This year’s grand slam Malaysian creative arts festival is slated to happen on 24th and 25th November 2012. Did you know? Sigur Rós is going to be headlining and our homegrown (now international) singer-songwriter Yuna will be taking the stage the day before.

But the list of acts have grown since the initial Urbanscapes 2012 announcement. So here’s a glance at what else and more importantly, who else you can expect to see this year:

The Impatient Sisters: Musical sisters that bring sweet folk harmonies to the stage. Already making waves in the local music scene!


Guba: Sabahan singer-songwriter that is filled with great folk-pop tunes. Check out his collaboration with Yuna on the song “You’re So Finehere. Although typically an acoustic act, he’ll be performing with a full band at the festival.

Francis Wolf: Folk singer-songwriter whose songs tells many stories behind melodies. Check out his set on The Wknd here.

Froya: Quirky electrocoustic pop singer with captivating music reminiscent of Sia and the likes. Check out her songs here.

Pastel LiteEff Hakin and Mohd Faliq make experimental music that’s still really accessible. Check out their SoundCloud here.

Darren Ashley: Darren Ashley’s wonderfully crafted pop tunes is fun for the ears and Darren himself is super-energetic onstage. Peep his eclectic SoundCloud here.

OJ Law: One of the brightest new acts in the scene, mixing rock, pop, electronics and folk with ease. You have to be something special to have a Last Polka ice-cream named after you.

Enterprise: Subang boys whose music is just effortlessly cool. Atmospheric and dancey rock that you can get your freak on to. Get a taste of their music here.


Love/Comes: Gracing our stages by way of Kuching, Love/Comes delivers catchy, shoegazey tunes that push all the right buttons. Listen here.

Ernest Zacharevic: Lithuanian artist who is currently based in Penang. Check out his Facebook page on the link above for a look at his unique work. For Urbanscapes, let’s just say his installation will be larger than life.

Shelah!: Malaysia’s most-loved queen! She’ll have you in stitches for her Urbanscapes show, and then some.

Poetry Cafe KL: Does the spoken word…speak to you? Then you must be part of Poetry Cafe’s poetry slam at Urbanscapes.

Kontak! X themancalleduncle: They’ll be working together on an audio-visual collaboration to perk up the fest when night falls, and will also be enhancing Poetry Cafe KL’s set with some AV magic.

Monsoon+ x senseless art: Monsoon+ will team up with photographer Cipoi from Senseless Art for a multimedia exhibition on Malaysia’s music scene.

Karya: The collective of multi-disciplinary artists will work on making art stand out at one of our satellite stages.

And, if you haven’t gotten your Urbanscapes 2012 tickets yet, get ‘em now via AirAsia RedTix! We hear the early bird ones were going fast on the day it was released (just a few days ago!) so they might be all gone by now. Here are the ticketing deets:

For more information, visit Urbanscapes’ official website.

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