Five things you missed at Laneway
The Laneway Festival rolled into town again for one day of some of the best dance and indie artists.
Partly under blazing sunshine at Gardens By The Bay, some 13,000 turned up to enjoy the music fest.
If you were not there, here's a glimpse of what you missed
FUN FOR EVERYONE
Festivalgoers had plenty of options if they felt they needed a break from the music.
Like the photo opportunities available — one could choose from posing atop British lifestyle brand Jack Wills’ pink and blue Land Rover or at US home rental company Airbnb’s House of Smiles.
One could even get creative and design his own shoes or bags at the Onitsuka Tiger pop-up.
Food options also ranged from sushi and kebabs to churros and popsicles.
The best part? Some vendors even dished out free food and drinks towards the end of the night.
GRIMES' QUIRKY COOL
PHOTO: LANEWAY FESTIVAL SINGAPORE
In previous years, the likes of US singer St. Vincent or Kiwi singer Kimbra set themselves apart from other Laneway Festival performers with their whimsicality and off-kilter charm.
This year, Canadian synth-pop artist Grimes scored top points for the same qualities.
From her dressing — a giant red head bow, matching neon yellow arm bands and mismatched socks — to her unique singing style and dance moves, fans celebrated her eccentricities that served as a breath of fresh air.
ROCK STAR ANTICS
With the buttons of his white shirt undone, showing off a tattoo in the centre of his chest, The 1975’s singer Matt Healy played by his own rules during the British alt-rock band’s set.
Smoking might have been banned on festival grounds, but that did not stop him from lighting up on stage and stealing a few puffs.
Instead of bottled water, he coolly sipped on some alcohol from a wine glass.
Festivalgoers had to choose between Canadian futuristic-pop duo Purity Ring at the Cloud Stage or Australian music producer Flume at the bigger Bay Stage to cap off their night.
Both made sure their audience made the right decision by serving hard-hitting beats to close Laneway on a high.
Flume also threw in his remix of Kiwi pop singer Lorde’s song Tennis Court, which had the pumped-up crowd singing along.
This year’s edition boasted seven homegrown music acts, the largest on the festival line-up to date.
And bands like Cashew Chemists and Riot !n Magenta and electronic acts Intriguant and Kiat (featuring Kane) proved that they are crowd-pullers just like their international counterparts.
The crowd also showed their support by singing along to every word of Cashew Chemists’ hits like First Kiss and Feel Amazing.