Asia Music Festival in Sarawak

Asia Music Festival 2013

The Asia Music Festival in Sarawak is going to be held this 4-5 October 2013 in the city of Miri with an interesting line up of performers from around the region. Spread over two days, the event will also be held at the Eastwood Valley Golf and Country Club which is 5km from Miri city centre.

This inaugural event is set to become another iconic music festival for Sarawak after the success of Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) and Borneo World Music Expo held in Kuching city and the Borneo Jazz Festival held in Miri. This time around, the Sarawak Tourism Board will bring together several key musicians from India, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Korea, Brunei as well as Malaysia to the AMF 2013.
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The Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) looks forward to introduce this new event with its objective of attracting the Asian expatriate community working in neighboring countries like Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore and the region to come and celebrate the music while visiting the destination. The atmosphere at the event is also planned to be that of a carnival as apart from the night shows, there will also be a fun event starting in the afternoon with lots of food, fun and games.

Foxy Girls Indonesia
Foxy Girls from Indonesia
STB is also proud to continue its successful internship and volunteer program, which was initiated in past events like the Rainforest World Music Festival. Through the Asia Music Festival Volunteer Program, the Board will provide a unique learning experience for the volunteers and interns whilst at the same time being exposed to the product experiences of Sarawak’s culture, nature and adventure. STB will also continue to collaborate with Universities and Colleges as part of an industry advisory platform and to undertake this initiative as part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program.

A mixture of live music will be featured throughout two days event and will include a mix-genre of music from national, regional and local talent. The initial line-up of performers initiated by Sarawak Tourism Board includes Antoney Dassan Yen Party (India), Bembol Rockers (Philippines), V.Star Band (Korea), Boy Thai Band (Thailand), Soesah Tidoer (Indonesia), Fakhrul Razi (Brunei) and several Malaysian bands. Indonesia's Foxy Girls will also be performing at the Asia Music Festival.

Asia Music Festival 2013 Tickets
Entry tickets are priced at RM30 for adults and RM15 for children/students aged 3-18 (ID required during entry). Tickets are also available from all STB’s office and Visitors Information Centre located at Old Court House, Kuching (+6 082-423600), Jalan Melayu, Miri (+6 085-434180) and Jalan Tukang Besi, Sibu (+6 084-340980) from Monday September 9th 2013.

For inquiries, you can contact the Sarawak Tourism Board at leisure@sarawaktourism.com or telephone +6 082-239171  or log on to the Asia Music Festival Website for more updates. For those planning to visit the AMF 2013, please check on the hotel bookings, flight tickets or any other travel information.

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