The much-loved Malaysian music festival Toyota presents Good Vibes Festival once again celebrates its homecoming to the rolling greenery of The Ranch at Gohtong Jaya in Genting Highlands by championing international chart-toppers and cutting-edge local acts. Now in its fifth edition, #GoodVibesFest returns this year on 21 and 22 July 2018.
Good Vibes Festival the two-day getaway festival announces its buoyant bill for 2018 which includes New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde (“Royals”, “Green Light”), whose latest album walks a tightrope between art pop and melodrama for the mainstream; arena-fillers English alt-prog trio alt-J (“Breezeblocks”, “3WW”), on singular form fresh off the success of third full-length release ‘RELAXER’; and American act The Neighbourhood (“Sweater Weather”, “Scary Love”), whose signature moody, slinky sound will prove fitting against the backdrop of the highlands at The Ranch.
Also on the #GoodVibesFest bill is Australian pop phenomenon Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker (“No Diggity”, “Stop Me”), whose recent artistic metamorphosis towards a more radical, neo-soul r’n’b sound is reflected in his decision to retire his former moniker Chet Faker; as well as Seattle-based electronic duo on the rapid rise ODESZA (“Sun Models” featuring Madelyn Grant, “Line of Sight” featuring Mansionair and WYNNE), known for carving out an identity in a crowded electronic pop landscape with their envelope-pushing ethereal, expansive anthems.
Bringing his batch of emotive, electronic club bangers to #GoodVibesFest is the Prodigal producer SG Lewis (“Aura”, “No Less”). HONNE (“Someone That Loves You”, “Warm On A Cold Night”), oozing sensual synths, slick basslines, and swoon-inducing choruses, will soundtrack the sun setting on the misty greenery of The Ranch. Still in his teens, the precocious French prodigy Petit Biscuit (“Memories”, “Sunset Lover”) will make his presence known at the festival with atmospheric, melodic nostalgia-inducing masterpieces.
American DJ-producer pair Louis The Child (“It’s Strange”, “Weekend”) also front the festival with electronic dance bangers, seductive scores and tropical house vibes. Finally, rounding up the international bill for now, Toronto duo Majid Jordan takes the stage by straddling the sweet intersection of bright, pulsing pop songs and melancholic, moody r’n’b cuts.
On the local lineup, acts announced include Altimet (“Amboi”, “Kalau Aku Kaya”), one of Malaysia’s most prolific rappers who will be performing with The Kawan Band on the day; Noh Salleh (“Angin Kencang”, “Bunga Di Telinga”), the award-winning solo artiste and frontman of indie rock stalwarts Hujan; five-piece rock’n’rollers Kyoto Protocol (“Jelita” feat. Liyana Fizi, “Tiada Lagi Kidungmu”); electro duo darlings Pastel Lite (“Assassin”, “Damsel”); fast-rising feisty rapper Zamaera (“Helly Kelly”, “Wanita”); Malaysian indie-pop artiste Froya (“Sunny Side Down”, “Uncomprehended Child”); songstress-songwriter Bil Musa (“No More Excuses”, “Owe It All To You”); Malaysia-based Indonesian producer Emir Hermono (“3AM In Jakarta”, “Fake Friends”); and singer-songwriter and YouTuber LUNADIRA (“Forever’s Not Our Thing”).
SaturdaySelects, the beatmaker and selector collective made up of members the likes of Lionel Rizki, Reddi Rocket, and Roshan, will hold it down at the Electric Fields stage on the first day, before making way for r’n’b powerhouse Raising The Bar presents A-Kid, Senna, Dan $hiv (live), and many more on the festival’s final day. Plus, party it up with premier DJ duo Naufal & I-Sky; as well as Dangerdisko (live), Kuala Lumpur’s purveyors of fine dirty disco and new wave.
Expect more international and local acts to be added to the #GoodVibesFest bill in the weeks to come.
General ticket sales start now For more information, visit www.goodvibesfestival.com.