“You’re my painkiller”: Melbourne punters sing us their top tunes at Laneway Festival 2020

We met heaps of Ocean Alley, Hockey Dad and The Chats fans

It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly a month since NME Australia spent a day baking in the sun at Melbourne’s Footscray Park for St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival.

A few days prior, we’d polled Sydney punters on who they were at the festival for – and asked them if they’d give us spontaneous covers of the tunes they wanted to hear the most. So we thought we’d ask Melburnians at Laneway to do the same, and they gladly obliged with their most off-key renditions of ‘Dance Monkey’, ‘Blame It On Your Love’ and more.

Once you’re done checking out the video above, revisit Laneway 2020 with our reviews of stellar sets by Tones And I, The Chats, Hatchie and The 1975 – and check out the best rising acts NME Australia witnessed at the festival, from Agung Mango to Benee.

Elsewhere, Laneway punters gave NME Australia their two cents on whether Sydney or Melbourne was the better city. Check out their compelling arguments, which spanned everything from the weather to the beaches to public transport, here.