Photo via MTV  Asia & Aloysius Lim
Photo via MTV Asia & Aloysius Lim

So as we know, MTV World Stage Malaysia is back and it’s going to be better than ever. This year, the power is in your hands. You get to reveal every crucial information regarding MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014 by tweeting and including the hashtag #worldstagemy. 

As Unlock MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014 went live this morning, we spoke to MTV VJs, VJ Hanli and VJ Alan to get more deets about this year’s World Stage. Here’s what went down:

Q: What’s different about MTV World Stage this year?


VJ Hanli: The whole Unlock World Stage thing! Let me explain it – basically, we are getting everyone or as many people as we can to tweet with the hashtag #worldstagemy and the more tweets that we generate, the more information will be shared with the public. So if you go to the website, you can track the updates on MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014. The more tweets we generate, the more information we release. For example at 25% we reveal the logo, at 50% the date and venue and it goes on from there. It’s a real built up and it is going to be super fun!

VJ Alan: This year we are really making this concert for the people. Just to find out the acts alone generated so much hype last year so this year, we are trying to get the fans involved to really make this about them.

Q: How long will the Unlock campaign be going on for?

VJ Hanli: It starts today so we will see how many tweets we get. The more tweets, the less time taken to reveal the information!

Photo via MTV Asia & Kevin Ou

Q: What are the both of you expecting from World Stage Malaysia this year?

Both VJs: For it to be even crazier. Last year was the first time we hosted in Malaysia and the scale of it was amazing so we are hoping for this year to up that. We are doing the best we can to build up the hype for World Stage Malaysia 2014 so we expecting a lot more screams, more excitement and definitely more energy! Last year was amazing and we can’t wait for more this time round.

Q: How has social media helped you connect with your fans?

VJ Hanli: It’s helped so much it’s insane. Now it’s more personal because we communicate with the fans one-on-one to find out what they like, what they want and what they don’t want. It’s a direct feedback and at MTV we are all about creating great live, killing boring and taking things to the next level so to be able to have the connection with the fans, it’s great.


VJ Alan: It’s kind of what World Stage and our show have in common – they are really centred around the social media factor. One of the greatest things about our show is that we always receive peoples’ Instagram pictures and we get them featured on the show. By doing that, we not only get to see their pictures but we also get to share their pictures with other people out there who are watching our show. It’s great. With Unlock World Stage, people can share their ideas with one another. Social media brings people together.

Q: Besides social media, how else can fans win passes to MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014?

Both: There are going to be a lot of ways to win. Fans can participate on the MTV show. We believe Hitz.FM will also be giving out passes so in the next two months, we will be coming here a lot for roadshows to give out passes. There really are a lot of ways – the fans will just have to track us on MTV Asia to find out.

Q: Are you really not going to give me any hints as to who’s performing this year?

VJ Alan: Hahaha this is so fun! I love it because everybody really wants to know. I love the energy behind it and that’s the whole point of Unlock World Stage Malaysia – how can we make that energy even more fun, and instead of just being like a personal “Oh I want to know,” we are making it like a group effort of people coming together to find out.

VJ Hanli: We would tell you if we could but we also enjoy having the power. Hahaha. If you really want to know, you have to tweet it and don’t forget to hashtag #worldstagemy!

Thanks guys! 🙂


The acts for MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014 has already been announced and it’s Malaysia’s very own singer-songwriter, Yuna as well as K-Pop idol boy group Boys Republic!

How excited are you guys?

Let us know!

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