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The beginner's guide to summer festivals: Laneway edition

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

'Here for the vibes, not the bands'.


Auckland’s annual Laneway Festival is nearly here and you know what that means: Fun! Fashion! Frivolity! Oh yeah and there’s some music wedged in there too.

Or maybe you don’t! After all, there’s a first time for everything, and there will no doubt be a number of Laneway virgins waiting in anxious anticipation to make their fabulous inner city festival debut.

So what should incumbent indies know before they roll on up to Albert Park on Monday? Or, more importantly, who should they know? Fear not festival goers, help is at hand and with another round of Lucy Zee's summer festival starter packs™ you have everything you need for a fabulous first-time festival experience.


  • Bardot top
  • Denim cutoffs
  • Wide brim hat
  • Karen Walker sunglasses
  • Cup of wine
  • Basketball singlet top
  • Flat peak cap
  • Scratched up legs
  • Hip flask of bourbon
  • Map of NZ tattoo
  • Bucket hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sensible backpack
  • Map and programme
  • Eyeglasses

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Lucy is a content creator for television and online and dedicates most of her spare time making memes and staying away from Wellington.
Katie is a journalist at The Wireless.
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