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Rocking out in Malaysia: Rockaway Festival 2016 

By Vishnu Krishnan  

Are you ready to have your minds blown this October? Malaysia’s biggest rock festival is back in the form of the insanely successful Rockaway franchise after a three-year hiatus.

Crunching guitars, edgy vocals and explosive drums are the themes of Rockaway, paying homage to punk rock, metal, heavy metal and rock and roll.

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The First Wave! (29th/30th October)

(Source: http://www.rojakdaily.com/entertainment/article/771/scorpions-wolfmother-and-taking-back-sunday-to-headline-malaysia-s-rockaway-festival)

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The saga continues on the 19th!

(Source: http://rockawayfest.com/the-saga-continues/)

Over the years, the Rockaway stages have seen the likes of internationally celebrated acts such as Soulfly, The Used, Underoath, Story Of The Year, MxPx All Stars, Sum 41 and Paramore.

 

Some of the best Malaysian homegrown acts have also graced the stages, such as Koffin Kanser, Love Me Butch,Hujan and Bunkface.

 

The event, organised by Livescape Group, is on October 29-30 at Sepang International Circuit with the grand finale on November 19 at Extreme Park. The moshpit will be an estimated 10,000 strong, so you better start working on your power rock stance and head-banging skills now.

 

“Rock you like a hurricane”! Yes, that’s exactly what Scorpions will be doing at Rockaway this year. The German legends will be among the international headlines at Sepang this year – ready to fan the flames of rock with their ballads.

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All hail the legendary Scorpions!

(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scorpions_(band))

 

Among the other major international acts this year includes Australian rockers, Wolfmother, The Darkness, Taking Back Sunday and Third Eye Blind. These heavyweights of the rock scene will leave you screaming for more.

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Aussie rock gods!

(Source: http://www.shauntmax30.com/group/wolfmother/)

 

The local acts are not ones to live in the shadows of their international counterparts. Local giants of the industry such as Wings, Butterfingers, Zainal Abidin, Hujan, OAG, One Buck Short and the Alleycats will be on stage belting out their classics.

 

Some of the younger but equally impressive local acts will show you what the youth of the nation represent. The popular Son Of A Policeman (SOAP) is definitely a band look out for. Our very own metal champions, Artefacts will also be raising heartbeats on the day.

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Son of A Policeman is the epitomy of Malaysian pop rock.

(Source: http://www.tunestudios.com/2014/06/30/congratulations-son-of-a-policeman/)
Malaysia’s neighbours will also make their presence felt with The Summer State from Singapore and The Changcuters from Indonesia.

 

Last but not least, we will see our superb local act; Deja Voodoo Spells of progressive metal, collaborating with the virtuoso and ex-guitarist of Guns N’ Roses, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal and the 11 Piece Book Of Spells Orchestra to create some extremely powerful tunes.

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Bumblefoot is literally a blaze of guitar madness!

(Source: https://koreaguitar1.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/20-questions-with-ron-bumblefoot-thal/)

For ticket purchases and more information check out the link below. See you on the fields of rock and roll!
Ticketing link: http://galactix.asia/rockawayfest

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Konsert Awie & Ella

January 5, 2012 during 2:00 pm

Norzila bt Hj Aminuddin, or improved famous by her theatre name Ella, is a renouned stone thespian in Malaysia. With a career travelling over 2 decades, Ella still binds a internal record for a best-selling womanlike artist for offered over 300,000 copies during a rise of her song career. Dubbed as ‘Ratu Rock’ (Queen of Rock) by her internal fans, no other pretension fits her standing as a Malaysian stone star better. Her latest solo album, expelled in 2007 entitled Rama-Rama became one of a many renouned songs in that year.

Born as Ahmad Azhar b Othman, he is improved famous as Awie, a front male for one of Malaysia’s famous stone rope called Wings. He left a rope and motionless to go solo, producing 4 albums during his time as a solo singer. In 1992, Awie motionless to embark on an behaving career, starring in a film famous as Pemburu Bayang. He forged a name for himself as an achieved actor, and enjoyed success with other internal films such as Sembilu series, Tragedi Oktober, Baik Punya Cilok and Hantu Kak Limah Balik Rumah.

Come and see Malaysia’s Queen of Rock perform live during Istana Budaya with Awie in Konsert Awie Ella this 12th to 15th Jan 2012

This entrance 12th compartment 15th Jan 2012 will see both a King and Queen of Rock behaving side by side during Panggung Sari in Istana Budaya. This long-awaited unison is set to disturb both of their particular fans and will be a opening unison of a year 2012. The report for this four-day unison is set as below:-

Thursday, 12th Jan 2012 during 8.30 pm
Friday, 13th Jan 2012 during 8.30 pm
Saturday, 14th Jan 2012 during 3.00 pm AND 8.30 pm
Sunday, 15th Jan 2012 during 3.00 pm AND 8.30 pm

Tickets are labelled during RM 40, RM 80, RM 140, RM 210, RM 300, RM 400 and RM 450. Please click here for some-more information about a unison and sheet purchases, or revisit Istana Budaya’s website here.

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Festival of Wings 2011

October 15, 2011 during 2:00 pm

It is that time of a year again where a swift friends embark on their prolonged debate from colder homes streamer to warmer climates. This annual eventuality is organized to foster a significance of a birds as a healthy indicator of a world Earth’s health. Bird lovers can design to see dozens of class of a feathered friends interlude by en track to their destinations.

Festival of Wings 2011

The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) and Kuala Selangor Nature Park (KSNP) celebrates this yearly eventuality by organising a dual day Festival of Wings 2011 to be hold during Kuala Selangor Nature Park from 22nd to 23rd Oct 2011. As a premier eco-tourism site in Selangor, a eventuality also aims to emanate an recognition of a sourroundings as this year is aptly announced as a International Year of Forests by a United Nations (UN). Lots of fun and sparkling activities are in store for inlet lovers and a open to attend and enjoy. There will be a FOW-BATA Run 2011 hold on 22nd Oct during 7.00 am, bird examination sessions, mangrove stream cruises and tours and a firefly tour. It is truly an sparkling eventuality not to be missed. For some-more information, greatfully record on to MNS’ website here or call 03 3289 2294.

Photo (c) Malaysian Nature Society

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