Rainforest World Music Festival Preview

Media Preview Rainforest World Music Festival

The Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) recently hosted a Rainforest World Music Festival 2015 media preview at No Black Tie in Kuala Lumpur on the 13th of July where around 20 various mainstream and entertainment media representatives turned up for this event which led to a buka puasa dinner at the venue. 

During the RWMF media preview, the CEO of Sarawak Tourism Board Datu Ik Pahon Joyik gave a speech about the festival and how it has come a long way since 1998 and for this year, the festival has now moved on to introducing a more exciting itinerary for visitors to the festival.

Preview of Rainforest World Music Festival

Rainforest World Music Festival 2015 Bands Performers
A snapshot of some of the performers at the RWMF 2015

The director of events and corporate relations, Angelina Bateman, then gave a presentation about the Rainforest World Music Festival 2015 where she spoke about the ticket prices, promotions, the new ticketing and also a run-through of each of the performers and bands, locally and internationally.

A must not miss event throughout the three days is the music, dance and sound workshops that will take place in the afternoons at the venue. 

She also announced that sponsor Rip Curl was also going to be promoting their special limited edition Rainforest World Music Festival singlets and t-shirts during the festival.

Concluding the media preview, a special show by two of the performers, the Mah Meri and Solomon from Lan E Tuyang played a sample set of their unique ethnic music. 

Datu Ik Pahun Rainforest World Music Festival Media Preview
Datu Ik Pahun poses with the Mah Meri and Solomon of Lan E Tuyang

Highlights of new additions to the festival where for the first time after 18 years, the event will see the introduction of Radio Frequency Identification or RFID Wristbands.

This modern system will assist the organizers to collect data from visitors and also to reduce fraud of tickets. The RFID bands will also be used for making purchases for food, drink, and souvenirs at the venue. 

The Sarawak Tourism Board or STB is conceptualizing a cashless system at the event where visitors can simply reload their RFID tags with money at four top-up counters placed strategically around the event venue. 

RWMF 2015 Media Preview
Members of the media during the preview at No Black Tie, KL

RWMF RFID Information

  • Festival-goers are required to pre-purchase their e-coupons of which the equal monetary value will be ‘loaded’ into their respective RFID tags for purchase of food, beverage and souvenir items. 
  • Top-up stations are available at the event site where guests can buy their e-coupons either via cash or credit/debit cards only. 
  • The purchased value is non-refundable if it remains are unused. This means visitors must finish their credit in the RFID tags.

Rainforest World Music Festival 2015 Tickets

(1st June till 6th August)
(7th – 9th August)
Adult (1Day Pass)

Adult (3Day Pass)

*Child (1Day Pass)

*Child (3Day Pass)

Family package
(2 Adult + 2 child tickets)
* Child age 7 – 12 years old.

The tickets are available online at GorillaTix - https://go.gorillatix.asia/rwmf

RWMF 2015 Information
• Date: 7-9 August
• Venue: Sarawak Cultural Village, Santubong
• Distance from Kuching: About 40-50 minutes
• Doors open at 10.00am
• Workshops and afternoon show will start at 2.00pm till 5.00pm 
• The concert is from 7.30pm till midnight 
• No outside food and drinks allowed inside
• More information at - http://rwmf.net/

Here is the complete list of Rainforest World Music Festival Performers for 2015. For those who are staying in Kuching city and coming earlier to the festival, here is a list of What to do in Kuching as it will give you some ideas.


For those looking for accommodations at the last minute, here is a list of hotels in Kuching for the Rainforest World Music Festival, where there are many options base on area and hotel category.

You can also check out the Sarawak Travel Facebook Page for more information on the RWMF. Make sure that you have done all your travel and accommodation arrangements and see you at the Sarawak Cultural Village for the next Rainforest World Music Festival.

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