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Published: Friday September 20, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday September 20, 2013 MYT 12:06:59 PM

International acts for Arthur's Day

British boyband The Wanted will be performing at the Arthur's Day event in Selangor on Sept  27.

British boyband The Wanted will be performing at the Arthur's Day event in Selangor on Sept 27.

THERE’S something for everyone at this year’s Arthur’s Day celebration. To be held at The Welcome Centre at Sepang International Circuit, Selangor on Sept 27, audiences will surely be entertained by the stellar line-up comprising The Wanted, The All-American Rejects and Five For Fighting.

Pop music lovers can groove to the infectious dance tunes of English-Irish boy band The Wanted. The five-man band – Max George, Nathan Sykes, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness and Tom Parker – came into the spotlight in 2010 after releasing a slew of hits All Time Low, Glad You Came, Lightning and Chasing The Sun.

Their latest single Walks Like Rihanna is steadily climbing up the charts and will surely get the crowd well, strutting like Rihanna by the end of the night.

For music lovers who just want to listen to some good old head-banging numbers, The All-American Rejects will give you something to rock to. Fronted by Tyson Ritter, the rock-punk outfit rose to prominence in 2001 with singles Swing, Swing, Move Along and Dirty Little Secret.

Its 2008 hit Gives You Hell is the band’s most successful song yet, racking up over four million sales in the United States. The band’s latest album is Kids In The Street, which was released last year.

Lastly, singer-songwriter John Ondrasik – who goes by the stage name, Five For Fighting – is just the thing for those who prefer something more mellow and contemplative.

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Five For Fighting will lend a warm, sentimental touch to the evening.
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Five For Fighting will lend a warm, sentimental touch to the evening.

Best known for his emotionally-stirring works like Superman (It’s Not Easy) and 100 Years, the Grammy-nominated singer will lend a warm, sentimental touch to the evening. Ondrasik just released his sixth album, Bookmarks, led by the single, What If.

Each act will perform for a solid 75 minutes – that means almost four hours of non-stop live music! Since 2009, Arthur’s Day has been celebrated annually in honour of Irish brewer Arthur Guinness, the founder of the Guinness Company.

In conjunction with the event, The Star will be giving away 10 pairs of tickets valued at RM236 per pair and 10 pairs of meet and greet passes. Be the first 20 to email your particulars as well as the answer to a simple question – name the three international acts that will be performing at Arthur’s Day celebration event this year. E-mail them to juniza@thestar.com.my.

Otherwise, tickets are available for sale at RM118, RM138 (door sale), RM238 (mosh pit) and RM8,000 (cabana lounge). Log on to www.myticket.asia to purchase tickets or call 03-8080 8700 for enquiries. This event is only opened to non-Muslims aged 18 years and above. – Kenneth Chaw

Tags / Keywords: Lifestyle, Entertainment, Arthur's Day, The Wanted, The All-American Rejects, Five For Fighting

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