Laneway festival to skip Singapore in early 2019

Canadian singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco crowd-surfing at last year's Laneway festival, which was held at Gardens by the Bay.
Canadian singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco crowd-surfing at last year's Laneway festival, which was held at Gardens by the Bay.PHOTO: LANEWAY FESTIVAL SINGAPORE

Due to programming and logistics issues, the touring music event will head only to Australia and New Zealand, but it may return here later in the year

Music festival Laneway will be giving Singapore a miss early next year, the first time since the annual event made its debut here in 2011.

The touring festival, known for its eclectic line-up of music acts, is set to continue in Australian cities Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney as well as New Zealand's Auckland in January and February.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 03, 2018, with the headline 'Laneway festival to skip Singapore in early 2019'. Print Edition | Subscribe