The ministry's deputy secretary-general, Datuk Rashidi Hasbullah said the event would showcase a variety of unique music, song and dance in a large-scale musical performance.
"Of the 50,000 visitors, we are looking at 20 per cent from abroad.
"The ministry has conducted various promotions at hotels, the focus of foreign tourists, in addition to getting travel agencies to include the 'Citrawarna' programme in their itinerary and travel packages," he said at a press conference and pre-launch of Citrawarna@Kuala Lumpur 2015, here, today.
Carrying the concept of "Culture, Nature and Future", 'Citrawarna' this year will feature more than 600 dance artistes of all races from all over Malaysia with the creative touch of Puan Sri Tiara Jacquelina, who is no stranger to the entertainment industry.
The 'Citrawarna' programme, now in its 16th year, aims to promote Malaysia to the world as a tourist destination that has a lot to offer, from a variety of tourism products to the different cultures of each state and ethnic groups through music, song and dance.
The event will be held on Oct 17 at Dataran Merdeka from 10am to 11.30pm, with various activities and performances by local artistes.