Anxiety (of who’ll be coming to Singapore), losing minds (because your favorite acts are coming), acceptance (that some acts on the Australian bill aren’t on Singapore’s), and surrender (of your money to buy the tickets)—these are the many stages for anyone who looks forward to St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival year in and year out. And if you’re still on the fence about going, they’ve just released an incredible second wave of acts who’ll be taking the stages at The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay on Jan 27 next year.
On the bill are Manila-based indie folk outfit, The Ransom Collective, Indonesian shoegaze group Heals, and Malaysian alt R&B singer/producer Alextbh, who released the heart-breaking single “You” in collab with local sweetheart Sam Rui. Representing the Singapore contingent and hanging our flag up high are Tim De Cotta (who said he’s going back to the studio to work on a new album), Amateur Takes Control, rapper THELIONCITYBOY, Southeast Asia’s Queen of hip hop and reggae MAS1A and indie outfit Obedient Wives Club.
These acts will be joining a lineup of Laneway alums and industry greats that’s already got us starstruck, like Canadian singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and “self-proclaimed king of slacker-rock” Mac DeMarco, Grammy nominated soul and Californian outfit, The Internet, English shoegaze legends Slowdive, singer-songwriter (and former drummer for Fleet Foxes) Father John Misty, indie pop duo Sylvan Esso, British electronic producer Bonobo, Grammy nominated rapper and singer-songwriter Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals, and many more.
Tickets are now available via ApacTix at $158 for single ticket, $145 for a bundle of five or more tickets and $150 for a bundle of three or more tickets. Don’t wait because you’ll have to fork out $200 to pay on the festival day itself. More here.
Full line-up (* denotes recently added):
Aldous Harding (New Zealand)
Amateur Takes Control* (Singapore)
Amy Shark (Australia)
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals (United States)
Billie Eilish (United States)
Bonobo (United Kingdom)
Father John Misty (United States)
Loyle Carner (United Kingdom)
Mac DeMarco (Canada)
Moses Sumney (United States)
Obedient Wives Club* (Singapore)
The Ransom Collective* (Philippines)
Tim De Cotta* (Singapore)
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever (Australia)
Slowdive (United Kingdom)
Sylvan Esso (United States)
The Internet (United States)
The War On Drugs (United States)
Wolf Alice (United Kingdom)