Early-bird priced tickets for the 21st Rainforest World Music Festival are now up for sale till April 30.
Early-bird prices are set at RM110.00 for a one day pass and RM290.20 for a three day pass, with child tickets priced at RM57.00 and RM110.00 respectively.
The early-bird family package is set at RM228.00 for two adult passes and two child passes.
After April 30 till the Festival begins on July 13, adult passes will be sold at RM131.20 for one day and RM343.20 for three days, with child passes being sold at RM67.60 and RM152.60 respectively.
The family package will be priced at RM270.40.
The Festival will be held at the Sarawak Cultural Village and Damai Central on July 13 to 15.
The three-day festival is the first and largest event of its kind in Malaysia, bringing cultural artistes from the island of Borneo and beyond, with performers from every corner of the globe.
The Festival begins at 10am with health and wellness programmes that incorporate cultural health activities such as meditation, yoga and tai chi, as well as more modern activities like Zumba.
The afternoon is filled with interactive workshops with ethno-musical themes and demonstrations, where the audience can experience the traditional dances and musical instruments first hand from the performers themselves, while at night the Jungle and Tree stages are filled with exciting concert performances.
Fringe events take place throughout the Festival like the Rainforest World Craft Bazaar and the Food and Village Mart, where one can purchase the local arts, crafts and cuisine of Borneo as well as the Pustaka Bookaroo, which combines music, stories and crafts from around the world in workshops for children aged between seven and 12.
As a part of the greening initiative, the Festival now requires all vendors to use biodegradable tableware and also implements a waste management programme, with recycling and food waste bins throughout the festival site to collect and later process the waste into organic chicken feed, topsoil and biodiesel.
The Festival also holds tree planting activities in nearby nature reserves annually in order to ensure the environmental sustainability of the event as well as to increase environmental awareness among the public.
The Festival is the first and largest event of its kind in Malaysia and will take place on July 13 to 15.
The Festival’s venue is the Sarawak Cultural Village, popularly known as the ‘living’ museum which takes up a sprawling 17 acres of land at the foot of Mount Santubong, roughly 35km north of Kuching.
Festival tickets and updates will be available online or from the ticketing agents listed at www.rwmf.net,
The event is supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Sarawak and endorsed by Tourism Malaysia with Malaysia Airlines Berhad as the presenting sponsor.