Bat For Lashes to headline Laneway (+photos)

Natasha Khan, aka Bat For Lashes, will headline the 2013 Laneway Festival. Photo / Supplied
Natasha Khan, aka Bat For Lashes, will headline the 2013 Laneway Festival. Photo / Supplied

Spooky English songstress Bat For Lashes, iconic Kiwi rockers Bailterspace and psychedelic funksters Yeasayer will headline next year's Laneway Festival.

The fourth instalment of the Auckland Anniversary Day music event - to be held at Silo Park in Wynyard Quarter on January 28, 2013 - will also feature Of Monsters And Men, Alt-J, Nicolas Jaar, Divine Fits, The Phoenix Foundation, Lawrence Arabia and Jessie Ware.

Rounding out the bill is Phelps and Munro, Japandroids, Street Chant, The Men, Cloud Nothings, Deer Park and Beach Pigs.

Click here to see a photo gallery of bands performing at Laneway 2013.

It will be the first time Natasha Khan, aka Bat For Lashes, has performed in New Zealand, and the What's A Girl To Do? singer will have a new album to showcase with The Haunted Man due out in October.

Yeasayer were one of the highlights of 2011's Laneway Festival, and they also have a new album out, called Fragrant World. The band once admitted they spent a day on acid in Auckland Domain, inspiring their second album Odd Blood.

Christchurch noiseniks Bailterspace released their new album Strobosphere in August - their first new material since ending a hiatus that ran from 2004 to 2008.

Changes are afoot for next year's festival: It will be the biggest yet in Auckland, with a larger site running along the waterfront, with increased shade, grassed areas, tables, chairs and umbrellas. Bar sizes have been doubled and there will be more food on offer.

A second line-up announcement will be made in December.

Tickets go on sale on October 5 from www.lanewayfestival.co.nz and www.ticketmaster.co.nz.

Full line-up:

Bat for Lashes
Bailterspace
Yeasayer
Of Monsters And Men
Alt-J
Nicolas Jaar
Divine Fits
The Phoenix Foundation
Lawrence Arabia
Jessie Ware
Phelps and Munro
Japandroids
Street Chant
The Men
Cloud Nothings
Deer Park
Beach Pigs

- nzherald.co.nz

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