Tuesday, August 4

RWMF among 25 best international festivals


KUCHING: Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) has been voted for the second consecutive year into the Top 25 Best International Festivals by renowned world music magazine, Songlines.

This most recent award adds yet another feather in Sarawak Tourism Board’s cap and elevates the RWMF’s status on the international music scene as a festival that has truly put Sarawak on the world tourism map.

The RWMF joins the list along with Ulsan World Music Festival, Korea, Womad Adelaide Australia, Chicago World Music Festival, USA, Essaouira Gnawa & World Music Festival, Morocco, Forde Folk Festival, Norway to name but a few.

According to the editorial team at Songlines, the selection of festivals “represents some personal favourites of Songlines’ staff and contributors as we feel that what these festivals are doing complements what we’re interested in at Songlines”.

This year, the event will be held from July 8 to 10 at the Sarawak Cultural Village.

If you have not purchased your tickets to the festival, now is the time to do so as promotional tickets are now available online and selling fast.

Limited tickets for a 3-day pass to the festival will only cost RM260 during the promotional period whilst daily tickets for Friday and Sunday are going for RM85.

All these promotional offers are limited and are available online until April 15 and on a first come, first served basis.

For purchase/booking/enquiries, call the TicketCharge Hotline: +6 03-9222 8811 or at TicketCharge @ No 42A-1, Jalan Metro Pudu, Fraser Business Park, Off Jalan Yew, 55100 Kuala Lumpur or check online at www.ticketcharge.com.my.

Now well into its second decade, the RWMF attracts more than 20,000 international and local music fans to three days of daytime music workshops and action-packed nightly shows.

For more details, visit: www.rainforestmusic-borneo.com.