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James Blake, Haim, Frightened Rabbit lift star-studded Laneway Festival

Published on Jan 26, 2014 9:44 AM

The hypnotising beats and jazzy vocals of English electronic producer James Blake closed the fourth annual Laneway Festival Singapore on a chilled-out and intimate note. The music festival was held at the Meadows, Gardens by the Bay, on Saturday night.

The Grammy-nominated London experimental beatmaker delivered a performance that matched the cool, breezy weather of the night - he had the crowd mesmerised by his deep, soulful beats and rhythms flushed with introspection, performing hits like The Wilhelm Scream, Limit To Your Love and Retrograde.

Blake's performance gave a sweet ending to the festival, which boasted a star-studded line-up of 18 indie acts including sister trio Haim from Los Angeles, American dream-pop act Youth Lagoon and post-punk band Savages from Britain.

Organisers Chugg Entertainment brought their A-game this year with the addition of a third stage and, for the first time, the addition of Singaporean music acts to the festival line-up.

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