Good Vibes Festival celebrates 10th anniversary with a stellar lineup this July 2023
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(Note: This article was originally published on 22 February 2023 and has been updated on 21 May 2023 following the release of the full lineup.)
Following last year’s Good Vibes Weekender which saw headliners CL and Jackson Wang performing in Sunway Lagoon’s Surf Beach (alongside homeboy NYK and R&B artist Pink Sweat$), Good Vibes Festival is bringing its full force to Sepang International Circuit for its 10th anniversary this July.
This marks the premier music festival’s return to its original three-day format from 21 to 23 July, 2023—promising its “biggest lineup to date”.
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“Sepang holds a lot of history for us—it’s where the very first Good Vibes Festival was held way back in 2013. Since then, we’ve had our fair share of ups and downs but we’re proud to still be here 10 years later,” said Future Sound Asia entertainment director Wan Alman.
He added: “It’s all coming full circle as we go back to where we started, only better. For starters, we’ll be pulling out all the stops to transform the venue into the festival grounds that everyone has come to know and love. We’re working with a number of local as well as international artists to showcase their art installations, some of which have famously been featured in prominent music festivals worldwide.”
Without further ado, read on to find out everything you need to know about Good Vibes Festival 2023.
As some might have already guessed from the #GVF2023 promotional teaser, English pop rock group The 1975 (About You, Robbers) will headline the festival for the second time after their performance in 2016. Other main acts include American rock band The Strokes (Last Nite, Reptilia) and Australian teenage rapper The Kid Laroi (Stay, Thousand Miles).
Two South Korean rappers from the Dream Perfect Regime (DPR) label will also be making their way to our shores, namely DPR Live (Jasmine, Text Me) and DPR Ian (No Blueberries, So Beautiful). Not to mention, Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy (Paradise, Power Over Me) will be showcasing his golden vocals that have charmed sold-out stadiums around the world, whilst London-born Singaporean American star Dhruv is set to perform his viral pop hits including Double Take and Moonlight. Among the other international artists in the lineup include NxWorries (comprising duo Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge), Gryffin, Sabrina Carpenter and Peach Tree Rascals.
In addition, Grammy-winning Canadian R&B singer Daniel Caesar (Best Part, Vince Van Gogh) will be returning for a second time after impressing crowds at the 2019 edition of the festival. Completing the full international lineup are singer-songwriter and producer Ty Dolla $ign, K-pop star Lee Hi, English songwriter Elderbrook (Cola, Inner Light), Los Angeles-based Australian DJ Cassian (Lafayette), Alexander 23, Jake Scott, and Porter Robinson, as well as Singaporean artists Alyph and Lullaboy.
(Note: American singer Giveon, who was part of the original lineup, has announced that he will not be able to perform at the festival due to “unforeseen scheduling issues.”)
Meanwhile, local acts including hip-hop artist and producer Airliftz (our November 2022 cover star), dance music veteran DJ Blink (our April 2023 cover star), singer-songwriter Lunadira, Instagram’s rising DJ Jovynn, and New York-based pop singer Jaie will also be taking to the festival stage.
Other homegrown talents that were more recently added to the bill include newcomer Mardiana, Leaism, indie pop band Resort, and alternative rock group Capt’n Trips and The Kid. DJ collective SaturdaySelects, Bad Habits, and Mister Rodrigo are among the festival acts rounding up the DJ performance sets.
Thanks to a larger venue, #GVF2023 is set to showcase a host of art installations by local and international artists, as well as uniquely curated spaces. Expect a bigger and bolder Electric Fields, the festival’s third stage where a mix of international and local DJs, electronic and hip hop acts will be dropping dance anthems. There will also be supersized VIP areas and a Good Bites food village featuring a plethora of food vendors, including a plant-based section by Harvest Gourmet. For the first time ever, the festival will also boast a Ferris wheel to provide stunning views of the festival grounds—the perfect setup for those festival selfies!
What’s more, famed artist Robert Bose has been tapped to bring his iconic Balloon Chain to our shores—a familiar sight at world-renowned festivals such as Burning Man and Coachella. The large-scale installation will feature specially made helium balloons in a kaleidoscope of colours and movements for festivalgoers to interact with.
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Fans of local fashion brand Motherchuckers—founded by content creator cum entrepreneur Jane Chuck—will be thrilled to know that it is appointed as the official merchandise partner for #GVF2023. The collaboration will see an exclusive line of festival merchandise that will be available for purchase online before the festival, and at the merchandise booth on-site during the event.
TICKETS & PRICING
Doors will open between 4pm and 12am each day of the festival. Tickets go on sale online at 11am, 22 February 2023 at the following prices:
Single Day Pass General Admission
Single Day Pass VIP
3-Day Pass General Admission
Phase One (22 February – 5 March): RM788
Phase Two (6 March onwards): RM888
Phase Three: RM988
Squad Goals (Bundle of 5 passes): RM4,190
3-Day Pass VIP
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