Urbanscapes 2013

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Urbanscapes 2013

Art, music, and creative aficionados, your ultimate creative arts festival is about a month away! If you have already been saving money for Urbanscapes 2013 this November 23rd and 24th, your savings will be well celebrated over the course of the weekend. If you haven’t, a budget plan is highly recommended. This year, the festival bids farewell to their home for the past two years at Padang Astaka, Petaling Jaya. Fret not, because Urbanscapes’ new abode at MAEPS at Seri Kembangan is guaranteed to get you even more psyched for the festival. If you are a little hasty about the location change, going through the photos of this place will absolutely change your mind. I guarantee you that as well.

Apart from the location change, Urbanscapes has also introduced something else this year – Urbanscapes Satellite Shows. If you’re wondering what this actually is, the satellite shows are pretty much a pre and post celebration for the actual festival. Incase you haven’t been up to date with announcements from Urbanscapes, here is what’s in store for you. This year, Urbanscapes will celebrate not just one but more than a handful of international acts. The Urbanscapes weekend taking place on November 23rd and 24th will host to numerous renowned barons of indie rock from around the world like Two Door Cinema Club, Franz Ferdinand, Efterklang, and everybody’s favorite Canadian indie pop duo, Tegan and Sara.

Of course, no festival is complete without the touch of our local talents. Joining these renowned international bands are Kyoto Protocol, They Will Kill Us All, Da Vagabonds, The Venopian Solitude, M.O.I.S.T, Pitahati, Khottal, and many more. The festival is also playing host to great regional bands like Indonesia’s The Experience Brothers, L’Alphalpha, Sore, Singapore’s Obedient Wives Club, In Each Hand A Cutless, Plainsunset, and Myanmar’s Side Effect. As we all know, Urbanscapes isn’t just a celebration of music, as art is the main staple of the festival. The weekend will also showcase renowned artists and curators like Red Hong Yi, Flatland by TerryAndTheCuz, Kakiseni, and more.

Happening before the festival itself is Satellite Show #1 that will take place on October 31, featuring Texan post-rock outfit Explosions In The Sky and Danish alternative-rockers Mew. A celebratory ending to Urbanscapes will be Satellite Show #2 that will take after the festival itself on December 3 with Canadian new-wave band Metric.

If you are a little confused regarding the concepts of the satellite shows and the festival itself, ticketing details and FAQs have been properly laid out for you to understand on Urbanscapes’ facebook page and website. With multiple international headlining bands and an exceptional array of local aptitude, Urbanscapes is on it’s way or perhaps already a world-class celebration.

For more on Urbanscapes 2013, visit their website here.

Written by one of The Wknd's team members.