We went back for Day 2 of the Good Vibes Weekender 2022 music festival yesterday (Saturday, 24th September) and the energy kept getting better and better with each passing hour! Concert goers and music lovers filled the Sunway Lagoon venue as soon as the doors opened to enjoy an evening of fun, excitement, and surprises.
With a line-up of highly talented local and international acts, yesterday’s concert took us back in time where we danced to some upbeat disco music, head bang to good old Alternative Rock, and scream at the top of our lungs when the headliner, the indescribable Jackson Wang (王嘉爾/왕잭슨) finally took the stage. Here are some of the highlights of what went down yesterday:
Local talents singer-songwriter Liesl-Mae and alternative/genre-fluid band The Peachskins were the opening acts for yesterday’s show. The former gave fans a treat by performing her new unreleased track “Rain Clouds” and has kept the audience entertained with her renditions of Coldplay’s “Yellow” and ended her set with Billie Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever”. Despite a few tech hiccups, The Peachskins still managed to have our eyes glued to them during their entire set with songs like “Ultra Vice”, “Platform Heels” and “Ghost”.
Indie disco band, Late Night Frequency definitely took us back in time for some groovy fun. Saxophonist Mr. Wolf literally blew the audience away every time he took the center stage during his sax solos. The AIM23 winners got us moving to some unreleased songs like “Satu Hari”, and “Ruang” and of course, it was only fitting to have ended their set with their award-winning single “Fun Lust Love”.
Delivering amazing vocal performances was singer-songwriter Leaism. The R&B/Soul artist gave the audience her all when she served us with “Darkside”, and “Shadows”, and even got us dancing along with her to “Gerakkan Aku”. The most memorable moment was when the audience screamed for an encore performance after her set was abruptly cut off due to technical difficulties. The 32-year-old did not disappoint and performed one last song, “Murka Jiwa” even with her mic off. Absolute Queen!
Almost immediately after Leaism ended her set, Malaysia’s very own NYK started off his set over at the Blue Stage with an unreleased track called “Caroline”, perfectly hitting those high notes that left the audience cheering with excitement. The Penang-born musician slowed things down with the emotional “I’m Fine” before introducing fans to another unreleased uptempo track, “All I Do Is Think About You”. As soon as the sun set, NYK took us home with “Daylight”.
Following NYK’s performances, Yonnyboii took the Red stage and he had every reason to be happy last night as the audience sang along to “Boleh Bla”, and “Sakit”. The rapper even showed off his pipes during his performance for “Salahku”. It was also reassuring for the 24-year-old to know that his no.1 fan a.k.a his wife was in the audience supporting him all the way. Ending his set with “Kecewa”, the hip-hop artist did not disappoint and gave the fans a performance to remember.
American DJ Shallou got the audience dancing on their feet (and on each other) during his 1-hour set before we head back to the Red stage to catch Filipino singer-songwriter Beabadoobee, who gave us a rocking set full of headbanging songs like “Together”, “Charlie Brown”, and her favourite song “See You Soon” from her new album “Beatopia”. The rock artist treated the audience to her 2020 hit “Coffee”, a song TikTok enthusiasts are all too familiar with, before ending her set with “Cologne”.
Heading over to the Blue stage, American R&B singer Pink Sweat$ gave outstanding vocal performances of basically all of his songs. The 30-year-old did not miss a beat (or a note) and got us dancing along to songs like “Icey”, “Magic”, and “Pink Money”. After the audience sang along to his hit “At My Worst”, Pink Sweat$ wowed the Sunway Lagoon crowd by bringing a surprise guest to join him for “I Feel Good”.
Now, the moment everyone had been waiting for. GOT7 lightsticks went up as soon as the screen projected the words “MAGIC MAN”. Surrounded by dancers on the Red stage, K-pop idol Jackson Wang gave us a strong and unforgettable entrance by opening his set with “100 Ways”. Everyone had their smartphones in the air to catch the singer’s every movement during the fast tempo “Go Ghost” and we were surprised no one fainted during “Champagne Cool” cause the temperature was definitely rising during that number.
Composures left the venue and minds were blown when the GOT7 member jumped down from the stage to sing “Blow” to the fans at the front. The 28-year-old proved to everyone that he was the definition of the word ‘Performer’. We were also blessed with both older and newer songs like “Drive It Like You Stole It” and “Cruel” respectively. Just when everyone thought the show had ended, Jackson came back on stage to ask fans to recommend him a place to dine to which everyone answered, “MAMAK!”
— TEAM WANG records (@teamwangofcl) September 24, 2022
— Afiq Nuradli ｱﾌｲｸ (@afiqnuradli) September 25, 2022
Overall, Day 2 of the Good Vibes Weekender 2022 music festival left us wanting more. Two days were definitely not enough! Besides getting to see our favourite artists perform on a large stage, it was an amazing opportunity for everyone to discover new music. We’re very much looking forward to what next year has in store for us!
Did you attend both days? Which acts were your favourites? Also, be sure to check out our review for Day 1 of the Good Vibes Weekender 2022.