Tag: Laneway 2016

LIVE NEWS: LANEWAY SINGAPORE 2016 ADDING FOURTH STAGE!LIVE NEWS: LANEWAY SINGAPORE 2016 ADDING FOURTH STAGE!

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Laneway Festival Singapore has announced the instalment of a fourth stage at this year’s event. Set up with local collective Syndicate, the stage brings together a new genre of local and international electronic DJs and visual artists, including Australia’s JPS, Singapore’s Mean, and visual artist Brandon Tay accompanying duo Kiat & Kane on stage.

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If this doesn’t signal the death of rock ‘n’ roll, I don’t know what does then. Clearly, the Laneway Singapore organisers found it commercially viable to install a fourth stage and then feature electronic artists rather than rock acts. Whilst I am pleased for Syndicate and how this is a feather in their cap, it’s certainly sad to see that one of the biggest festivals in Singapore (and an Aussie one at that) will barely feature any rock ‘n’ roll music. 

LIVE NEWS: LANEWAY FESTIVAL SINGAPORE – FULL LINEUP ANNOUNCED!LIVE NEWS: LANEWAY FESTIVAL SINGAPORE – FULL LINEUP ANNOUNCED!

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Battles – Beach House – Big Scary – Cashew Chemists – Cheats – CHVRCHES – DIIV – East India Youth – Flume – GDJYB – Grimes – Hermitude – Hudson Mohawke – Intriguant – METZ – Purity Ring – Riot !n Magenta – Shamir – The Internet – Thundercat – Tobias Jesso Jr. – Violent Soho

Apart from Singapore artists Cashew Chemists, Intriguant and Riot !n Magenta, the only other act that is of any interest to Power of Pop is pop-rock revivalist Tobias Jesso Jr. Beach House, CHVRCHES and Grimes are repeats & the rest – other than Battles and Flume – are of an unknown quality. But that’s the whole point of the Laneway Festival innit? Stay tuned as Power of Pop gives these artists its discovery quotient in the next few days, weeks and months.

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Tickets available from SISTIC.

LIVE NEWS: 6 FOR $666 – DEAL TO DIE FORLIVE NEWS: 6 FOR $666 – DEAL TO DIE FOR

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Well, here’s one way to get the attention of festival goers and piss off fundamental Christians at the same time! But considering that the organisers haven’t yet announced the lineup, it takes a step of faith to make that commitment of $111 at this early stage, don’t you think? Yet, the congregations of the previous festivals have been massive so I don’t think there will be any trouble achieving those 600 (why not 666?) packages on sale. I’ll be praying for you…