New Festival Alert! Australia’s Laneway Festival Coming to US

Coming to America -- this is what Michigan will look like this September. Photo Credit: Laneway FB.

Coming to America — this is what Michigan will look like this September. Photo Credit: Laneway FB.

The organizers behind the St. Jerome Laneway Festival announced at SXSW that they would be bringing their festival to US shores on September 14, 2013. The traveling tour which hits up most of the major cities in Australia, as well as Singapore, will land in Rochester Hills (near Detroit), Michigan, at the Meadow Brook Music Festival venue.

From Danny Rogers, one of the founders: “We’re incredibly excited. Detroit – with its unbelievably dynamic musical past and present – is the perfect location for our first foray into North America.”

This is the first time an Australian festival has made an appearance in the United States. This year’s lineup around Australia included Alt-J, Japandroids, Of Monsters and Men, Yeasayer, and Polica.

Born during a sweaty, backstage, Bonnaroo downpour, the Chief Festival Junkie's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to every great festival that this wide world has to offer. While his identity remains a mystery, you may have already met him, probably when he helped himself to your party favors.

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