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Yuna, Jai Wolf, Joji, and BAYNK join Good Vibes Festival 2019 lineup

Malaysian-made music festival, Good Vibes Festival, happening this July 20 and 21 at The Ranch at Gohtong Jaya, Genting Highlands announces its final lineup, rounding up the list of acts set to perform that weekend.

Joining the ranks of the international artists are Yuna (“Crush,” “Rescue”) the Malaysian R&B and indie-pop heartthrob who gained worldwide recognition when her track “Rocket” garnered raving reviews from Billboard, 88rising’s Joji (“Slow Dancing in the Dark,” “Yeah Right”), the first Asian-born artist to climb to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with his album Ballads 1, and BAYNK (“Come Home,” “What You Need”), a Kiwi engineering graduate turned HypeMachine-charting producer and multi-instrumentalist.

In conjunction with the upcoming release of her new album Rouge, #GVF2019 celebrates the triumphant homecoming with Yuna as the festival headliner, making this the first Good Vibes Festival to conclude with a Malaysian-born act. Yuna propelled to fame in the international music scene when her album Chaptersplaced 7th on Billboard’s Critics’ Picks for Best R&B Album in 2016.

The second day of the festival will see the debut collaboration of Good Vibes Festival and London’s own independent music platform and cultural curator, Boiler Room with an exclusive presentation at the newly revamped Electric Fields that also celebrates the first time Boiler Room hits Malaysian shores. In line with their passion to connect club culture to the wider world, on screen and in real life though parties, film, and video, the performances will be recorded and broadcast on boilerroom.tv under Boiler Room x Good Vibes Festival. 

This year’s festival will also feature a showcase by local music collective, HoaxVision in conjunction with their 5th year anniversary. The collective boasts of 27 talented rappers, singers, DJs, producers, photographers, videographers, artists and designers, and will be presenting Orang Malaya, Ichu, Dato’ Maw, Cønfucius, Shelhiel, and ZSYIA at the Electric Fields stage.

Rounding up the local acts are SonaOne, a French-Malaysian rapper best known for his collaboration with Joe Flizzow on “Havoc”, Kugiran Masdo, a ’60s pop-inspired band whose music  has been specifically composed to suit local tastes, experimental pop band LustLapSap, the pioneer DJ duo presenting a day-glo mash of New York and London micro-clubs mixed through a Tokyo filter, R&B/hip hop DJ Aku Ash, Bad Habits, Kuala Lumpur’s newest indie-rock-anything-goes collaboration by Bunga and Robotron 5000, and Lil Asian Thiccie. In addition to the artists already announced, festival goers can also expect performances throughout the festival to be jam packed with surprise local guest artists over the weekend.

With the festival going cashless, Good Vibes Festival 2019 is also proud to announce the Maybank e-wallet MAE as the Official E-Wallet Partner, enabling festival goers to conveniently make on-ground transactions with the Maybank app. #GVF2019 is also supported by U Mobile as the Official Telco, Netflix as an Official Partner, Nestlé’s La Cremeria as the Official Ice Cream Partner, Nestlé’s Sjora as the Official Juice Drink,  Rimmel as the Official Makeup Partner,  H&M as the Official Fashion Partner, Passionation as the Official Influencer Platform, Resorts World Genting as the Official Venue,MTV Asia as the Official Music Channel, and Fly FM as the Official Radio Partner. Media partners include World of BuzzLikely, Cleo Malaysia, and BEC Tero Radio(Thailand).

Listen to the Good Vibes Festival 2019 playlist on Spotify here.

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