Coinciding with one of the biggest sporting events of the year, the MotoGP, the Rockaway Weekender isa celebration of the passion, charisma and intensity of the rock music genre.
Touted as the city’s biggest rock festival, previous years have seen the likes of Me The Horizon, Dashboard Confessional, You Me At Six, Sum 41, and Paramore zoom down to Kuala Lumpur, lighting up the capital with energetic, bass-thumping performances.
The first of a two-part epic saga (with the finale taking place later in November), this year’s Weekender concertlineup includes the critically acclaimed rock band Scorpions, who have been making waves in the rock scene for an impressive 50 years. The seasoned rockers will take to the stage on day one, headlining a riveting set list that includes Malaysia’s own local legends Wings, as well as Muzza’s Mayhem, known for their classic blues-backed sound and expert guitar riffs.
But the fun doesn’t stop there. The following day will see Australian genre-bending hit-makers Wolfmother (whose hit song ‘Joker & The Thief’ has been heard in several movies, including Shrek the Third, Jackass, and The Hangover), start the adrenaline-pumping night, joined by more regional acts, namely WTNSS, Daarchlea, and Artefacts.
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WTNSS is a melodic hardcore punk band from Selangor, who just released their first EP late last year. Meanwhile, Daarchlea is an up-and-coming heavy metal group, who have carved a name for themselves by constantly pushing theenvelope on the modern metal genre, much like Artefacts who combine progressive patterns and atmospheric melodies to create a sound all their own.
Taking place at Sepang International Circuit, Rockaway acts as an unofficial afterparty for the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix, adding extra excitement to what is sure to be an exhilarating day on the track.
This is absolutely one music event rock fans can’t miss and those eager for a front-row seat will be happy to know the aptly named Headbangers tickets allow you to get up close and personal with your favourite acts.
Rockaway Weekender 2016
WHERE Sepang InternationalCircuit
WHEN 5pm-12 midnight (29-30 Oct)