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Laneway Festival Announce Wellington Side Show

Laneway Festival Announce Wellington Side Show

Thursday 21st November, 2013 8:34AM

Danny Brown, Earl Sweatshirt and Run the Jewels (EL-P and Killer Mike) will play a Laneway Festival 2014 side show in Wellington on Tuesday 28th January, after their appearances at the festival-proper in Auckland on Monday 27th January. These three hip hop artists have all released critically acclaimed albums this year and they will play James Cabaret in Wellington next January.

Laneway Festival 2014 Wellington Side Show: Danny Brown, Earl Sweatshirt, Run the Jewels
Tuesday January 28th, James Cabaret, Wellington

Tickets on sale from November 26th from Dash Tickets.

Danny Brown: 'Dip'

Earl Sweatshirt: 'WOAH'

Run the Jewels: '36" Chain'

Press Release:


St Jerome’s Laneway Festival are excited to announce that EARL SWEATSHIRT, DANNY BROWN and RUN THE JEWELS will be making their way down to Wellington for the king of all sideshows. With enough hype to heat up an Airbus A320, this mighty fine crew are arguably some of the hottest rappers to storm the streets this year.

Over the past four years, Laneway Festival has become Auckland’s favourite boutique summer festival, bringing an eclectic programme of emerging artists from around the world to an urban environment.

As the second Laneway sideshow to hit New Zealand, the ears of Wellington are in for an incredible injection of hip hop to kick off 2014.

Each year, Laneway Festival throws down an absolutely huge show and this supreme blend of rappers will make your summer unforgettable.


As the youngest of the Old Future collective, EARL SWEATSHIRT is by far the most notorious and talented of the bunch. Earmarked as a hip hop genius from the age of 16, his 2010 debut mixtape Earl left fans and critics hanging on for more. He dropped off the scene for a brief stint in a Samoan therapeutic retreat school before returning with LP Doris. Challenging the status quo with brutal honesty, Earl Sweatshirt is a master of words. The release was praised for its sophisticated, varied and unexpected palette. He’s unstoppable and unmissable.


Detroit native DANNY BROWN will bend you over backwards with a feast of richly textured, distinctly original hip-hop. In 2011 the Motor City MC teamed up with Fool's Gold Records and released XXX, a tour ­de ­force concept record (and Spin’s ‘Rap Album Of The Year’) exploring hedonism and growing up in Detroit. Earlier this year, the highly-anticipated LP Old was released with Pitchfork describing it as, “the best and most resonant album of Brown's career”. Expect profanity and truth; you’ll catch Danny Brown top of his game at this show.


Laneway Festival has been obsessed with the powerhouse rap duo of EL-P and Killer Mike for quite some time. Together they are RUN THE JEWELS. Individually, the artists have put out what some have called "the best hip hop albums to come out in a long time", and the duo’s collaborative history has been fruitful -- with EL-P producing Killer Mike’s 2012 R.A.P Music and Killer Mike guesting up on EL-P’s Cancer for Cure. Run The Jewels released their self ­titled LP through Fools Gold last June and we're still mad on it.

Aucklanders, don’t fret, the same team are performing at Laneway Festival in Auckland, which you can check out over here.

Don’t miss a beat; tickets to this Laneway Wellington sideshow are set to run out faster than the quickest kid in class.


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