Organisers of the Malaysian Independent Live Fusion Festival have grand plans for an even bigger festival this year.
With an outstanding line-up featuring rising star Sid Sriram, unswerving veteran Vijay Prakash, the always-out-to-surprise-you Sooraj Santosh, rocking melancholic Agam and idealistic Aalaap Raju, this year’s festival promises six hours of wholesome entertainment. Happening at StarXpo Centre in KWC Fashion Mall, MILFF (as the festival has come to be known as) will set the stage for these performers and their bands from 5:30pm on September 9. “It is our second time, and it looks like we are here to stay.
Feedback from our first festival was amazing and so this time we decided to take it a step higher with better viewing and a star studded line up,” says Mogethen Gowrisan, director of Mojo Projects Sdn. Bhd., the founder of the annual MILFF. “The musical culture of Malaysia is very much influenced by foreign elements, including India which is a melting pot of music.
There’s so much more than film songs, and Malaysia does not get to experience that other side of originality and creativity. “The success of MILFF last year is a testimony of this growing popularity. Leveraging on this love, we will bring together four epic bands on one stage,” he adds. This year the festival will include two home grown artistes – Balan Kashmir and Stylomannavan.
Both Balan and Stylomannavan are no strangers to the Tamil hip-hop scene in Malaysia. “Mojo has always done great events in the past and when they called me to participate, I didn’t bat an eyelid and immediately said yes,” says Balan, adding that he is excited and thrilled to work with them. “I will put my all to give people their money’s worth. Last year’s festival was insanely good, so there’s pressure to do better.” Balan is working on a Tamil album scheduled for Thaipusam and an English mixtape. Stylomannavan who will be performing with Aalaap Raju at the festival expects to gain knowledge and experience through the collaboration.
“I am super excited, it’s going to be an outstanding music fiesta, that’s for sure,” he says. Having just released a single entitled #letchumie a week ago, he is currently working on an album. “The local artiste will get a platform to showcase their talent in front of an international audience and get maximum exposure,” says Mogethen, who is an accomplished Carnatic violinist himself. “The networking with the international artistes will also help in the career growth of the local artistes.”
MILFF hopes to draw a crowd of at least 5000 for the festival.
Tickets start at RM132.
For details, visit www.mojoprojects.asia or get your tickets at www.airasiaredtix.com. Alternatively, call 016-3271557.