THE light drizzle did not dampen the spirit of thousands who converged at Sunway Lagoon Surf Beach for the KonsertKoo #with Cuckoo.
The event, touted to be the biggest free-entry music concert in Malaysia, was organised in conjunction with the fifth anniversary of Cuckoo Malaysia, a home appliance brand.
Four radio stations collaborated with Cuckoo Malaysia for the concert, Era, Sinar, Zayan and Gegar.
The event saw local celebrities such as Datuk Siti Nurhaliza, Ajai, Mawi, Hael Husaini, Khai Bahar, Zizi Kirana, Exists, Ziana Zain, Adira and Floor 88, among others, performing on stage.
Also taking part were Gegar Vaganza contestants from its sixth season – Naqiu Boboy, Sham Visa, Wann and One Nation Emcee.
Opening the show was Mawi who sang “Happy Birthday” to Cuckoo.
Nurzana Abdullah said she found out about the festival from her husband who is a Cuckoo employee.
“We did not want to miss the opportunity to watch all these singers live for free, especially Siti Nurhaliza, ” she said.
Excited to see Ziana Zain was Hishamudin Alami who came with his wife and two-year-old son.
“I heard about this festival on the radio. We were excited to see Ziana perform her songs live, ” he said.
Esther Ang, who came with her two friends, said they enjoyed the performances.
“Although we have never heard some of the songs before, we still enjoyed the performances, ” she said.
Cuckoo International Group chief executive officer and founder KC Hoe in his speech said employees are the company’s strength.
“Every single one of our employees is a Malaysian and that is what makes Cuckoo special.
“Customers prefer our brand because of its excellent after-sales service.
“We hope to achieve our target revenue of RM1bil by the end of this year, ” he said, adding the company had amassed 800,000 customers since 2014.
Siti Nurhaliza wowed the audience with her stage presence and gave a powerhouse performance.
The songstress drew loud cheers when performing her hits Cindai and Aku Cinta Padamu.
At the end of the festival, the artistes came together to cut a cake to mark Cuckoo’s fifth birthday.
The event closed with a spectacular display of fireworks.