Food may not always be at the top of the priority list when it comes to live music, but Laneway Festival have managed to outdo themselves with the breathtaking consistency of their food village every year.
With the festival already on top of their game for delicious dishes, they're taking it further with the convenience of Uber Eats, their food partner for the 2018 edition.
The newly-minted Uber Eats Food Village brings together the delectable food curation that Laneway have prided themselves over, with the sophisticated and simple technology of Uber's gastronomic service.
The app will allow you to order food whilst firmly nested on your picnic mat or within the front row of the crowd, selecting from one of three accessible collection points within the festival grounds.
There's the delightful range of stalls in the food village to satiate your tummy throughout the day, presenting a variety of menus tailor-made just for the festival.
Like fine wine paired with a vintage soundsystem, we've taken the liberty to pair the appropriate food available at the fest with some of the performing acts.
Paired with: Tanamera Coffee
Let's put aside the fact that both hail from Indonesia — Heals' brand of pop-inflicted shoegaze is incredibly warm and inviting, and Tanamera's specially-sourced range of blends feel like the perfect accompaniment to a set that will — at any time during the festival — wake you up.
Paired with: Udders Ice Cream
Loyle is one of the brooding underdogs of the festival line-up, and what better way to catch the British rapper than to enjoy a fresh scoop of ice cream, lovingly engineered by long-time local brand Udders. Loyle has had a knack for writing empowering rhymes in his music, and diving into that with a strong blend of special frozen flavours will be transcendent, to say the least.
Paired with: Señor Taco
There's barely a need to justify tacos, but if there's ever a reason to get some during Mac Demarco's set, it's because it's his go-to food when he's resting back home in Los Angeles. With Señor Taco's unique recipes, you might just find the animated frontman stepping offstage for a bite.
Paired with: Ah Tan Wings
What could pair well with — what's arguably — the heaviest band on the festival line-up? Perhaps a serving of deep-fried Har Cheong Gai wings from Ah Tan Wings, made with a recipe so indulgent with bold ingredients that you'll probably have to go a few rounds of moshing — just to stave off the guilt.
Paired with: Hyde & Co.'s chili crab pasta
One listen to Moses Sumney's debut album Aromanticism and you'll take away the immediate melodies he weaves into his songs — return for repeated listens and you'll find much more to learn and enjoy. Not to aimlessly lavish the same praise onto a classic bowl of chili crab pasta, but it may just offer a similarly multi-layered delight that will compel you for another round.
ANDERSON .PAAK & THE FREE NATIONALS
Paired with: Satay Power
In the US, there's never a proper BBQ cookout without a flawless list of R&B, funk and hip-hop tunes to soundtrack a laid-back and communal setting. In Singapore, satays are a staple at chalets and family barbecues. At Laneway, you'll be able to recreate the best of both worlds with some fiery satay sticks from Satay Power and the distinct funk grooves of Anderson .Paak, backed by his multi-talented band The Free Nationals.
TIM DE COTTA
Paired with: Fresh burgers from Burger Joint New York
Just like Anderson .Paak, Tim De Cotta will inject a much-needed dose of organic soul prowess into the festival, and that deserves comfort food of the highest order. With Burger Joint New York serving up some sizzling beef patties, you'll be well-nourished in many ways.
Laneway Festival 2018 will be happening on January 27th at Gardens By The Bay. Tickets available here.