St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival will be held on September 14, 2013 at Meadowbrook Music Festival. It is the first time the festival will be in North America, and the Detroit Metro date is the only stop in the United States for the forward-thinking music festival.
The festival was started in Australia in 2004 by two friends that wanted to showcase artists in unique settings. 1,400 people attended the inaugural event, after that- it took off, settling in different cities with crowds of fans waiting to hear the music.
Laneway co-founder Danny Rogers visited Detroit, saying he knew the city was Laneway’s next stop and first American outpost. “Detroit is having its rebirth and as Laneway continues to evolve, we can identify with a city that is continuing to evolve as well,” Rogers said. “It seemed like a great fit and this line-up seals it.”
The day long musical carnivale extraordinaire will feature a ton of fresh acts from around the globe, including artists from the D. Acts include The National, Sigur Ross, Solange, My Brightest Diamond, Deerhunter, Run the Jewels, Warpaint, Frightened Rabbit and more. There will be nothing like it, anywhere. Ever again.
Ghostly International has partnered with Movement to present a curated showcase of local artists. Catch special performances by Shigeto, Matthew Dear, Beacon, Heathered Pearls and Adult. Ghostly International is a Detroit-based indie label and art house that focuses on avant-garde concepts, breaking through visual and auditory boundaries.
Catch the festival by purchasing tickets here.