Being just three months shy from the undeniably hipster music festival, what acts can we expect to see?
Groove your way to Singapore’s biggest indie music event, the Laneway Festival 2016.
Indie band lovers, mark your calendars. St Jerome’s Laneway Festival Singapore will be returning to our shores returns for the sixth time running on 30th January next year.
Last year’s event had all 13,000 tickets snapped up, making Laneway by far the biggest indie music festival import for hipsters here to groove to.
Originally a series of weekly shows at a tiny Melbourne bar, the Laneway Festival bloomed into one of Australia’s most beloved independent music events.
It made its way into Singapore in 2011, where 25 indie artistes, including English indie rock band Florence and the Machine, performed to a sold-out crowd.
Here are some acts you can look forward to this year:
An American experimental rock group consisting of musicians with mind-blowing technical proficiency. Dubbed as a band with one of the most exciting ‘live’ shows, fans can expect polyrhythmic drumming alongside buzzy guitar playing from this New York trio.
Starting off as a twosome, Cheats, a Filipino indie rock band, has since grown to an eight-member ensemble. With their album selling at a steady rate, Cheats is sure to leave spectators elated and impressed.
Riot !n Magenta
A homegrown band consisting of five talented individuals, Riot !n Magenta is known for their distinctive soulful melodies and rhythmic beats. Constantly seeking to reinvent themselves and going beyond the boundaries, Riot !n Magenta sets themselves apart from the rest.
An Australian alternative-pop duo, Big Scary has extensively toured the USA with sold out shows. With their Long Play (LP) Not Art being awarded the Australian Music Prize in 2013, the band has secured their place as one of the country’s most prized musical treasures.
Deemed as one of the most loved and respected bands, Scottish trio Chvrches is known for having an electronic synthpop style. Their single, Total Strife Forever, was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize.
Coupled with fantastic food and drinks, carnival-like activity tents (details will be released at a later date) and an all-round incredible atmosphere, Laneway 2016 is set to provide more than 12 hours of good music, food, and fun.
Tickets are on sale now at $165, with group discounts available. For more information, visit http://singapore.lanewayfestival.com/
By Jaime Chua