Good Vibes—Malaysia’s headlining music festival brand that has seen the likes of The 1975, Joji, Yuna, Two Door Cinema Club, Daniel Caesar, and Rae Sremmurd on its stages—is back this year in full post-pandemic swing under a new moniker: Good Vibes Weekender. The past two years rendered music festivals in Malaysia (like everywhere else) obsolete, and organiser Future Sound Asia is channelling life back to the local entertainment scene with the two-day instalment featuring some of the biggest and most recognisable acts in Asia. We’ve got the details you need for a smashing, music-fueled weekend.
Who’s Performing At The Good Vibes Weekender Music Festival In Malaysia?
Just like past Good Vibes Festivals, a star-studded lineup is set in stone.
“Good Vibes has always been ahead of the curve for music trends, and with more Asian acts making waves with a bigger audience, we would also like the inaugural Good Vibes Weekender to reflect that,” says Wan Alman, Head of Entertainment at Future Sound Asia as quoted by Lifestyle Asia.
The first day will see former 2NE1 member CL, Malaysia’s hip-hop mogul Joe Flizzow, and French-Malaysian artist SonaOne taking the stage. Supporting acts include local indie favourites Midnight Fusic and singer-songwriter (and best-selling author!) Claudia Tan.
K-pop titan Jackson Wang takes the stage on day two, as well as Filipino-British indie singer-songwriter beabadoobee and American crooner Pink Sweats. Not forgetting homegrown talents Late Night Frequency, Yonnyboii, and NYK.
How Much Are Ticket Prices?
Pre-sale for Good Vibes Weekender opened on 2 August at 3pm. The two-day pre-sale passes are sold out at the time of writing. Ticket prices and their respective entitlements are as follow:
- GA Two-Day Pass Pre-Sale RM 399 [SOLD OUT]: Free standing, admission on both days of the festival
- GA Two-Day Pass RM 499: Free standing, admission on both days of the festival
- VIP Two-Day Pass RM999: Designated VIP entry lane, access to The VIP Deck with raised platforms and bar, access to the exclusive front row pit in front of main stages, admission on both days of the festival including entry to General Admission zones
These prices are expected of a music festival in Malaysia, especially one with international acts.
Where Is It?
Away from the breezy hills of Genting Highlands where many music festivals in Malaysia have taken place, Good Vibes Weekender comes to Subang Jaya’s most prized real estate: Sunway City. Specifically, Surf Beach at Sunway Lagoon.
With the award-winning Sunway Resort as backdrop, Surf Beach has hosted MTV World Stage, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Pitbull, Swedish House Mafia, Slash, and more.
What Other Important Details Should I Know?
To ensure everyone has a good time in a safe and secure environment, all attendees must abide by certain rules. They include being fully vaccinated, aged 18 years old and above, and wearing wristbands at all times on both days.
Furthermore, you’ll need to produce your tickets in physical or digital format. A copy of a valid ID that matches your name on the ticket will be required as well. Refer to Good Vibes’ official website for the complete list of T&Cs.
Sounds Great! One Last Burning Question: Will There Be Good Vibes Festival 2022?
Well, we don’t know (and if you do, let us know)! But if we were to make a calculated guess based on the return of music festivals and concerts in Malaysia as well as September’s Weekender, we’d be inclined to say there’s a solid chance that GVF might return this year.
The last Good Vibes Festival was scheduled to happen in August 2020 at The Ranch in Genting Highlands, but Covid-19 had already turned the world upside down and it was unfortunately cancelled. The 2020 festival would’ve marked its seventh edition since 2013.
It’s Time To Let Your Hair Down At The Good Vibes Weekender This September
Dates: 23-24 September 2022
Venue: Surf Beach, Sunway Lagoon
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