After taking a 3-year hiatus, TAPAUfest is set to make a comeback next month at The Gasket Alley, Petaling Jaya.

For the uninitiated, TAPAUfest is a fully local and independent festival that is organised by the young creative team at TAPAUtv – Malaysia’s #1 online indie community portal.

 

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The Malaysian indie community and culture festival made history in 2014 as the first and biggest crowd funded festival in Southeast Asia. They collected RM87,705 within a month thanks to their crowd-funding project on Pitchin. They broke another record in 2016 when they collected RM109,890 in 30 days.

Although crowd funding kicked us off – and proved that the crowd is not only willing to support, but to also put money on our local independent scene – we wanted to grow beyond just being known as ‘that crowd funded festival’,” said Ahmad Faris, Co-Founder of TAPAUtv, and the team leader behind TAPAUfest.

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This year, TAPAUfest’s partners include DISQOVR, Snek (Livestreaming Partner), and Vans (Off The Wall Partner), The Gasket Alley (Venue Partner), Marshall Headphones (Audio Partner), Rakita (Media Partner), and Yoodo (Digital Telco Partner).

Staying true to its mission to celebrate and showcase the best of Malaysia’s independent music scene, the lineup at PENTAS this year, boasts different flavors of indie – from young pop punkers, HACKTICK!, emo boys, Milo Dinosaur, harmonious folk ensemble Mafidz – to current crowd favorites IQBAL M.

Representing Hip-Hop and R&B will be label mates, Airliftz and Lunadira collaborating in a shared set. Alternative young bloods, Midnight Fusic, experimental pop quartet, Lust, and pro rockers, Toko Kilat, have also made the cut, with the latter fresh from the success of their “Pemacu Api” Tour. Lastly, power pop legends Lucy In The Loo will make a one-night only comeback at TAPAUfest, alongside brit-pop heavyweights BTSWT (formerly known as Bittersweet).

TAPAUfest also offers a little bit of something for everyone with PASAR, hosting a selection of local streetwear brands, as well as a music collectors market, the talks and workshops at BENGKEL, and the documentary, shorts and feature film screenings at LAYAR. And if you’re hungry, head to WARUNG where a curation of Pasar Malam delicacies awaits.

The details to TAPAUfest 2019 are as follows:

  • Date: 26th October 2019 (Saturday)
  • Time: 9am – 12am
  • Venue: The Gasket Alley, Petaling Jaya
  • Ticketing: Starts from RM50

*Taken from TAPAUfest’s press release.

To buy tickets and find out more go to TAPAUfest’s website here.

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