Tickets for both the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) and Borneo Jazz (BJ) festival are now on sale following the successful launch of both events by Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, the Minister for Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts.
Tickets for the Rainforest World Music Festival are available from RWMF.net while Borneo Jazz tickets can be bought from JazzBorneo.com.
Malaysia Airlines were named the official airline partner of the Rainforest World Music Festival. The collaboration, which is also a continuation of the Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG)’s partnership with Sarawak Tourism Board will see Malaysia Airlines, Firefly and Journify offering unbeatable deals comprising flights and 3-day event passes to drive visitors and drive footfall to Sarawak and the respective festivals.
On the RWMF, said, “I’m very proud of how far our homegrown product has come. From around 100 spectators for its first-ever concert back in 1998, to becoming the first hybrid festival of its kind in Malaysia. Concertgoers who miss the feel of the physical concert can come together in mutual appreciation of world music, and those around the world can enjoy world music live from the comfort of their own homes.”
Chief Executive Officer of Sarawak Tourism Board, Puan Sharzede Datu Haji Salleh Askor said, “Every year we strive to make Rainforest World Music Festival better than the year before. Last year’s Virtual Experience gave us invaluable feedback on how we could work towards combining the best of both worlds – physical and the digital – to create RWMF’s first hybrid edition this year. We hope that creating this unique precedent for the 25th edition of the festival will become a keystone for the next 25 years for the festival, bridging the past with the future and sustaining and reinventing our musical heritage and its traditions for many years to come.”
The minister Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the Borneo Jazz, meanwhile, seeks to rejuvenate the music scene in Sarawak.
“With the theme “Jazz in the Jungle”, this year’s Borneo Jazz is about rejuvenating the jazz scene while being surrounded by the wonders of nature that are in abundance in Miri, the gateway to Northern Sarawak. As we all know, artistes and musicians have all been affected by the lockdowns, so Borneo Jazz festival serves as the perfect platform to rejuvenate, rediscover, rekindle and rebuild the jazz connection that was interrupted for the past two years,” he said.