Urbanscapes, Malaysia’s longest-running creative arts festival, concluded with fanfare after a nine-day takeover of the much-beloved city of Kuala Lumpur. Boasting up to 80 programmes from 16 to 24 Nov 2019, this year’s festival gathered a record turnout close to 85,000 festival-goers to #ReconnectKL as they explored happening to-dos that activated from Medan Pasar, River of Life, REXKL, The Godown KL, Sentul Depot, Kwai Chai Hong, Lorong Bandar 13, Lorong Panggung, to other unique spaces in the heart of the city, surpassing last year’s attendance of 73,000 festival-goers.
In the spirit to reach out to discerning and diverse festival-goers, Urbanscapes drummed up its effort to widen its festival offerings — from music, theatre, public art, dance, film to food. The festival also partnered with local and international artists as well as creative communities to breathe life into Kuala Lumpur.
“For the 17th year, Urbanscapes has grown to become an annual celebration of this beloved city and we are very thankful to all visitors and festival-goers alike for their support as well as our partners,” said Adrian Yap, founder of Urbanscapes.
As the festival presenter, U Mobile spruced up the excitement with Unlimited Grooves Festivals (UGF) that showcased local and international acts including Glass Animals, The Drums, Boy Pablo, Iqbal M, 草東沒有派對 No Party For Cao Dong, and many more at the 110-year old Sentul Depot on 20, 21 and 24 Nov.
Urbanscapes 2019 is supported by U Mobile as the Festival Presenter; Singapore Tourism Board, the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth Singapore, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia, BMW Shorties, Nippon Paint Malaysia, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), Visit KL, filamen, TerryandTheCuz, REXKL, and iNyala as Official Partners; Epson Malaysia as the Official Projection Partner; Hitz FM as Official Radio Partner; SYOK and Rojak Daily as the Official Media Partners; and Discovery Park, Marshall, and Nescafé.
For more information and updates, visit urbanscapes.com.my.