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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Rainforest World Music Festival 2023 #RWMF

The iconic Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) is back, celebrating its return as a full physical event from 23rd to 25th June at Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV).

Themed ‘Reflections’, RWMF 2023 offers festival-goers an opportunity to not only engage with world music and cultural traditions, but also to connect with and embrace its underlying themes and values. It is also a time to reflect on the connection with nature and embrace diverse musical styles to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the world around. 

Featuring a total of 199 musicians from 12 countries from 4 continents, festival goers can look forward to performances by Grammy Award winner Gipsy Kings featuring Tonino Baliardo from France of such hits as ‘Djobi Djoba’ and ‘Bamboleo’, Big Mountain from Jamaica and the USA best known for their hit song ‘Baby I Love Your Way’, Safi Theatre from Tanzania, Rastak from Iran, Fasylive from Maldives, Afriquoi from the United Kingdom, Chatusram from India, Rizal Hadi & Folk from Indonesia and Ethno Thai Fusion Sound Band from Thailand. The line-up will also include performers from Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.

RWMF2023 will also highlight Malaysian local talents from East and West Malaysia, which include Zee Avi, Suk Binie, Aseana Percussion Unit, Nadir, Steve Thornton & Afroasia, Sada Borneo, Tuku Kame, Nading Rhapsody, Geng Wak Long, Buloh Bekocak, At Adau, Meruked, and Orang Orang Drum Theatre.

The Pre-sale tickets are available on Klook ticketing platform across a range of categories: Adult 1-Day Pass Fri/Sun (RM230), Adult 1-Day Pass Sat (RM260), Adult 2-Day Pass Fri + Sat / Sat + Sun (RM440), Adult 3-Day Pass (RM590), and Child 1-Day Pass Fri/Sat/Sun (RM80) – under a limited-period offer.  

RWMF 2023 ticket holders will also experience ease of travelling to the festival venue through a free shuttle service from Kuching City to SCV on an hourly basis from 9.00 am to 8.00 pm and from SCV to Kuching City hourly, from 12.30 pm to 5.30pm and continuing from 9.00 pm to 1.00 am, based on scheduled trips.

Check out our shuttle bus schedule, and find out more info on the musical line-up and ticketing on Rainforest World Music Festival’s official website at

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