Top Acts You Need To See At Laneway Auckland 2020

The new year festival run may be over but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop celebrating the start of a new decade. The party continues this month at Laneway. Taking place on Monday 27th January (a public holiday) there’s no other place to be other than Albert Park. You’re probably still recovering from the big NYE celebrations so we’ve gone ahead and made a list of the top acts you need to check out at Laneway this year.

THE 1975

It goes without saying that one of the most anticipated acts on the line up are The 1975. With an endless list of hits and stage production that’ll leave you mesmerised, you already know you don’t want to miss it. Grab your mates, this is the year of new beginnings and the place to sing your heart out to Somebody Else, Chocolate, Sex, TooTimeTooTimeTooTime, Girls, Settle Down, Love Me, Robbers and many more.

MAHALIA

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Having won YouTube’s One To Watch award to being nominated for a Brit, and touring the US with Ella Mai – British singer, songwriter and actress Mahalia is one to look out for at Laneway this year. With songs such as Sober and Do Not Disturb she’s bringing to life the emotions we all feel in our teens and 20’s. If you want to feel all those #relateable feels this is the set to be at.

EARL SWEATSHIRT

You already know Earl Sweatshirt is ready to bring some heat. Having started his career in his teens as part of Odd Future led by Tyler the Creator, there is no doubt Earl Sweatshirt is a must see act at Laneway this year. If you’re in the mood to rage, rap and forget about the world – let Earl Sweatshirt take you on a journey.

RUEL

Seventeen year old RUEL is here to steal everyone’s hearts. Best known for his singles Don’t Tell Me and Younger, RUEL has also won the Breakthrough Artist award for his single Dazed & Confused at the 2018 ARIA Music Awards. RUEL recently joined Khalid on his Australia and New Zealand tour dates. This is just the beginning of RUEL’s career and nows your chance to be part of the story right here at Laneway.

RUFUS DU SOL

Ahhhh what can we say about Rüfüs Du Sol? Every performance is magical and we just can’t get enough. From the live instruments to the vocals to the spectacular lighting matching every beat. Trust us when we say your life will no be complete until you see them live. Guess what? You can because Laneway is just around the corner.

CHARLIE XCX

Boy oh boy! Pop queen Charli XCX is coming to Laneway and we couldn’t be more excited. With hits such as Boys, 1999, After the Afterparty and Boom Clap, catch us singing along to every word. If you’re in the mood for a bubblegum pop party Charli XCX is your girl.

OMAR APOLLO

If you’re looking for soulful singer-songwriter music, it’s time to kickback with Omar Apollo. He blew up on Spotify after releasing Ugotme and also taught himself how to sing and play guitar. So far he’s released two EPs, Stereo in 2018 and Friends in 2019. Check out Omar Apollo at Laneway and celebrate your long weekend the right way.

J.I.D

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Atlanta based rapper and Dreamville signee J.I.D is headed to Laneway 2020. Get your mosh ready for Off Deez, 151 Rum, Never and Down Bad. It’s about to get litttttt.

Check out the full line up below. Now all you need to do is make sure you’ve got your ticket.

Sharleen

A writer, explorer and your number one hype girl. I love all things pop culture, sports, food and music. instagram.com/shar.leen

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