It has been a bumper season of outdoor summer festivals – that mostly makes up for the previous pandemic years when touring festivals were an impossibility. And Vintage Vibes, another welcome addition to our music calendar, was fitting finale to the season, boasting an excellent line-up of (mostly) Australian talent and a perfect location.
Gang of Youths
Check out Tessa Manning’s fantastic photos of the bands and crowds at Laneway Festival at Hart’s Mill, Port Adelaide.
The emphasis on homegrown talent was apparent from the line-up announcement for Laneway 2019. For placing such confidence in our local talent, the organisers of Australia’s biggest nationally touring festival should be congratulated. It also made for a bloody great show.
The Adelaide leg of Laneway Festival is nearly upon us. This year’s line up has a real emphasis […]
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The annual Laneway juggernaut is only a couple of weeks away from arriving in town and, it its 2017 incarnation, will boast a very impressive line-up. The Upside News has picked 5 things not to be missed at Hart’s Mill on 3rd February.