Laneway Muses
Global Expansion

Australia’s St. Jerome’s Laneway, which recently announced its eight-city January and February 2015 run through Singapore, New Zealand and Australia, is looking at offers to cast its net further.

Co-founder Danny Rogers told the Sydney Morning Herald, “There’s been a conversation about going to Glasgow, there’s been a conversation about some Californian Laneway dates, there’s been conversations about some northern-Asian Laneway shows.

“We’re just trying to figure out what we can and can’t do, really. People really seem to have taken to the festival, which is just unreal. It’s a balancing act … To do this all year round, I don’t want to fall out of love with what we do.”

Laneway made its North American debut two years ago in Detroit but has not returned, citing a lack of availability of headliners in 2014.

Rogers also contemplates Laneway as a two-day event, similar to a solution adopted by Soundwave to include all the acts on offer. Rogers said that for the 2015 tours, he had to pass on 150 acts – 120 of which he wanted to book.

Among the first 34 acts announced for Laneway 2015 were BanksSt. VincentFuture IslandsChet Faker, and Lykke Li.