By Jeremy Khalil on July 14, 2015


Kuching, 13 June 2015: The 18th edition of the Rainforest World Music Festival will be celebrated at the Sarawak Cultural Village in Damai, 40 minutes from Kuching, on the weekend of 7 to 9 August 2015.

The much awaited world-class music celebration will feature entrancing world music, songs and stage performances, presenting world music celebrities that will resonate the foothill of the rainforest of Mount Santubong.

Ethnic and tribal music from across the globe will be featured at the nightly stage shows with musical workshops and jamming sessions to be held in the afternoons to bring unison of interest between world music professionals and enthusiasts.


The festival found its unique home at the “Sarawak’s living Museum”,  below the imposing shadow of mystical Mount Santubong in the midst of a virgin rainforest and stretching its edge to the South China Sea.

Acknowledging the festival due to its unique appeal, it is again voted among the 2015 top 25 international music festivals for six consecutive year by “Songlines”, a renowned world music magazine based in the United Kingdom.

This international home-grown event organised by Sarawak Tourism Board is considered the first of its kind in the region in terms of uniqueness since it brings together both renowned international musicians and those from the interiors of the mythical island of Borneo onto the same stage .

The strong kinship and brotherhood among music makers, enthusiasts and lovers alike in celebration together with Mother Nature and in the midst the intricate ecosystem that celebrates the diversity of life.


This year, the festival will be kicked off at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon with concurrent musical workshops featuring various ethnic and near-extinct musical instruments followed by the two tree stages being set alive by 7:00 p.m. in the evening where festival-goers interact with the musicians to experience the music and dance presentation till past midnight.

Besides music, there will also be delectable delights at the Food and Village Mart that includes arts and craft outlets set against the setting of Orang Ulu and Iban longhouses.

Festival tickets and updates are now available online or from the ticketing agents listed at

The event is supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia and Ministry of Tourism Sarawak and endorsed by Tourism Malaysia with Malaysia Airlines and Rip Curl Malaysia as partners.


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