The main stage at St Jerome's Laneway Festival was split in two so that there would not be a long wait between acts.
Good music and a chilled backdrop; Laneway Festival 2014 had all the makings of a memorable indie event.
I WILL honestly say we had a rough gig,” said American indie rocker Kurt Vile at his side-stage press conference. “That’s how we get better, unfortunately. We have to make semi-fools of ourselves in front of the audience. It makes us stronger.”
That’s what he thinks, at least.
It’s hard to say if any of the concertgoers actually noticed Vile and his band, The Violators, fumbling on stage because they were too preoccupied with being lost in the sheer romance and faux wanderlust of St Jerome’s Laneway Festival in Singapore last weekend.
What started as a Sunday afternoon bar event a decade ago in Melbourne, Australia has now blossomed into an annual international indie music festival. The Singaporean installment held at Gardens by The Bay was merely the first of the festival’s seven stops this year. The tour will move on to visit cities in Australia and New Zealand.