FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THIS RELEASE IS PROVIDED FOR YOUR USE EITHER IN PART OR IN ITS ENTIRETY. WRITER CREDITS SHOULD REFLECT “URBANSCAPES” ACCORDINGLY.Creativity’s Big Weekend. Join Franz Ferdinand, Tegan & Sara, Two Door Cinema Club and dozens more for Urbanscapes Festival 2013, The Big Weekend of creative arts, music and community, at MAEPS on Saturday November 23rd and Sunday November 24th.Event Information Urbanscapes 2013 Date:
Saturday 23 November & Sunday 24 November 2013
Malaysian Agro Exposition Park Serdang43400 Serdang,Selangor
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We operate an all-ages festival policy. Children under 12 years old enter freeof charge but must be accompanied by an adult. Ticket Prices: All-Access Pass: Outlets:
Online at http://www.ticketpro.com.my/jnp/festivals/1121690-
urbanscapes-2013.html and at the following outlets:
Tower Records Malaysia, Berjaya Times Square
Rock Corner outlets: 1 Utama, The Curve, Subang Parade, The Gardens, Mid Valley Megamall, KLCC, Bangsar
The Guitar Store outlets: Cheras, Desa Sri Hartamas, Damansara Perdana, Kepong, Balakong, Puchong
Victoria Music Centre outlets: Sungei Wang Plaza, Tropicana City Mall, Bangsar
+++ Kuala Lumpur October 2013 +++
+++ Flash +++ Urbanscapes is really excited to announce the latest round of artist additions to an already massive two-day line up. Australian indie rockers The Last Dinosaurs bring a touch of Jurassic charm to the festival, while Sydney based improvisatioanal audio-visual outfit The Wires promise to bring the ‘oohs’ and the ‘aahs’. There’s gutsy a capella from the UK’s Black Voices, while closer to home reality TV and YouTube sensation Asmidar demonstrates the left turn creativity that Urbanscapes is renowned for.
Our arts line up continues to evolve and impress. Actorlympics is a who’s who of the Malaysia comedy scene, including legends like Patrick Teoh, Afdlin Shauki, Kuah Jenhan, Douglas Lim, Nell Ng and Rashid Salleh, collaborating to bring a touch of those ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’ improvisational comedy shows to Urbanscapes. And while Urbanscapes is known for its vendors it’s never seen anything like Market of Experiences, a group of exhibitions and performance art installations that play with our notion of retail and society, featuring works by Norman The and Jia Ling Chew, Vikas Kailankaje and Mun Kao amongst others.
Gore fans should find time to check out Kult’s Real Horror Show. Curated by Singapore art gallery Kult 3D, the show includes a series of installation of monsters and ghouls created by some of South East Asia’s most gruesome illustrators, B-movie horror mantages and shockingly grabbing hands on experiences including moster face painting, t-shirt silk screening and a doodling workshop.
For electronica fans, stay tuned to Deer in the Park, curated by The Deer Society with a line up that includes veteran local stars like Flica, newbie sensations like Dangerdisko and Bass Sekolah as well as regional talents including Midnight Runners (Indonesia) and Bottlesmoker (Indonesia).
Fans of the old skool – this should make you smile. In an Urbanscapes exclusive, The Wknd Sessions hosts two of Malaysia’s most important indie music pioneers, Nice Stupid Playground and Damn Dirty Apes. It’s going to be an Urbanscapes to remember.
+++ Stay With Us +++
It’s getting easier to get to Urbanscapes. For out of towners we now have a range of ticket and accommodation packages that can be bought at www.mydeal.com.my or by emailing [email protected] for more information. And if you want to leave the car at home, head over to www.skybus.com.my for more information.
+++ The Big Weekend +++ Not many festivals give their fans the chance to unlock the secrets of their line-up, but that’s exactly what Urbanscapes Festival 2013 – The Big Weekend – organised in August. Thousands of the festival’s fans rose to the challenge of searching landmarks, boutiques and creative spaces around the Klang Valley, deciphering the sometimes-cryptic clues to find the hidden QR codes that would unlock the stars with a tweet.
Franz Ferdinand, Tegan & Sara, Two Door Cinema Club and Efterklang provide the international highlights to a list of some of the world’s most exciting music and creative arts talents. On Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November they will be joined by dozens of local, regional and international bands, musicians, comedians, sculptors, performance artists, visual artists and other zeitgeist defying acts when Urbanscapes Festival 2013 – The Big Weekend – opens its doors at the Malaysian Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) for a weekend-long carousel of creativity and fun for all ages.
Urbanscapes Festival 2013 is supported by Malaysia Major Events, a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism and Culture and other partners.
