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Laneway Festival Singapore 2013 line-up announced

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival will return to Singapore in 2013 for its third year as the country’s only all-day, outdoor music festival.

The “mega dream” line-up has just been revealed via radio and will be headlined by folk/dub/pop outfit Alt-J, the “hauntingly beautiful” Bat For Lashes, and epic garage rockers Japandroids.

With a reputation to uphold as the leading tastemakers in what’s happening in music right now, the forward thinking line-up is packed with bands who represent the boutique festival’s emphasis on youthful talent, with many bands emerging only in the past twelve months.

Buzz-worthy acts to expect at Laneway Festival include surf rockers Real Estate and Icelandic indie folk band Of Monsters and Men, whose album My Head Is An Animal has been a top favourite of the year so far. Time-tested greats will also appear at the festival, with Kings of Convenience and Yeasayer also on the bill.

And if that’s not enough, Singapore has been graced with three exclusive acts who will be amongst the 14 bands in total playing at the festival. Quirky, sample-loving Gotye, who shot to a sudden and unexpected super-stardom with his pop ballad ‘Somebody I Used To Know’, will take the stage alongside Kimbra herself, his equally quirky counterpart in their number 1 hit song. Psych rockers Tame Impala make up the third exclusive act for the day, a highly anticipated and in fact, surprising, last addition to the line-up, considering that their ‘sister-band’ Pond will be playing the Australian string of festivals.

Perhaps just as important as a fresh and compelling line-up is the festival’s unique settings, an ethos originating literally from a tiny laneway in Melbourne where the festival has its roots. Next year’s event returns to us on 26 January at The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay, an all-new setting to complement the festival’s increasing popularity and accommodate its improved facilities for the punters.

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival Singapore 2013 line-up
Tame Impala*
Kimbra*
Gotye*
Alt-J
Bat for Lashes
Cloud Nothings
Divine Fits
Japandroids
Kings of Convenience
Nicolas Jaar
Of Monsters and Men
Polica
Real Estate
Yeasayer

*Singapore-exclusive acts

Download a Laneway Festival sampler now to have a listen to some (unfortunately not all, as this is an Australian sampler!) of the festival’s highlight acts.