Malaysia’s largest arts and music festival Urbanscapes is celebrating its fifteenth run with Mew and Clean Bandit as headliners.

Taking place in multiple locations Kuala Lumpur-wide from May 5-21, the homegrown festival has revealed its first music program details this week, comprising of local and international indie and alternative acts, and impressive names, no less.

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The first headliner is Danish progressive rock outfit Mew, who will take the stage at KL Live on May 10, 7pm. The veteran rockers last played in Malaysia in 2013, and are currently gearing up for the release of their seventh album Visuals, due April 28. Tickets are RM138 (early bird), RM158 (pre-sale) and RM188 (at door). Indonesian folk rock band The Trees & The Wild and local psych-rock act Lust are scheduled to open.



Hailing from Cambridge, UK, dance trio Clean Bandit will make their Malaysia debut as headliner at Urbanscapes, performing their brand of electronic/classical crossover at KL Live on May 18, 7pm. Tickets are RM158 (early bird), RM188 (pre-sale) and RM218 (at door).

Other names providing thumping beats and rocking riffs across the three weeks include Hoax Vision, who will take over the festival’s launch party on May 5 at 2 Hang Kasturi (now dubbed Urbanscapes House); Indiana prodigy Mylets and British rock band This Town Needs Guns, who will will put a joint show on May 6 at The Bee Publika; and Indonesian folk pop duo Stars and Rabbit and Malaysia’s own The Venopian Solitude.

Check out the lineup of all performers and showtimes released so far below.



All tickets go on sale starting March 10. Platforms and more details will be added to this article once available.

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Last year, Urbanscapes expanded from a two-weekend single-venue event to a three-weekend multi-location festival for the first time. Along with rooftop markets, film screenings and curated art exhibitions, highlights include the highly anticipated performances from Tame Impala, M83, and Rudimental.