There’s been a scarcity of proper music festivals in Malaysia as of late – Urbanscapes this year was run as a month-long affair, and just about every other international artiste has been skipping Kuala Lumpur to head down to neighbouring Singapore. Thankfully, Good Vibes Festival 2016 is here to provide some much needed respite for the peninsula’s music enthusiasts.
This year’s Good Vibes Festival features a star-studded line-up like never before, with a carefully curated potpourri of international chart-toppers and regional bigwigs. Prominent indie rock bands The 1975, Tokyo Police Club and Two Door Cinema Club will be complemented by dancy favourites Disclosure, Purity Ring and Ryan Hemsworth. The very funky Mark Ronson will also be making an appearance, alongside powerhouse Australian sibling duo Angus and Julia Stone and their fellow countrymen The Temper Trap, and lowtemp extraordinaire Ta-ku. Alternative pop starlet Alina Baraz will also be bringing some chill vibes all the way from LA to Malaysia for the very first time.
On the local front, veteran rockers SevenCollar T-Shirt and Kyoto Protocol will be looking to spice things up on the big stage, sharing it with darkpop duo +2dB and their more cheerful sounding counterparts Froya, and The Fridays. Brand new band Toko Kilat (seriously, we haven’t even heard their first single yet!), psychedelic crooners Enterprise and experimental post-rockers Mutesite are expected to bring a dash of added intensity to the GVF2016 lineup, while sibling acts Jumero, and Juno and Hanna hold the fort down for those with a lighter taste.
The two-day festival is going to be held in the cool heights of Genting Highlands at The Ranch. Tickets are running out quickly, so mark August 12th and 13th on your calendars, and book your tickets as soon as you can!
Tickets and packages range from RM250 (for one day passes) to RM955 (for the full two-day experience with a hotel room) and are available at www.boxtix.asia.
For more information check out GVF2016 website.