Sarawak Rainforest World Music Festival 2008 to be held from July 11-13
KUCHING: The Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) 2008 being organised by Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) will be held at the Sarawak Cultural Village, Santubong from July 11 to 13.
The annual event has been voted among the top 10 world music festivals by World Music Expo (WOMEX) in an announcement made in Spain last year, STB Chief Executive Officer, Gracie Geikie told reporters at a press conference held at STB Board Room in Bangunan Yayasan Sarawak here yesterday.
She added that last year the event managed to generate RM18 million in revenue and this year the target is RM20 million. The event this year had a budget of about RM1.85 million.
“Last year more than 22,000 people attended the 3-day festival with more than 60 percent of them from outside Sarawak. This year STB is targeting to attract about 25,000 festival goers.
“We intend to bring the Festival to a higher level, to enrich the event with more to see and do for outsiders so that they will stay here at least 6.5 nights instead of the usual 5 days (4 nights). And the fringe events to support and complement RWMF are the inaugural Rainforest World Crafts Bazaar from July 9 -15, 2008, and Folk Art Forum from July 9-11, 2008,” said Gracie who is also the advisor for RWMF 2008.
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