About Indie Youth Fest
— 2010 —
Armed with its children beneath its armpits, the giant hurls itself across the mountain and triggers the parachute. Thought it really had no time to pause for even a moment at the edge, it tried. And it saw down below a throng of people awaiting its arrival. This is a little like how we began. How we started building a festival from scratch, a small pond of sponsors and partners who believed in us. And today, we return this 3rd year, braced with high spirits for another amazing year! Introducing Indie Youth Fest 2010, and its children – Digital Delirium Xpo + Go International E-Sport Cup. Returning as a trio that’s bigger, bolder, better!
And, this year, the festival will head off on a world tour once more – bringing Malaysian youth to countries like France, China and Sweden to participate and collaborate with youths from around the world!
May – Aug 2010
DOPPELGANGER MUSIC GIGS (ongoing)
E-SPORTS QUALIFIERS (Sept 2010)
5 & 6 June 2010
ELECTRONIC SPORTS WORLD CUP
CONCOURSE, BANGSAR SHOPPING CENTRE
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
11 July 2010
GO-11 ROCK&BOLA INDIE CONCERT & BAZAAR
in conjunction with FIFA World Cup 2010
30 June – 4 July 2010
ELECTRONIC SPORTS WORLD CUP
30 & 31 August 2010
WORLD EXPO CHINA
1 – 10 Oct 2010
INDIE YOUTH FEST 2010 // DIGITAL DELIRIUM XPO // GO INTERNATIONAL E-SPORTS CUP
In conjunction with DIGITAL YOUTH AWARDS & DREAMHACK WINTER QUALIFIERS
including side shows & fringe festival throughout the Klang Valley
October 2010 (tbc)
HoN FINALS @ DIGITAL YOUTH AWARDS
WORLD EXPO SHANGHAI, CHINA
DREAMHACK WINTER 2010
— A look at Indie Youth Fest 2009 —
Organised annually by Go International Group – a marketing communication company based in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Indie Youth Fest is the platform from where ONE TEAM MALAYSIA is nominated to represent the country at international festivals! The team is ideally comprised of pro-gamers (that’s video gamers!), bloggers & youth journalists and indie bands.
Consider it a giant GIG. One where all indie folks can come together and do their thang… be it sing, dance, trade or simply be their creative selves. It’s about embracing our digital world and the DIY culture. Aptly so, our tagline says it all…
Be yrself. Stay indie!
This year, the organisers have added in another component – Digital Delirium Xpo; an exhibition of gadgets, games and green IT. We’ve also tied up with an international partner where Indie Youth Fest will serve as the springboard for youth to propel to the world!
You could say Indie Youth Fest was inspired from the organisers having produced over 130 Doppelganger Open Mic gigs, events and concerts since 2002. Kudos to the two maestros – Jasmine Low and Nikki Yeo who were mostly behind the scenes, putting together countless events. They even opened ‘flash cafe store’ Indie Scene Cafe at Picolo Galleria in Bukit Bintang over one Christmas; worked with Troubadours to produce Wayang Kata with the British Council. What stemmed as an appreciation and obsession of locally produced works, has now been adopted by the duo’s company – Go International Group Sdn Bhd as its CSR / community project: www.doppelgangerkl.blogspot.com. Visit the blog and you’ll have a taste of what indie is all about.
Bring Indie Youth Fest to your hometown!
Interested to partner with us? Indie Youth Fest on Tour could come to your town. All you need to do is email us your request and let’s talk! Email: jasminelow [at] gointernationalgroup.com or call +6017 623 0288.
We need sponsors! Do you know of any sponsors who would be interested in supporting our efforts? We offer great sponsorship packages and attractive ROI returns. Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details, or call +603 7727 0093.
— 2008 —
The ‘Indie Youth Festival’ is an event which displays the world of digital culture via music, arts and digital creativity. It is an event that catapults youth to the next level regardless of what cause they fight for – be it in music, dance, comics, design, video gaming or entrepreneurship.
An line-up of activities include an indie pop concert, poetry readings, Doppelganger Open Mic Open Stage performance, cartoon expressions, GenY Greenie display, e-sport tournament, a Social Network Gathering, Fashion. All these activities will be produced and stage managed by Organiser, Go International Group right here in Kuala Lumpur!
Indie Youth Festival is about being original, it’s about being yourself and doing things you want to do. Keep the indie spirit ALIVE!
It all started with Go International Group’s community project, Doppelganger Open Mic Open Stage. Since 2002, its Managing Director, Jasmine Low has been organising open mic events around the Klang Valley. It’s high time the hundreds of gigs now culminate into a 3-day mega event in 2008, and now a 5-day event in 2009 for the people, by the people.