Year after year, the Singapore edition of St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival outdoes itself by bringing an eclectic range of regional and overseas acts to our shores, while opening up the stage for local artists to rub shoulders with the big leagues. But Laneway has always been about more than just music, and like the expanding music front, the annual affair’s selection of F&B offerings has been growing as large as our eyes for next-level festival food – and this year is no exception.
Upping the ante with its most expansive grub selection yet, Laneway 2017 Singapore’s food village is set to feature 18 independent vendors serving up everything from fresh coconuts to fiery kebabs. A far cry from the usual junkie suspects we’ve all resorted to after working up an appetite from dancing and belting out lyrics all day, those who love their food as much as their music will be spoilt for choice. From Working Title’s juicy halal burgers and Afterwit’s tantalising taqueria menu, to finger-licking KFC (Korean Fried Chicken) by Kko Kko Nara and wholesome Japanese-inspired bowls of goodness courtesy of Ninja Bowl, deciding what to eat may prove as tough as deciding which stage to park yourself at.
For those who don’t want a full stomach to weigh them down from jumping in the pit, seek a hot cup of Joe from the Coffee Bandits, a soothing frozen treat to beat the heat from Popaganda, or even a quick bowl of superfood goodness from Project Acai. No need to hit the fast food joints before entering; there’s plenty to tuck into at the show.
St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2017 hits our shores on January 21 at The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay. For tickets and more info, visit singapore.lanewayfestival.com.
Text Trent Davis
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