As the 2015 St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival draws nearer, as do its sideshows. This year’s lineup has been largely hailed as one of the best lineups yet; with the festival seeming to pull acts from across the globe on the sole criteria that they had a really successful 2014. Canada’s Mac DeMarco (and his mum Agnes), New Zealand’s Connan Mockasin, Britain’s FKA Twigs, Sweden’s Little Dragon, Scotland’s Rustie, and Americans Benjamin Booker and Perfect Pussy serve as just a few examples.

And thus, the sideshows. The many many sideshows. Below is a list of all the Laneway sideshows we can find, both recently announced and previously announced, sold out and I guess, not sold out. I’ve highlighted in green the shows that haven’t yet sold out, and all ages shows in purple. Be warned: the Australian acts generally aren’t doing sideshows, and for some reason there are no sideshows in Brisbane and Perth. For those just skimming through the article, here’s a guide to what the colours mean:

You probably can’t get a ticket

You probably can get a ticket

It’s all ages

May your search for a fun sideshow be fruitful!

 

Andy Bull (Australia)

Not doing sideshows!

Angel Olsen (USA)

Tuesday, 3rd February 2015
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Tickets here

Wednesday, 4th February 2015 
Howler, Melbourne
SOLD OUT

Banks (USA)

Tuesday, 3rd February 2015
St. Stephen’s Uniting Church, Sydney
ALL AGES
SOLD OUT

Benjamin Booker (USA)

Monday, 2nd February 2015
Newtown Social Club, Sydney
SOLD OUT

Thursday, 5th February 2015
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
SOLD OUT

Caribou (Canada)

Wednesday, 4th February 2015
Sydney Opera House, Sydney
ALL AGES
Tickets here

Thursday, 5th February 2015
The Forum, Melbourne
Tickets here

Connan Mockasin (NZ)

Wednesday, 4th February 2015
Goodgod, Sydney
Tickets here

Thursday, 5th February 2015
Howler, Melbourne
Tickets here

Courtney Barnett (Australia)

Not doing sideshows! 

Dune Rats (Australia)

Not doing sideshows!

Eagulls (UK)

Wednesday, 28th January 2015
Melbourne, Howler Bar
Tickets: h-w-l-r

Friday, 30th January 2015
Sydney, Oxford Art Factory
Tickets: Oxford Art Factory

Eves The Behaviour (Australia)

Not doing sideshows!

FKA Twigs (UK)

Wednesday, 28th January 2015 
170 Russell, Melbourne
SOLD OUT

Thursday, 29th January 2015
170 Russell, Melbourne
SOLD OUT

Tuesday, 3rd February 2015 – NEW SHOW
Metro Theatre, Sydney
ALL AGES
Tickets here

Wednesday, 4th February 2015
Metro Theatre, Sydney
ALL AGES
SOLD OUT

Flight Facilities (Australia)

Not doing sideshows! 

Flying Lotus (USA)

Friday, 30th January
170 Russell, Melbourne
Tickets here

Future Islands (USA)

Not doing sideshows!

Highasakite (Norway)

Tuesday, 27th January 2015
Metro Theatre, Sydney
ALL AGES
Tickets here

Wednesday, 4th February 2015
Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Tickets here

Jon Hopkins (UK)

Not doing sideshows!

Jungle (UK)

Thursday, 29th January 2015
Metro Theatre, Sydney
Tickets here

Wednesday, 4th February 2015
170 Russell, Melbourne
Tickets here

Little Dragon (Sweden)

Monday, 2nd February 2015
170 Russell, Melbourne
SOLD OUT

Thursday, 5th February 2015
Sydney Opera House, Sydney
ALL AGES
Tickets here

Mac DeMarco (Canada)

Friday, 30th January 2015
Metro Theatre, Sydney
ALL AGES
SOLD OUT

Tuesday, 3rd February 2015
The Hi-Fi, Melbourne
Tickets here

Wednesday, 4th February 2015
The Hi-Fi, Melbourne
SOLD OUT

Mansionair (Australia)

Not doing sideshows! 

Milwaukee Banks (Australia)

Not doing sideshows! 

Perfect Pussy (USA)

Thursday, 29th January 2015
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Tickets here

Wednesday, 4th February
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
SOLD OUT

Peter Bibby (Australia)

Not doing sideshows (but probably playing somewhere in Melbourne that week)!

Pond (Australia)

Not doing sideshows!

Ratking (USA)

Thursday, 29th January
The Basement, Sydney
Tickets here

Thursday, 5th February
Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne
Tickets here

Raury (USA)

Monday, 2nd February
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Tickets here

Tuesday, 3rd February 2015
Howler, Melbourne
Tickets here

Royal Blood (UK)

Not doing sideshows!

Rustie (Scotland)

Wednesday, 28th January 2015
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Tickets here

Thursday, 29th January 2015
Howler, Melbourne
Tickets here

Seekae (Australia)

Not doing sideshows! 

Sohn (UK)

Thursday, 29th January 2015
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Tickets here

Friday, 30th January 2015
Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Tickets here

St. Vincent (USA)

Not doing sideshows!

Tkay Maidza (Australia)

Not doing sideshows!

Vic Mensa (USA)

Wednesday, 4th February 2015
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Tickets here

Thursday, 5th February 2015
Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Tickets here

 

St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival

Remaining tickets are available at www.lanewayfestival.com.

Saturday, 31st January 2015
Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills, Brisbane (16+)

Sunday, 1st February 2015
Sydney College Of The Arts (SCA), Rozelle, Sydney

Friday, 6th February 2015
Harts Mill, Port Adelaide, Adelaide (16+)

Saturday, 7th February 2015
Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) And The River’s Edge, Melbourne

Sunday, 8th February 2015
Esplanade Reserve And West End, Fremantle

 

(At the top of this article is a photo of Mac DeMarco and his girlfriend Kiera McNally dancing to Connan Mockasin at last year’s CMJ, setting a fine example for this year’s Laneway.)