ASIA’S TOP ARTISTES ROCK VIRAL FEST ASIA IN BALI, INDONESIA WITH 8,000 FANS
The first edition of VIRAL FEST ASIA (VFA) closed on a high two nights ago with over 8,000 music fans packing the Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park grounds in Bali, Indonesia to enjoy 8 hours of non-stop performances by 27 top artistes from 12 Asian countries.
Dubbed the biggest digital music festival in Asia with a “Everybody’s Going Viral” theme, doors opened to public at 5.00 pm and kicked off an hour later with a traditional Balinese dance by the GWK Dance Troupe ““ in honour of local Indonesian arts and culture.
The first hour featured opening acts from Thai bands 60 Miles and The Richman Toy as well as Noh Salleh of Malaysian group Hujan. Indonesia’s celebrated Papinka debut for the host country next followed by the Japanese duo of comedy dance sensation Egu-Splosion and anime song girl group Noir.
The VFA crowd was then treated to a slate of Mandarin viral hits by Singapore’s Kelly Poon (super K- Drama Descendants of the Sun theme song Always), JW of Hong Kong, Taiwanese songbird Jane Huang, famed songwriter VC Tan and China leading boyband Top Combine.
South East Asian pop acts made their way to the stage with Vietnamese diva Miu Le, top YouTuber Mikey Bustos of the Philippines before the gorgeous actress Chipu (Vietnam) and Korean rising star Suran took their turns vowing the audience.
GWK’s atmosphere was getting a notch higher when Thai comedy king Bie The Ska showed off his outrageous dance moves, topped up by China Mandopop star Guan Zhe with arguably the most powerful vocal performance of the night. Cutie pie J-POP star Iris Woo, who is Malaysian, belted out her Japanese single I Love Me then more cute Indonesian girls performance with Shojo Complex went up.
The show took an interesting (and funny) turn with VFA host WebTVAsia introducing its Asia Hot Angels reality series talent in a 10-minute “Dance Battle” game segment with one of its Angels DJ Nicole spinning club music, and hosted by British-Malaysian emcees Mark O’Dea and Steven Lim.
The final countdown was reaching its climax with Asia’s YouTube pop princess Joyce Chu (Malaysia) performing the two most viral Chinese songs ever Malaysia Chabor and I Miss You, and the top two Indonesian rival rap groups Young Lex and Skinny Indonesian 24 were pitted against each in an epic rap battle.
More top-of-its-class rap came from Korean hiphop mogul MC Mong, who did 3 fantastic numbers in anticipation for the two most awaited acts of the night: K-POP superstar Hyuna and India No.1 rapper Badshah who were undisputedly the biggest crowd pullers.
By the time Badshah and his dancers rolled out DJ Waley Babu (80 million YouTube hit & Party Anthem of 2015), the 8,000 revellers were already louder than the booming sound system. As he exited the stage, shouts of “Hyuna! Hyuna! Hyuna!” were deafening, ushering in the former Wonder Girls and current 4 Minute lead with four of her biggest hits: Roll Deep, Bubble Pop, Ice Cream and Red.
In the spirit of “Everybody’s Going Viral”, the main concert closed with all the Asian digital influencers and creators (who attended as guests of WebTVAsia) going onstage to do simultaneous “selfies”, “wefies” and “live broadcast” to a combined social media fanbase of 150 million.
The music festival continued on through the night with an EDM party featuring three of the most popular DJs in the scene: Yasmin (Asia’s hottest female DJ), Al Ghazali (Indonesian rising young star) and Kenneth G from the Netherlands.
About Viral Fest Asia:
VIRAL FEST ASIA 2016 is presented by WebTVAsia as Asia’s biggest digital music festival featuring an all-star lineup of 27 top Asian artistes, headlined by K-POP superstar Hyuna, India No. 1 rapper Badshah, top- ranked Asian comedian dance group Egu-Splosion of Japan and Chinese Mandopop star Guan Zhe.
The original theme: “Everybody’s Going Viral” orginates from the social media buzzword “Viral Video” which emphasizes the power of massive global community-driven trend-setting via creative mediums like music, film and multimedia. Hence, the festival aims to celebrate the best of Asian music, talent and culture at the iconic Balinese venue: Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park (GWK).
Beautiful Bali, Indonesia was chosen to host the first ever VIRAL FEST ASIA 2016 because this exotic island embraces the true Asian cultural heritage and offers the warm hospitality that is the spirit of wonderful Indonesia.
WebTVAsia was launched in 2014 as a digital entertainment brand with one of the fastest growing Asian multi-platform networks across YouTube, Dailymotion, Youku-Tudou, Tencent, Whaley TV, LETV, etc delivering over 4 billion views to over 15 million subscribers globally. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and regional offices in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam. Together with its over 600 content partners and creators, WebTVAsia produce the most wanted premium content targeting the digital-savvy millennial audience. It is also known for creating Asia’s next big global music viral hit, Little Apple and creating Asia’s first and biggest digital creator award show, WebTVAsia Awards in 2015.
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