Kick start the new year with a bang at one of the hottest indie music festivals in the world — the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, right here in Singapore. A highlight on the Southeast Asian music festival calendar, this annual extravaganza is definitely not to be missed.
The key to the festival’s success lies in the way the organisers capture the zeitgeist of current music trends while discovering emerging talents. Back in 2010, for instance, British groups Mumford & Sons, The xx and Florence and the Machine all made their Australia debut at Laneway – just as they were starting to gain global attention for their music. The festival also announced Lorde as part of its 2014 line-up just one week before the teenage sensation made it to the top of the US charts. So if you’re on the prowl for the next big thing in the music scene, well, Laneway’s the place to be!
The festival has since gotten bigger and better, outgrowing its original venue and moving to The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay in 2013. Its new home now accommodates up to 13,000 people, and iconic landmarks like Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Flyer are a stunning backdrop to the festival’s many acts and impressive four stages. (From Singapore Tourism Board website)