The organisers of Auckland's edition of St Jerome's Laneway festival have been teasing that it will be moving to a new location for the last couple of weeks.
Well this morning the cat is out of the bag and they have announced that the festival will take place at Albert Park in Auckland.
One of the festival co-promoters has said:
“Laneway Festival is as much about the environment as it is about the music and this new site allows us to deliver everything we know our guests need for a great festival experience - much more space, four individual stages in the park and on the surrounding streets, a bigger range of bespoke food and bar options, and of course the abundant grass and shade that Albert Park offers.”
“We’ve been working with Auckland Council and the Mayor’s Office for the past 12 months to make sure we have the best possible inner-city location and we are all relieved and excited it has come together,"
“The new site is 70% bigger, but despite the increase and for comfort’s sake we are keeping the crowd capacity the same. Music fans can come and hear some of the most exciting music acts on the planet, have plenty of space to relax in the shade under the beautiful trees and have a really amazing day."
"Laneway prides itself on its unique and storied history. We’re excited to begin the next chapter of the festival in the Albert Park precinct."
Safe to say we are as excited as they are.