BFM 89.9

HIGHLIGHTS 
Podcast  >  Evening Edition  >  Inside Story  >  Bad Luck For Good Vibes Festival

Bad Luck For Good Vibes Festival

Wan Alman, Director of Entertainment, Future Sound Asia | Nazri Adam, Business Owner, Sausage Sizzle | Carmen Rose, Drag Entertainer

24-Jul-23 18:00

Bad Luck For Good Vibes Festival

The three-day Good Vibes Festival 2023 was brought to an unfortunate halt when singer Matty Healy's (of UK band The 1975) behaviour onstage - smoking and drinking, slamming Malaysia's LGBTQ laws, and kissing a male bandmate - got the event cancelled by the Communications and Digital Ministry. This has then led to a number of converging criticisms and conversations: on the economic impact of all this on local vendors, where the organisers' responsibility lies, whether the government over-reacted, and finally on Healy's behaviour and "performative activism". We unpack the various issues involved by speaking to the festival’s organisers, an affected food vendor, as well as exploring why it’s important to understand local context before advocating for an issue.

Image Credit: 123rf.com

Produced by: Natasha Fusil, Alia Zefri, Sharmilla Ganesan, Raaina Asri

Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharmilla Ganesan


This and more than 60,000 other podcasts in your hand. Download the all new BFM mobile app.

Categories:  musicperforming artsfoodcontroversiesgovernment

Tags:  matty healyentertainmentthe 1975musicgood vibes festival





Play / Pause

Listen now : Morning Brief: Goh Cia Yee, Criminal Lawyer

Today’s Shows



6:00 AM

The 6AM Stretch

7:00 AM

World Market Watch

Kingsley Jones, Chief Investment Officer, Jevons Global

7:15 AM

Morning Brief

7:30 AM

Morning Brief

Goh Cia Yee, Criminal Lawyer

7:45 AM

Top Story

Lavanya Venkateswaran, Senior ASEAN Economist, OCBC Bank

8:00 AM

The Breakfast Grille

Ramjeet Kaur Virik, Managing Director, Dutch Lady Industries

8:30 AM

Morning Brief

Tomas Dvorak, Senior Economist, Oxford Economist

8:45 AM

Morning Brief

9:00 AM

Opening Bell

9:15 AM

Opening Bell

9:35 AM

Pressing Matters

Cédric Alviani, Director, RSF Asia-Pacific Bureau

10:05 AM

Open For Business

11:05 AM

P&L

12:00 PM

Enterprise Explores

1:00 PM

The Breakfast Grille Repeat

2:05 PM

Today I Learned

3:05 PM

Earth Matters

4:05 PM

Health & Living

5:00 PM

Top 5 at 5

6:00 PM

Inside Story

7:05 PM

Today I Learned [REPEAT]

7:30 PM

Just For Kicks

9:00 PM

GGWP

10:00 PM

Wavelength