Tuesday, October 3

Rani and Westom Country Band to entertain at Miri Country Music Fest


KUCHING: Music lovers are in for a treat as the Miri Country Music Fest will feature a whole lineup of outstanding musicians this year.

The festival will see the Rani and Westom Country Band, a popular country music troupe from Indonesia performing at Parkcity Everly Hotel, Miri this Feb 7.

According to a press statement from the organiser, the band infuses heart-thumping dangdut beats into their music, making for a very refreshing and entertaining performance.

“Festival goers can look forward to a great time dancing to our music at the festival this weekend,” said band leader Rani in the statement.

Besides the Rani and Westom Country Band, the Miri Country Music Fest will also include Hi Breed from Kuching, Starlet Band (Miri), Os Pombos (Kuala Lumpur), Mel and Joe (Singapore), Country Sisters (Czech Republic) and Kareem Salama (USA).

Both Hi Breed along with Mel and Joe performed at last year’s event, and their fans should not give their show a miss as both bands were the crowd favorite last year.

Organised by Planet Conventions and Events, the country music festival is expected to attract 4,000 visitors this weekend.

Endorsed by the Miri City Council and Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), the festival is supported by Parkcity Everly Hotel Miri, MASWings Sdn Bhd, US Embassy, Sarawak Tourism Board, BNB Tech and Planet Borneo Travel and Tours Services.

Tickets to the festival are priced at RM80 each for adults and is inclusive of one drink, while children between three and 12 will be charged RM40 each and will be include a choice between a serving of ice cream or soft drink.

Besides the concert, the festival will also include a bazaar which offers a variety of food, games and souvenirs as well as a music workshop and line dancing.

Here the tickets are available at Utopia (019-8790043), BaramBar (012-8855778) and Planet Borneo Travel and Tours Services (082-241300) while in Miri, the tickets will be on sale at Parkcity Everly Hotel (085-440288) and Planet Borneo Travel and Tour Services (085-414300).

In Kota Kinabalu, the tickets can be purchased from Asif Pishori (014-6922757).

Tickets can also be purchased online at www.miricountrymusic.com.

Details on the festival are also available at www.miricountrymusic.com.