Miri City Council (MCC) is jumping on board Asia Music Festival to support the organizing by initiating a Shopping Bonanza. MCC has encouraged participation by shopping malls and supermarket within its jurisdiction area to be part and promote the festival by offering a giveaway prizes in conjunction of the festival. Customer will be offered giveaway prizes in a form of free entrance tickets to Asia Music Festival for every purchase of goods valued more than RM100 in their respective outlets.

The promotion tickets would be on “First-Come-First-Get” basis, while stock last.

Miri City Council in collaboration with the festival organiser, Sarawak Tourism Board has agreed to consider this free tickets promotion for AMF both days of the event in order to create awareness of this brand-new festival. The festival will be held on Friday and Saturday next week (4-5 October) at Eastwood Valley Golf & Country Club.

At the launching of AMF 2013 Shopping Bonanza held here today, MCC had announced the participating shopping malls and outlets, namely Bintang Mega Mall, Boulevard & Imperial Mall, Boulevard Shopping Mall, PermyMall, Emart and Sin Liang Supermarket.

The Asia Music Festival 2013 Shopping Bonanza promotional period will begin on Friday, 27 September and last until Saturday, 5 October.

Other than organizing a Shopping Bonanza in conjunction Asia Music Festival, Miri City Council will be coordinating the fringe events at the venue. The fringe events will exhibit 100 big-bikers from Sarawak, neighbouring Sabah and Brunei, 8 handicrafts stalls from Miri Handicraft Centre, 4-tattoo exhibition booth and photography exhibition booth. These fringe events will create the festival atmosphere and encourages visitors to the festival.

As the organiser, Sarawak Tourism Board will continue to embark on its carbon footprint initiative through greening program such as the tree-planting ceremony. The planting will be held at the event venue on the first day of festival where all the local and international musician, artist, media, government officials and the publics are welcome to participate. MCC will also encourage the participating malls and supermarket to re-launch the “Say No To Plastic Bags” campaign in support of this greening campaign.

The Asia Music Festival brings together musician and performers from across Asia for highly unique musical extravaganza. The festival offers opportunity to experience the uniqueness of music festival that offers the whole host of electrifying eclectic mix of live music that spread over two days.

Bands that have been confirmed are Bembol Rockers (Philippines), VSTAR featuring Kamal Musallam (Korea), Anthony Dassan Yen Party Band (South India),  Orkes Soesah Tideor (Indonesia), Foxy Girls (Indonesia), Boy Thai Band (Thailand), Tritha (North India) and Fakhrul Razi (Brunei). There will also be bands and singers from Malaysia and among them are Melissa Francis, Starlet Band, The Mountain Wind Band, Hevance Band and Sarawak’s very own Bob from the famous Malaysian TV program, Akademi Fantasia.

The Festival tickets are still on sale at all STB’s office and Visitors Information Centre located at Old Court House, Kuching (+6 082-410944), Jalan Melayu, Miri (+6 085-434180) and Jalan Tukang Besi, Sibu (+6 084-340980), Curtin University Sarawak Campus and Eastwood Valley Golf & Country Club (+6 085-421010). Entry tickets are priced at RM30 for adults and RM15 for children/students aged 3-18 (ID required during entry). Information and updates about the festival is available at and .

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