If you’re a curmudgeonly old bat, too pissy for music festivals (all day in the hot, hot sun!), then you’re probably better suited to  Laneway Festival sideshows. That way you defs get an hour-and-a-half set out of your fave act, without having to ever set foot inside of a portaloo.

Should any of these Laneway acts take your fancy, then wahey, it’s a wonderful kind of day, ‘cos you’ve deffo got the chance to see these internationals come late January/February.

The list of internationals performing headline Laneway Festival sideshows so far includes Japanese-American indie-pop singer-songwriter Mitski, who will punch you right in the feels; US garage-pop band Parquet Courts; 19-year-old American pop singer Clairo; US up-and-coming R&B star Ravyn Lenae; American rappers Denzel Curry and Smino; Jamaican-born trap house jazz muso, MasegoEnglish slacker singer-songwriter Yellow Days; and the previously announced English electronic legend Jon Hopkins.

Laneway Festival Sideshows 2019

CLAIRO

Wednesday January 30
Howler, Melbourne
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Wednesday February 6
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
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MASEGO

Wednesday January 30
Metro Theatre, Sydney
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Tuesday February 5
170 Russell, Melbourne
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SMINO

Wednesday January 30 
170 Russell, Melbourne
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Wednesday February 6
Metro Theatre, Sydney
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PARQUET COURTS

Thursday January 31
The Croxton, Melbourne
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Wednesday February 6
Factory Theatre, Sydney
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YELLOW DAYS

Friday February 1 
Corner Hotel, Melbourne
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Thursday February 7
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
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JON HOPKINS

Friday February 1
170 Russell, Melbourne
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Thursday February 7 
Metro Theatre, Sydney
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MITSKI

Monday February 4
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
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Thursday February 7
Corner Hotel, Melbourne
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RAYVYN LENAE

Tuesday February 5
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
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Wednesday February 6
Howler, Melbourne
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DENZEL CURRY

Wednesday February 6
Max Watts, Sydney 
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Friday February 8
170 Russell, Melbourne
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If you were hoping to see A Boogie wit da Hoodie or Jorja Smith, sorry mates, they’re Laneway exclusives. But some of the Aussie headliners – like Camp Cope and Courtney Barnett – may announce their own Laneway Festival sideshows closer to the date.

We’ll keep updating this list as more shows are announced, so check back often wouldn’t ya?

The 15th annual Laneway Festival kicks off in February next year, reaching Brissie, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbs and Fremantle.