Appearances by local Negri Sembilan celebrities will prove to be a draw for visitors to the GegaRia Festival 2018 #KitaOK set to take place at Dataran Centrio, Seremban 2 here tomorrow. (NSTP/HASRIYASYAH SABUDIN)
Actress Elfira Loy. (NSTP/SADDAM YUSOFF)
Singer and actor Izzue Islam. (Pic by SHAZREEN ZAMZURI)
Celebrity couple, Early Ashaari and Scha Alyahya. (NSTP/SYARAFIQ ABD SAMAD)

SEREMBAN: Appearances by local Negri Sembilan celebrities will prove to be a draw for visitors to the GegaRia Festival 2018 #KitaOK set to take place at Dataran Centrio, Seremban 2 here tomorrow.

The lifestyle and entertainment festival, organised by Media Prima Brhd (MPB), has to date recorded around 140,000 visitors at five locations previously,

New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd (NSTP) Special Projects and Advertising Customer Service Manager, Mohammad Anis Abdullah, said this edition of the GegaRia Festival is expected to draw around 25,000 visitors.

He said, as per its previous editions, the festival is divided into five zones - Food, Lifestyle, Entertainment, Community and the Throwback Tunnel.

“From 8am, the public can participate in a Zumba session at the main stage, led by fitness trainer Izzat Zin, who is from Negri Sembilan. Those with children can enrol their kids into a colouring contest which will feature a special appearance by Ejen Ali.

“Visitors can also obtain various information on health, family, career, beauty and fashion tips, as well as Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) success stories from panelists such as Datin Diana Danielle and Naz Rahman, Dr Say, Hanif Shaw, Nana Al-Haleq, Elfira Loy, Faizdickie, Wani Kayrie, as well as celebrity couple Scha and Awal at the Lifestyle Zone, which is open from 11am to 5pm.

“What’s special about this leg of the festival is a series of evening performances by Izzue Islam, Orkes A. Hizadin and Gerhana Ska Cinta, apart from a ‘meet the fans’ session with Reen Rahim, Eyka Farhana and Bunkface,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Throwback Tunnel also offers entertainment of a different kind, where a custom-built container packed with media equipment from Sri Pentas, will showcase the history of electronic media.

Mohammad Anis said, other attractions include cooking demonstrations, food trucks, as well as various services offered through the Community Zone.

“Gamers are also not left out, as games on Playstation 4, Nintendo and XBOX consoles will be available.

“As for competitive Esports gamers, a collaboration between MyGameOn (MGO) and Garena will see a Fifa Online 3 tournament hosted, offering cash prizes of up to RM10,000.

He said the pinnacle of the event is the Konsert #GegaRia at the main stage, which will feature celebrities such as Noh Salleh, Waris, Kugiran Masdo and Bunkface.

Those seeking more information can visit the official GegaRia Festival Facebook and Instagram pages (gogegaria) and Twitter @gogegaria.

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