Laneway festival to test Aotea Sq with heavyweight lineup

By Hugh Sundae

Playing the hits - Foals. Photo / Supplied
Playing the hits - Foals. Photo / Supplied

The Laneway festival has a new home, and a lineup that will ensure a dreamy, then magical, then devastatingly angular musical experience in the shadow of the Auckland Town Hall clock tower.

The newly refurbished Aotea square will host the festival's second year in New Zealand, on Monday January 31st, 2011.

Watch a tour of the venue here.

The lineup was revealed this morning, with some of the most exciting new bands of the past few years dominating.

Foals, Yeasayer, !!! (CHK CHK CHK), Deerhunter, Warpaint, Beach House, Holy F**k, Ladyhawke, Ariel Pink's Haunted Grafitti, Lawrence Arabia, Blonde Redhead, An Emerald City and a reunited Children's Hour (Caroline's Dream below thanks to NZ On Screen) will play across two stages at the 12 hour indie-catered music festival.

Last year's Laneway received flack for long food and drink queues, as well as the lack of pass-outs, but organisers say those teething issues have been solved by the change in venue.

Pass-outs will be available early evening.

The Laneway festival is R18, tickets are $109 (plus booking fee), and are on sale now from here.








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