Langkawi will play host to an inaugural music event this December; the Langkawi International Island Music Festival 2017.
To be hosted Saturday and Sunday, 23 and 24 December, the event features both local and international bands.
It will cover a wide variety of music genres, and is expected to attract more than 10,000 visitors.
On day one, the festival will highlight local groups such as The A Street Band, Elements, Babuyramos and Aru & The Republic as well as international acts such as Safitri (Indonesia), Nicky Bomba’s Bustamento (Malta) and Ras Jahknow (Cape Verde).
On the second day, the festival will feature local performers Leaism Band, Budak Nakal Hujung Simpang and Purevibracion and international names like Mayu Wakisaka (Japan), True Culture (Australia) and Sol Nation (Timur Leste).
More groups are expected to join the line-up, which will also feature top island music DJ Stick Mareebo.
Several venues along Pantai Cenang have been selected to host the performances. The area is the popular main beach in Langkawi known for its charming chalets and rows of cafes and pubs.
Yes, this festival lacks the Grammy winners, gala balls, and big stages, yet the Langkawi International Island Music Festival does promises good fun and quality music to enjoy, while adding value to a visitor’s stay during the Christmas season.
The daily performances will begin at 1700 through to sunset and end with firework displays. Music workshops are also scheduled in the earlier part of the day at several venues along Pantai Cenang.
Venue:Chenang Beach Area (multiple spots)
Organiser: E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd, supported by Langkawi Development Authority (LADA).