Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Miri Country Music Fest ‘over two days next year’

MIRI: Miri Country Music Fest (MCMF) will turn into a two-day affair from next year, according to a recent decision made by Planet Conventions and Events Sdn Bhd recently.

Advisor of MCMF Gracie Geikie, who is also the director for Planet Borneo Group of Companies, said the MCMF had been a one-day music festival since it was first organised in 2014.

“We have received feedback from fans, especially those from outside Miri who requested us to make the MCMF a two-day festival instead of one day.

“In reference to the welcome response from fans to the MCMF, we have decided to make the only country music festival in the country from a one-day to a two-day event starting next year,” she announced during a press conference on MCMF at Miri City Council yesterday.

Gracie also promised that the third edition MCMF which is to be held on Feb 27 at ParkCity Everly Hotel will be bigger and better than before.

She said fans can expect another exciting experience for this year’s festival which will showcase country bands from Nashville in USA, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu and Miri.

These bands she added will entertain festival goers with their rendition of rock, pop, contemporary, bluegrass and folk country tunes.

The organisers expect this year’s festival to attract 3,000 festival-goers locally as well as visitors from Brunei Darussalam, Singapore, Indonesia and Australia.