After another good outing this year, Miri Country Music Fest is heading towards being bigger next year. The festival will be held for two days next year and this is to accommodate the request from festival goers.
This afternoon, the event organizer, Planet Conventions and Events held it’s first press conference for the upcoming 2017 Miri Country Music Fest at ParkCity Everly Hotel, Miri.
Since introducing the festival in 2014, Planet Conventions and Events Sdn Bhd had been organizing the event for one day. However, as the festival entered into its fourth year, Miri Country Music Fest will be held for two days from February 25 to 26 next year.
The decision was because of the overwhelming response this year. The festival which was held on February 27 this year recorded a total of 2,740 festival goers, an increase of 30 per cent as compared to last year. Last year’s crowd was at 2,100. Next year Planet Conventions and Events are targeting to attract more than 3,500 festival goers to the event.
The venue will remain at Parkcity Everly Hotel Miri, which is also the official hotel and the main sponsor for the event.
To cater for the two days and increasing festival goers’ number, the organizer will also be bringing in more international bands to entertain the crowd. Among those already short listed include from USA, Australia, Germany, Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam. There will also be more local Malaysian bands taking the centre stage as well.
The festival concept also remains as in previous years, starting with the festival bazaar and followed with music workshop before the concert begins in the evening. On Sunday, the concert will begin earlier so that the finale can end earlier as well. This is in consideration for the festival goers who have to work the next day.
Planet Conventions and Events is also planning to include more activities in the program to further enhance the festival goers’ experience at the event. This will include more stalls offering wide variety of food and beverages, arts and crafts, apparels and souvenirs and to organize competitions like burger eating contest, arm wrestling and many more.
There is also plan to hold a Sunday-cook-out session on the second day of the festival, to encourage more visitors especially those with young children to spend the afternoon at the festival.
Next year’s event will have something for everyone, be they country music fans or anyone wanting to chill out with family and friends.
Tickets to the festival are now available online at www.miricountrymusic.com and tickets are priced at RM80 for one day and RM150 for two days for adult. For children between three to 12 years old, their ticket is priced at RM40 for one day and RM70 for two days. All the tickets include one drink.
At the moment Planet Conventions and Events is offering the Big Bang Sale and the tickets are priced at RM55 per day and RM100 for two days for adult and RM35 and RM60 respectively for a child. The Big Bang Sale will last until September 30. After that date the ticket will be on sale at normal price.
The fourth edition of Miri Country Music Fest is endorsed by Miri City Council and supported by Sarawak Tourism Board, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Arts Sarawak and Malaysia Conventiona and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB). Rentak Sejuta is the online media partner.