After almost a decade of blasting the hinges off the Footscray Community Arts Centre, summer’s big gig, Laneway Festival, is headed to a brand new (heaps bigger) home just around the corner.

Opting for a different spot on the water, the iconic Melbourne-born festival is calling Footscray Park home from 2019, making the party more accessible, more spacious, and more enjoyable for that sticky summer heat.

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The heritage-listed space is blessed with ponds, garden beds, and heaps of shade, so us punters can have a rest out of the sun and recharge before heading to the next set we wanna catch.

Truly, imagine this as the backdrop to a stellar sunset set from one of the big acts at Laneway 2019? Look the lineup is yet to be revealed but considering Laneway’s history of booking top-notch fests every god damned year, it’s very likely going to be a bloody pearler.

The new home is a short walk from Footscray Station, nestled in next to the Vic Uni campus, and with bloody stunning areas like this, hoo-boy the iconic festival is probably going to be right up there on the list of Prettiest Festival Award, right?

Laneway’s founders Danny Rogers and Jerome Borazio are super stoked to keep the festival in its inner-west home, and have big plans to make the evolving event into something really special in 2019. The duo released a statement about the festival’s movement earlier today.

We are so excited to move around the corner to Footscray Park and have been working tirelessly with the super supportive Maribyrnong City Council for the past three years to secure the new site. It was important for us to stay in Footscray and we’re excited to unleash the full potential of this beautiful park.

We’re so proud to be able to continue building on our reputation for utilising some of the most unique and interesting sites around the country – just wait til you see Footscray Park in full flight!

The lineup should be here super soon, so keep your eyes peeled and we’ll 100% make sure you’re updated.

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