Applications for the Laneway Festival Music Comp have now closed, thank you to everyone who applied! A winner will be announced via JMC Academy's Instagram page soon!

JMC is immensely proud to be offering a coveted place to perform at Laneway '23 to one of our beloved students or alumni.

Entries are now open to ALL JMC solo artists and bands who dream of gracing the Laneway stage. The winning act will be chosen by a team of experts from both JMC and Laneway, before being fast tracked onto the festival bill. Fancy rubbing shoulders with the likes of Haim, The Jungle Giants or Turnstile? This is your chance!




You/your band to perform at Laneway Festival '23 in Sydney on 5th February 2023.

Get billed as an artist on the Laneway line-up for Sydney

Promotion on the Sydney page of the Laneway website

Access to standard festival backline and production

Flights and accommodation for interstate winner/s

Access to festival green room

Receive standard festival hospitality rider



This competition is open to JMC Music (Songwriting, Performance, Music Production) students and alumni only.

Note: If you're in a band, not all members are required to study or have studied at JMC.


You must submit

  • 2 audio tracks
  • 1 performance video or clip
  • A short description explaining who you/your band are
  • Why you think you should receive this opportunity to play at Laneway Festival '23

Good to know

  • The winner(s) will be drawn 16th December 2022
  • The winner(s) must be available for promotional activity with JMC
  • See T&C's for selection criteria and full entry requirements

Competition entries are now closed