Pinkfish Festival, Malaysia, April 2023
On Labour Day Weekend, Hitman Solutions and Happymoon hosted the Pinkfish Music & Arts Festival, a curated creative music and arts experience that gave Malaysians and visitors from other parts of the region an absolutely unforgettable experience. The highly charged day featured live performances from both local and foreign artists as well as art installations created by a variety of multi-talented artists at Surf Beach in Sunway Lagoon.
Over 8,000 music and art enthusiasts, also known as LAVAs, from Malaysia and across the country including visitors from the rest of Asia & Europe were present to dance along to their favourite tunes and celebrate the local art scene. Rain or shine, it didn’t stop attendees from enjoying everything the festival had to offer. The festival also showcased the best in fashion, with festival-goers decked in colourful and fun festival wear.
There were even stiltwalkers to greet the crowd, caricature artists and other performance experts to liven up the crowd as they explored the festival grounds. Another highlight was the Lumi Funland that gave all those who attended a trip down memory lane, featuring kaleidoscopic seesaws and swing sets, perfect for the Instagram-worthy shot. Sun Cabana ticket holders partied in an exclusive elevated area which provided a bird’s eye view of the phenomenal stages and performances.
The Pinkfish Festival started out strong with RIMKA opening the show at the Beach Hut, Chukiess & Whackboi, Nahsyk, BATE and Mister Ariffin later joined her at the Beach Hut. A stage for local heroes, it was packed with fans, proving that love for the local music scene runs deep. The crowd’s energy was contagious, providing an immersive performance for all,allowing them to get up close and personal.
Over on the Main Stage, Saturdayselects kicked things off and got everyone on their feet and dancing to the beat. Things kicked into high gear with Gard Wuzgut & Ramengvrl, plus an electrifying performance by Joe Flizzow, Meduza, Yellow Claw and Dash Berlin. Festival-goers too got to experience international-level displays that showcased a spectacular experience of interactive fun.
The headliner of Pinkfish Festival, DJ Snake, opened his set to a roaring crowd, proving why he is a headliner. An amazing light & pyrotechnics show accompanied him during his set, giving everyone an unexpected but fantastic surprise. Despite being the last act, he had everyone wanting more, featuring all of his all-time favourite hits like ‘Taki Taki’, ‘Turn Down For What’, ‘Get Low’ and many more. During his set, he had the crowd cheering as he waved the Malaysian flag and thanked everyone with a sincere “Terima Kasih”. As he left the stage, shouts for an encore could be heard throughout Sunway Lagoon Surf Beach.
A big feature of the festival was unveiled – a 15 foot, giant inflatable version of “Chaigo”, a comic-style dog designed by local graffiti artist, Kenji Chai. He was on-deck giving away custom hand-sprayed graffiti t-shirts for some lucky festival-goers. He was joined by Pami, Kaze and Spike – showcasing a live demo which provided an in-depth look into what it takes to make an art installation come to life – from conception to production. This installation was a massive 16 feet, giving everyone a close-up look at these magnificent art pieces by local talents. Pinkfish Festival also featured artwork from winners of the “Spray Your Art Out” contest, Yan Li Yi, Ganz and Duke Chua.
For any inquiries regarding Pinkfish Music & Arts Festival, please get in touch with Keeran at 012-887 0669.