12th August 2015 – Soulfest Asia brings soul and rhythm to Malaysian shores. Hear some of the world’s finest contemporary artists 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! Soulnation Asia Sdn Bhd along with Tune Studios, 10k1 and BAC Events are excited to announce the inaugural launch of Soulfest Asia today. Revealing their first artist announcement at the Soulfest Asia press conference held at Beast by BIG, it’s time for discerning music lovers in the South East Asian region to rejoice!
“We are thoroughly excited to be able to bring in these legendary hip-hop, soul and R&B acts to Malaysia. We have worked very hard to create a balanced line-up comprising of not just legendary, award winning acts but also some of today’s hottest new urban music artistes. Knowing that Malaysia has a growing following of these genres, together with our partners at Soulfest International (Australia) we are happy to say that we hear you and only hope that you are as excited as we are”, Adib Khalid of Soulnation Asia.
The first edition of Soulfest Asia will be indoors and fully air-conditioned, taking place at the Mines International Convention Centre (MICC) on 17 October 2015. Come rain or shine, the festival is scheduled to kick off at 3pm with the rhythm flowing all the way to midnight. Tickets go on sale on Monday 17th August 2015 with prices from RM 198 via www.airaisaredtix.com and www.eventopia.co. Girl friends hoping to let loose together can purchase 4 tickets for the price of 3 under the special Soul Sisters Package!
Soulfest Asia’s debut will see three music areas featuring the Queen of Hip-Hop and urban music, Mary J. Blige and Grammy nominated Jhene Aiko, as well as Hip-Hop favourites Talib Kweli and De La Soul, together with Joe Flizzow and his entire Kartel family, soul singer Najwa and hip hop collective Raising The Bar live on stage. True to the title with the Asia moniker, Soulfest Asia will also feature regional superstars such as Singapore’s hugely in demand rapper, Shigga Shay. Many more international, regional and local acts are to be announced over the next few weeks!
In support of the local Malaysian music scene, Soulfest Asia together with partner Tune Studios will be on a soul searching mission for talented local artists, one of whom will get the opportunity to perform on the Soulfest Asia stage!
For more info and updates check out: http://www.soulfestasia.com/#home