Laneway Festival is a hallmark event in the Australian music calendar, renowned for its eclectic mix of cutting-edge music and vibrant cultural experiences. Originating in the alleys of Melbourne in 2005, it has since expanded to multiple cities across Australia and has come to symbolise a celebration of innovation and diversity in music. Laneway Festival is known for its unique approach to showcasing both established and emerging artists across a variety of genres, from indie rock and electronic to hip-hop and experimental.
And this year was no different. The NZ Laneway Festival was dogged by bad weather last year, but in Sydney in 2024, it is a steaming hot, giant fans and water showers are placed in various locations to keep people cool. The crowd is in a good mood and ready to party.
There is a mind boggling array of artists to choose from. Stormzy, Steve Lacy and Dominic Fike are the main attractions for some. But there is a diverse range of artists appearing today including Faye Webster, Cordae, Hemlocke Springs, Confidence Man, Paris Texas, Angie McMahon, Dope Lemon, horsegiirl, Teenage Dads, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and others.
See the music come to life in our exclusive photo gallery capturing the essence of Laneway Festival 2024, below.
Worm Girlz kick off proceedings with some great indie rock and a message of body positivity.
Chloë Dadd‘s blistering set is well received, she does a fine cover of the Arctic Monkeys with plenty of high kicks. Where does she get her energy?
Miss Kaninna plays a ferocious set with her single ‘Blak Britney’ a firm crowd favourite.
Hemlocke Springs delivers an electrifying performance that has the audience captivated.
Molly Millington channels Madonna with her cone bra.
Vacations bring some good vibes with their cool indie rock.
Domi & JD Beck enthral with their innovative set up – keyboards and drums and super cool beats.
Crowd favourites, the Teenage Dads thrill with their joyous anthems.
JK-47 – spitting out his rhymes with a fierce intensity.
Angie McMahon has been making a name for herself and she delivers, leaving her fans screaming for more.
Paris Texas absolutely own the Everything Ecstatic stage.
Blondshell mesmerises the audience with a captivating show, her voice weaving through the melodies with an ethereal grace.
Cordae is making waves across the globe and judging by his performance this is easy to see why.
I love Confidence Man – such fun and always get everyone moving, no matter what the temperature!
D4VD started off composing music on his iPhone, today he is playing festivals, watching him perform it’s not hard to see why he has risen so fast. His fans go crazy and a girl yells “Impregnate me!” at him.
Under a canopy of blue light that daubed the stage in a dreamlike hue, Raye’s performance echoed the soulful depth of Amy Winehouse, her powerful voice carrying a raw emotion.
Horsegiirl has the crowd in the Everything Ecstatic stage ecstatic.
Faye Webster charms with her whimsical lyrics and sparkling melodies.
AJ Tracey is British Rap Royalty and he rules the Good Better Best stage.
Nia Archives melds her jungle and neo-soul and gets everyone jumping.
I nearly get knocked over as the crowd run wildly to try to get near the front to see Dominic Fike, I manage to fire off just one shot.
Dope Lemon, featuring Angus Stone are all smooth grooves and super cool attitude.
Behind the sheer white curtains, the silhouette of Steve Lacy promises an unforgettable performance. Wielding his guitar, he and his band deliver a blistering rendition of ‘Killing in the Name’ that drives the crowd into a frenzy of moshing.