St Jerome Laneway Festival

st_jeromes_laneway_2012Fine line-up for , the 2012 St Jerome's Laneway Festival. There's the ground-breaking, the genre-bending, recent discoveries and soon-to-be new favourites, all great live.

The 2012 Australian event returns to the five venues that have established Laneway as one of the most unique events in the country. The banks of Melbourne's Maribyrong river, the historic sandstone buildings of Sydney's College of the Arts, the tree-lined laneways just minutes from the Brisbane CBD, the lush grounds of the Perth Cultural Centre, and a new, expanded site at University of SA will provide the backdrop for 2012's most exciting indie line-up.

Laneway continues its ongoing international expansion, returning for events in Auckland and Singapore.

Who? IN 2012 - ACTIVE CHILD - ANNA CALVI - AUSTRA - BULLION - CHAIRLIFT - CULTS - DZ DEATHRAYS - EMA - FEIST [except Adel**] - GEOFFREY O'CONNOR - GIRLS - GIVERS [Syd + Melb] - GLASSER - HUSKY [Bris, Syd, Melb] - JOHN TALABOT - JONTI - LAURA MARLING - M83 - ONEMAN - PAJAMA CLUB (featuring Sharon and Neil Finn) - PORTUGAL THE MAN [Syd + Melb] - SBTRKT (Live) - TRIPLE J Unearthed Winners - THE VERY WEST - THE DRUMS - THE HORRORS - THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART - THE PANICS - TORO Y MOI - TOTAL CONTROL - TWIN SHADOW - WASHED OUT - WU LYF - YUCK

Where & When? See below

Brisbane � Saturday 28th January 2012
Alexandria Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Auckland � Monday 30th January 2012
Silo Park, Beaumont Street. Auckland

Melbourne � Saturday 4th February 2012
Footscray Community Arts Centre � 45 Moreland Street, Footscray VIC 3011

Sydney � Sunday 5th February 2012
Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) � Balmain Road, Rozelle NSW 2039

Adelaide � Friday 10th February 2012
Fowler's Live � 68-70 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

Perth � Saturday 11th February 2012
Perth Cultural Centre � Beaufort Street, Perth WA 6000

Singapore � Sunday 12th February 2012
Fort Canning, Canning Rise, Singapore

Festival Website? St. Jerome Laneway

History?

St. Jerome's Laneway Festival began in 2004 when Jerome Borazio and Danny Rogers decided that summers in Melbourne would be far better with more live music in unique settings. In a true example of actions speaking louder than words, they started to put great bands into St. Jerome's Bar (RIP) in Melbourne's Calendonian lane.

First came the St. Jerome's Summer Series each Sunday afternoon featuring 'new' bands of the time like The Presets and Architecture In Helsinki; next it extended to include a monthly Saturday night called Brains (which was actually a residency for The Avalanches, who turned the little bar inside out).

Still not satisfied that they were doing enough, one night Danny and Jerome convinced The Avalanches that they could close the lane, remove the bins and throw a proper laneway party. The Avalanches' mate Monkey quickly made up a poster, they asked a few friends to play and so began the annual St. Jerome's Laneway Festival.

Fourteen hundred people attended the first laneway festival. It was packed, smelly and full to the brim with great local music, and the vibe was awesome, utterly awesome...