Lorde To Play Headline Show in Place of Laneway Festival 2014 Appearance

Lorde To Play Headline Show in Place of Laneway Festival 2014 Appearance

Monday 9th December, 2013 8:01AM

Lorde has been forced to pull out of her appearance at Laneway Festival 2014 in order to attend the Grammys for which she is up for a whopping four awards. The finalists for the American music awards were announced over the weekend and will take place on January 26th leaving her unable to appear at the festival on the 27th January. She will however play a headline show at Auckland's Silo Park on Wednesday 29th January that will be free to anyone who has purchased a Laneway ticket by 8th January and, unlike the festival, the show will be all ages with tickets for it going on sale from Thursday 9th January, see below for full details.

Lorde has been nominated for Record of the Year (Pure Heroine), Song of the Year (Royals), Best Pop Vocal Album (Pure Heroine) and Best Pop Solo Performance (Royals) - here is her latest video for single 'Team'...


Press Release:

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival celebrates Lorde’s Grammy nominations with extra show in Silo

New Zealand artist and breakout international star Lorde has been nominated for four awards at the 56th annual Grammy Awards ceremony. After performing ‘Royals’ at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre on Saturday, Lorde was nominated for Record of the Year (Pure Heroine), Song of the Year (Royals), Best Pop Vocal Album (Pure Heroine) and Best Pop Solo Performance (Royals).

Lorde will be attending the Grammy awards ceremony on 26th January 2014 in Los Angeles. She was scheduled to perform at the Laneway Festival Auckland on Monday, 27th January 2014, however due to the tight timeframe between events she is unable to make it back in time.

In lieu of her performance at the festival, Laneway Festival promoters are thrilled to announce a very special stand-alone Lorde performance at the festival site at Silo Park on Wednesday, 29th January 2014 to accommodate her schedule and her NZ fans.

Lorde will be playing all Laneway Festival shows in Australia.

The event will be free of charge to all festival-goers who already have a ticket to the 2014 Laneway Auckland Festival or who purchase one before 5pm on Wednesday, 8th January 2014.

While the Laneway Festival is an over-18 event, the newly-scheduled Lorde show will be All-Ages to accommodate all fans. Tickets to the Lorde show will go on-sale on 12pm on Thursday, 9th January 2014.

The special Laneway Festival presents Lorde show and hometown appearance will be her only summer performance. It has been made possible by Lorde and her team working with Laneway Festival, Waterfront Auckland and the Auckland Council.

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival is incredibly proud to support Lorde’s recent Grammy nominations, an amazing feat for this enigmatic young singer-songwriter.

Laneway Festival promoters say, “This outstanding nomination is historic in nature and a huge achievement for Lorde. Laneway Festival is in full support of Lorde and her strong future.”

“Laneway Festival are thrilled to put on a make-up show for Lorde as she continues to be globally recognised for her unparalleled work in music.”

The Laneway Festival 2014 is set to be a highlight on the music-lovers’ calendar. Don’t miss it.

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Event information

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival will take place in Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter on Monday, 27th January 2014.

Lorde’s show will take place in Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter on Wednesday, 29th January 2014.

Ticketing information

Tickets to Laneway Festival can be purchased through

Everyone who has purchased a Laneway Festival ticket before 5pm on 8th January 2014 will be offered a ticket to the Lorde show free of charge. For current Laneway ticket holders, instructions will be sent to them via email on 9th December 2013, on how this ticket can be redeemed.

For people who purchase a Laneway ticket between 12pm on Monday, 9th December 2013 and 5pm on Wednesday, 8th January 2014, instructions will be clearly stated on how they can redeem a ticket free of charge to Lorde’s show.

Laneway ticket holders have until 5pm on Wednesday, 8th January 2014 to register for their free Lorde ticket, after this date they will need to purchase a separate ticket to the show. This will be an additional cost to any tickets purchased for Laneway Festival.

From 12pm on Monday, 9th January 2014, individual tickets to Lorde’s show will go on sale through the Laneway ticket website.

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