Mac DeMarco and Anderson .Paak are the first artists to be announced for St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2018, which has also announced dates, venues and pre-sale info. Sunday, February 11 at Esplanade Reserve and West End is the time and place for WA punters to ink firmly in the diary. The full line up drops Tuesday, September 12.
The first two artists announced for Laneway 2018 are a pair of ripping live acts, one a firm festival favourite known for bringing his mum on the road, and the other among the world’s greatest hip hop acts, touring with a band that blew everyone else off the stage on his last visit for Listen Out 2016.
Mac Demarco – modern poet, consummate entertainer, woozy charmer. The prolific 26 year old’s sun-drenched tales of love lost and won have been written, recorded and released practically on his own on a record a year for the past half decade – pretty impressive for the so-called king of slacker rock. Latest album This Old Dog dropped earlier in the year. And while we’re thrilled he’s returning, the big question is: will his mum also be joining as MC in 2018?
There’s not many hip hop acts giving Kendrick Lamar a genuine run for his money as the best there is right now, but the name leading that short list is Aftermath label mate Anderson .Paak. His brilliant 2016 album Malibu followed a breakout via multiple lauded appearances on Dr Dre’s Compton. He also leads and drums for one of the world’s most exciting live acts, Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals, and we couldn’t be more excited to see the full band joining next year’s Laneway bill. The LA-based singer, songwriter and producer has also added his signature flow to killer singles like Kaytranada’s Glowed Up and Snakehips’ Money on Me.
St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2018 hits Esplanade Reserve and West End on Sunday, February 11. Full line up to drop Tuesday, September 12. Pre-sale info HERE.