Paperboy’s guide to Laneway Auckland

by Paperboy / 26 January, 2017

Music industry pros and top performers pick their favourite acts at the 30 January festival, plus where to eat and festival fashion.

Top picks

BRIDGE SHOEBRIDGE, BFM DJ

 

Most anticipated international act? I saw Floating Points doing his DJ set at Neck of the Woods last year and it was nigh on perfection. My body ached for days from the dancing!

Local buzz? Nikolai has been a very mysterious live creature in the past, so I’m super-hyped to see them play. There’s only been a few tracks floating about on the internet, so it’ll be fresh for everyone! Also, I’ve never had anything but a mesmerising time with Purple Pilgrims and K2K.

AMELIA MURRAY, AKA FAZERDAZE (Princes Street Stage, 12.25pm)

How does it feel to be performing this year? It’ll be scary standing on stage but also a dream come true. Who are you rooting for? I’m excited for Car Seat Headrest. Also, The Veils and Julia Jacklin. I can’t wait to see K2K!  I hope I get to meet her backstage!

What’ll your set vibe be like? Colourful and upbeat. There’s a few more electronic sounds. We’ll be playing new material plus a few old ones.

MATTHEW CRAWLEY, Golden Dawn owner

Which international act are you most excited about? I’m very happy that King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are on the line-up now! I saw them a wee while ago in Berlin in a sweltering hot concrete box, and it was the greatest show I’d seen in forever. We’re in for a treat.​ I’m also a total sucker for ‘No Woman’ by Whitney, so I’m super happy they’re coming too. ​​

Which act is set to make waves, do you think? Julia Jacklin is gonna be a star. Don’t miss her.

NICK JOHNSTON, Laneway veteran and lead vocalist of punk-rock band Cut Off Your Hands (Thunderdome, 4.30pm)

Most anticipated international act? One hundred percent Floating Points is my pick for the day, and I’ll catch a few of the Refused for a healthy dose of nostalgia.

Who’s generating the most local buzz? Yukon Era and Fazerdaze.

Top tip? Watch out for the sun, and don’t get burned, alright? Slip on those sunnies, slap on a cap and slop on that block. 

Festival must-haves

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Snack quest

Five unmissable Laneway food vendors for dance-break picnics:

The Rolling Pin Gordon Kong’s handmade dumplings are little festivals for the mouth. Two options – Penang pulled beef or vegan tofu and shitake dumplings – will be in high demand on the day.

Wise Boys Burgers 100% plant-based burgers served from a shack made from upcycled materials: filling up on a Moroccan-spiced kūmara burger is a wise move indeed.

 

Judge Bao Choose from two flavours of hand-rolled artisan bao – mapo tofu (vegan) or Shanghai master stock-braised, free farmed pork belly – and a side of Sichuan fried chicken, served by the eternally smiley Jamie Johnston and Debbie Orr.

Moustache Cookie Bus Treat yo’self to a hot, gooey, chewy, handmade cookie and creamy Mo Shake from the infamous yellow bus.

Crocky’s Cold Brew The Wellington nitro cold brew coffee cart is wheeling its way to Auckland for the day to cool hot brows and fuel tired feet.

Remember: Don’t forget to take your ID! / The festival will go ahead rain or shine / Gates to Laneway at Albert Park open Monday 30 Jan at 11.30am

 

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