Late yesterday, our friends from Livescape Asia announced the full method of mayhem for the long awaited Rockaway Festival 2012 at its official press conference. Yes, Rockaway, the one that’s slated to happen on 20th October 2012 (Saturday).

With an already extensive line-up announced back in July, Livescape announced another wave of acts which includes a total of an international band, two regional acts, and three more local bands. The main highlights of the newly announced acts are the return of ‘ska specialists, “Gerhana Ska Cinta” and the highly prolific underground scene legends, “Koffin Kanser”.

(Taken with a Samsung GALAXY S III)
(Taken with a Samsung GALAXY S III)

Speaking on behalf of Livescape, Rahul Kukreja (Director of LIVE events) said, “We’re more than excited with the additions of these two amazing bands of our times. Gerhana Ska Cinta are celebrating their 10th anniversary at Rockaway Festival and we couldn’t deny that Koffin Kanser is the perfect band to open up for Soulfly. So now we’ve got two heavy metal legends rocking up the Rockaway stage. This is what we’d like to call a festival!”

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In addition to that line-up, American pop punk punters, “Set Your Goals” will be joining the mainstage alongside Macbeth chosen bands, which includes, the fun loving Indonesians, “Pee Wee Gaskins” and the highly energetic, “Plainsunset” from Singapore. If that’s not enough, Malaysia’s scene heavyweights, “Hujan” will be joining in all the fun too.

UPDATE:

A new act has been added to the bursting list of bands. Guess who, guess who?

Yup! Malaysia’s most loved indie music icons, OAG have been into the “WKND Sessions Stage” line-up! After a five a year hiatus from the music scene, Radhi and his band of brothers are back to show their fans they are back to rock it out at Rockaway Festival.

Oh, also, this year’s Rockaway Festival will be held in conjunction with the inaugural, Moto GP. Hence, Moto GP ticket buyers are entitled to 20% discount off Rockaway Festival tickets. Ace!

Deets are as follows:

Date: 20th October 2012 (Saturday)

Venue: Helipad, Sepang International Circuit

Time: Doors open at 12pm – 1am

Ticketing: Pre-sale – RM138, RM178 at the door

*Pre-sale tickets are available via AirAsia RedTix and its ticketing outlets and also at additional ticket outlets including Mukha Café, Mollydookers Coffee Bar, Dolls Store and all Guitar store outlets in the Klang Valley.

For more pictures from the Rockaway Festival 2012 press conference, click!

(Taken with a Samsung GALAXY S III)

But there’s more.

Addressing the issues of transportation to the venue, Livescape Asia also revealed that there will be FREE shuttle busses for Rockaway Festival ticket holders that will take them from KL Sentral to Sepang International Circuit and vice versa. These shuttle busses will begin their route at 11am on festival day.

Updates on the full timetable as follows:

And of course, the time slots for the bands that are scheduled to play so you won’t miss out on any of them:

Yay!

For more information, visit Livescape Asia Facebook page. You may also obtain more timely updates via Rockaway Festival’s Twitter account.

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