Better get planning your listening and viewing timetables for tomorrow when Laneway Festival 2018 descends on Hart’s Mill. Leading new and revered seminal music, the festival is bringing unique settings and fresh tunes to our beautiful state once again, and luckily we’re here to help with our top 5 picks at Laneway Festival this year!
2016/17 saw the meteoric rise of Gold Coast singer, Amy Shark, who went from almost quitting music to running up over 25 million streams on her hit song, ‘Adore’. In 2017 ‘Adore’ romped in to the #2 position of the 2016 triple j Hottest 100, and #3 on the ARIA chart!
We adore Amy, and given that Friday is basically the weekend, we’re pretty sure we’ll feel the love.
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals (US)
Billed as one of the world’s most exciting live acts, we’re pretty keen to see what Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals will bring to Laneway Festival. .Paak appeared on the legendary Dr Dre’s surprise 2016 album Compton and with singing, songwriting and producing on his dance card is a master of tunes.
City Calm Down
Another homegrown talent! City Calm Down hail from Melbourne and invoke memories of The Nationals and Joy Division. This is one that’s not quite hit the mainstream stations, but with their sound, we’re tipping it for any day now, especially with their sophomore album rumoured to hit our ears this year.
Client Liasion are stepping off the Ansett jet to play to another adoring audience (we won’t hold our breath to see her, but we’re going to hope Tina Arena is putting in an appearance). Last year we watched Diplomatic Immunity explode ending in ARIA nominations for Best Australian Live Act and Best Video (x2). These two are sure to blow our bumbags off when they take to the stage.
Perusing the lineup there’s a lot of buzz about Shame, and it seems pretty well founded. Shame are only just breaking out of the London scene, where they broke out via word-of-mouth. They’re no strangers to the festival circuit, after being welcomed at Glastonbury in 2017.
Their album was just released earlier this year, and, well, just take have a listen, and then hit up their set.