The Norwegian folk-pop duo Kings of Convenience kicked off the last weekend of January with a memorable concert at the 3rd Singapore Laneway festival. As the first band entering the stage, Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe geared up the early bird hipsters in Singapore with an acoustic set of tunes that sent chills over the crowd out in the burning sun. Finishing up with their 2004 hit “I’d rather dance with you”, the duo left the crowd giggling after a swinging dance performance by Øye.
For the first time, Laneway Festival was held at the Meadows at Gardens by the Bay. The scenery of skyscrapers and the massive Marina Bay Sands in the background gave a powerful feel to a Saturday filled with modern rock, indie, folk-pop and electronic music.
The Kings’ performance at the festival was well worth the sunburn!