feb 2009 Reply
  • harmlesskitty

    Please tell me yesterday was a bad dream and that I didn't pay $100 to queue up all day and not see ANY SINGLE ONE of the bands that I wanted...unbelievable!! You can bet I'll be asking for my money back...

    2 Feb 2009 Reply
  • blipmusic72

    some great music, but yeah, overagressive security & crowd control meant ridiculous lineups for anything on the redbull & lounge stages

    1 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Psicosis

    What a sucky fest.

    1 Feb 2009 Reply
  • ekfag

    what a shambles, I felt like I spent more time lining up places than watching music. People were crying because they couldn't get in to see girl talk. Don't think I'll go back unless they cut the number of tickets by half and get rid of the lt lons stage.

    1 Feb 2009 Reply
  • whitecomet

    Mmmm i got in for free but wouldnt have paid to go

    1 Feb 2009 Reply
  • untalkativer

    ergh. was hoping they'd improve it from last year but it got worse! too many people, shit sound at every stage, and ridiculous queue's just to get to stages!

    1 Feb 2009 Reply
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