boy pablo, Ramengvrl to headline Kuching’s Sunbear Music & Arts Festival of Dec 9-10

A promotional material of Sunbear Music & Arts Festival taking place on Dec 9-10 in Kuching.

KUCHING, Aug 26: Indie-pop artist Boy Pablo (stylised as boy pablo) and rapper Ramengvrl have been announced as the phase 1 headliners of the Sunbear Music & Arts Festival slated to be held on Dec 9 and 10 at the MBKS Community Hall carpark, home of the annual Kuching Festival Food Fair.

According to a media release today, the two-day Sunbear Festival, organised by Liveinkch, aims to bring a new festival experience blending different genres of music, art, fashion, and food to the city.

Chilean–Norwegian singer-songwriter Nicolas Muñoz, who is also known as boy pablo, gained attention in late 2017 after the music video for his song “Everytime” gained international fame via YouTube. He has since released two EPs and one studio album.

Meanwhile, Jakarta-born rapper Ramengvrl is signed to Asiatic Records, Warner Music’s regional hiphop label and has released several singles this year including “WHO DIS?”, “FACTS: and “ONTO THE NEXT”.

Joining the headliners are Malaysian post-hardcore band Sekumpulan Orang Gila or S.O.G. who recently won the coveted Best Song category at Anugerah Juara Lagu Ke-36 (AJL36) Awards for their collaborative single, ‘Pelukan Angkasa’ with Malaysian pop singer Shila Amzah.

Also set to perform are local punk rock trio No Good, ska punk band Plague of Happiness, rapper and singer Airliftz and indie rock quartet Sweetass.

Kuching born and bred acts Nice Stupid Playground, singer-songwriter Claudia and Sarawak’s promising young performers South China Sea have also been announced in the phase 1 line-up.

The organiser said more acts will be announced in phase 2.

The festival’s unique layout design will include two separate stages for continuous entertainment from both local and international artistes with diverse musical styles; including indie rock, hip hop, metal, hardcore, pop, electronic, and more.

Other attractions include art installations and imaginative activities at the fun-filled event grounds with the Jugam Art Village spotlighted as a curated marketplace of Sarawak crafts, art, and experiences within the festival area.

Art workshops will also be conducted in the Jugam Art Village. Other planned activities are batik painting and traditional instrument workshops as well as a wide selection of food and beverage stalls.

For more information, call 016-5768797, email and or visit to purchase tickets. — DayakDaily