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Laneway 2012 Lineup

This morning the Laneway lineup for next year was announced, and it’s the perfect antidote for the mediocre and risk-adverse Big Day Out lineup. Check it.

ACTIVE CHILD
ANNA CALVI
AUSTRA
BULLION
CHAIRLIFT
CULTS
DZ DEATHRAYS
EMA
FEIST (Except Adelaide)
GEOFFREY O’CONNOR
GIRLS
GIVERS (Sydney And Melbourne)
GLASSER
HUSKY (Brisbane, Sydney, And Melbourne)
JOHN TALABOT
JONTI
LAURA MARLING
M83
ONEMAN
PAJAMA CLUB (Featuring Sharon and Neil Finn)
PORTUGAL. THE MAN (Sydney And Melbourne)
SBTRKT (Live)
TRIPLE J UNEARTHED WINNERS
THE VERY WEST
THE DRUMS
THE HORRORS
THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART
THE PANICS
TORO Y MOI
TOTAL CONTROL
TWIN SHADOW
WASHED OUT
WU LYF
YUCK

That’s just a really strong all round lineup. It’s a bit too heavy on the chillwave for my liking, but that certainly seems to be the flavour of the month at the moment anyway. Of the bands listed here I would particularly love to see Portugal. The Man, M83, and Givers, but there’s also other great acts like Yuck, The Horrors, Twin Shadow, and Girls. It’s not the type of lineup to make me jump at buying tickets, and sideshows may still prove to be the best bet for me personally, but it’s still just a really great lineup of very cool bands that don’t tour Australia every other year.

Well done Laneway.

Tickets are on sale October 19th for $120-140 from the official Laneway website.

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