No longer confined to Australia, St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival will make its U.S. debut this fall at the Meadow Brook Music Festival venue in Rochester Hills, Mich., Sept. 14.
Laneway Festival founders Danny Rogers and Jerome Borazio announced the U.S version of their creation during their annual SXSW party and showcase in Austin, Texas. Located north of Detroit on Oakland University’s campus, Meadow Brook’s capacity is 7,700.
“We’re incredibly excited, said Laneway co-founder Rogers. “Detroit – with its unbelievably dynamic musical past and present – is the perfect location for our first foray into North America.”
Representatives of Palace Sports & Entertainment, which books Meadow Brook, were on hand for the announcement as were some folks from mega-booking agency Paradigm Talent. Both companies will promote the festival.
“The Laneway Festival aligns with our mission to bring great music to our fans and we knew we had to bring that to Detroit,” Palace Sports & Entertainment executive VP for Business Operations and Strategy, Lucinda Treat said. “With our venues and resources, we know the Laneway Festival Detroit will continue to maintain the standard Laneway fans the world over expect.”
Having launched in Melbourne in 2004, Laneway expanded to New Zealand in 2010 and Singapore in 2012. Visit LanewayFestival.com for more information.