Malaysia’s homegrown Good Vibes Festival is back with Lorde, alt-J, Nick Murphy and Louis the Child among the headliners

With a lack of music festivals in Malaysia, Toyota presents Good Vibes Festival is back for another year to satisfy local music fans with what may just be its biggest lineup yet. Now in its fifth edition, the festival will be held once again at The Ranch at Gohtong Jaya, in Genting Highlands from July 21 and 22.

The weekend is packed with music from international acts as well as local names, and being held a little earlier than its usual August dates to entice some the biggest names to come to Malaysia yet – such as headliner Lorde, who’s also playing Splendour in the Grass in Australia, happening the same weekend.

This year also brings Toyota Malaysia as the Festival’s title sponsor and will be having giveaway contests across their social media platforms. So keep an eye out for free festival passes.

As Good Vibes Fest neighbours Indonesia’s We The Fest (and Splendour), its no surprise that they share almost the same setlist. This year brings many first-timers to the country such as New Zealand starlet Lorde bringing her melodramatic art-pop tunes alongside arena-filling alt-prog Englishmen alt-J; moody pop-rock band The Neighbourhood and neo-soul Aussie bearded wonder Nick Murphy (formerly Chet Faker). The weekend is truly filled with acts for everyone as DJ-duo Louis the Child; synth banging HONNE; Toronto boys Majid Jordan and French prodigy Petit Biscuit join the list as among the first of the international acts to be announced so far.

Sharing the stage(s) are local legends Kyoto Protocol and Noh Salleh who are no strangers to the local scene; indie-pop Malaysian sweetheart Froya; bass thumping electro-duo Pastel Lite; and feisty rappers Altimet (accompanied by The Kawan Band) and Zamaera to name a few. More local and international acts will be announced in the weeks to come.

Weekend-long tickets are sold in ‘phases’ starting from MYR360 (AU$121; phase 1) with hotel packages starting from MYR1,100 (AU$371) which includes 2 nights and 2x general weekend-tickets. A first for the fest, Good Vibes Fest has launched a new VIP-pass which includes access to the front of stage; access to the VIP-bar and priority festival entry priced at MYR550 (AU$186). All ticketing information and purchases can be found and made here.

More information on Toyota presents Good Vibes Festival can be found on their website and more acts will be announced via their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in the weeks to come.

Getting there

Genting Highlands is perched on the peak of Mount Ulu Kali and is about an hour’s drive or bus ride away from Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur. Direct flights to Kuala Lumpur from Australia can be booked with Malaysian Airlines, AirAsia and Qantas.