ALIVE! Festival 2018



Founded in 2015, True Complexion is an online social awareness platform which uses the art of storytelling and photography to raise awareness about health conditions, disabilities, and body image issues. Since its conception, we have featured close to one hundred unique stories and counting in our attempt to instil hope, love and reassurance in the hearts of those who are considered, or consider themselves to be, "different".


This year, True Complexion is taking the platform offline for one day and night to bring you the first ever ALIVE! Festival, a truly unique event where you can join our beautifully diverse community and be inspired by personal stories of overcoming some of the hardest challenges life has to throw at us.

**DAY (2pm - 6pm)**
The day event includes a huge range of fun, thought-provoking and engaging activities, including:

  • Inspirational talks by individuals featured on True Complexion
  • Educational and creative workshops
  • Therapeutic music and art activities
  • Crafts and wellness bazaar
  • Beginner's sign language class
  • Tools for managing anxiety
  • Community yoga
  • Healing and meditation circle
  • Group support for caregivers
  • Raffles, with a chance to win some amazing prizes
  • ...and much, much more!
**NIGHT (7pm - 11pm)**
In the evening, we will be hosting a range of musical performances for our Night event. We are excited to announce our line-up for the P.M. gigs right here on Peatix:


Turning the idea of vanilla girl bands on its head, these three sisters from Kuantan write and sing expressive tunes with bouts of unique romantic depth, blending quirky soul and folk-pop. The Impatient Sisters first dipped their toes into the local music scene in 2011, singing covers of their influences Eisley and Priscilla Ahn. Their unique harmonies and musical choices caught the attention of their audience, and inspired the sisters to try their hands at original material. They have since risen to become Malaysia’s leading indie folk band, having performed at Urbanscapes, Mosaic Music Festival, Good Vibes Festival, alongside opening for international acts, The Jezabels (AUS) and Dia Frampton (US).


From humble beginnings back in early 2016, RYOTJONES has garnered rave reviews from lifestyle and corporate establishments allaround Kuala Lumpur for their high octane and energetic performances. RYOTJONES is an 8 piece band which resides in Kuala Lumpur. The band consists of Deo Karmawan (guitars), Izzy Azhar (bass), Aaron Gideon (drums), Joelle Benson (keys), Clifford Tan (saxophone), Jazmi Jamaluddin (saxophone) , Payung (trumpet) & Kyren Thomas (lead vocals). With their current single “dancing shoes” out on all streaming platforms, and a second single in midst of production; safe to say that RYOTJONES has much more to offer with dreams of capturing international audiences.

Breaking perceptions of what Jazz is, FAZZ fuses genres of electro swing, pop, rock, and jazz to bring a unique persona on stage. FAZZ has toured extensively in Japan, South Korea, and Singapore where the 6-piece ensemble has delivered a memorable cultural exchange. The band brings music to their audiences through a sophisticated and fun manner of story-telling, while applying an imaginative, artistic image on stage to enchant listeners into an unconventional world. In 2012, their unique sound won them both the Malaysia - Diamond in the Rough award and the Sonica Song Composing Competition, and they have since released two studio albums in 2015 and 2017 respectively. You won't want to miss these guys!


Penang-born nightingale BIHZHU is blessed with a rich, soulful voice. Combined with her genuine songcraft that she calls 'heart music', her charming presence has enchanted audiences all over the world, from intimate acoustic concerts to music festivals all over Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea, China, and Australia. After years with pop-jazz band Rhapsody and dub outfit Layan Sound System, Bihzhu embarked on her solo career in 2011, when she launched her debut album 'Nightingale Tales' and received much airplay on Malaysia’s national radio stations. Her single "Bright Veins", released in March 2015, continues in the vein of uplifting music and she also penned the lyrics for "We Will Believe Again", the upbeat theme song for 2016's box office hit 'Ola Bola'.


Battle Bloom is an indie pop band hailing from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They adopted the name Battle Bloom as a way of reconciling their differences in influences, backgrounds and personalities: Fariz’s metal inspired background merges with Melissa and Dianne’s more pop and folk-influenced stylings to create beautiful melodies out of the chaos of our time. Life, love and love lost are common themes explored in their music peppered with fresh summery vocals and lingering tunes. Since their inception, Battle Bloom have played at various shows across Malaysia and Australia, and they launched their debut Album 'Maps & Diagrams' on 12 April 2017.


Australian singer songwriter Gabriel Lynch has spent much of his adult life travelling and wowing audiences across Asia, Europe and his own home turf with his breathtaking live performances. With his powerful command of the stage, he can incite a pin-drop silence as quickly and effortlessly as he can instigate a soaring, cathartic singalong. He has shared festival lineups with the likes of Elbow, John Butler Trio, The Whitlams and Architecture in Helsinki and is as familiar playing to small coffee house audiences as he is crowded outdoor amphitheaters. Lynch now resides in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In between tours and expanding upon his already extensive catalog of studio releases, he composes music professionally for radio, film and television on behalf of Maveriq Studios.


Early Bird Full Day Pass (Full access to both Day and Night): RM40

Full Day Pass (Full access to both Day and Night): RM50

Day Pass: (Access to Day events only): RM30

Night Pass (Access to Night events only): RM30


All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Rachel Siew Suet Li Trust Fund (RSTF) - a fund created to support one of our True Complexion participants who is living with Morquio syndrome, a rare degenerative genetic condition which requires a yearly medical bill of RM1.6mil. For more information about Rachel's story, please visit https://www.facebook.com/rstf16.

Come and join us at ALIVE! Festival on 29 September 2018 at The Bee @ Publika to learn the basics of sign language, find inner peace through our meditation workshops and community yoga, and receive professional advice on how you can manage your own personal struggles. We promise to deliver an unforgettable experience that will change your perceptions of the world we live in. We can't wait to see you there!

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  • The event description was updated. Diff#372732 2018-09-24 12:28:36
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Sat Sep 29, 2018
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM MYT
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36, Level G2, Publika Mall, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
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