Expect plenty of sun and mild temperatures Saturday at St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival Detroit when the doors open at 11 a.m.
The daylong North American debut of the boutique indie music festival made famous in Australia will feature an eclectic array of artists from all over the planet, playing five stages across the Meadow Brook grounds at Oakland University in Rochester Hills until 11 p.m.
The festival comes to Metro Detroit more than a year after Laneway founders Danny Rogers and Jerome Borazio first visited Detroit and decided the city was Laneway’s first American outpost nearly 10 years after the two started Laneway in Melbourne, Australia in 2004. The festival now spans eight cities and four countries (Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the U.S.) and is known for showcasing the newest and most exciting indie music acts on the global festival circuit.
Away from the stages and lineup, Laneway Detroit will feature:
- Food from various restaurants and food trucks, including Union Joints, the Shimmy Shack vegan food truck and a haven for beer lovers at the Corona Heineken Beer Garden
- Live art installations on the festival grounds from Community Rebirth, an advocate for visual artists, which will also be available for purchase as the festival ends
- A vendor village, including Community Rebirth, Made in Detroit, FyouNK, Defend Detroit, Motor City Art Machine, HUMAN, Luv 808, Real Detroit Weekly, The Crofoot, Ghostly International and the Detroit Pistons.
There will be an after party at The Crofoot in Pontiac on Saturday night, so attendees can keep the party going long after The National has left the stage, including a special performance by CHVRCHES and a DJ set with Matthew Dear.
Tickets for the after party are $5 in advance with a Laneway Festival Detroit ticket or at The Crofoot booth at the festival, or $15 without a Laneway ticket.
Laneway Festival Detroit VIP Friends of Derrick tickets are $199 (including parking fees). General admission tickets are $79.50 in advance (including parking fees) and are available at Ticketmaster outlets.