Following the threats of a nationwide protest, Malaysia is set to introduce new concert guidelines for concerts featuring international artists. What could this mean for our favorite Asia Pop40 acts moving forward?
The Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) has quite the history of protesting concerts and has issued calls against Avril Lavigne, Beyonce, Adam Lambert, Gwen Stefani, Elton John, The Scorpions, and more in the past.
According to Communications and Multimedia Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Mohammad Mentek, the guidelines will be implemented to account for local “sensitivities”. No additional details were given but the guidelines are currently being finalized by the Central Agency for Application for Filing and Performance by Foreign Artistes (Puspal).
With We The Fest’s return soon upon us, the final lineup has officially been revealed. Joining previously announced headliners CL and Jackson Wang are Offset, Swae Lee and What So Not.
The rest of the previously announced lineup includes favorites like Beabadoobee, Oh Wonder, R3HAB, Pink Sweats, Snakehips, Shallou, Surf Mesa, Raisa, Tulus, Afgan, Dewa 19 ft. Ello, Isyana Sarasvati, Lyodra, Bilal Indrajaya, Gangga, Hondo, Pamungkas, Perunggu, Sore, The Adams and Zack Tabudlo.
The much anticipated festival is set to take place from September 23 to September 25 at the GBK Sports Complex in Senayan, Jakarta.
Tickets to We The Fest 2022 are now on sale and can be purchased online for local festival attendees. International ticketing information has yet to be announced.
The six remaining tracks are features and remixes that Ed has participated in over the last 6 months, so the new edition is a pretty good summary of everything Ed Sheeran, if that’s what you are searching for!
You can listen to the ‘Tour Edition’ of ‘=’ on all streaming platforms now or listen below!
If you tuned into Asia Pop 40 last week you may have already caught the hype of the latest offering from Coldplay and BTS, joining forces on “My Universe”.