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CHVRCHES confirmed for Laneway2014?

A cheeky tweet from Laneway Festival has all but confirmed CHVRCHES on next year’s lineup.

Currently in Australia to play three sold-out shows in Melbourne and Sydney the Scottish three-piece had been heavily rumoured to return for a more substantial national tour next year. Today those suspicions have been confirmed with Laneway Fest tweeting that the band will “be back soon *hint hint*”. Given CHVRCHES were also on the top of Laneway promoter Danny Rogers’ hit-list of new bands , we can probably pretty much lock them in to play the festival in 2014.

The synth pop group are due to release their debut album The Bones Of What You Believe in Australia on September 20. The highly anticipated record will cap off a huge 12 months for the band, which has seen them place fifth on the influential BBC Sound Poll for 2013, win the inaugural Grulke Prize at South by Southwest (which recognises artists who are breaking new ground) and become the third most blogged about act of the year.

CHRVCHES aren’t the only act heavily rumoured to be playing Laneway. Back in May, British post-punk crew Savages revealed in an interview that the band would be in Australia for a tour come February 2014. “We’re coming over in February next year – I don’t know if our festival has been announced actually, but I’ve been to the festival before, it should be good,” they told The Vine.

CHVRCHES’ sold out Australian tour kicks off in this Friday, August 2, at the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney.

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shazie said on the 31st Jul, 2013

Danny manages them doesn't he? Wouldn't surprise me to see them on the lineup. Well that and the whole tweet.


berlinchair101 said on the 31st Jul, 2013

10/10 would bang/watch.

Bring on Savages and Run The Jewels too please.


grattan said on the 31st Jul, 2013

Hype visit in winter followed by Laneway tour early next year means that CHVRCHES are headlining Splendour 2014, right?

Worked for Alt-J and Of Monsters and Men...


shazie said on the 31st Jul, 2013

Also for anyone who missed out on tickets to their Sydney shows, it seems some more have been released.


jay166 said on the 3rd Aug, 2013

band commented on two different photos posted on their facebook in the last 24 hours that they will be back for laneway 2014.


Jaaaaaccckk said on the 3rd Aug, 2013

Also confirmed it at their OAF show tonight. The tracks from the new album are sounding killer too, looking forward to it.


shazie said on the 3rd Aug, 2013

Wow that was a fantastic show tonight! The EP doesn't properly reflect how great their live show is. I don't know how it will translate in a day setting for laneway, but I definitely want to see them again.


lekkas98 said on the 4th Aug, 2013

just found out i have 1, possibly 2, tickets for tonight's melbourne show that i was hoping to sell. if anyone is keen to go, let me know - i can arrange to meet somewhere near cbd/inner north this afternoon. they were $30something i think, but happy to sell for $20 each if someone can use them...