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The 2018 Good Vibes Festival presented by Toyota heads back up to The Ranch, Gohtong Jaya, unsurprisingly bigger and better
AS HONNE WERE closing out their set with their hit song Day 1, they stopped the music to take in the crowd who were singing along line by line. James Hatcher and Andy Clutterbuck, who makes up the English electronic duo, marvelled at the crowd. You could see it in their eyes that they truly were surprised at the reception they have been receiving throughout their set.
“We had a great time performing here in Malaysia for the first time, and we’ll definitely see you again!”
This seemed to be a recurring line among the performing artists. It wasn’t much of a surprise however, as most, if not all concerts always end with the artist claiming their love for wherever they are performing, and how they will definitely be back. That being said though, one really can’t help but to feel a large hint of intent in their eyes and in their tone. These acts got a taste of our trademark Malaysian hospitality for the first time, and they want more.
Last year’s Good Vibes Festival was always going to be a hard act to follow, especially when there was a proposal in the middle Kodaline’s set, in the rain mind you, enough to leave a lasting impression on those present that night. Things took a turn this year, as the line-up comprising the likes of SG Lewis, Majid Jordan and Louis The Child was enough to suggest a more laid back theme to this year’s festival. It wasn’t all just smooth and moody beats however, as acts such as Vince Staples and SZA were also present for festival-goers who preferred a more upbeat tempo.
VIP passes were a new addition to this year’s Good Vibes Festival, providing a more premium experience for those keen. VIP pass holders were able to enjoy front-row access to both main stages, enabling an up close and personal experience of the acts. There was also a raised VIP deck from which ticket holders were able to watch the acts making for easy viewing. Besides that, pass holders were also able to enjoy an extra variety of food and drinks, as there was an extra bar as well as curated food vendors for VIP pass holders. VIP pass holders also needn’t worry about congesting with fellow festival goers with designated entry lanes and toilets.
Day one started with a bang, as LUNADIRA opened the festival with her dreamy vocals on the Blue Stage. The atmosphere was then raised as rapper Zamaera took to the Red
Stage with his beats and rhymes. Pastel Lite then mellowed out the crowd with a vibey set, just as well as Kyoto Protocol took the crowd on a high with their alternative rock hits. Local hip hop legend Altimet then had the crowd bopping to his set which was accompanied by The Kawan Band.
Next up was SG Lewis, who we had the pleasure of sitting down with before his performance. From his humble beginnings in Liverpool to performing all over the world as one of UK’s most prominent rising stars, Sam Lewis, also known as SG Lewis, definitely delivered on his word when asked about what