Purple Sneakers Approved: The Acts To See At Laneway 2017

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Yep that’s right! The Laneway Festival line-up has just dropped and it’s fresh as hell!

The opinion over on the decks at Purple Sneakers is that it’s the best line-up we’ve seen in years, featuring some of the most exciting acts coming out of Australia at the moment – some of whom you may have seen crop up on the pages of our wonderful website here.

It had already been announced that Chet Faker, aka Nick Murphy as he is now and has actually been known as since birth, is playing the festival and he’ll be joined by the likes of Tourist, AB Original, Flyying Colours, Tycho and our own national gems, Tame Impala. But with so many acts on this spectacular line-up, how are you going to decide who to check out when Laneway Festival rolls around? Here’s where we’ve got you covered, check out the PS Approved list of acts for Laneway 2017.

Koi Child

The Perth-based outfit will bring a bit of jazzy funk-infused hip-hop into the Laneway mix, making their act completely fresh on this lineup. Their reputation precedes them in a live setting as well, promising to be one of the most energetic sets of the day. Koi Child should definitely be on your Laneway list.

GL

The duo have had a great run this year and their cosmic 80’s melodies will fit in perfectly with the Laneway set. Every track they release feels like a feel good track that should be playing at a vibrant pool party, and you just can’t help but dance as soon as those hooks come in. If you’re looking for a summer-y dance, GL is where you need to be.

Sampa The Great

We met Sampa The Great at Splendour In the Grass and she’s a joy. You know what else is a joy? Her god damn live show! The rapper is energetic and just generally badass on stage and her confidence surges through you when you watch her perform. Her Laneway set will probably draw a large crowd, but it’ll be worth rubbing shoulders with people because Sampa The Great is just too great to miss!

Roland Tings

If you’re a fan of Todd Terje then you’ll love Roland Tings. Tings has become quite well known for his melodic electronica. His catalogue is comprised of some epic tunes, where he masterfully creates thriving and eclectic soundscapes, and we now have our hopes high for new material thanks to this announcement. Roland Tings has a tropical groove to his aesthetic which will be perfect for Laneway 2017. Come drink some pineapple and coconut margaritas with us at Roland Tings!

NAO

NAO there’s not much we can say about NAO (see what we did there?) that can do her music justice. Her light voice sounds like a sweet treat on top of those hard-hitting melodies that seem to tug at your heart strings. If you’ve heard her track ‘Girlfriend’, then you’ll know what I’m talking about. NAO will be a great spot for a sing-a-long and for soaking in that wonderful voice.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Tourist

Flyying Colours

Floating Points

Mick Jenkins

Jess Kent

Mr.Carmack

Nicholas Allbrook

The Julie Ruin

Tycho

 

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival
TIX HERE

Full lineup:

A.B.Original
AURORA
Baro*
Bob Moses
Camp Cope
Car Seat Headrest
Clams Casino
Ecca Vandal*
Fascinator
Floating Points (live)
Flyying Colours*
Gang of Youths
GL
Glass Animals
Jagwar Ma
Jess Kent
Julia Jacklin
Koi Child
Luca Brasi
Mick Jenkins
Mr. Carmack
NAO
Nicholas Allbrook
Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker)**
Roland Tings
Sampa The Great
Tame Impala**
Tash Sultana
The Julie Ruin
Tourist
Tycho
White Lung
Whitney
*Melbourne only
**Exclusive to Laneway, no sideshows

Dates and venues:

Thursday January 26 – Brisbane Showgrounds (16+)

Saturday January 28 – Footscray Community Arts Centre And The River’s Edge, Melbourne

Friday February 3 – Hart’s Mill, Port Adelaide (16+)

Saturday February 4 – Sydney College of the Arts, Rozelle

Sunday February 5 – Esplanade Reserve and West End, Fremantle

Words by Lauren Payne

SEE MORE PS APPROVED EVENTS HERE

SEE ALSO:

OUR LANEWAY 2017 RUMOR MILL
NAO DROPS POWERFUL VIDEO TO ‘GIRLFRIEND’
HOMETOWN GUIDE: ROLAND TINGS’ BRUNSWICK LUNCH GUIDE

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Brisbane based photographer and writer who will judge you first and foremost on your music taste. Likes mint slice and a damn good cup of coffee.