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4 music festivals to add to your 2019 bucket list

From Japan to Singapore and USA, these are all must-visits and they are more than just music.
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From Malaysia's Good Vibes Festival to Fuji Rock Festival and Coachella, we list down the music festivals we dream to go this 2019, because what better way to remember the sun-kissed season than a euphoric music festival?

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FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL

Fuji Rock Festival is a rock music festival held by Smash Japan and is dubbed the cleanest festival in the world. First started in 1997, Fuji Rock Festival has been presenting the dream line-up for its stage including Iggy Pop, Björk, Bob Dylan and other music's big names.

This year, you can expect names like Sia, The Chemical Brothers and more.

 

Where: Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata, Japan
When: 26 July 2019 to 28 July 2019
2019 major line-up: The Chemical Brothers, The Cure, Sia, Death Cab for Cutie, James Blake, Jason Mraz, Martin Garrix, and Thom Yorke.

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COACHELLA

Probably the most hyped and exciting music fest in the world, Coachella is a staple you need to go at least once (remember #Beychella in 2019?).

For 2019, the headliners include Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, and Ariana Grande. Another reason to join the merriment is that there are many Asian reps for 2019 including Blackpink, Hyukoh and Jambinai from South Korea; and Japanese girl group Perfume.

 

Where: Empire Polo Club, Indio, California, United State.
When: 12 April 2019 to 21 April 2019
2019 major line-up: Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, and Ariana Grande, Janelle Monae, Solange, The 1975, Aphex Twin, J Balvin.

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GOOD VIBES FESTIVAL

Held in Genting Highland, Good Vibes Festival is definitely one of our favourite outdoor parties in Malaysia where we can enjoy music, food truck bites and breezy highland weather.

For a little sneak peek, Goodvibes already has Honne and Kodaline flew in to perform two mini-concerts to kick-start the Good Vibes 2019 series and the first peek of the 2019 lineup has just dropped!

Names like Rae Sremmurd, Daniel Caesar, Cigarettes After Sex, Dean and Yaeji is set to rock out at Good Vibes this year.

 

Where: Gohtong Jaya, Genting Highlands, Selangor
When: 20 July 2019 to 21 July 2019
2019 major line-up:  Rae Sremmurd, Daniel Caesar, Cigarettes After Sex, Dean, But Thieves, Mura Masa, Kidd Santhe, The Impatient Sisters and Yaeji

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Skechers Sundown Festival

Singapore's Skechers Sundown Festival is not just about music, it also curates a series of arts and culture activities including film screenings, a festival marketplace, the showcase of art installations and a street food village, featuring our favourite local Asian acts, celebrities and projects.

And the headliner this year, Sundown has prepared K-Pop boy band IKON to perform on the closing night, along with other stars like Henry Fong, ToKiMONSTA and Higher Brothers.

 

Where: Siloso Beach Sentosa, Singapore
When: 19 April 2019 to 21 April 2019
2019 major line-up: IKON, Higher Brothers, Henry Fong, Crossfaith, ToKiMONSTA, Higher Brothers and DJ Soda.

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