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A+SEAN Showcase

date:

  • 30 Jul 2016 - 31 Jul 2016

Time:

  • 04:00 PM - 11:55 PM

venue:

Padang Kota Lama (Esplanade)

contact:

info@georgetownfestival.com
04-261 6308

The A+SEAN Showcase will be a colossal two-day event featuring the best of Australian and Southeast Asian talents. Highlights at A+SEAN will be the larger-than-life Strandbeests and Snuff Puppets, designed to awe visitors with their sheer size and ingenuity in creation. For those who enjoy music, popular acts from ASEAN countries including Indonesian band Nidji, whose single was played as a Manchester United anthem in 2013, and Malaysian favourites OAG, Ocean of Fire, Dasha Logan and Bihzhu will be belting out their hits at the outdoor concert. There will also be an art, books and lifestyle market, mouth-watering delicacies served on food trucks, a photobooth to rival Snapchat’s favourite feature and more!

 

Advanced Purchase:

One-day Entry: RM30  |  Two-day Entry: RM50

(*Entitled to a GO Card for special discounts)

Tickets at the Door:

One-day Entry: RM35  |  Two-day Entry: RM60

**Children below age 6 or the height of 110cm enter for free.

 

GO Card promotion:

Own a GO card and redeem your ticket to A+SEAN - Yellow (one-day ticket), Red (two-day ticket).

OR

Buy your ticket to A+SEAN in advance and claim your GO card from us!

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Nidji

Nidji is an alternative pop Indonesian band whose ‘Liberty Victoria’ single was used as a Manchester United anthem in 2013. With over a million fans on Facebook, Nidji is coming to entertain festivalgoers at the A+SEAN concert.

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Raisa

Indonesian singer Raisa Adriana has won 16 awards including a Yahoo! OMG Awards and was nominated for 4 World Music Awards. Her music videos on YouTube has garnered over 9 million views each and she’s all set to enthrall festival goers at A+SEAN with her melodious voice.

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Sheila Majid

She’s known as Malaysia’s “Queen of Jazz”, has multi-platinum selling records to her name and her hits like ‘Sinaran’ and ‘Antara Anyer dan Jakarta’ are internationally-known anthems. This will be Sheila Majid’s first public show up north in over 10 years.

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Joe Flizzow

Malaysian hip-hop artist Joe Flizzow is one of the breakout artists credited with developing rap music and reinforcing a localised hip-hop culture into the Malay mainstream. His single with rapper Sonaone has received more than seven million views on Youtube.

 

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Sonaone

Sonaone is not just a hip-hop artist and rapper, he’s also a graffiti artist and music producer. He has performed on tour in Amsterdam and Singapore and shared the stage with international artists like Black Eyed Peas (USA) and Rain (Korea).

 

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Bittersweet

Bittersweet is an indie Malaysian rock band who plays a combination of rock, punk, indie, pop and disco. This four-member band cites British pop rock as their influence and was listed 2nd on “The Top Malaysian Bands You Need To Know” list compiled by Time Out KL.

 

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OAG

This Malaysian alternative and pop rock band creates music that is a combination of traditional and rock. It is one of the first English language alternative rock bands in Malaysia to get huge attention from mainstream music listeners.

 

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Dasha Logan

Dasha Logan is a songstress from Penang whose first ever single grabbed the fourth spot on UK music charts. She is the daughter of legendary Loganathan from the Alleycats and has performed in various countries including Malaysia, Korea and London.

 

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Bihzhu

Penang-based singer Bihzhu combines elements of jazz, soul, reggae and pop to create soulful music that has won her multiple awards, including Vox-Pop winner in the Cabaret Song category at the United States-based 12th Independent Music Awards.

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Ocean of Fire

Ocean of Fire is an instrumental progressive rock quartet from Penang. The band’s music is a fusion of various genres, including heavy riffs of metal and the more experimental live improvisations of jazz.

 

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Strandbeests

Imagine PVC skeletons the size of trucks ambling gracefully across a beach and you might just be able to picture a Strandbeest. Having racked up more than 3.7 million views on his TED talk, Dutch artist Theo Jansen has enthralled people from all over the world with these life-like creations and will be bringing them to Southeast Asia for the first time.

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Snuff Puppets

Larger than life, stranger than fiction - Snuff Puppets are sure to turn heads wherever they go. The team has created over 2,000 giant puppets and visited over 25 countries, including Taiwan, Japan, UK, Portugal, Ireland and New Zealand. They will be parading through George Town to ambush the audience and entice them into the world of theatre - an experience you wouldn’t want to miss!

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Market

Shop at over 30 stalls for trending art, beautiful handicrafts, and the latest fashion from ASEAN countries. 

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Drum 3/4

Create your own music with Drum 3/4! Bring your version of a drum - an old pan, a broken stick - to join in and beat out a new rhythm!

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Potehi 

Spectacular battles from ancient Chinese myths will come to life at the Potehi glove puppet theatre. 

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Fashion Show

Catch the latest trends in regional fashion as models showcase Jonathan Yun's stunning jewellery together with Indonesian designer Arya Mahadewa's apparel.

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Rite of Spring

A group of seventeen dancers from Penang-based ballet schools will perform a ceremony welcoming spring.

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Basikal Klasik Fiesta

Join members of one of the oldest bicycle clubs of Penang as they cycle through heritage George Town. 

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Magicnews TV James

Prepare to be amazed by street magician James, as his tricks deceive and entertain you at the same time!

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IFLIX 

The first 1000 red GO Card holders to visit the IFLIX booth will receive free 3-months subscription and additional cool stuff courtesy of IFLIX!

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Photobooth Kombi

Take pictures and selfies in this cute Photobooth Kombi with your friends and take back precious memories.

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Same Same - The Portrait of Malaysia

Images of different people are fused into one portrait that celebrates Malaysia's diversity.

ADDRESS:

George Town Festival Secretariat
c/o Joe Sidek Productions Sdn. Bhd. (897447-P)
1st Floor, 86 Armenian Street
10200, George Town, Penang
Malaysia

CONTACT INFORMATION
Phone: +604 261 6308
Fax: +604 261 6305
Email: info@georgetownfestival.com
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