+++ Explore Creativity +++
The key to any festival is in building experiences that are unique to you and your friends. Set amongst 12 acres of lawns, hills and gardens, this year The Big Weekend is all about creative exploration. Music heads may want to stake out prime position at The Commons to watch big names like Franz Ferdinand, Tegan and Sara, Two Door Cinema Club, They Will Kill Us All
and Kyoto Protocol. Others will be more at home in The Field, getting groovy with Deer Society, laughing along with the Time Out Comedy Club and enjoying fun and interactive arts sessions from Kakiseni, Curasian, TerryandTheCuz and more.
Lose yourself in the moment in The Woods, where some of our more experimental and crowd-participatory acts will be coming out to play amongst the shade of this tree-lined hill. The Venopian Solitude, Bihzhu and M.O.I.S.T. are among the eclectic music acts performing in this imaginative wilderness and they will be joined by workshop and installation pieces by The Wires, Studio Bikin and our exclusive Market of Experiences.
And for our most ‘out there’ musical experiences head over to The End of the Road where you’ll find the Upfront Stage and a list of mind-boggling acts that includes a curated session by arts and architecture collective allthatissolid and music from hotly tipped Australian indie rockers Last Dinosaurs as well as Denmark’s Efterklang and locals including Pithati and The Experience Brothers.
But the real point is, with over 100 artists and vendors appearing across the weekend, everyone who comes to Urbanscapes will experience a Big Weekend that is unique, unrepeatable and truly customized around their own choices.
+++ Satellite Shows +++
This year, for the first time, we’re asking you to start the Big Weekend early, and join us for a series of exclusive Urbanscapes Satellite Shows. On October 31st we’re very pleased to announce a line up of two incredible bands for you at KL Live. For their long-awaited return to KL, we bring you the awesome cosmic post rock power of Explosions in the Sky. The Texans are known for the catchy yet pure cinematic grandeur of their music, the band has an enormous following in Malaysia. Loved the world over for their dynamic stage presence and sheer intensity every show they play here becomes a huge occasion.
Joining them will be one of Denmark’s leading underground acts, the mighty Mew. Formed in 1994 this trio have been labelled dream pop, shoegaze, indie, alt, post rock and even new prog which simply shows how hard it is to categorise their sound. We agree with them, that they’re ‘the world’s only indie stadium band’, as they make catchy and accessible off-kilter pop that’s equally at home when you’re making Sunday breakfast as it in a heaving rock venue.
Some people might think that Imperial is best but at Urbanscapes we’ve always preferred Metric. Especially when Metric are the stars of our second Satellite Show on December 3rd at KL Live. Over five albums the Canadian New Wave and synth pop influenced have built a hardcore global fanbase, based around an incendiary reputation for their live shows and festival performances. Accomplished crowd-pleasers, the band is also known for throwing impromptu cover versions and other musical surprises into its live sets.
To help you make the most of your Urbanscapes experience, we’re offering a buy-one-see-all ticket in the shape of our All-Access Pass. These very limited tickets are available at RM397 and offer entry to Urbanscapes Festival and all Satellite Shows. Individual tickets for the shows are priced at RM177 (per show).
Stay tuned to our social media channels for more Urbanscapes Satellite Show announcements.
Tickets are available from www.ticketpro.com.my as well as KL Live, Rock Corner, Victoria
For the latest on Urbanscapes, be sure to check out www.urbanscapes.com.my and our Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/urbanscapes), Twitter (https://twitter.com/urbanscapes) and Instagram (@urbanscapes) channels.
For media enquiries and interview requests please do not hesitate to contact: April Kuan Lim Kok Kean PR Consultant Account Director Kulturpop Sdn Bhd Kulturpop Sdn Bhd Urbanscapes is a Freeform Sdn Bhd Festival. About Freeform Sdn Bhd
Founded in 2000, Freeform has always been firmly on the pulse of the latest and trending developments within creative industries and youth culture. Beginning life as a media company, which published titles such as KLue, Junk and Tongue in Chic, covering city lifestyle, music and fashion respectively, it went beyond the initial media platforms of just print and online, and started
developing events and community-engagement campaigns to further the depth and breadth of its understanding of the communities.
As its experience grew, thus began its foray into client consulting, where blue-chip brands such as DiGi, TM, KFC, Nokia and CIMB leveraged on its experience, research skills and creative approach towards brand strategy and project development, to help them reach out and engage the communities out there.
Its past works include software development, event conceptualisation, brand repositioning, content syndication and social-media engagement. About Malaysia Major Events
Malaysia Major Events is a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agencyunder Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism and Culture. Created under the Prime Minister’s Economic Transformation Programme (ETP), Malaysia Major Events facilitates significant events that help contribute to Malaysia’s economic growth. It focuses on identifying and supporting major event bids for sports, arts, lifestyle and entertainment events. It also assists homegrown and home hosted events as well as other cluster events that strengthen Malaysia’s global appeal as an international avenue for major events. As a conduit between the public and private sector, it’s a one-stop centre that facilitates and liaises with diverse event stakeholders to ensure seamless processes and successful events.
For more information, please visit www.mymajorevents.com.my.
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