KUCHING, 18 APRIL 2022: The most awaited music festival in Malaysia’s, famed Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF), is back once again, celebrating its 25th anniversary from 17 to 19 June 2022.

Fo the first time since its founding in 1998, the festival will convene as a hybrid event adopting the theme  “Legendary Rainforest Celebration”. The physical concert takes place at Sarawak Cultural Village, while viewers can also Livestream it to their homes via an online viewing platform.

With the objective of bringing the world back together with music, RWMF will welcome back a host of international performers from Canada, India, USA, Finland,  Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, China, Bhutan and South Korea among others, with Majlis Seni Sarawak mixing traditional Sarawakian music with international flavours opening the three-day show in a first-time musical collaboration with Sarawak Tourism Board. 

The announcement of Sarawak’s iconic event was made last week by Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, the Minister for Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts, along with Puan Sharzede Datu Haji Salleh Askor, Chief Executive Officer of Sarawak Tourism Board and Capt Nasaruddin A Bakar, Chief Operating Officer of MASWings representing the Malaysia Aviation Group.

Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said: “I’m very proud of how far our homegrown product has come. From around 300 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.” 

Sarawak Tourism Board CEO Puan Sharzede Datu Haji Salleh Askor added: “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.”

An Early Bird ticket sale starts today, 18 April, for both the physical and virtual concerts on rwmf.net. For the physical concert, festival-goers can buy tickets in various categories – Adult One-Day Pass (MYR150), Adult Three-Day Pass (MYR375),  Child One-Day Pass (MYR80), Child Three-Day Pass (MYR155) and the One-Day Family Package Pass- two Adult and two children (MYR400). Meanwhile, virtual tickets are priced at MYR 25.

Meanwhile, Malaysia Airlines has been 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 STB will see Malaysia Airlines, Firefly and Journify offering unbeatable deals comprising flights and three-day event pass to drive visitors and drive footfall to Sarawak.

Malaysia Airlines and Firefly will have early birds deals that offer customers up to 15% and 10% off discounts on flights on selected Malaysia Airlines, including from London, Australia and some ASEAN destinations as well as the recently launched Firefly’s jet operations from Penang to Kuching. The sales start from 25 April 2022 until 14 May 2022 for travel from 1 June until 30 June 2022. These tickets are available exclusively for those who purchase the three-day pass through the airline’s respective websites, and they are required to include a unique promo code to enjoy the great discounts on air tickets. 

Customers will also have the option to purchase “value-for-flights” deals, exclusively available on Journify that offers MHflypass plus a 3-day pass to RWMF event at a fixed attractive price, giving them full flexibility convenience, and control over their spending for the flights. Early birds can buy an MHFlypass low as MYR1774 for Zone 2 and MYR1974 for Zone 3, with flights valid for one year. Multiple payment options are available for customers, including an instalment plan or Buy Now Pay Later.

MHFlypass offers two convenient options for passengers travelling for RWMF based on their destination origin, allowing them to choose the zone that matches their travel needs best. Zone 2 offers passengers the opportunity to fly between Kuala Lumpur and destinations in Sabah and Sarawak. Meanwhile, Zone 3 allows passengers to fly from Sabah and Sarawak to Peninsular Malaysia destinations, with a connecting flight at Kuala Lumpur.

For more information and to book flights for your next getaway, visit the official Malaysia Airlines and Firefly website, and download their apps for easy access anytime, anywhere! Sign up to become an Enrich member to start earning Enrich Points today. To enjoy a great experience on Journify, visit myjournify.com or download the Journify app on iOS & Android to get the latest information and grab many other exciting deals!