Marathon concert to save earth
Posted on June 29, 2012, Friday
KOTA KINABALU: One of the best ways to send the message on the importance of environmental conservation is through music.
With that in mind, GMG Media will be holding a marathon concert to convey a strong message about saving the earth.
Expecting some 7,000 people to turn up at the free Rockfest Marathon (RFM) III 2012-Concert For The Environment which is scheduled to be held on July 7 at Padang Merdeka here, its chief executive officer, Dr Mahadi Harris-Murshidi, said the green concert was not merely about music but bringing people together to fight against environmental destruction.
He disclosed that their primary goal is about saving the environment.
“So we believe that having a concert is an effective way to attract the community and spread the awareness to a larger audience,” he said during a press conference yesterday.
RFM started in 2009 and ever since, they have received positive responses.
Mahadi said there was a need to aggressively change and shape the people’s habit when it comes to protecting the environment, adding that he hoped to expand RFM to Sarawak and other states in future to create greater awareness at the grassroots level.
About 30 bands from statewide and high profile bands – Pop Shuvit, Love Me Butch and Deja Voodoo Spells – will be performing in the marathon concert from 10am to 10pm.
Meanwhile, Pop Shuvit member Syazleey Zalsyam (DJ Uno) said that he saw music as the best way to unite the people in order to do something big for the benefits of everyone.
“This is a good cause and we need to reach a larger audience, not only music lovers and from all walks of life, when it comes to saving the environment,” he said.
The drug-free event is basically about creating an environmental awareness generation where children will also have the chance to learn about environment through exhibitions conducted by several non-governmental organisations.
It is also supported by the State Tourism, Culture and Environment Ministry, Hitz.FM, ERA.FM , Malaysia Airlines, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu and Bandwith Magazine, among others.