Northlane were formed in 2009 as a metalcore band in Western Sydney by Jon Deiley on lead guitar, Brendan Derby on drums and percussion, Adrian Fitipaldes on lead vocals, Alex Milovic on bass guitar and Josh Smith on rhythm guitar. They are named after the 2007 track “North Lane” by British metalcore band, Architects. In 2013 Fitipaldes described their formation, “pretty much, through the internet and common interest” where Deiley and Milovic had contacted each other to start song writing. He continued that “once they had the songs down, they started recruiting members.”
In 2014 singer Adrian Fitipaldes was chaged by Marcus Bridge. Guitarist Josh Smith said about Northlane and their history and future: “We are always progressing and growing as people – the music reflects that and so do the lyrics. Discoveries was about seeing your world and who you are with open eyes; Singularity was about realising your potential. And Node is about being the change you want to see in the world and acting on that potential. There’s many things on this Earth that I don’t agree with, that sadden me, that I feel powerless to change. But a spark can start a fire. The power for change rests upon the shoulders of the individual.”
Rock for People will take place at the Festivalpark in Hradec Kralove on 4.-6. of July 2017. You can buy your tickets at the festival’s official website.