Kuala Lumpur is set to hold a music and blockchain festival in September, with Malaysian music acts announced to perform.

Blockfest will feature live music plus content from those within the blockchain industry including Kyoto Protocol, Gerhana Ska Cinta, Naratu and Carthreena.

The tech festival is set to be held at the Sentul Depot in the Malaysian capital and will run for three days from September 16-18.

So far, Malaysian acts such as rock band The Times, indie acts Couple and Lust, black metal artists As Sahar and bands Transitions and Empty Page have been announced in the line-up.

Some 22 acts have been revealed altogether, meaning the festival could be Malaysia’s biggest local live music event since the reopening of the country following the pandemic.

Blockfest organisers have yet to release information on ticket prices but have said that NFT (non-fungible tokens) tickets will be available. The festival will also focus on other topics aside from live music including Web3 innovations like blockchain and NFTs.

Panels will discuss topics like cryptoasset security and artificial intelligence (AI). An NFT art exhibition will also be held with work from both local and international artists.

There will also be an esports competition and an open mic session to talk about issues in the world of blockchain, for civilisation, humanity, union and economic perceptions.

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