St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2018: The Good, The Bad, & The Euphoria

Photographs by : Muhammad Indra Gunawan & Ainur Rasyidah
Author: Ainur Rasyidah

St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival Singapore 2018 is still one of the best and most anticipated music festivals to be held in South East Asia. So many people from all over the world gathered to Gardens by The Bay, Singapore to enjoy good music and live performance from this year’s line-up.

Laneway Festival starts with alextbh with a very relaxing and beautiful music and HEALS that warms up the stage with shoegaze guitar riffs and soothing vocals. Amy Shark and her beautiful aura also steal audience’s heart with her soft yet captivating voice.

Obedient Wives Club serenades the audience with their retro sounds mixed with the modern electronic instruments. With back-to-back performance in different stages on the afternoon, Amateur Takes Control, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, and Aldous Halding really pumped up the energy to the festival audience. The Ransom Collective also mesmerized everyone and it’s impossible not to dance to their music.

Billie Eilish is a very charming young lady with irresistible voice and unique music, she instantly succeeded being a scene-stealer that evening. With a very intense EDM sounds and the setlist, Sylvan Esso rocks the stage and created such a very high energy and enjoyable atmosphere. Tim Da Cotta and his unique music also steals the attention and

This year is not the first Laneway Festival for The Internet and Mac DeMarco, yet still, so many people are waiting for their passionate and intimate performance on stage, and still created a huge success for that evening. Highly anticipated hip-hop musician Loyle Carner also performing such hypnotizing and soulful vibes. Alt-rock band Wolf Alice screams their lungs out and sing loudly with everyone in the festival, creating such a high energy.

When the sun goes down and Slowdive came to the stage, they instantly spreading a wonderful and peaceful atmosphere, with such a captivating voice and mature shoegaze sound. On the other stage, Moses Sumney also charms the audience with his electro-folk music. Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals rise up everyone and make them get up on their feet to dance with them and showed a very impressive instrument plays,

So many people are waiting for Father John Misty and he makes it worth to wait for his performance by showing his music. Singapore artist MAS1A and THELIONCITYBOY captured everyone’s attention with their powerful voice, strong stage performance, and impressive hip-hop rhythm.
It’s clear that UK producer BONOBO is one of the highlights of Laneway Festival this year. With a live band in tow, and amazing visual and lighting, Bonobo created a spectacular aural journey and hypnotizing performance at Laneway 2018.
Another highlight of this year’s Laneway Festival is the award-winning The War on Drugs who shows fully immersive experience from start to finish performing their masterpiece and also ended the Laneway Festival beautifully.

Although the festival still filled up with great euphoria this year, there’s undeniable that so many unexpected things happened at this year’s festival: the good one and the bad one. But it is also undeniable that the unfortunate events did not become such a turned-off for the fun parts of this festival. Laneway Festival 2018 keeps indulging everyone with great memories and wonderful experience from starts to finish. Looking forward to the great experience and euphoria on next year’s Laneway Festival.

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