Urbanscapes Creative Arts Festival Ascends To Genting

Last update: 28/08/2014

By Wan Asmanizan Wan Ahmad Najib

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 -- Urbanscapes, Malaysia’s creative arts festival, will celebrate its twelfth year with a series of three satellite shows and a host of parties throughout the month of November, before culminating in full-fledged festival on Dec 6 at the Horse Ranch, Resorts World Genting in the highlands, just north of the capital city.

A vast array of accommodation and transportation options will be available to choose from.

As of this release, organisers have confirmed Scottish synthpop band Chvrches "Recover," "Lies"), for an exclusive Urbanscapes Satellite Show at 7 pm, Nov 19 at KL Live.

At the Horse Ranch, Resorts World Genting, festival-goers can look forward to soak in the anthemic sounds of the Los Angeles-based indie rock band Local Natives "Gorilla Manor", "Heavy Feet" that Pitchfork described as a "sort of West Coast 'Grizzly Bear' ".

Playing alongside them will be the legendary American college rock outfit The Lemonheads know for "It’s a Shame About Ray" whose cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s "Mrs Robinson" paved a way to a breakthrough in their salad days, and their re-emergence when it was used in Martin Scorsese’s 2013 film "The Wolf of Wall Street".

Fans with an appetite for our own local giants can look forward to OJ Law ("Fantastic Adventure", "Tongue-Tied"), Ali Aiman ("Breathe"), and Najwa ("Got to Go", "Before").

Organisers are expected to announce the full-line up at a later date.

For more information, check out urbanscapes.com.my

-- BERNAMA