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  • robotpwnsyou

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

    February 2009
  • Psicosis

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

    February 2009
  • CornishBoyInOz

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

    February 2009
  • carol_s

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

    February 2009
  • alex_tokai

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

    February 2009
  • hoptis

    Boycott St Jeromes! Drink elsewhere!

    February 2009
  • 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.

    February 2009
  • 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...

    February 2009
  • 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

    February 2009
  • Psicosis

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

    February 2009
  • PorcupineTrees

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

    February 2009
  • Psicosis

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

    February 2009
  • 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.

    February 2009
  • 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.

    February 2009
  • 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...

    February 2009
  • blipmusic72

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

    February 2009
  • Psicosis

    What a sucky fest.

    February 2009
  • 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.

    February 2009
  • whitecomet

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

    February 2009
  • 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!

    February 2009
  • robotpwnsyou

    pretty piss poor all round but meh cost me $0

    February 2009
  • boetie

    Ughhh! Great bands, terrible organization. I reckon they must have sold too many tickets. Red Bull Stage and the Lounge were completely unaccessible (reached capacity at ..um.. 2pm?), later on I had to leave little lonsdale for a piss and couldn't get back in thanks to the queue stretching down the block! Poor me :( Another festival that's too big for its socks.

    February 2009
  • roadhouseblues

    i'm glad i didnt buy a ticket saw nearly everyone i wanted to on the mainstage from just watching over the fence and the line to the little lonsdale stage or st jeromes it looked hardly worth waiting for

    February 2009
  • robotpwnsyou

    woohoo got my pass! but i can't pick it up until 4.30 so no tame impala, born ruffians and jay reatard :(

    January 2009
  • robotpwnsyou

    my day if i end up getting my aaa pass... tame impala, born ruffians, jay reatard, rusko, four tet, architecture in helsinki, girl talk

    January 2009
  • radtron

    wtf the timetable got even worse. they moved four tet from 1:30-2:30 to 6:30-7:30 to now clash perfectly with sterolab. this is the last year i'm going.

    January 2009
  • Tinea_Pedis

    Timetable still has me crying into my cocopops :( Have to miss Girl Talk

    January 2009
  • muskawo

    timetable is evil and mean

    January 2009
  • scarey_mary

    is this an over 18+ event????

    January 2009
  • radtron

    no age and jay reatard on at the same time shits me the most plus only 45mins of stereolab wtf. damn suits.

    January 2009
  • ekfag

    Timetable is rubbish- last year all the good acts were one after the other on the lonsdale stage- what's wrong with doing it that way again.

    January 2009
  • shrodes

    @TheTops, there should still be tickets available... http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=22385&ref=moshtix

    January 2009
  • TheTops

    Hey, I'm looking for a ticket if anyone is selling.

    January 2009
  • Auussiiee

    Time table is fine for me. Bands need to set up Shrodes

    January 2009
  • carol_s

    i think it's okay...apart from stereolab only being 45 minutes. that's not right.

    January 2009
  • Caternary

    Horrible timetable. Going to sell my ticket.

    January 2009
  • magicfish13

    oh yuck, this is way too clashy for me....damn my indiscriminate and contradictory music taste...

    January 2009
  • shrodes

    I don't get it, what was wrong with putting one of the two in the gap at 8:30-9pm?

    January 2009
  • shrodes

    THS and Girl Talk at same time too... GAH

    January 2009
  • spoon_-_

    no age and pivot at the same time :(

    January 2009
  • shrodes

    Timetable is up 6PM tonight.

    January 2009
  • carol_s

    ah wait till a few days before, that's normal...

    January 2009
  • Tinea_Pedis

    Why the hell isn't the timetable for the acts out yet??! Not really months away now...

    January 2009
  • dflawless

    Girl Talk & Pivot..!

    December 2008
  • Auussiiee

    No idea why i didn't buy tickets to this earlier, glad they haven't sold out

    December 2008
  • arcticsounds

    this line up is too fantastic for it's own good. There will be many i will miss and be disappointed about it.

    December 2008
  • muskawo

    hold steady, my disco and girltalk. the rest is a bonus. it's so much better than last year!

    December 2008
  • shrodes

    Awesome, Augie March, the Crayon Fields, My Disco, and my ticket purchase has been well and truly justified. @Tinea, I would die if the Conchords played. They would be OFF THE HOOK

    December 2008
  • Tinea_Pedis

    I heard that Flight of the Concords could be added...? Anyone hear that too? Would be fucking ace if they were!

    December 2008
  • shrodes

    THS: http://www.last.fm/event/834996

    November 2008