Laneway Festival: essential information

By Hugh Sundae

CHANGE: Yeasayer and Ladyhawke have swapped times, due to issues around flight. Ladyhawke will now perform at 6.15pm and Yeasayer at 7.45pm.

The XX perform at the 2010 Laneway Festival at the old Britomart venue. Photo / Steven McNicholl
The XX perform at the 2010 Laneway Festival at the old Britomart venue. Photo / Steven McNicholl

Essential information for Laneway Festival goers has been released ahead of the day-long festival on Monday - Auckland Anniversary Day.

The position of one of the stages has changed since the line-up was announced, and will now sit alongside the other stage at the northern end of Aotea Square.

Ben Howe, one of the Laneway Festival organisers, said this was for "boring logistical reasons," but added "it's quite nice to have that grassy area up the back as a place where people can relax and lie on the grass".

The timetable has also been released, with An Emerald City kicking things off at 12.30pm, followed (in order) by Lawrence Arabia, Children's Hour, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Holy F**k, Warpaint, Blonde Redhead, Deerhunter, Yeasayer, Beach House, Ladyhawke, !!! (Chk Chk Chk) and Foals, starting their headlining set at 9.25pm.

Download your own timetable/map PDF from the link up at the top right.

Other changes made after "feedback" from last year are around food and beverages.

"We've made an effort to have good food outlets and markets, we could've done that better last time," according to Howe.

"We've got Lángos [Hungarian deep-fried bread], vegetarian and vegan options right through to your regular chips and that sort of thing."

Long lines for proof-of-age wrist bands are no longer a problem, with the entire site being R18, and three separate bars dotted around the square.

There will still be a drink-ticket system ($35), with organisers saying this simply speeds up bar service. However unused tickets will be able to be refunded from the tent they were purchased from.

Food vendors will all accept cash, and a free coat-check will be provided. Gates open midday.

Tickets are still available ($112.30) from the edge.co.nz

* nzherald.co.nz will be at Laneway Festival all day. Check the Laneway Festival page for our live-blog, photo galleries and video from the day.

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