The MELOSAGA Malaysia Street Dance and Music Festival, Malaysia’s first and largest Street Dance and Music Festival announced the list of Showcasing Artists invited to perform at the inaugural event this coming 13 to 15 January 2023.
Co-presented by UNC Entertainment and Base Entertainment Asia, the Festival is an essential street dance and music event on festival lovers’ calendar, and will take place at MINES International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC), Kuala Lumpur.
Spanning over three days, MELOSAGA comprises of three events which will provide an all- encompassing experience that summonses festival lovers to leave their hustle and bustle behind, and immerse themselves in the whirlwind of music and dance as well as street culture discovery – ESCAPISM; the concert, BATTLESAGA; international and local dance competitions, and K-DIMENSION; K-Culture Carnival with 100 carnival booths.
K-DIMENSION, the K-Culture component, will be held across all three days to showcase the magic of K-Culture and K-Pop.
The Phaze International, an international dance showcase competition will take centre stage on the first day of K-Dimension as the 2023 version wishes to follow the success of the first season in 2022 to attract dancers from more than 25 countries to compete for a USD5,000 cash prize and the opportunity to perform on ESCAPISM as the opening act.
Festivalgoers will also have a chance to join YG Audition for YG Entertainment, the K-Pop mega label which is best known as the agency behind the successes of BLACKPINK and BIG BANG.
Besides the opportunity to witness YGX, the dance arm of YG Entertainment involving two female choreographers, Yeo Jin and Jihyo who are BLACKPINK’s backup dancers and also from “Street Women Fighter” and a male choreographer, Moodok from “Street Man Fighter”, K-DIMENSION also provides opportunities for participants to learn from famous artist choreographers from South Korea at the YGX Star Workshop.
ESCAPISM is a street music festival that will be held on 14 January featuring K-Pop heavyweights Zico and Crush among the headliners who will be making their debut appearances in Malaysia, along with Shigga Shay, YGX, DOLLA, ForceParkBois, DJ Raiden, 3P and many more who are no strangers to Malaysian music lovers.
(UPDATE) The organisers of MELOSAGA Malaysia Street Dance and Music Festival has just announced on the afternoon of 28 Dec 2022 that ESCAPISM will be postponed until further notice, and that ticket refund will be made within 14 days. However, MELOSAGA will continue to run on 14th and 15th January 2023.
The street dance component of the Festival puts together an impressive mix of local and international dance competitions starting with the RF JAM MALAYSIA QUALIFIER ROUND. Winners from the 4v4 Breaking and 3v3 All-Style will win a sponsored trip to RF JAM 2023 in Vietnam.
On the same day, there will also be a SDACA Championship where international and national all-star dancers will compete to be the champion of BATTLESAGA.
Tickets for MELOSAGA will be available from 9PM on 8 December 2022 at RM35. Ticket prices for ESCAPISM start at RM259 for basic admission; RM359 for Cat B; RM459 for CAT A; RM559 for Rock Zone. Prices exclude processing fee and transaction charges. There is a 10% Early Bird discount between 8 to 11 December.
More information about the festival can be found at the festival website: http://www.melosaga.com.