| Aziz Idris |
THE Asia Music Festival (AMF) is set to take centre stage in Miri, Sarawak, next month with the full line-up of acts already confirmed. The event will be spread out over two days (October 3 and 4) and is expected to wow thousands at the Eastwood Valley Golf & Country Club, located five kilometres from Miri City Centre.
The inaugural event in 2013 was a success, attracting over 3,000 people. It is set to become yet another iconic music festival for Sarawak after the success of the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) held in Kuching City, and the Borneo Jazz held in Miri.
The Sarawak Tourism Board will bring together several key musicians from India, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Singapore as well as Malaysia to this event.
“With the success of the inaugural event last year, the board is motivated and hopes to continue to attract visitors to the resort city of Miri. With well-known bands from the region set to perform at this coming event, we hope that fellow Malaysians and our neighbours will take this opportunity to witness their favourite bands,” said Sarawak Tourism Board CEO Dato’ Rashid Khan during the official launch at the East Wood Valley Golf & Country Club in Miri.
The board also looks forward to attracting the Asian expatriate community working in neighbouring countries like Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore and the region to come and celebrate the music, while visiting the destination.
The atmosphere is planned to be that of a carnival and there will also be a tattoo exhibition, food representing countries in this region, and CDs of the bands to take home.
The Asia Music Festival promises an extraordinary weekend of fun and good music. A mixture of live music will be featured throughout the two-day event and will include a mix-genre of music from regional, national and local talents.
The confirmed line-up of performers includes SoulMate (India), Ras Muhamad (Indonesia), Pancake80 (Philippines), Pisco (Taiwan), Retrospect (Thailand), Masia One (Singapore) and Malaysian bands, Mas August and Salammusik.
Pre-sale tickets are still available online. For further enquiries, contact the Sarawak Tourism Board at firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to www.asiamusicfestival.net for more updates.