As you might have heard, St. Jerome's Laneway Festival has delivered a killer line-up for 2016.

Whether you can't make the festival date or you're keen to double dip – here are the first official Melbourne sideshow announcements.

Beach House
The dreamy pop duo from Baltimore just keep on giving. In the space of few months it dropped not one, but two ripper albums, first, Depression Cherry and most recently, Thank Your Lucky Stars. Go see these albums as they are meant to be heard – live and up close.

Wednesday February 10
170 Russell
Tickets on sale now via 170russell.

With the release of its impressive second album, Every Open Eye, Scottish electronic-pop band CHVRCHES has strengthened its status as one of the most-loved and respected bands in the game. Attracting world-wide success and praise, the band is know for energetic live shows. Here's your chance to catch one.

Tuesday February 9
Forum Theatre
Tickets sale 9am, Friday October 23 via Ticketmaster.

Purity Ring
The electronic duo from Purity Ring is renowned for its highly visual performances – think interactive light-up instruments and trippy video installations. With special guest, the minimal synth-vocal project duo of Majical Cloudz, its sideshow at the Forum will definitely be bang for your buck.

Thursday February 11
Forum Theatre
Tickets on sale 9am, Friday October 23 via Ticketmaster.

Shamir is an American R'n'B singer and songwriter from Las Vegas, Nevada. He writes candy-coloured love songs with simple drum machines and discordant synths. Meet a thoroughly modern pop star up close and personal.

Thursday February 4
Howler (18+)
Tickets on sale now via Moshtix.

Tobias Jesso Jr.
Tobias Jesso Jr. is a Canadian musician from North Vancouver. His debut album Goon was released in early 2015 and if you dig a rustic, piano-laced ballad, be sure to catch this intimate gig.

Wednesday February 3
Corner Hotel
Tickets on sale 9am, Friday October 23 via Corner Hotel.

The Internet was formed in late 2011 by OFWGKTA members Syd Tha Kyd and Matt Martians, along with touring members Patrick Paige, Christopher Smith, and Jameel Bruner. Its mix of acid jazz, trip-hop and soul is a potent one at close quarters.

Tuesday February 9
Corner Hotel.
Tickets on sale 9am, Friday October 23 via Corner Hotel.