In June, I’m off to the Rainforest World Music Festival (follow @kiwitravwriter on Twitter using #RWMF) which has again been voted, as one of the 25 best International Festivals by renowned world music magazine, Songlines. This is it 4th consecutive year to be awarded the accolade.
Rainforest World Music Festival stands among other renowned festivals like WOMAD in Australia and New Zealand, and the Ulsan World Music Festival, South Korea. According to the editorial team of Songlines the “Selection of the festival is based on the broad representation of the quality and scope of music festivals around the world”
Now in its 16th year the the festival is held annually in Kuching, Sarawak (Malaysia) and has put Sarawak on the world map with its “dazzling performances from across the globe” which attracts more than 20,000 international and local festival-goers to Borneo for three days of daytime music workshops and action-packed nightly shows. This year it will be held June 28-30 – and I’ll be there too!
Sarawak Tourism Board’s (STB) CEO Dato Rashid Khan said,” The event has no doubt been a contributor of tourist arrivals to the state and as the organizer of the festival, we are proud to note that our efforts have been recognized for the 4th consecutive year. We are putting together another great act this year and are finalizing the bands”.
I’ll be staying at the Damai Beach Resort while at the music festival and then after that I’m off exploring Sarawak, then the rest of Borneo. ( Sabah, Kalimantan, Brunei.) Should be lots of stories for me to find in 6 weeks .. follow this blog or like me Facebook to see links to my stories.
Tickets to the festival can be bought online. For more information see www.rwmf.net.