David Explores

Rainforest World Music Festival 2023

2023 Rainforest World Music Festival

This year, the Rainforest World Music Festival 2023 will be held from 23-25 June at the Sarawak Cultural Village, an hour’s drive from Kuching and the coastal part of Santubong.

Known as RWMF, this is Malaysia’s largest and most successful music festival, which attracts festival goers and music lovers locally and worldwide. On average, around 10,000 visitors attend each daily show, totalling about 30,000 people for the weekend.

Rainforest World Music Festival 2023

Running in its 26th year now, the Rainforest World Music Festival is one of the must-attend music festivals for anyone who loves ethnic, cultural, fusion and world music combined into one incredible festival.

While most music festivals focus on modern-day bands and artists, the Rainforest World Music Festival focuses on a fusion of world and modern music blended to suit young and old music lovers.

Not only is there music, but there are also workshops, special indoor performances and demonstrations, music classes, hands-on experiences, a unique Rainforest Craft Bazaar, local and international foods and many more things that can keep you busy from day to night.

For more information, you can read this article on things to do at the rainforest world music festival, which gives you a better idea of what you can expect there. There are also outdoor activities for those who prefer to explore the festival grounds.

And for those missing the city lifestyle, you can always hop on the shuttle bus that heads to the city and back to the festival grounds.

Some of the local Sarawakian artists performed at the last RWMF.

If you have considered attending this unique festival, you should consider taking that pilgrimage to the Land of the Hornbills and participating in this one-of-a-kind music festival in this part of the world.

And to top it off, the venue is in its natural surrounding of a living museum in the rainforest – how cool is that? The Sarawak Cultural Village has been the festival’s home since day one and has never ceased to impress those who have attended.

Rainforest World Music Festival 2023

The crowd at the festival’s main stage.


The Rainforest World Music Festival 2023 is a yearly event in the middle of the year, and dozens of world-class musicians are brought in to perform spectacular shows in this part of the world.

Some have even compared this to a Woodstock of world music, where culture meets modern technology, and often there is also pure traditional and ethnic music being showcased. This is truly one of the events you must attend at least once in your lifetime.

Exit mobile version