Hear some of the world’s finest contemporary artistes at Soulfest Asia 2015 as Australia’s only neo-soul, jazz, and hip hop festival makes its way down to Malaysia for the first time this year!
That’s right, y’all. The inaugural Soulfest Asia will be happening :)
What is Soulfest? It’s an amazing urban music festival which debuted in Australia and New Zealand last year in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Auckland. With Aloe Blacc, Common, Mos Def, and D’Angelo as headliners, it comes as no surprise that its first appearance saw tens of thousands of music lovers come together peacefully to celebrate their passion for soul and hip hop.
The first edition of Soulfest Asia would make for a comfortable night of musical enjoyment as will be indoors and fully air-conditioned, taking place at the Mines International Convention Centre (MICC) on 17th October 2015. The vibe and ambince of Soulfest emulates the passionate rhythms attributed to soul, R&B, and hip hop music that resonates with audiophiles looking to loosen up, cut a rug, and unwind. As for who’s coming for Soulfest Asia, well, are you ready for this?
Soulfest Asia’s debut will see 3 music areas featuring the Queen of hip hop and uban music, Mary J. Blige and Grammy-nominated Jhene Aiko, as well as hip hop favourites Talib Kweli and De La Soul. As for the local front, it’ll also have Joe Flizzow and his entire Kartel family, soul singer Najwa and hip hop collective Raising The Bar live on stage. Let’s not forget that Soulfest Asia will also feature regional superstars such as Singapore’s hugely in demand rapper, Shigga Shay.
And that’s not all! Besides good music and good vibes, Soulfest Asia will also feature an expansive array of tantalising cuisine featuring authentic “Soulfood” and pop-up eateries creaed and curated by the BIG Group.
On top of that, we hear that many more international, regional, and local acts will be announced over the next few weeks. So hang tight ;)
UPDATE (15th September, 9:57pm):
It was just announced that hip-hop heavyweight Omarion will visit KL, West-coast style, on 17th October 2015 for Soulfest Asia, the region’s hottest neo-soul, funk, hip-hop and R&B music festival.
LOL Events will also share in the celebration of soul through a comedy room called “LOL@Soulfest”. Gina Yashere, who is one of the best female stand up comedians will be headlining the comedy sessions with the eminently likeable, criminally charming and fearlessly hilarious comedian, Jim Brewsky.
A rising star in the comedy scene for the South East Asian Region, Fakkah Fuzz will join them on stage alongside Prakash Daniel – the livewire of any party, who will also be hosting the comedy sessions, and Rizal Van Geyzel – a natural performer who stands out in the comedy scene.
Staying true to its promise to be more than just a music festival, Soulfest Asia will be supporting the Women’s Aid Organisation’s public education campaign, aimed at raising awareness for the gravity of domestic violence and the need for public support. A ceramic art exhibition entitled “Can You Keep A Secret?” featuring 12 ceramic life-sized head sculptures designed by artist James Seet will be on display, representing the various accounts of domestic violence survivors.
Soulfest Asia 2015 is presented by AirAsia BIG, brought to you by Brickfields Asia College, and supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture (Malaysia). As the official transport app partner for SoulFest 2015, GrabCar will be providing complimentary transport solutions for the “Soul Sisters” package in support of WAO.
The inaugural Soulfest Asia is a “come rain or shine” event and it’s scheduled to kick off at 3pm with the rhythm flowing all the way to midnight. Tickets go on sale on 17th August 2015 (Monday) with prices from RM198 via AirAsia RedTix and Eventopia.