This year’s much-anticipated first lineup includes world-renowned stalwarts from musical, visual, and performance arts fields with many more to come.
For its 17th year, Urbanscapes is partnering up with U Mobile again to bring you an even bigger and more exciting lineup of musical, visual, and performance artists that will take over Kuala Lumpur for NINE DAYS of city-wide festivities from 16 to 24 November 2019 and is expected to draw over 50,000 attendees.
Building on previous year’s themes, this year, Urbanscapes beckons festival-goers to #reconnectKL as they encounter the much-loved festival’s activities that will occupy Medan Pasar, River Of Life, REXKL, The Godown KL, Sentul Depot, Kwai Chai Hong, the backlanes of Lorong Bandar 13 and Lorong Panggung, and other unique spaces in the heart of the city.
Staying true to its ethos, Urbanscapes will once again work with local and international artists and creative communities to bring Kuala Lumpur to life. “We want Urbanscapes to inspire people to get out of their homes and explore their city, to discover new experiences and create meaningful conversations around all the fest has to offer,” says festival founder Adrian Yap.
This year, the Unlimited Grooves Festival (UGF) by U Mobile returns with a three-day music extravaganza that will culminate with Urbanscapes’ closing party. On 21, 22, and 24 Nov at Sentul Depot, UGF will showcase local and international musicians for every palate such as Boy Pablo, Colde, Lost Spaces, Sunset Rollercoaster, and The Drums. UGF’s general tickets will go on sale on 12 Sept at www.galactix.asia. U Mobile customers will get an exclusive early-bird chance to purchase tickets two days before the public on 10 Sept.
The BMW Shorties – Malaysia’s most prestigious and longest running short film competition will also be at Urbanscapes to host Tayangan BMW Shorties, a week-long screening of genre films from Southeast Asia. Held at the iconic REXKL theatre from 16 to 24 Nov, the mini-film festival will culminate with the BMW Shorties Awards Night on 23 Nov, where the Top 10 Finalists and Grand Prize Winner of BMW Shorties 2019 will be announced.
A much-beloved part of the Urbanscapes experience for many are the colourful art installations and public art works. And this year, NIPPON PAINT presents Colours Of Life that commissions emerging and established street artists to bring life and colour to the city. Along with that, IMMERSIO, with its indispensable site-specific new media art curated by audiovisual collective Filamen, will produce an interactive arts exhibited paired with performances inside three heritage shophouses in Medan Pasar.
Additional lineup announcements will follow. For more information and announcement updates, visit urbanscapes.com.my
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