Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sarawak Rainforest World Music Festival 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.


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