What About Kuching Festival will feature two special musical performances


The photo shows Masdo in action at a recent show.

KUCHING (September 28): Two special musical performances will be held in conjunction with the 2022 What About Kuching (WAK) festival next month, organizers LiveinKCH said.

The first show, the musical showcase “LiveinKCHxWAK,” will take place on October 8 at Kuching Civic Center Hall and will feature indie pop group Masdo as the headliner.

It will also mark the group‘s return to Kuching after a two-year absence.

Also in attendance will be metalcore band Massacre Conspiracy and Singaporean stoner metal band Marijannah.

Sharing the stage with them are Singaporean band Tariot, Kuala Lumpur punk rockers Trophy Knives and local deathcore band Exhale My Ozone.

Other local artists are Serangga, NOGAS, Afterfall, Clockwise, Heroine and newcomers Viceroyz.

A promotional photo for Hallvard Band.

The second “Berentak!” show, also at Kuching Civic Center Hall, will be held on October 15.

Co-hosted by LiveinKCH and MacMakes Company, ‘Berentak!’ will be the first music festival of its kind specifically featuring bands from the independent Dayak music scene.

Dayak music fans can look forward to a true music festival experience with a diverse lineup of artists.

The headliner of the show will be Ethnic Transmissions, a groundbreaking five-piece alternative rock band from Kuching whose debut single “Engka” paved the way for the emergence of more progressive bands and singer-songwriters on the Dayak music scene.

The joint headliner will be Allesandro, singer of the group TVA.

After embarking on a solo career, Allesandro is currently one of the hottest rising stars in the music scene with the release of his single “Petang”, which has 7.6 million views on YouTube.

Class 89 will debut, a three-piece Bidayuh punk rock band from Padawan, considered a hidden gem in the Bidayuh indie music scene.

Other bands announced in the lineup are Anugerah Carta semi-finalists Sapa Juara (ACSJ 2016) Serian’s Hallvard Band and D’Crystal – a five-piece rock band from Sibu whose latest single, “Sapa Indu Nya” reached the No. 1. 1 spot on Cats FM’s Lagu Tebilang Cats.

Sullivan – a heavy metal/post-hardcore band from Kuching with hit songs like ‘Kediri’ and ‘Simpan Meh’, as well as alternative rock band Hevance from Bintulu, known for their singles ‘Aku Nemu’, ‘Bajik ‘ and ‘Bedau Alah’, are the other confirmed artists.

For more information, contact the organizers on 016-5768797 or email [email protected]

Visit https://liveinkch.com to purchase tickets.


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