Laneway Festival 2020 Sideshows Announced
bbno$, Col3trane and Omar Apollo reveal details of their Sydney and Melbourne Laneway Festival sideshows. Read on for more information…!
TICKETS FOR BBNO$ AND COL3TRANE ON SALE
10AM (AEDT), MONDAY 4 NOVEMBER
TICKETS FOR OMAR APOLLO ON SALE 11AM (AEDT), THURSDAY 31 OCTOBER
bbno$ (real name Alex Gumuchian), blurs the lines between rap, electronic music and anything else he can get his hands on. He’s a master collaborator, featuring on viral hits with Yung Bae (‘Bad Boy’), Yung Gravy (‘Whip A Tesla’) and more; he’s a relentless creator and a bona fide room-filler.
With two albums already released – 2018’s Bb Steps and 2019’s Recess a third on the way, and Gold pop anthem ‘Lalala’ with Y2K under his belt, bbno$’s story is a true testament to the potential of self-promotion. His unrelenting work ethic along with his out-of-the-box creative approach and tenacious charisma demonstrates that there is still space for independent boundary-pushing artists in today’s saturated music market.
Special guest Arno Faraji will also perform. Praised as the winner of triple j’s Unearthed High in 2017, Faraji’s “raps crackle with intelligence and electrifying attitude.” Recent collaboration with Remi & Sensible J ‘Bless (What It’s Like)’ serves as an insight into Faraji’s vibe-filled show, racking up over 1 million streams on Spotify.
Wednesday 29th January – Howler
Monday 3rd February – Oxford Art Factory
Once dubbed ‘North London’s answer to Frank Ocean’, UK hip-hop prodigy Col3trane makes music that is a perfect synthesis of soul, R&B and ribcage-rattling production.
Raised on the songs of Motown, David Bowie, Prince and Michael Jackson, Col3trane developed his own taste early on. It was inevitable that he’d end up making music himself; a lifetime of influences was bubbling under and waiting to burst out.
Released in November 2017, the Tsarina mixtape, Col3trane’s debut, garnered praise from critics and tastemakers alike. Follow-up BOOT pushed Col3trane’s unique sound further, taking in sounds inspired by the UK jazz scene.
The release of this year’s Heroine EP, which features Goldlink, Raye, DJDS and Sega Bodega, cemented Col3trane’s standing as one of London’s most differentiated young talents.
Col3trane is a bag of exciting contradictions. His music lives a life of its own; experimental. Passionate, twisted, and unusual but with an undeniable pop appeal. He’s an artist equally at home on the arena stage as he was creating beats in his bedroom trying to capture the sounds exploding in his head. Ask him who his peers are and he can’t answer, putting it in the simple but truest term, “My lane, it’s a new one.”
Thursday 30th January – Howler
Tuesday 4th February – Oxford Art Factory
A 21-year-old first-generation Mexican-American singer from Indiana, Omar Apollo’s diverse background bleeds into his influences - from The Internet to Smino - to form his unique voice.
After introducing himself in 2018 with his critically-acclaimed debut EP Stereo, Omar has continued to ascend as an undeniable talent to watch. Pitchfork recently featuring him as a Rising artist and Youtube announcing him as part of this year's Foundry international artist development program, with past alumni including Cuco, ROSALÍA, Gunna, Chloe X Halle, and Dua Lipa. From working at McDonalds and surfing Soundcloud in his spare time to releasing his first EP in two languages and attracting rave reviews from Pitchfork to The Fader, he’s had a big two years.
Omar Apollo made his late-night US television debut on Late Night with Seth Myers, where he performed an energetic rendition of standout track 'Ashamed'. Watch it back here.
Wed 29 Jan - Corner Hotel
Wed 5 Feb - Oxford Art Factory