NMF Malaysia 2023: Venue, Lineup, What We Know So Far
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NMF Music Festival 2023: Venue, Lineup, Tickets, Set Times

NMF Music Festival 2023 Venue Lineup Tickets Set Times Photo by Facebook/NMF Festival

Feel like you’re missing all the fun? There’s no need to feel FOMO as the long-running Northern Music Festival (NMF) will host its final stage in the north before changing to a new and bigger yet-to-be-announced venue. If you would like to support local independent bands, NMF Asia 2023 is the right place to watch them showcase their music and talents. Here’s what you need to know!

When and Where’s the Venue?

NMF Music Festival 2023 will take place on March 18 (Saturday) at Auto-City near the North-South Juru Interchange in Penang. The venue is a one-stop tourist destination for automobile, food, and entertainment endorsed by the Penang State Government. It’s big enough to host two stages — the NMF main stage and the Run for Cover Fest stage — for the event.

NMF Festival 2023
Photo by Instagram/NMF Festival

The venue also has nearby establishments, such as ATMs, convenience stores, and restaurants, so you can freshen up in between sets and withdraw money if needed.

NMF Festival 2023
Photo by Instagram/NMF Festival

Who’s Part of the Lineup?

The main NMF stage (outdoor) will have local acts Talitha., Patriots, No Good, Sick, Tres Empre, May of Scarlet, Rina-Hime, Pasca Sini, Judos, An Honest Mistake, and Joyberry from 11 AM to 7:30 PM followed by the main acts Bunkface, The Times, Midnight Fusic, and Sweatass from 8 PM ‘til almost midnight.

For the Run For Cover Fest Vol. 5 stage (indoor), the local bands below will be performing song covers of internationally known bands and their originals.

  • The Kasanovas – English rock band Arctic Monkeys
  • After Mdnight – Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne
  • Wunny – American rock band Paramore
  • Brightburn – Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK
  • Escape Plan – American rock band My Chemical Romance
  • Meteorix – Malaysian pop and alternative rock band OAG
  • The Mash – American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
  • Beyond The Misguided – Welsh heavy metal band Bullet For My Valentine
  • Echoless – Canadian rock band Simple Plan
  • Rainbows In Attic – American rock band Blink 182
  • Johny 23 – American rock band Greenday
  • Panasejook – Welsh pop punk band Neckdeep
  • 21 Miles Away – American rock band Nirvana
  • SUAV – American pop punk band Fall Out Boy
  • S4D KL – an emo DJ set

To make sure you won’t miss your favourites, take note of this jam-packed schedule.

NMF Festival 2023
Photo by Instagram/NMF Festival

Are There Still Tickets and How Much?

Yes! Tickets are still available via NMF Asia’s website. You can also buy on-site for RM208, but it’s best to buy online to get discounts, such as:

  • Solo YOLO – One normal pass worth RM178
  • Double Trouble – Two normal passes worth RM278
  • Party People – Four normal passes worth RM550
  • Early Riser – One normal pass worth RM138, which requires you to enter the festival from 10 AM to 11 AM and exit only after 2 PM. If you arrive late or would like to exit early, there’s going to be a fee of RM50.
  • Students Below 18 – One normal pass worth RM49 for local or international students aged 12 to 17 years old.
  • Students 18+ – One normal pass worth RM69 for local or international students aged 18 to 26 years old. You’ll have to present a valid school ID and identification card (IC) or passport at the ticket counter for verification.
  • Student 18+ Early Riser – One normal pass worth RM52, which follows the same requirements as Early Riser and Students 18+ ticket tiers.

Merchandise will also be sold at the venue. For more information and updates, visit NMF’s official website or follow their Facebook and Instagram.

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