Music lovers and partygoers: the Malaysian-made Good Vibes Festival is back for its fifth edition on 21 & 22 July at The Ranch@ Gohtong Jaya, Genting Highlands – and it’s bigger and better than ever.
Expect a weekend getaway of good vibes and good times with international chart-toppers and cutting-edge local acts. Headlining the two-day fest is New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde of Royals, Yellow Flicker Beat and Green Light fame. At just 21, the talented songstress’ husky vocals and melodramatic performances have set her apart from her mainstream peers, and fans can expect Lorde to drop several hits from her latest album.
Fresh off the success of their third full-length album Relaxer’ is indie rock trio alt-J. Chart toppers in their native UK, look out for older songs such as Breezeblocks, or 3WW, off their latest album.
American act The Neighbourhood will be no stranger to the masses, having enjoyed massive radio airplay in Malaysia with songs such as Sweater Weather and WDYWFM. Their signature moody, slinky sound will prove fitting against the backdrop of the highlands at The Ranch.
Toronto duo Majid Jordan (above) takes the stage by straddling the sweet intersection of bright, pulsing pop songs and melancholic, moody r’n’b cuts. Also on the #GoodVibesFest bill is Australian pop phenomenon Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker(“No Diggity”, “Stop Me”), whose recent artistic metamorphosis towards a more radical, neo-soul r’n’b sound is reflected in his decision to retire his former moniker Chet Faker.
Seattle-based electronic duo on the rapid rise, ODESZA (“Sun Models” featuring
Madelyn Grant, “Line of Sight” featuring Mansionair and WYNNE) are known for carving out an identity in a crowded electronic pop landscape with their envelope-pushing ethereal,
Rounding up the international acts are prodigal electronic club producer SG Lewis (“Aura”, “No Less”). HONNE (“Someone That Loves You”, “Warm On A Cold Night”), oozing sensual synths, slick basslines, and swoon-inducing choruses, American DJ-producer pair Louis The Child (“It’s Strange”, “Weekend”) with electronic dance bangers, seductive scores and tropical house vibes as well as precocious French prodigy Petit Biscuit (“Memories”, “Sunset Lover”) making his presence known at the festival with atmospheric, melodic nostalgia-inducing masterpieces.
On the local lineup, expect no less than Malaysia’s most prolific rapper Altimet (“Amboi”, “Kalau Aku Kaya”), performing with The Kawan Band on the day; Noh Salleh (“Angin Kencang”, “Bunga Di Telinga”), the award-winning solo artiste and
frontman of indie rock stalwarts Hujan; five-piece rock’n’rollers Kyoto Protocol (“Jelita” feat.
Liyana Fizi, “Tiada Lagi Kidungmu”); electro duo darlings Pastel Lite (“Assassin”, “Damsel”);
fast-rising feisty rapper Zamaera (“Helly Kelly”, “Wanita”); Malaysian indie-pop artiste Froya
(“Sunny Side Down”, “Uncomprehended Child”); songstress-songwriter Bil Musa (“No More
Excuses”, “Owe It All To You”); Malaysia-based Indonesian producer Emir Hermono (“3AM In
Jakarta”, “Fake Friends”); and singer-songwriter and YouTuber LUNADIRA (“Forever’s Not Our
For the first time ever, the festival introduces a new premium VIP experience,
featuring amenities such as a designated VIP entry lane, VIP access to the festival on both
days, access to the VIP Deck with a raised deck for optimal stage views; an exclusive VIP
bar, specially curated VIP vendors, designated toilets; and exclusive front row pit access at
both main stages. Festival-goers can also expect a great deal of exclusive festival goodies and giveaways as well as a food village with awesome eats.
- Tickets for a two day pass: RM330 (early bird), Phases 1-3: RM360, RM380, RM400
- One day pass: RM300
- Squad goals pass: 5 x 2 day passes – RM1,750
- VIP Two day pass: RM550