Worldwide alt rock festival coming to Detroit Sept. 14
The St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, which has grown from a Melbourne street party to a seven-city tour focused on independent rock acts, is coming to the U.S. this year.
During a Laneway day party at South By Southwest on Friday, organizers announced they’d stage an American version of their event Sept. 14 at the Meadow Brook Music Festival in suburban Detroit. Danny Rogers, who-co-founded Laneway with Jerome Borazio in 2004, tells Billboard that the show will feature 25-30 bands on four stages, along with food curated by an unnamed market in Brooklyn.
This year’s Australasian Laneway drew about 70,000 people for shows in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, according to Rogers. Alt-J, Bat For Lashes, Japandroids and Of Monsters and Men were among the acts who played. The U.S. show’s lineup and ticket details will be announced in May.