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Scorpions, Wolfmother, and Taking Back Sunday to Headline Malaysia’s Rockaway Festival

Rock fans, it’s time to get fit for your next moshing session!

Scorpions, Wolfmother, and Taking Back Sunday to Headline Malaysia’s Rockaway Festival
Images: Rockaway Festival, Dr Zoidberg via Flickr, and
The long-awaited Rockaway Festival returns this year after a two-year hiatus. Malaysian rock fans who were eagerly anticipating the return of the event tuned in to their Facebook page to watch the live stream of their press conference. After weeks of endless teasers, countdowns, and being super-secretive with the press and fans, we finally have an answer on who will be performing at the festival. But will it answer the question at the back of everyone’s mind – was it worth the wait? Well, get ready for an epic rock show, Scorpions, Wolfmother, and Taking Back Sunday are among the international acts that will be headlining the festival this year.

Image: Rockaway Festival
Fans are ecstatic at the news and express their utmost interest to attend the show through the festival’s Facebook page. Besides international acts, we've got a handful of local talents that will be joining the festival as well. Butterfingers will make a comeback (it’s about time) and celebrate their 20th anniversary alongside Alleycats, Wings, One Buck Short, OAG, Hujan, Zainal Abidin, and many more.

Here’s the full line up:

Feast your eyes on the first phase of Rockaway 2016! Get your tickets now! #Rockaway2016

Posted by Rockaway Festival on Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Taking Back Sunday also responded timely to the announcement and promptly tweeted out a confirmation of their attendance at the festival.
The excitement doesn’t end there. Rahul Kukreja, one of the co-founders of Livescape Group announced that the line-up was only for the first phase. In other words, these boys at Rockaway are still keeping a secret on other possibly bigger acts that’ll be part of their three-day festival. So, another round of waiting and guessing begins until the next announcement.

The festival is separated into two events - Rockaway Weekender on the 29th and 30th October and Rockaway The Saga Continues on the 19th of November. Ticket price starts from RM98 onwards and fans can purchase them here. If you’d like to maximize your rock experience while trying to stay on a budget, it’s best to make your move now as there are only 1,000 allocated early-bird tickets.

Image: Rockaway Festival
Image: Rockaway Festival
We’re pretty much stoked to see the line-up and can’t wait till they release their next phase of acts. In the meantime, let’s all take a trip down memory lane with this Taking Back Sunday classic: