KUCHING: The Miri Country Music Fest (MCMF) this Saturday (Feb 7) will see the city represented by the all-women Starlet Band, which is known for their infectious beats and enthusiasm on stage.
Regulars in the local music scene, Starlet Band is made up of talented and attractive ladies related to one another, who will showcase their take on country rock tunes.
A press statement said the band will also perform with the sape for a local touch.
Organised by Planet Conventions and Events Sdn Bhd, MCMF will be held at Parkcity Everly Hotel Miri and will also feature Os Pombos from Kuala Lumpur, Country Sisters (Czech Republic), Hi Breed (Kuching), Mel and Joe (Singapore), Kareem Salama (USA) and Rani and the Westom Country Band (Indonesia).
The programme includes a festival bazaar offering wide varieties of food, games and souvenirs; a music workshop; and line dance workshop.
The bazaar will begin at noon, while the workshop is from 2pm to 5pm and the concert stars at 5.30pm.
Held for the second year running, the one-day festival is endorsed by Miri City Council and Malaysia Conventions and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and supported by the Sarawak Tourism Board, United States Embassy, MASWings Sdn Bhd, Parkcity Everly Hotel Miri, BNB Tech and Planet Borneo Travel and Tours Services.
Tickets are priced at RM80 for adults inclusive of one drink and RM40 for children aged three to 12 inclusive of an ice cream or soft drink.
In Kuching, get tickets from Utopia (019-8790043), BaramBar (012-8855778) and Planet Borneo Travel and Tours Services (082-241300); while in Miri tickets are available at Parkcity Everly Hotel Miri (085-440288) and Planet Borneo Travel and Tour Services (085-414300).
In Kota Kinabalu, tickets are available from Asif Pishori (014-6922757).
Alternatively, go to www.miricountrymusic.com for online purchases.