St Jerome’s Laneway Festival is coming back in 2023

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St Jerome’s Laneway Festival is coming back in 2023

Credit: Biana Holderness

The beloved six-city Trans-Tasman event is back for the first time since 2020, and primed to be better than ever with an announcement of the 2023 dates and four flash new venues.

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival is returning in 2023, following a three-year hiatus from the Australian festival circuit.

Having celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2020, the beloved event is back, hitting up five locations across the country.

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The Melbourne leg of the festival is moving from its home in Footscray (due to redevelopment) to a new home at The Park, Flemington. Featuring state-of-the-art facilities and loads of green space and shade, the newly-minted site at Epsom Road, Flemington is conveniently located just 15 minutes from the CBD, with plenty of parking, and a train station onsite. Stay tuned for more exciting developments regarding this new site soon.

South Australians will be treated to a new site at Bonython Park. Residents will be familiar with the city park and its bountiful green spaces and access from the CBD – the perfect site to party with your favourite bands this summer.

The Sydney event will be held at the Sydney Showground for the first time. The all-weather venue will provide a comfortable experience for punters with its purpose-built facilities, dedicated public transport options, and the ability to accommodate next-level production for the show.

In a significant move, the Laneway Festival will take place in the Perth CBD in 2023 in the recently revamped Wellington Square.​​ A veritable summer wonderland, the new location features endless greenery, plenty of trees for shelter and brand new facilities. The site is a virtual breeze to get to and incredibly accessible to residents of the capital and beyond.

The 2023 Laneway Festival will also return to its long-term homes in Auckland and Brisbane (why mess with the best?).

Danny Rogers, Laneway Festival co-founder, says: “The Laneway Festival team is constantly looking for ways to improve and enhance the patron and artist experience and each of the sites will allow us to bring in A+ production and facilities. We are absolutely pumped to host music fans and our favourite ever line-up on these new sites.”

The line-up will be announced in just two days, at 7.40AM on triple j this Wednesday 21 September.

Laneway Festival 2023 Dates and Locations

AUCKLAND / Tamaki Makaurau (18+)
Monday 30 January
Albert Park

BRISBANE / Turrbal (16+)
Saturday 4 February
Brisbane Showgrounds

SYDNEY / Burramattagal and Wangal (16+)
Sunday 5 February
Sydney Showground

ADELAIDE / Kaurna (16+)
Friday 10 February
Bonython Park

MELBOURNE / Wurundjeri (16+)
Saturday 11 February
The Park, Flemington

PERTH / Whadjuk (16+)
Sunday 12 February
Wellington Square

You can register now for access to the Laneway pre-sale here