Laneway Festival Singapore 2013

by ryancheo

If the United States have Coachella, the UK – Glastonbury, then we have Laneway Festival here in South-East Asia, Singapore.

Laneway Festival came to Singapore in 2011 which saw them brought acts like Beach House, Warpaint, The Temper Trap and the following year in 2012 – The Drums, The Horrors, Feist, M83, Chairlift, Girls, Cults amongst many others. It gets bigger and better every year and its popularity grew rapidly in the hearts of indie fans in the region. The festival which is held annually witnessed fans from the around the region (Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand) flooding in and this year was no exception. Music brings unity – no doubt!

It’s only January and I daresay Laneway Singapore had played a big part in my life this year. The line-up was fantastic (as usual) with Of Monsters and Men, Real Estate, Gotye, Kimbra, Bat for Lashes, Alt-J and Tame Impala headlining the festival; not forgetting Kings of Convenience, Nicholas Jaar, Divine Fits, Polica, Cloud Nothings, and Yeasayer.

Tame Impala and Alt-J were awesome! I’d say they were among the best if I have to rate them. Of Monsters and Men were surprising good too! I’m amazed by their live performance.

The only constant reminder that I was present at Laneway was my sunburned skin from the blazing heat during the day. The pain was worth it though. I’m anticipating 2014 already!

Till next year! Cheers!



Some videos from YouTube…

Tame Impala – Elephant

Alt-J – Breezeblocks

Of Monsters and Men – King and Lionheart