ST. JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL HEADED TO DETROIT THIS SEPTEMBER 2013 LANEWAY’S FIRST FESTIVAL IN THE U.S.
ST. JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL HEADED TO DETROIT THIS SEPTEMBER
2013 LANEWAY’S FIRST FESTIVAL IN THE U.S.
The St. Jerome's Laneway Festival is pleased
to announce that it will make its North American debut in metropolitan Detroit
Laneway founders and partners, Danny Rogers and Jerome Borazio, officially
announced the location at their third annual SXSW party and showcase at Red 7 in
Austin today. The festival’s new American outpost will be held at
Meadow Brook Music Festival in Rochester Hills, Mich. on September
“We’re incredibly excited” said Rogers. “Detroit - with its unbelievably
dynamic musical past and present - is the perfect location for our first foray
into North America.”
At SXSW the duo also announced their partnership with Palace Sports
& Entertainment and Paradigm Talent Agency as the
U.S. festival's promoters.
“The Laneway Festival aligns with our mission
to bring great music to our fans and we knew we had to bring that to Detroit,”
said Lucinda Treat, Palace Sports & Entertainment’s executive vice president
for Business Operations and Strategy. “With our venues and resources, we know
the Laneway Festival Detroit will continue to maintain the standard Laneway fans
the world over expect.”
The Laneway Festival has evolved from its beginnings as a back alley street
party in Melbourne in 2004 to become a highlight on the Australasian festival
calendar. The boutique indie festival, renowned for its forward-thinking,
adventurous line-ups and inspired metropolitan locations, now spans three
countries and seven cities (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth in
Australia; Auckland NZ, and Singapore).
The Laneway Festival has also made its mark on the global festival circuit,
with acts such as Feist, Broken Social Scene, Florence + the Machine, Tame
Impala, The xx and M83 playing the event in the early days of their careers. It
has become a personal favourite tour of many of the bands that have played, due
to the unique sense of community that forms as the artists travel together
across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
“We continue to expand our vision for Laneway and the Laneway Festival
Detroit is just the next step,” Rogers and Borazio said. “We couldn’t have done
this without Palace Sports & Entertainment as our global partner and we
couldn’t have picked a better city. When you hear ‘Detroit,’ you think Motown,
you think rock and roll and you think of great music. We want Laneway to be a
part of that conversation.”