SARAWAK HOSTING ANOTHER MUSIC ADVENTURE
Asia Music Festival will feature musicians from India, Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Brunei and Malaysia , who will perform at the 2-day festival.
MIRI, Thursday – Asia Music Festival, another celebration of music is set to take centre stage in Miri, Sarawak this coming October with 90% of the line-up for the said event already confirmed.
The electrifying eclectic mix of live music will be programmed over two days, when the event will run from 4-5 October at Eastwood Valley Golf & Country Club, 5km from Miri city centre.
The event is set to become another iconic music festival for Sarawak after the success of Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) held in Kuching city and Borneo Jazz held in Miri. Sarawak Tourism Board will bring together several key musicians from India, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Korea, Brunei as well as Malaysia to this inaugural event.
“This is another event the Board has created to attract visitors to the resort city of Miri. With this we hope that visitors from our neighbouring countries, Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore and our fellow Malaysians will come for two days of fun and music.” said Dato’ Rashid Khan, CEO, Sarawak Tourism Board. The Board looks forward to introducing this new event with the objective of attracting the Asian expatriate community working in neighbouring countries like Brunei, Indonesia and Singapore. The atmosphere is planned to be that of a carnival as apart from the night shows, there will also be events starting in the afternoon with lots of food, fun and games.
The Board is also proud to continue its successful internship and volunteer program, which was initiated in past events like the Rainforest World Music Festival. Through this program, the Board will provide a unique learning experience for the volunteers and interns who at the same time will be 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.
Asia Music Festival promises an extraordinary weekend of fun, music and more, within the greeneries and fresh air of the countryside at the brand new musical venue, Eastwood Valley Golf & Country Club. “This is an inspiring opportunity for everyone to come together and experience the adventure of yet another music festival” reiterated Dato’ Rashid Khan.
The performers’ lineup will include a mix-genre of music from national, regional and local talents. They include Antoney Dassan Yen Party (India), The Foxy Girls (Indonesia), Bembol Rockers (Philippines), V.Star Band (Korea), Boy Thai Band (Thailand), Soesah Tidoer (Indonesia), Fakhrul Razi (Brunei) and several Malaysian bands.
Based on the success of the Rainforest World Music Festival and the Borneo Jazz, Sarawak Tourism Board is confident that the inaugural Asia Music Festival will thrill the crowds when it makes its debut next month.
Entry tickets are priced at RM30 for adults and RM15 for children/students aged 3-18 (ID required during entry). Tickets are 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. For enquiries, contact Sarawak Tourism Board at [email protected] or +6 082-239171 or log on to www.asiamusicfestival.net and www.facebook.com/visitsarawak for more updates.
About Asia Music Festival (AMF): AMF is a 2-day musical event featuring musicians from Asian countries namely; India, Korea, Indonesia, Brunei Philippines and Malaysia. AMF promotes music, art and culture of Asian countries. AMF has a vision to become the iconic musical event for Sarawak and the region. It is organized by Sarawak Tourism Board, supported by the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia and Ministry of Tourism Sarawak and endorsed by Tourism Malaysia.
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Date : September 5, 2013