Experience the first-ever virtual Rainforest World Music Festival this weekend
17.06.2021

Experience the first-ever virtual Rainforest World Music Festival this weekend

At Adau. Photo by Rustic Photography.
Words by Chris Lambie

For free!

Get ‘Entranced, Liberated, Immersed’ in your own home this weekend, when the Virtual Rainforest World Music Festival comes to your screens from the Borneo state of Sarawak.

The iconic festival began in 1998 with last year’s edition cancelled due to the pandemic.

This year, a musical showcase features a retrospective of past RWMF performances and new pre-recorded sessions with homegrown acts and interviews.

Registration is open and the three-day online programme will be free of charge.

Flashback to past festival highlights by some of the world’s most exciting acts. Check out the unique sounds and colour of local contemporary artists of Borneo complete with traditional instruments, dress and artwork including tribal tattoos passed down from headhunter times.

It will stream live on the official site from 8pm to 9:30pm (Australian Eastern Standard time) every day from 18-20 June. It’s great news for fans of global rhythms.

From (sometimes muddy) mega moshpits to longhouse workshops, take a look at what you could add to your travel plans…next year??

For more info, check out the website here.