Sarawak Rainforest fest ticket sales rising despite clash with World Cup
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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