Lorde is headlining the line-up for St Jerome’s Laneway Festival in Auckland in 2014. New Zealand’s rising international star has been announced to join the eight-city boutique festival in the country on Jan 27, 2014.
Lorde joins Laneway Festival 2014
Lorde hasn’t hit big yet when she signed up for the festival earlier in 2013. But as it happened, she’s currently the biggest Kiwi music star to hit the international scene, and promoter Ben Howe couldn’t be happier with the development.
“We knew [Lorde] would be successful, but I don’t think anyone knew she would be pretty much the hottest act in the world right now, so it’s a combination of foresight and good luck,” he was quoted by TVNZ as saying.
The 16-year-old “Royals” hitmaker will be joined at the venue, Silo Park, by the rest of the acts in the huge ensemble, including CHVRCHES, The Jezabels, Danny Brown, Doprah, and Rackets.
Here’s the full list of acts for the Auckland venue:
Run The Jewels
Unknown Moral Orchestra
“We don’t expect people to know every single artist on the line-up,” Howe continued. “We hope they know some of them and some of them we hope discover.”
Dates and venues for 2014:
January 25, Saturday: The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay (Singapore)
Januaruy 27, Monday: Silo Park (Auckland)
January 31, Friday: RNA, Fortitude Valley (Brisbane)
February 1, Saturday: Footscray Community Arts Centre and the River’s Edge (Melbourne)
February 2, Sunday: Sydney College of the Arts, Rozelle (Sydney)
February 7, Friday: Harts Mill, Port Adelaide (Adelaide)
February 8, Saturday: Esplanade Park and West End (Fremantle)
Tickets are available from October 3, Thursday, at 9am, but for those with Visa Credit, Debit, or Prepaid cards, they can get tickets first through Visa Entertainment, which pre-sale starts on September 30 to October 1.
Meanwhile, Lorde has bumped Miley Cyrus’ ballad “Wrecking Ball” from the top of the iTunes Chart in the U.S. The teenage singer, whose real name is Ella Yelich-O’Connor, has revealed that the downside of topping the chart is that some people who were rooting for Miley have given her death threats.
“wo #1 on US itunes. even if it lasts an hour i feel HAPPY. downside is all these miley fans telling me they’re gonna stab my rotting corpse,” Lorde twitter.on Friday.
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