Auckland ready for Laneway festival

KASHKA TUNSTALL
Last updated 10:32 27/01/2014
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PARTYTIME: The crowds at Laneway festival last year.

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The bands are landing, the Auckland skies are clearing and the flower crowns are out - all in preparation for the return of St Jerome's Laneway Festival.

But if you are waiting to the very last minute to buy a ticket for the Silo Park event, you are fresh out of luck.

The music festival sold out yesterday, and the 10,000-strong crowd expected to turn up today will be the largest the Auckland leg of the festival has ever seen.

It is the third time New Zealand's sole showing of Laneway's lineup has sold out.

It's also the fifth year the boutique music festival has touched down in New Zealand, growing out of the original Laneway event that started on Melbourne alleyways and side streets in 2004.

Now, Laneway tours eight cities across Singapore, Australia, the United States and New Zealand.

And festival co-promoter Mark Kneebone has good news for Kiwi fans.

With 30 per cent of ticket sales for this year's event to fans outside of Auckland, Kneebone said the team behind the festival were looking at ways to grow it in future.

"For the last few months now we have been talking to three cities outside of Auckland for a second event, somewhere around the Waitangi weekend as well so we are really excited," he said.

Come back in the afternoon when we're live blogging from the festival!!

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