Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Rainforest World Music Festival 2016 from Aug 5 to 7

KUCHING: The 19th edition of the Rainforest World Music Festival will be held on Aug 5 to 7 next year, Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) announced yesterday.

The venue will remain at the Sarawak Cultural Village in Damai.

The festival, one of its kind in the region with loyal followers from Malaysia and overseas, has been voted for five consecutive years as the top 25 World’s Best International Festival since 2011.

This year, the festival was attended by more than 18,000 music enthusiasts and based on initial profile, 69 per cent were Malaysians while the remaining 31 per cent were from outside the country.

The festival’s attractions include an interactive musical afternoon where audience and performers are able to come together to learn, understand and know about indigenous musical instruments and nightly shows staged amidst lush tropical rainforest.