On the final day of Bigsound, one of the conference's major keynote speakers – A.B. Original (rapper Briggs and producer Trials) – exclusively revealed themselves as the first act announced on the 2017 Laneway Festival line-up.
Both will perform at the festival as well as handling MC duties at all five Australian dates. Uncompromising in their mission, the duo make powerful, trunk-rattling hip-hop in the spirit of US heavyweights NWA. The two friends are hell bent on flipping the game on its head as well as 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'.
The 2017 line-up will be announced 14 September.
Laneway Festival 2017 Dates
Thu 26 Jan - Brisbane Showgrounds
Sat 28 Jan - Footscray Community Arts Centre (Melbourne)
Fri 3 Feb - Hart's Mill (Adelaide)
Sat 4 Feb - Sydney College Of The Arts
Sun 5 Feb - Esplanade Reserve And West End (Fremantle)