Thursday, August 22

Prizes galore for concert-goers at Miri Country Music Fest

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KUCHING: Planet Conventions and Events Sdn Bhd has prepared several attractive prizes for lucky festival goers at the Miri Country Music Fest this weekend.

Among some of the prizes are flight tickets, a hotel night stay as well as dinner and spa vouchers.

Festival goers are encouraged to come dressed in their best Western cowboy attire as the organisers will be awarding prizes to the best dressed cowboys and cowgirls.

Prizes include return flights from Miri to Mulu and Miri to Kuching, with tickets are sponsored by MASWings Sdn Bhd.

Visitors will also have the chance to win lucky draw prizes which include hotel stays and dinner and spa vouchers. The prizes are sponsored by Parkcity Everly Hotel Miri and Miri Marriott Hotel.

The Miri Country Music Fest, held for the second consecutive year, will take place at Parkcity Everly Hotel Miri on Feb 7. The festival features seven bands – Country Sisters from the Czech Republic, Mel and Joe (Singapore), Hi Breed (Kuching), Os Pombos Band (Kuala Lumpur), Starlet Band (Miri), Kareem Salama (USA) and Rani and Westom Country Band (Indonesia).

Tickets to the festival are available in Kuching, Miri and Kota Kinabalu. In Kuching, 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 are available at Parkcity Everly Hotel Miri (085 440288) and Planet Borneo Travel and Tour Services (085 414300).

In Kota Kinabalu, the tickets are available from Asif Pishori (014 6922757).Tickets can also be purchased online at www.miricountrymusic.com

The festival programme consists of the MCMF Bazaar, music workshops, a line dance workshop and of course, the concert.

The bazaar begins at noon, while the music workshops will run from 2pm to 4pm. The line dance workshop is scheduled at 3pm, while the music concert starts at 5.30pm.

The festival is endorsed by the Miri City Council and Malaysia Conventions and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and supported by Sarawak Tourism Board, US Embassy, MASWings Sdn Bhd, Parkcity Everly Hotel Miri, BNB Tech and Planet Borneo Travel and Tours Services. Details on the festival are also available at www.miricountrymusic.com.