March 2-3 2019

Good Vibes Festival : Kuala Lumpur

Genting Highlands, Malaysia

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A regular favourite for the central Malaysia crowd, the regular Good Vibes Festival will happen this year on 2-3 March 2019 at The Ranch, Gohtong Jaya in Genting Highlands just a couple of hours drive from the capital.

UK smoothies Honne will be headlining this year. Courtesy Good Vibes.

UK smoothies Honne will be headlining this year. Courtesy Good Vibes.

This year will see the sixth rollout of the Good Vibes with back-to-back headline shows by English electronic music duo HONNE and Irish rock band Kodaline. The rest of the lineup has not been revealed, but judging by the 2018 cast it should be good.

Last year saw global names like Lorde, alt-J, Nick Murphy and Majid Jordan. The venue, The Ranch, is the open air part of the Highlands development, with stunning views and a guaranteed warm climate for attendees.

The venue also offers food and other entertainments (like horse riding) if you get tired of the fantastic music. There is also the usual giant playground with plenty of puerile attractions for those that want to regress. Plenty of swings, see-saws, slides, and bouncy mats and bags, plus a Trampoline Frenzy. As if that wasn’t enough, expect goodies like last year’s hipster happenings like airbrush tattooing and beard growing (OK, we made that last one up).

Kiwi sensation Lorde played GV last year. Courtesy Good Vibes.

Kiwi sensation Lorde played GV last year. Courtesy Good Vibes.

Just in case it rains (it will still be warm!), the organisers will provide wooden walkways to avoid Glastonbury-style mudwalks. They have also upped the count of tables, benches and rest areas for the players that want to just hang out rather than swarm the mosh pit. The new entrance location will also help with an easier, faster entrance queue, they say.

Just in case it rains (it will still be warm!), the organisers will provide wooden walkways to avoid Glastonbury-style mudwalks. They have also upped the count of tables, benches and rest areas for the players that want to just hang out rather than swarm the mosh pit. The new entrance location will also help with an easier, faster entrance queue, they say.

And best of all, the festival will aim to be as carbon neutral as possible in the catering areas at least, with a blanket edict to stallholders to dump the plastic and replace all disposable cutlery, plates and serving materials with biodegradable utensils instead. Great news!

Tickets start at RM120, and go up to around RM200. The organisers are restricting attendees to 18+.