St Jerome’s Laneway Festival made its second last stop on its international tour run in Brisbane on Saturday 10 February.

The popular festival brought out Brisbane’s music lovers for a day of sweat, drinks, and of course, performances by some of the world’s most loved and talented performers.

As with any multi-stage festival, Laneway unfortunately featured some clashes, and not all artists could be caught by every festival-goer. However, it seems that anyone who attended Laneway loved what they saw and heard.

Queensland artists Amy Shark and Miss Blanks were among those who opened the first few hours of the 12-hour long festival.

Miss Blanks, who recently made headlines with her contribution to supporting safe spaces in live music, was as provocative and tongue-in-cheek as ever, performing at the Future Classics stage. Joined by her DJ and backup dancers, Miss Blanks proved herself as one to watch in the local music scene with her energetic and fierce performance. 

Amy Shark’s past few years have seen her rise to fame with the release of Adore, which took out second spot in Triple J’s Hottest 100 in 2017.

Amy Shark is no stranger to festivals, and she made that obvious through her performance, taking to the stage with ease and interacting with her audience well. But that’s not to say her live set wasn’t without emotion.

Amy brought real and raw emotion to the stage with the performance of fan favourites like Drive You Mad and Weekends.

Leaping into the day’s international acts, fans were obviously eager to catch Mac DeMarco. The chilled-out singer-songwriter was the first headliner to be named on the Laneway lineup, and was met with well-deserved adoration for his performance.

ODESZA, who typically perform as a two-peice, brought out a fluorescent drum line to feature in their set, drawing extra audience member’s attentions from as far as the bleachers. 

Buzz ahead of the festival revealed that Anderson.Paak was one of Laneway’s most anticipated acts. Luckily for fans, he certainly didn’t disappoint. He delivered a high-energy performance that matched the pre-event hype, even covering tracks like R. Kelly’s ignition, much to the audience’s pleasure.

British musician Bonobo brought vocalist Szjerdene on stage, and the pair proved themselves a match made in heaven.

The War on Drugs were the perfect pick to close up the day-long festival. From 11pm-12am the Grammy Award winners proved their skill.

While Brisbane’s heat meant that Laneway wasn’t for the fainthearted, the festival’s 14th year once again proved that it is an unmissable experience for any Brisbane music lover.

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