Through #YSDAF0218, we hope to showcase the different issues affecting our society, in entertaining and captivating ways, giving a voice to those who need to be heard.
From music, to art, workshops, exhibitions and more,
check out our Festival Highlights below!
The mammoth YSDAF 2018 finale weekend will kick off with a bang on Saturday 18 August at 10.30am with a drum and visual spectacle with crowd favourite, Drum Simfoni and YMCA Deafbeat.
On 19 August 2018, we will celebrate #YSDAF2018 with an open-to-public Gala Night. There, we will showcase Adam! The Musical, nearly a decade after its premiere and 35 record-breaking performances. The Gala Night tickets are free-for-all, though only limited spaces are available. Redeem your tickets at the Information Counter at the Ground Floor Lobby from 6PM onwards on 19 August 2018. Doors open at 8:20PM. Showtime commences from 8:30PM to 10:30PM.
Almost a decade after its premiere and 35 record-breaking performances, a new and improved Adam! The Musical will make its comeback at the YSDAF Finale! Plus, catch Life Sdn. Bhd.: Issues, as we shine the spotlight on real people with real stories.
With bands curated by Soundscape Records, we’re happy to reveal local sweethearts, Bittersweet and Kugiran Masdo! as #YSDAF2018’s headliners! We’re also featuring Cyanus, the winner of #YSDAF Satellite show, Battle of the Bands.
This year, we are focusing on the plight and experiences of disabled persons, through multi-sensory installations and evocative photographs aimed to address the role of the arts in the different communities in Malaysia.
From calligraphy, to bead-making, cactus-planting and furniture-making, you’ll be spoiled for choice with so many free workshops to choose from. Remember, entry is on a first-come-first-served basis only. So be there early on the festival weekend to register!
Catch fan favourites and locally-made films addressing various social issues in Malaysia. From films like Redha, Adiwiraku and the Indivior Red Ribbon Short Film Competition, you’ll be in for a treat. Entry is first-come-first-served basis only.