As exclusively revealed at this afternoon’s Bigsound keynote address, A.B. Original are the first act announced on the 2017 Laneway Festival. They will be both performing at the festival and MCing the event at all five Australian dates.
Uncompromising in their mission, the duo make powerful, trunk-rattling hip-hop in the spirit of U.S. heavyweights N.W.A. Made up of Briggs (2015’s NIMA Album of the Year recipient) and Trials (ARIA Award winning producer), two friends who are hell bent on flipping the game on its head, and speaking up about the issues that affect Indigenous artists in Australia. Their forthcoming debut album Reclaim Australia promises to shake up the establishment and amplify the duo’s message. Take a listen to the explosive single ‘January 26th’: there’s just no stopping these two. The Laneway Festival is psyched to host these boundary-pushing artists and all-round good guys.
THE FULL LINE UP WILL BE REVEALED AT 8AM ON WEDNESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER
ST. JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2017
Presented by triple j
Saturday 21 January – SINGAPORE – THE MEADOW, GARDENS BY THE BAY
Thursday 26 January – BRISBANE – BRISBANE SHOWGROUNDS, BOWEN HILLS (16+)
Saturday 28 January – MELBOURNE – FOOTSCRAY COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE (FCAC) AND THE RIVER’S EDGE
Monday 30 January – AUCKLAND – IT’S A SECRET, WATCH THIS SPACE!
Friday 3 February – ADELAIDE – HART’S MILL, PORT ADELAIDE (16+)
Saturday 4 February – SYDNEY – SYDNEY COLLEGE OF THE ARTS (SCA), ROZELLE
Sunday 5 February – FREMANTLE – ESPLANADE RESERVE AND WEST END