Ruby Fields' bassist Tasman Wilson proposed at Laneway
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Watch Ruby Fields’ bassist Tasman Wilson get proposed to on-stage at Laneway Festival

Wilson, who has collaborated with the likes of Ruby Fields, Adam Newling and Pacific Avenue, was proposed to on-stage by G-Flip’s sister, Samantha Flip. 

Tasman Wilson, the bassist for Australian musicians like Ruby Fields and Adam Newling, was the recipient of a heartwarming gesture at Brisbane’s St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival over the weekend. Wilson was midway through his set alongside line-up act Newling, when a large banner appeared in the front row of the mosh pit which read: “Tasman, will you marry me?” Newling went on to read the sign aloud, much to Wilson’s initial bewilderment. 

Moments later, Wilson’s soon-to-be fiance Samantha Flip appeared behind the musician on-stage, taking a knee as Newling reiterated the question. Wilson responded “Yes” into the microphone to rapturous applause, before sharing a kiss and a hug with Flip. Singer G Flip, who is Samantha’s sister, was among the first to share their well-wishes, writing on Instagram that Wilson is “welcome[d] to the family.” 

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Meanwhile, in her own post, Flip recounted how she and Wilson first met at Laneway Festival four years ago. “4 years later I got on stage and proposed. And he said yes,” the caption read. Wilson himself shared images and fan camera footage of the proposal on his own profile. Alongside Fields and Newling, Wilson has provided instrumentation and assisted with visuals for the likes of Pacific Avenue, Scabz and Maddy Jane, among others. 

Laneway’s Brisbane edition was one of five outings completed by the festival across Australia. The Sydney edition took place yesterday (February 5), with forthcoming stops slated for Melbourne and Perth this weekend. The festival was headlined by Phoebe Bridgers, HAIM and Joji, with the likes of Fred Again, slowthai, Julia Jacklin and Mallrat also taking to the stage as part of the 2023 line-up.  

 

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Last week, the festival’s Auckland edition was cancelled, following a bout of heavy rainfall which caused damage and disruption to the festival site.