So Much Mud, But that Didn’t Stop the Good Vibes

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Festival-goers braved two days of rain and mud to catch their favourite acts at the Horse Ranch, Gohtong Jaya over Good Vibes Festival ’17, and it’s safe to say that the ordeal was worth it. With an eclectic lineup of both local and international musicians, Genting Highlands played host to a weekend of fun, dancing, and plenty of Instagram OOTD shots.

Homegrown talents like alextbh, Jin Hackman x Dae Kim, and NYK took to the main stage on Day 1 of the festival, repping a colourful spectrum of local music as the crowd started to pour in.

Star Club’s stage and Electric Fields were up all night on both days dishing out heart-pumping beats, courtesy of DJs such as Axel Groove and Dan $hiv.

Plenty of vendors were also on site offering everything from flower crowns (thanks to KL-based Pinterest-inspired florist Bohemian Secrets) to mouth-watering treats by softsrve, A Pie Thing, Buncit Bao Bar, and more.

As the night sky fell upon the festival on the first day, acts like Shura, Gryffin, and Lido lit up the stage one after the other with their multi-instrumentalist tracks and synthesised tunes.

Festival headliners like The Kooks and Dua Lipa kept the momentum going well into the midnight hour, with the crowd decked out in trusty ponchos and hardy waterproof boots as they persisted through the rain.

Day 2 was set to be just as memorable as its predecessor, with Malaysian acts like Orang kicking things off with his art pop tunes, Airliftz hyping up the crowd with his own brand of local hip hop, and singer-songwriter Najwa bringing neo-soul and jazz to Good Vibes Festival on Sunday evening.

Headlining acts for the second day were none other than international bands LANY, Kodaline, and Phoenix, and their anthemic hits made every second in the tropical downpour worth it.

One couple even went the extra mile to prove that romance isn’t dead. A man proposed to his lucky lady onstage in front of thousands during Kodaline’s performance, making the moment one to remember for a lifetime.

Good Vibes Festival ’17 happened on 12 & 13 August ’17 at The Ranch, Gohtong Jaya.

Right before her set at GVF2017, JUICE sat down with Shura to talk about everything from The Breakfast Club to the story behind labelling her music as ‘awkward pop’. Read our interview here.

Check out what alextbh has to say about the music industry, gentrification, and the gay rights movement in Malaysia here.

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