Five of the most anticipated acts of the Laneway Festival tour have just announced their respective sideshows.

Car Seat Headrest, Jagwar Ma, Whitney, Tycho and Aurora have all revealed they’ll be playing one headliner show each in Sydney and Melbourne, along with some awesome local supports including Jarrow, Terrible Truths and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. See below for details, and get in quick-smart for your tickets.

Car Seat Headrest

Will Toledo released his brilliant album Teens Of Denial in July this year, and we made it our Album Of The Month. It was the first time he’d recorded in a studio (having just signed to a major label); beforehand he’d used his car as a recording space, hence his moniker. Our Chris called the album “alert, fresh and jarring in the best kind of way.”

Wednesday 25 JanuaryOxford Art Factory, Sydney
with special guest Jarrow

Friday 27 JanuaryThe Curtin, Melbourne
with special guest Terrible Truths

Tickets to the general public on sale Friday 28 October, 10am AEDT


Jagwar Ma

Jagwar Ma’s Every Now & Then is one of 2016’s Aussie stand-outs. We spoke to frontman Gab Winterfield last month about the album, and he told us single Give Me A Reason was their noble attempt at recreating the magic of Prince.

Thursday 19 JanuaryMetro Theatre, Sydney (All ages)
Sunday 29 January170 Russell (18+)

Tickets to the general public on sale Friday 28 October, 10am AEDT



This indie-rock act from Chicago impressed Our Gareth, who wrote of their debut Light Upon The Lake: “Their soul-folk debut digs deep into pop history, chiming with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Prince, Neil Young and Robert Fripp. More immediate links might be Mac DeMarco’s lo-fi, or Bon Iver’s intimate demos.”

Friday 27 JanuaryHowler, Melbourne
with special guest Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Thursday 2 FebruaryOxford Art Factory, Sydney
with special guest Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Tickets to the general public on sale Friday 28 October, 10am AEDT



Ambient aficionado Scott Hansen has been leading the Tycho project since 2002, when he released his first EP The Science Of Patterns independently. His lo-fi, analogue approach has captured the hearts of fans of DJ Shadow and Boards of Canada, and when playing live he performs with an excellent collective of backing musicians.

Wednesday 25 January170 Russell, Melbourne
Thursday 2 FebruaryMetro Theatre, Sydney

Tickets to the general public on sale Friday 28 October, 10am AEDT



After the release of her astonishing 2015 EP Running With Wolves, Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora quickly followed up with this year’s full-length All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend. The atmospheric pop record  hit the top of the Norwegian charts and gained some traction in Australia (it reached #51 on the ARIA chart) – get on to this gem of a talent.

Wednesday 25 JanuaryMetro Theatre, Sydney
Tuesday 31 January – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne (all ages)

For full details on all the Laneway events, visit