Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sarawak Rainforest fest ticket sales rising despite clash with World Cup

THE response to this year’s Rainforest World Music Festival is said to have been affected by the Fifa World Cup 2010 but the organiser remains hopeful of a good turnout.

The three-day event at Sarawak Cultural Village will begin on July 9 and the World Cup final coincides with the last day of the festival.

A spokesman for the organising committee said that ticket sales were picking up and the organisers were confident of achieving a turnout of more than 20,000.

“Despite the festival coinciding with the World Cup, we are optimistic of a good turnout,” he said.

Last year, due to the influenza A (H1N1) outbreak, there was a drop from 22,000 to 20,000, he added.

He believed there were serious music lovers, Sarawakians and non-Sarawakians, who would not miss the festival even with the ongoing World Cup.

According to the spokesman, hotel bookings especially in Damai had picked up fast over the past week.

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