Buoyed by the encouraging response from last year’s edition, — previously known as Cyberjaya Music Festival in 2017 — returns to the familiar grounds of Centrus Mall in CBD Perdana 3 this weekend 11 & 12 August, featuring an eclectic mix of live music, animation, film screenings, creative conferences, tech exhibitions and marketplaces. In conjunction with SouthEast Asia’s Kre8tif! Conference and Content Festival, the interactive festival aims to reignite the creative sparks in Cyberjaya by bringing together creatives, entrepreneurs, technologists and artists for the all weekend affair.
“The state of Selangor is filled with independent young creatives whose astounding achievements are relatively still unknown amongst the larger community. From Kampung Sasaran in Kuala Selangor to Ampang Jaya, the bottom-up movement becomes a culture that has enabled communities to play a part in building a sustainable economy. This promotes advancement of technology and encourages the political landscape to mature as a whole. Cyberjaya Multimedia Festival is a much needed platform for the community in South Selangor to celebrate creative confidence and innovation as a culture. There is much potential for Cyberjaya to be amongst one of the important stops in the creative touring circuit and CMF18 is definitely leading us in that direction,” said Dr Johan Kamal Hamidon, CEO of Selangor Youth Community.
CMF18 opens with a conference hosted by the Cyberjaya Creative Community Conference (Four-C, also a word play of Foresee), a community curated platform offering industry insights from a creative self-starter point of view.
On the musical front, headlining CMF18’s music stage on Saturday are Ipoh’s rock n’ roll outfit Bittersweet, back in the limelight after a brief hiatus last year; R&B songstress NJWA and psychedelic rock quintet Ramayan. Concluding the dynamic lineup on the first day are the eccentric and theatrical Iqbal M. ; Sarawak’s R&B upstart Sasha Ningkan; Payola Records’ experimental indie unit Skits; and Johor-Bahru’s dream pop duo Juno and Hanna.
Slated for the following day will be Cyberjaya Zine and DIY Fest’s musical presentation of local animation favourites and cartoon theme song covers, boasting another unique roster of bands such as The Fridays, Jaggfuzzbeats, Milo Dinosaur, P-RM, Senja, Maddame and Keledexx with their own rendition of ‘Keluang Man’ and ‘Abang Sidi’, to name a few, alongside their original repertoires.
This year, CMF18 will be collaborating with MDEC’s Kre8tif! Content Festival to celebrate Cyberjaya’s very own animation icons; featuring an outdoor screening of Konsert Hora Horey Didi and Friends as well as animated TV series such as Omar & Hana, Boboiboy, Ejen Ali, Chuck Chicken and Harry and Bunnie happening at the open air circular amphitheater of Centrus Mall. Fans young and old can also expect to meet with some of the animation icons during meet and greet sessions at CMF18.
Finally, the festival will also showcase a specially curated line up of content collaborators. Make It Happen’s Music Edition exhibition highlights the creative process behind music related products like albums, album artwork, music videos, and live shows; Cyberjaya Zine & DIY Festival will host a variety of DIY workshops & creative marketplace;. ARleta will launch a one-of-a-kind augmented reality treasure hunt; Fairuz Sulaiman and Soundscape Records will team up to present Electric Dreams — an audio-visual showcase featuring some of our uniquely innovative local analog-digital acts; and 4.0 tech community MyEDTech’s wide range of 4.0 technology installations. Also joining the showcase are CMF17’s Official Photographer Khalil Makata together with other selected local photographers and videographers to exhibit their AR enabled photography and content.
The festival will be happening at Centrus Mall, CBD Perdana 3, Lingkaran Cyber Point Timur & Persiaran Multimedia, Cyberjaya, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor. Early bird tickets are priced at RM20 for adults and RM15 for students and groups . Door tickets are priced at RM30 for adults and RM25 for students and groups which can be purchased at the door. Admission is free for ages 18 and under.