Laneway Festival Singapore, our media tour…

Ambient music group
What a special treat, a media tour on the day before the actual festival! Being my first trek to the event, it was a fantastic opportunity to meet some Laneway folks, the media group covering the event and just to get a lay of the land…

Ambient music group

Ambient music group

They welcomed us warmly at a special area of the check-in desk at the hotel, we were even invited to the welcome party at the pool area. Great opportunity to meet some Laneway folks and many of the artists performing at the festival. Royal Blood were a couple of characters…
music photojournalism by Stephen Lavoie

The taxi dropped us off in the wrong area, took a short walk through breathtaking gardens, with odd directions to turn left at the big baby, you’ll know it when you see it…
Ambient music group

Sarah Thia was a gracious hostess, showing us around the grounds and explaining things well, our first stop was the backstage area…
Ambient music group

Haydn Johnston, the production manager, gave the group a quick lowdown of their goals.

Ambient music group

Introduced us to some of the key people from the Laneway organisation, here’s Danny Rodgers and Jerome Borazio, couple of the co-founders.
danny Rodgers and Jerome Borazio Lanewya producers

Gave us a tour of the dressing rooms, here’s a couple of fans fawning over Royal Bloods doorway…
Ambient music group

They’ve cleverly posted all the recent write-ups for the artists to check out…
Ambient music group

They had a selection of vendors sharing samples of the following days food fare. And check out the drones in test flights…
Ambient music group

They first showed us the Cloud stage then off to the main stage, what a sight!
Ambient music group

Didn’t sleep well the night before, a bit of excited nervousness, I suppose….
Ambient music group

My new associates at Rappler, are also my new friends, couldn’t have asked for better companionship.
This festival was not only one of the most organised events I’ve ever attended but also the most welcoming, like old friends coming home.
I’m keeping everything I got crossed, in hopes of attending again next year! Thanks Margi, Belle and PJ!

Ambient music group

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