Festivals, News — August 25, 2016 at 6:11 pm

Scorpions, Wolfmother and Taking Back Sunday headline Malaysia’s reprised Rockaway Festival

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It’s been three long years since the last Rockaway event was held in Malaysia but it seems like it was worth the wait.

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The biggest rock event in the country is returning, with not just one but two festivals in October and then November. cross two weekends and they’re

The first event, dubbed “Rockaway Weekender” runs in parallel with the MotoGP at Sepang International Circuit, featuring  legendary German rockers Scorpions, local legends Wings and Muzza’s Mayhem on October 29.

October 30 will see Australian rock icons Wolfmouther taking to the stage along with regional acts WTNSS, Daarchlea, and Artefacts. The organizers have hinted that there may be another “one or two international headliners” to beef up the lineup further.

 

With over 10,000 fans expected on each day, the Rockaway Weekender will be held at the B Hillstand at Sepang International Circuit that overlooks turns 13 to 14 of the track. This allows concert-goers to also watch the MotoGP race from the Rockaway Arena.

 

The second festival, “The Saga Continues,” takes place at Extreme Park, Bukit Jalil  on November 19th and is headed by Butterfingers, Third Eye Blind, Taking Back Sunday, The Get Up Kids, Alleycat and Zainal Abidin

 

The excitement doesn’t end there. Rahul Kukreja, one of the co-founders of Livescape Group announced that the line-up was only for the first phase. In other words, these boys at Rockaway are still keeping a secret on other possibly bigger acts that’ll be part of their three-day festival. So, another round of waiting and guessing begins until the next announcement.

 

In the past festival has brought the likes of Bring Me The Horizon, Dashboard Confessional, You Me At Six, Sum 41, and Paramore among many others so there’s no telling who they might have up their sleeves for future announcement.

 

Tickets to both festivals are available for sale now via www.galactix.asia
Alternatively, fans can head down to A Sunday Rockaway Affair at TREC Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, August 28, to purchase tickets at a 15% discoun
t. The promo is valid for one-day only. Tickets are available from RM98 in the categories of single day passes, two-day weekend passes for the Rockaway Weekend or a Rock Passport for all three shows

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Lineups so far:

Rockaway Weekender (Day 1)

October 29 @ B Hillstand, Sepang International Circuit)
  • Scorpions
  • Wings
  • Muzza’s Mayhem
Rockaway Weekender (Day 2)
October 30 @ B Hillstand Sepang International Circuit)
  • Wolfmother
  • Artefacts
  • Daarchlea (MY)
  • WTNSS
  • + Many more

 

Rockaway The Saga Continues
(November 19 @ Extreme Park, Bukit Jalil
National Sports Complex)
  • Butterfingers (20th Anniversary Rockaway Special)
  • Alleycats
  • Zainal Abidin (30 th Anniversary Rockaway Special)
  • Third Eye Blind
  • Taking Back Sunday
  • The Get Up Kids
  • Hujan X Radhi OAG
  • One Buck Short (15 th Anniversary Rockaway Special)
  • LyMe
  • Prana
  • The Summer State (SG)
  • The Changchuters (ID)
  • Killeur Calculateur
  • M.U.Z.E.
  • Dirgahayu
  • Pitahati
  • Eat Sh*t & Die
  • Man Under Zero Effect
  • Tokokilat
  • Son of a Policeman
  • Speedwitches