In case you haven't heard, ANDERSON .PAAK + MAC DEMARCO are coming to Laneway 2018

music news 21/08/2017


Laneway just gifted us with the best Monday we've had in months. They've locked in Mac DeMarco and Anderson .Paak on their 2018 line up and they announced the news on their socials this morning with this cute af video (above) from Mac himself.

Love you Mac.

Anyway. I'm frothing too much to write much more, so here's the official press release: 

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival is happy to announce the first two acts on our line-up as well as the date and venue for Laneway 2018.

Please welcome our pal MAC DEMARCO - modern poet, consummate entertainer - to Laneway 2018.  Mac has charmed audiences on countless stages around the world with his woozy, sun-drenched tales of love lost and won. The prolific 26 year-old songwriter has written, recorded and released a record a year for the past half decade practically on his own - pretty impressive for the so-called king of slacker-rock. Mac released his excellent album This Old Dog earlier in the year, an LP widely regarded as an engaging step forward for an artist in his prime. It’s a thrill to have him back.  

We are also PSYCHED to have one of the world’s most exciting live acts ANDERSON .PAAK & THE FREE NATIONALS on next year’s bill.  Breaking out via multiple lauded appearances on Dr Dre’s surprise 2016 album Compton, .Paak has emerged as one of the most talented triple threats of the decade.  The LA-based singer, songwriter and producer is a genre-bending master, effortlessly melding '60s funk, '70s soul, hip-hop, R&B and electronica in his own music (please listen to his brilliant 2016 album Malibu) and lending his syrupy vocals to killer singles like Kaytranada’s hit ‘Glowed Up’ and Snakehips ‘Money on Me’.  As one of the most prolific and hardworking artists in the biz, we’re anticipating new music v. soon.  Anderson .Paak is a genuine star and it is a major honour to have him and his band join us in 2018.

Laneway’s new Auckland home of Albert Park precinct received a rapturous response from fans, bands and media alike this January and we’re thrilled to confirm we’ll be back amongst the grass and trees onAuckland Anniversary Day - Monday 29 January 2018.


I'm going to Laneway based on those two acts alone... Just take my money already.