THE inaugral Rocktoberfest Borneo will be kicking off with an impressive lineup featuring Malaysia’s top rock bands, talented Bornean musicians and several international artistes who will perform live on stage from October 6 – October 7 in Miri, Sarawak.
The festival will take place at Parkcity Everly Hotel Miri, a venue that has hosted music events such as the Borneo Jazz Festival and the Miri Country Music Festival.
It is slated to be the biggest beachside rock festival in Borneo.
Headlining Rocktoberfest Borneo 2017 are two very successful and well-known Malaysian bands, Hujan and Estranged, whose lead singers come from Miri and Kota Kinabalu, respectively. It will be an exciting homecoming show of sorts for Hujan’s Noh and Estranged’s Rich, whose Bornean backgrounds have garnered a huge following for their bands in the local community. Hujan last played in Noh’s hometown of Miri in 2010, while Estranged had their last show there in 2013.
Performing at the festival are also top national acts such as XPDC, Oh Chentaku, OAG, Bunkface, Kyoto Protocol, MonoloQue, Pesawat and Sevencollar T-shirt who will be sharing the stage with Bornean bands such as Masterpiece, Nicestupidplayground, Me Gusta, and Polar. Rocktoberfest Borneo 2017 is promising to be a rock-packed weekend as guests will be entertained by over 30 bands, including international artistes from the Philippines, Singapore and Brunei.
Fully supported by the Miri City Council and Sarawak Tourism Board, Rocktoberfest Borneo aims to become an annual music event to attract more visitors to the city of Miri.