Laneway’s Unmissable Acts? Slowthai, Turnstile, Logic1000 and More
Laneway 2023 is fast approaching, so your planning should be well underway! While there are many ways to best tackle your fave festival, even if you prefer to follow your nose on the day, let’s be real: a little research and planning never go astray. This way you’ll ensure that you end up catching all of the acts you’re into, leaving nothing to chance. You never know when, say, there’ll be a life-changing pandemic that stops music festivals from happening for two years!
It’s no surprise that this year’s Laneway line-up is filled to the brim with talent, so we’ve done the groundwork in selecting a group of artists that you should not miss on the day! Whether you’re after searing guitars or soaring electronic music, we’ve got your must-sees covered.
Since forming in 2010, Baltimore punk five-piece Turnstile have been building their legion of fans one energetic mosh at a time, and they’re set to do all over the country for Laneway 2023. With five EPs, three studio albums, and counting — including their Grammy-nominated 2021 effort GLOW ON — Turnstile is well and truly ensuring that wild rock is still alive and well. This year will see the group return Down Under for their next Aussie performance and you can take our word for it, you’re in for a treat!
If you’ve essentially ever stepped foot in a music festival in the past few years, then you know who Slowthai is. Since his 2019 debut album Nothing Great About Britain, the Grammy-nominated UK rapper has pulled no punches with his politically-charged, fiery bars. Beyond the chart-topping success of his own work, his list of previous collaborators looks like a list of the who’s who of music: Flume, A$AP Rocky, James Blake, Mura Masa, Skepta, and then some.
He’s even worked with the Gorillaz. A co-sign with the geniuses behind ‘Feel Good Inc.’? Consider that a flex.
Australian-born producer Logic1000 is guaranteed to bring one of the most colourful sets of Laneway 2023 — and anyone who’s heard her music knows why. Currently residing in Berlin, Logic1000 has made a name for herself delivering pulsating and emotive dance music that feels ready for both dingy underground clubs and the biggest of music festivals. Having delivered remixes for Glass Animals, Flume, Christine and the Queens and more, it’s safe to say that Logic1000 is your favourite artist’s favourite artist.
Gumbaynggirr rapper and singer-songwriter Tasman Keith has spent the past few years positioning himself as a force to be reckoned within hip-hop — and 2022 cemented his status as one of the country’s most important acts. With the release of his debut album A Colour Undone last year, he silenced any doubters. It’s an album that saw him look deep inside, and be completely unafraid to explore any and all feelings around community, his heritage or his masculinity. Having ventured across R&B, pop, hip-hop and electronic landscapes, Tasman Keith seems like he can do it all, and his 2023 Laneway set will surely have you begging for more.
You going through a break-up right now? Do you just need a good scream? Well, you’ll want to make sure that you’re front row for The Beths! Fresh off of the release of their third LP, Expert In A Dying Field, the New Zealand quartet are set to grace Laneway 2023 with their guitar heavy, power-pop beats. It’s been quite a year for the band, with Expert in a Dying Field being their first album to top their home country’s music charts, while also featuring on a seemingly endless amount of critics’ best-of-2022 lists. Their music has the perfect balance of intimacy and liberation and of fun and fury, meaning The Beths’ Laneway 2023 set truly has something for everyone.