The Julie Ruin cancel Laneway Festival appearances

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Kathleen Hanna is not coming to Australia.

One of the many acts we were very excited about seeing on the 2017 Laneway Festival line up was The Julie Ruin, the latest band from riot-grrrl pioneer (and former Double J Artist in Residence) Kathleen Hanna.


Sadly, we’re going to have to wait a little longer for the band’s Australian return, as they have announced they are now unable to make the trip for Laneway.

"We regretfully announce that we will be unable to perform at the Laneway Festival next year,” a statement issued on Saturday morning said.

“Our guitarist has an unanticipated and unavoidable medical conflict at the time that will make it impossible for us to travel in January and February, so it is with sadness that we have had to cancel.”

Laneway have said they are already working on finding a suitable replacement for the band. We will let you know who that is as soon as it is announced.