What you missed from Laneway Festival Singapore 2017

What you missed from Laneway Festival Singapore 2017


Text: Adibah Isa

Braved the weather last weekend at St. Jerome's Laneway Festival Singapore 2017? Recalling the torrential rain of the festival's first arrival six years ago, this year's edition took off with considerable improvements — here's what happened behind the scenes

1. Looking up to you
Can you guess where Norwegian export AURORA was at? She's all about that alternative point of view as she explored Singapore away from the festival. 

Instagram | @auroramusic

2. Getting down to it
The songstress is clearly making the most of her time in her hood, catching up with local singer-songwriter Ming Bridges at Tiong Bahru Market. We're digging that parasol.

Instagram | @mingbridges Eating our way through Singapore with this magical creature @auroramusic

3. Island life
Another band taking a break from performing, we spotted Glass Animals guitarist and keyboardist Drew MacFarlane hydrating in the best way possible. From the looks at it, they were probably at Sentosa. 

Instagram | @glassanimals drew + coconut. ed and our guitar tech managed to get this out of a coconut tree on some island. yummmmmmm

4. Two of a kind
What do you get when a Namibian and Singaporean R&B singer come together? This meeting of minds was a long time coming with Sampa The Great's poetic beats and Rui's sultry vocals.

Instagram | @sammirui i hugged sampa the great backstage and she said i had a beautiful voice no biggie

5. Sound checks
21-year-old Melbourne artist Tash Sultana's one to watch, and those who caught her knew they were in the presence of a star in the making. 

Soundcheck @lanewayfest SINGAPORE

A video posted by TASH SULTANA (@tashsultanaofficial) on

6. Anything but kawaii
Japanese electronic group Wednesday Campanella was a definite highlight, with member KOM_I having the time of her life.

Instagram | @stellar_balcony Wild soul in sphere ball @madayarou

7. What a view
Whitney, the Indie rockers from Chicago certainly had a view to beat — a far cry from home where their new president was just inaugurated.

Instagram | @ralphlaurenne

8. Food for the soul
Burgers, kebabs, fish and chips, Japanese bowls, Korean chicken and Filipino fare — the international spread of grub were instant crowd-pleasers. 

Instagram | @theblackholegroup #workingtitlesg, #themadsailors and #afterwitsg in action at @lanewayfestsg!

9. Teepee time
What's a festival without some teepees to hide in? DBS' teepees were a welcome refuge from the rain. 

Instagram | @lanewayfestsg

10. Farewell, Singapore
Till we meet again, Jagwar Ma. The Aussie psychedelics delighted in some of our airport's iconic characters.

Floating Points

A video posted by Jagwar Ma (@jagwarma) on


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