Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Miri Country Music Fest 2017 to attract 3,500 music lovers to Miri

MIRI: Planet Conventions and Events is targeting to attract more than 3,500 festival-goers to the Miri Country Music Fest (MCMF) next year.

Its general manager Letitia Samuel said the MCMF, to be held for the fourth time next year, had been scheduled for two days – on Feb 25 and 26.

“Since the festival was introduced in 2014, we have been holding the event for one day. Owing to overwhelming response, we have decided to add another day for the festival next year,” she said during a press conference on MCMF 2017 at ParkCity Everly Hotel Miri yesterday.

Letitia said this year’s MCMF, which was held on Feb 27, recorded 2,740 festival-goers – an increase of 30 per cent versus last year’s 2,100.

“After another good outing this year, MCMF is heading towards being bigger next year. The venue for the festival will remain the same, which is Parkcity Everly Hotel Miri – the official hotel and also the main sponsor of the event.”

Letitia said to cater for the two-day festival and the increasing number of festival-goers, the organiser would be bringing in more international bands, adding that the shortlisted ensembles would include those from USA, Australia, Germany, Indonesia and Brunei. Moreover, there would be more Malaysian bands taking to the stage this time, she said.

“The concept (for MCMF) remains – it will begin with the festival bazaar and a music workshop before the concert in the evening.

“On Sunday, the concert will commence earlier so that the finale can end earlier as well. This is in consideration for the festival-goers who have to go to work the next day.”

In addition to that, Letitia said the organiser would also be planning to include more activities to further enhance the festival-goers’ experience.