The St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, which is also known as the Laneway or St. Jerome’s Festival, was started in 2004 in Caledonian Lane in Melbourne, Australia. It is a predominantly indie music event.
The event has become extremely popular and receive favourable reviews in the music press. The festival rapidly expanded to Sydney (2006), Brisbane (2007), Adelaide (2008) and Perth (2009). This event was even reviewed as ‘Australia’s most unique and insurgent pop music event’ by Pitchfork Media. A press conference was held in November, 2010 in Singapore and an announcement was made that the event will expand to South-East Asia. As far as the artist lineup of the festival is concerned, it focuses mainly on indie rock; thus, giving numerous Australian bands the chance to play alongside international indie bands. Some of the Australian bands that have played at the Laneway Festival include Youth Group, Dappled Cities Fly, Augie March and New Buffalo to name a few among many.
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The people of Singapore are eagerly waiting January 2013 to welcome indie-rock names like Gotye and Yeasayer as part of the annual Laneway Festival. On 26 January 2013, the quintessential Indie Rock Festival will return to Singapore for the 3rd successive year. This crowd pleasing and ever popular festival will move towards the next iconic landmark of Singapore, The Meadow at Gardens By The Bay, with a view to provide an ambient environment, which will maximize the experience, and also, create a greater dynamism. The full lineup of the festival has been announced. Gotye, whose track ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ is still a staple on radio waves, is named as the headline act.
The festival has now travelled to six cities across New Zealand and Australia. Singapore is the event’s newest destination and the only South-East Asian stop. Gotye, Of Monsters and Men and Kings of Convenience are just 3 of the fourteen acts that will be performed live at the 2013 Singapore St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival. The Laneway organisers promise to come back with more massive and better mostly all year. They kept their promise this year as well by bringing one of the most amazing line-ups.
The online pre-sale for the event has already closed on November 5. Those people, who have missed this chance, can go for public sales of tickets, which started on November 6 on www.sistic.com.sg. VIP tickets are also available this year that also include perks such as access to the VIP entrance and a private lounge along with a Laneway gift bag.