Laneway Brisbane 2018

Laneway Brisbane 2018

If you’re the certain kind of someone who loves a good relaxed festival vibe jam packet with local and international artist, lined with acts in alley ways, a bevy of bars and lounges, vintage stores, local designers, street food and good attitudes then show some gratitude for St. Jeromes Laneway Festival and grab yourself a ticket next year.

On Saturday, Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds opened their doors to host the 13th annual St. Jeromes Lanrway festival. With a killer lineup from local artists Rolling Coastal Blackout Fever, City Calm Down and Amy Shark to international artists such as The War on Drugs, Billy Eilish and Odesza the performances were well worth battling the onslaught of sticky heat and sweatier festival patrons.

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Appearing on the the most popular side by side stages Good Better Best and Never Let It Rest, there were back to back acts oozing with coolness and talent… and a little bit of girl power (shit yeah). We got into the sweaty little tent just in time to boogie on to Melbourne based Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever who have been taking over the world the last 12 months, followed closely by the hyped pop prodigy Billy Eilish.

And rest.. In the shade.. With a beer

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Straight back into it to see local babe Amy Shark. She drove everyone mad with her incredible vocals and City Calm Down keep you cool and refreshed with crowd favourites ‘Rabbit Run’ and ‘Son’. As talented acts as Wolf Alice, The Internet, The Babe Rainbow and Father John Misty were I’d been hanging out all day for Mac Demarco and he didn’t necessarily disappoint but not being able to step into the tent did kill me a little due to the tent being soooo packed out. On ya Mac.

Heading well into the night the bit of a cool changed was welcomed with open arms, as was funky Californian Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals with their energetic stage performance and people pleasers followed by the continuous boogies and good times thanks to Bonono and Odesza/their hypnotising drum row. Finally fronting the whole tour and closing the show, the crowd were lucky to experience an amazing set to cap off the night by The War On Drugs.

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As far as planning goes the whole show was so well thought out if you ask me, going from groovin your little butt off to taking five and chilling with some beautiful soulful sets. The Laneway team should be rewarded for organising such an epic festival.

Written by Jacinta Butts

Photos by Zennieshia Butts

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