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.
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.
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
Tickets sale 9am, Friday October 23 via Ticketmaster.
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
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.
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.
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.