All rocked out

> Rockaway the Saga Con­tin­ues was a mega cel­e­bra­tion of bands from around the world

The Sun (Malaysia) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Eat Sh*t & Die, Killeur Cal­cu­la­teur, and Speed­witches.

Mean­while, the un­mis­take­able clas­sic Malaysian rock sounds of Oh Chen­taku on the Main Stage were a siren’s call to all rock­ers in at­ten­dance. Heads be­gan bang­ing with hair whip­ping in the wind – it was a sign of things to come.

The col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Hu­jan X Radhi OAG spurred a trip down mem­ory lane. They not only played un­for­get­table fan favourites like but also a cover of by Oa­sis.

Up next was a band that needed no in­tro­duc­tion. The Al­l­ey­cats soon turned its set into a karaoke ses­sion, with fans singing along to each song.

As a treat, the Al­l­ey­cats also did a cover of and paid trib­ute to its late singer, the great Lo­ganathan Aru­mugam.

Next came The Chang­cuters, a rock band from Ban­dung, In­done­sia, and Pop Shu­vit, fea­tur­ing Dave Kennedy of An­gels and Air­waves, who man­aged to up­lift the thou­sands in the au­di­ence with their cover of veteran band Ky­oto Pro­to­col.

Mean­while, up on the Main Stage was Amer­i­can band The Get Up Kids, mak­ing its Malaysian de­but.

In an in­ter­view be­fore the per­for­mance, the band mem­bers ex­pressed their sad­ness for not be­ing able to stay and ex­plore the coun­try fur­ther, as they had to go back to the US for Thanks­giv­ing.

The Get Up Kids was fol­lowed by one of the most highly-an­tic­i­pated acts at Rockaway, Zainal Abidin.

Al­though his per­for­mance was one of the best at the event, it was short, with only four songs. Fans were clearly dis­ap­pointed as Zainal did not per­form one of his sig­na­ture songs,

Those at Stage Three were treated to Pi­ta­hati, with a sur­prise ap­pear­ance by Man Bai who sang his mega hit to a stunned crowd. Next came heavy metal bands Prana, Force Vom­mit from Sin­ga­pore, Arte­facts, and fi­nally, Daarch­lea.

Back on the Main Stage was One Buck Short, fol­lowed by Deja Voodoo Spells, and The Book of Spells Orches­tra, who cov­ered Queen’s

Tak­ing Back Sun­day, an­other band mak­ing its Malaysian de­but, un­leashed a charm­ing and rock­ing set which ended with lead singer Adam Laz­zara climb­ing the scaf­fold­ing at the side of the stage, singing

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