Laneway Festival Singapore 2015 returns to its fail-proof formula of packing a line-up full of uber cool, obscure acts mixed in with some mainstream selections.
Festival-goers can expect the likes of singer-guitarist St Vincent, Australian songstress Courtney Barnett, breakout Australian electronica artist Chet Faker, Swedish pop maestro Lykke Li, critically acclaimed UK acts Royal Blood, FKA Twigs and Jungle, and American synth-pop act Future Islands when the event plays out on 24 January 2015.
Laneway, one of the few music festivals experiencing exponential growth and popularity – 2014's edition saw a 10,000-strong crowd – will kickstart in Singapore at Gardens By The Bay, before moving to Australia to tour Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, finishing in Fremantle.
'Digital Witness' by singer-guitarist St Vincent
BEST FEMALE ACTS
Following 2014's selection of women-fronted acts such as Haim, The Jezabels and Daughter, this year's picks are not shabby either with St Vincent and FKA Twigs.
St Vincent (whose real name is Annie Clark) has worked with Talking Heads' David Byrne and was one of four female vocalists asked to sing with 1990s alternative rock band Nirvana at the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Banks rose to stardom following her breakout 'London' EP and now has a full-length album 'Goddess'. The acclaimed singer-songwriter has been working the festival circuit this year wowing audiences with her sleek electronic R&B sound.
'Water Me' by FKA Twigs
Another act that is rising up the charts is FKA Twigs (Tahliah Debrett Barnett). The 26-year-old has been making a splash with her brash and sexual compositions. Her unconventional style and music makes her hard to pigeonhole and that is part of her appeal. Twigs is also a nominee at the Mercury Prize, a UK music award show happening 29 October.
'Juvenile' by .Gif
Representing Singapore on the bill are electronic duo .Gif and Hanging Up The Moon, a solo project by Concave Scream's Sean Lam.
Malaysian rock-electro quartet Enterprise is also taking part.
Full Laneway Singapore 2015 line-up:
- Angus & Julia Stone
- Chet Faker
- Courtney Barnett
- Fka Twigs
- Future Islands
- Hanging Up The Moon
- Little Dragon
- Lykke Li
- Mac Demarco
- Pastel Lite
- Royal Blood
- St Vincent
Laneway Festival Singapore 2015 | Date: 24 January 2015 | Venue: The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive | Tickets: $165 at Event Clique. Limited ticket bundles available from 2-16 October 2014 onwards