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Miri Country Music Festival 2016 Review

Miri Country Music Festival 2016

Country music fans take note as the Miri Country Music Festival 2016 is back for the 3rd year and will be held on February 27 here in Miri, Sarawak Borneo.

The MCMF 2015 is also being staged at the ParkCity Everly Hotel and Resort in Miri and is organized by Planet Conventions and Events Sdn. Bhd., a local Sarawakian company who has also organized many other events and festivals here.

Miri Country Music Festival Review

The Miri Country Music Festival will be showcasing authentic country music bands from Nashville USA, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Sabah, Kuala Lumpur and Miri and these bands will serenade festival-goers with their rendition of rock, pop, contemporary, bluegrass and folk-country tunes, something which is not easy to find nowadays.

Miri Country Music Festival 2016 Sarawak
The scene at last years MCMF

The tentative line up of artiste and performers for #MCMF2016 are;

2Country4Nashville from the
Ruby Boots from Australia
• Os Pombos from KL, Malaysia
• Mountain Wind from Miri, Sarawak
Jonathan Tse from Sabah Borneo
Leonard and the Country Riders from Singapore
• Tantowi Yahya from Indonesia

Os Pombos 2016
Malaysia's Os Pombos set to return to the Miri Country Music Festival 2015

This one-day event will also showcase music workshops, line dance sessions, a craft and food bazaar and the highlight which is the country music concert.

The day’s program will begin from 2.00 pm onward with the opening of the bazaar and followed with the music workshops. The country line dance session will be held from 4.00 pm while the concert will start from 5.30 pm till late.

At the country music workshop, festival-goers can learn how to sing country tunes and play musical instruments. The workshops proved to be quite popular among the audience as that provides them with the opportunity to get up-close with the band members.

Planet Conventions and Events will once again invite other event organizers to use the festival as a venue to promote their upcoming events.

The idea was introduced at the last event and it was well-received with Rurum Kelabit, the ethnic highland people of Sarawak as it provides the opportunity and platform to promote its unique Pesta Nukenen or Bario Food Festival 2016 here. 

Rani and Westom from Indonesia giving an exciting C&W set last year

Miri Country Music Festival Ticket Prices

• Adults: RM80 inclusive one free beer
• Kids: RM40 (3-12 yrs) inclusive one free soft drink

Where to buy Miri Country Music Festival Tickets 

• Kuching
Planet Conventions and Events office (+6 082 250400)
• Miri
ParkCity Everly Hotel Miri (+6 085 440288)
Planet Borneo Travel and Tour Services (+6 085 414300)
• Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Asif Pishori (+6 014 6922757)

• Tickets are also available online at www.miricountrymusic.com

Miri Country Festival
The Starlets from Miri performing at last year's event

For country music fans, this is one festival and even you do not want to miss as it is the only country music festival in Malaysia which promises an evening of non-stop music, dancing and fun.


As for me the writer, I have personally been to the first two festivals and have never seen such a jovial event where guests came dressed in full attire and all that was missing were the horses.

You can see photos of the last Miri Country Music Festival along with last years performers list.

Also, if you are into music festivals and events, you can check out this complete list of Music Festival in Sarawak, See you at the Miri Country Music Festival 2016, Yee Haw!