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Black Eyed Peas Finally Reunites Onstage... For The Sultan Of Johor's Coronation!

We gotta feeling that the Sultan of Johor's coronation celebration is gonna be a kick-a** night.

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Taboo Of Black Eyed Peas Has Been Dropped From The Coronation Concert. Sultan's Orders.

Korean group SISTAR and Taiwanese duo Fuying & Sam will also not be performing at the four-day music festival, which was planned to celebrate Sultan Ibrahim of Johor's coronation ceremony

SISTAR.

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Fuying & Sam.

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Speaking to New Straits Times, Johor religious council executive committee chairman Abdul Mutalib Abdul Rahman said that the decision was made after giving consideration to "the public's sensitivities"

Johor religious council executive committee chairman Abdul Mutalib Abdul Rahman told the New Straits Times that Sultan Ibrahim’s decision takes into consideration the public’s sensitivities with regards to the coronation ceremony.

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It is unclear if Black Eyed Peas will still perform sans Taboo following recent developments. K-pop group T-Ara and Indonesian singer Rossa are currently the only international acts retained from the previously announced line-up.

T-Ara.

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Rossa.

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17 MAR: Black Eyed Peas have been on hiatus for the longest time - since 2011, to be exact. But they're finally, FINALLY reuniting... for the upcoming coronation of the Sultan of Johor.

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Fun fact: Black Eyed Peas will also be celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. They've been around since 1995, people!

Yup, you read that right. The hip-hop supergroup who brought you hits like 'Where Is The Love', 'My Humps' and 'I Gotta Feeling' will be coming to Johor this March to perform in a free, four-day music festival in Danga Bay

The open-air concert will also feature performances from K-pop girl groups T-ara and SISTAR as well as Fuying & Sam from Taiwan and Indonesian singer Rossa

Clockwise from top-left: T-ara, SISTAR, Rossa, Fuying & Sam

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You can also expect to see renowned local artistes such as Sheila Majid, Jaclyn Victor, Penny Tai, Shila Amzah and many others at the music event

Clockwise from top-left: Sheila Majid, Jaclyn Victor, Penny Tai, Shila Amzah

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The concert will be held from 26 to 29 March at Danga Bay, Johor Bahru from 8.30pm onwards and the best part is - admission is free!

Chinese newspaper Kwongwah reported that SISTAR is expected to take the stage on 26 March alongside Rossa, while Black Eyed Peas will perform on 29 March alongside T-ara and Shila Amzah.

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The music festival is a part of the week-long celebration to commemorate the coronation of Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar as the 5th Sultan in the history of Modern Johor, which will be held on 23 March

Alongside the coronation ceremony, a series of programmes and activities lie in store from 23 to 30 March including concerts, musical theatres, cultural performances, a sports carnival as well as a decorated boat parade, firework shows, tea parties in the city and many more.

While the celebration officially begins on 23 March, Head of the Johor Royal Council Datuk Abdul Rahim Ramli added that at least nine different but related events will be held from 16 March onwards, with celebrations expected to go on for three months.

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Check out the long list of exciting programmes which are open to all members of the public here:

Decorated boat parade (23 to 30 March / 8:30pm / Danga Bay)
Firework shows (23 to 30 March and 4 April / 8:30pm / Danga Bay)
The Coronation Tour, a 400-kilometre cycling championship
Cultural performance (23 March / 8.30pm to 10.30pm / Johor Baharu City Square)
Pop and jazz music performance ft. the MBJB orchestra, Johor Baharu Tengah Municipal Council (MPJBT) orchestra, the Classmate band, a 7-string ensemble and several artistes from Johor (24 March / 8:30pm to 10:30pm)
'60s Rhythm Night ft. YWJ musicians, artistes from the Johor Culture and Arts Department, - - Nirwana band and some local musicians (25 March / 8:30pm to 10:30pm)
Free open-air concert (26 to 29 March / 8:30pm to 10:30pm / Danga Bay)
Sports carnival with Beach volleyball, beach football, beach netball (26 to 29 March / Danga Bay)
Musical performance ft. Islamic art, “Cahaya Jauhar” (27 March / MBJB City Square)
Coronation concert themed “Raja dan Rakyat Berpisah Tiada” (28 March / MBJB City Square)
Tea party for Johor Bahru district (28 March / Gelang Patah football field)
Musical theatre titled “Wira Samudera” (18 to 20 April / Pasir Gudang Indoor Stadium)

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If Black Eyed Peas isn't really your thing, check out other international artistes who are also coming over to our Malaysian shores:

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