After staying silence for almost 2 months, the organiser behind WkndFest has finally revealed that the festival will proceed with new artistes added to the lineup and also a new date!
Tiffany Young and VAV will be joining previously announced iKON, Momoland, Mamamoo and (G)I-dle, completing the lineup for Wkndfest Vol. 1: K-Pop Edition which will take place on 30th August 2019 at Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil.
“This change has occurred due to circumstances that were beyond our control and we would like to take this time to apologise to our fans that have already purchased tickets for the initial date. Our customer service team will be in touch with you via e-mail to assist on refunds,” the organiser said in a statement.
Previously, many fans complained about the festival’s date which fell on 1st September, the same day as Awal Muharram, an important day for the Muslim community as it marks the Islamic New Year’s Day.
— ☾ (@junbobnism) May 24, 2019
The negative feedback from fans seems to have prompted the organiser to change the date of the festival to a more suitable one.
While some Malaysian fans sort of regained their faith in the organiser after seeing the new date and full lineup, international fans are not quite happy as some of them have already purchased flight and hotel tickets in Malaysia on 1st September.
Why change the date now ！？！？
I’d already booked the flight and hotel for 9/1???
What you did was too terrible.
DO NOT continue anymore
DO NOT use iKON and K-POP pic.twitter.com/0Nkpnw18yBADVERTISEMENT
— 에미? (@kjiwonbbb_emi) July 24, 2019
Additionally, the organiser has also revealed the new ticketing price which is now priced between RM338 to RM788.
However, many people still complained about the new prices as they claimed that there is not much difference with the previous ones.
Are you freaking kidding me?? The price is almost the same as the old one.. Its still so EXPENSIVE ?
— ikon_my.whole.lifeu (@YIkonics) July 25, 2019
According to the organiser, the music festival will take place for 6 whole hour, which means each artist is given an hour to perform.
If everything goes smoothly, this will be the first instalment of the WkndFest series. The next 2 instalments will be focusing on hip-hop and pop genre, respectively.