Laneway Festival 2013 Makes Its Long-Awaited US Debut In Detroit

The St. Jerome's Laneway Festival 2013 made its US debut as it hit Detroit over the weekend, bringing a hell of a lot of fun Sunday, September 15th 2013.

Laneway Festival 2013 Logo

Musical celebrations kicked off marvellously with 7,500 in attendance. Among the definite highlights were early performers Chvrches, Frightened Rabbit and Deerhunter; Icona Pop also drew a massive crowd with a wonderful set of catchy tunes from their 'This Is . Icona Pop' album - number one hit 'I Love It' went down a storm! Up-and-coming Aussie musician Flume brought some life to the Meadow Stage, while Sigur Ros held the rapt attention of their main stage crowd. Co-founder Rogers was more than pleased with the turn-out. 'Our first venture into North America could not have gone better', he said. 'We were always confident that the people of Detroit would embrace this event. Not only did they come out in droves to see their fave bands but local artists, designers, painters and chefs turned on the hospitality of the region and all demonstrated why the city is on the brink of a major revival.'

The festival first began in 2004 with Jerome Borazio and Danny Rogers bringing in some unique musical talent to the St. Jerome's Bar on Calendonian lane in Melbourne, Australia. That turned into a party filling the whole lane, with the first festival squashing in an incredible 1,400 people; it might not sound like much for an average festival, but it only got bigger with time and now venues have had to be amended to fit more than five times their original crowd. Laneway Festival now tours four different countries; that's five cities in Australia (Adelaide, Brisbane, Fremantle, Melbourne and Sydney), Auckland in New Zealand, Singapore and, of course, Detroit, Michigan in the US.

The first seven dates of the festival for 2014 are set for January/February time with tickets and line-ups due for announcement soon. 


Tags: CHVRCHES - Frightened Rabbit - Deerhunter - Icona Pop - Flume - Sigur Ros


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