Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Experience MALAYSIA June 2016

How time flies! We’re almost halfway through the tourism year with still plenty of events and destinations to explore here in Malaysia. June is a special month for Muslims as they welcome the arrival of Ramadhan, a month of fasting and prayer to cleanse the mind and body. Why not experience what it’s like to break a fast and have a meal at one of Kuala Lumpur’s busiest road? Check out Iftar@KL for that.
Durian lovers can rejoice the arrival of the King of Fruits this season. Penang’s Bao Sheng Durian Farm is making a week-long festival of it for die-hard fans of the fruit.
Those looking for some family entertainment shouldn’t miss the Potted Potter, Shrek the Musical or Sabah’s Sunset Music Fest shows. For culture buffs, head to Melaka to take part in the Fiesta San Pedro, or to Sarawak for Pesta Babulang where daredevils ride the back of buffaloes in a thunderous mud race.
To give you some ideas of what to do this month, here’s a line-up of well-balanced events for tourists, both local and foreign, to enjoy in Malaysia. Plan your trip well, or engage the services of a licensed tour operator/travel agent.
Happy Holidays!
Corporate Communication DivisionTourism Malaysia

Harry Potter takes to the stage!
Potted Potter – The Unauthorized Harry Experiences – A Parody by Dan and Jeff is an Olivier Award-nominated production that takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books and real life games of Quidditch into seventy hilarious minutes. The Potted Potter will make you laugh even if you don’t know the differences between a horcrux and a HufflePuff. Potted Potter is perfect for ages six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed), created by two-time Olivier Award-nominated actors Daniel Clarksong and Jefferson Turner.
Date : 2 – 5 June 2016 
Venue : Pentas 1, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC) 
Organiser : Milestone Production 
Contact : 03-4047 9017 
Website : www.pottedpotter.com
SHREK THE MUSICAL is based on the Osca r-winning Dreamworks Animation film that started it all. This live adaptation brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favourite ogre to the stage. In a far away kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey that does not keep quiet, a villain with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand and his name is Shrek. Book your ticket at TicketCharge.com.my or call +60392228811.
Date : 2 – 5 June 2016 Venue : Panggung Sari, Istana Budaya 
Organiser : Tremendous Entertainment Group and Base Live Entertainment Sdn Bhd 
Contact : +603 9222 8811 
Website : http://www.istanabudaya.gov.my/en/frontpage/shrek-the-mus...

A Ramadan Feast in KL
Ramadan is a month where all Muslims in Malaysia fast. The Muslims welcome Ramadan with gratitude, albeit, with an air of festive cheer.
Iftar@KL is one of the exciting and unique experiences where people break their fast on the busiest road in Kuala Lumpur with the commanding backdrop of historic monuments, Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Dataran Merdeka.
Popular Ramadan dishes are served at Iftar@KL such as bubur lambuk (spiced rice porridge), dates and cakes. There will be some performances that will take us on a journey of spirituality like nasyid, marhaban, remembrance, Quran reading and more.
Date : 11 – 26 June 2016 
Venue : Dataran Merdeka Kuala Lumpur 
Organiser : National Department of Culture and Arts (JKKN) 
Website : www.jkkn.gov.my 
Contact : +603 2614 820

Bao Sheng Durian Festival
Durian season in Penang is back and there is no better place to celebrate than at Bao Sheng Durian Farm. On this hillside farm overlooking the Straits of Malacca, visitors can indulge in the deliciousness of the Malaysian durians, learn about the tropical fruits and healthy vegan eating, play in the tropical sun and enjoy each other’s company.
For those who participate in the week-long sessions, there are some exciting activities such as group exercise like yoga, running, hiking and cycling. There will also be food demos to explore the flavorful world of durian and other tropical ingredients. Furthermore, some outings to explore the cultural and natural wealth of Penang Island such as the Tropical Fruit Farm, Penang Hill and Monkey Beach.
Shorter stays can also be arranged – just purchase the day pass to participate in all the fun activities that have been lined up.
Date : 9-16 June & 16-23 June 2016 
Venue : Bao Sheng Durian Farm, Penang 
Organiser : Lindsay Gasik & Grant Cambell 
Website :
Email : durianyear@gmail.com

Sunset Music Fest
The annual Sunset Music Fest at the Tip of Borneo takes place in June at the northern most tip of Borneo called Tanjung Simpang Mengayau. Taking place not far from the town in Kudat, the Sunset Music Fest is Sabah’s biggest open air concert and attracts an impressive line-up of home-grown and international acts.The Sunset Music Fest delivers music as diverse in taste as classical music, folk and contemporary, with evergreen local hits that wil get the crowd to their feet and dancing to the infectious rythms.
Reputed as one of the most spectacular destinations in Sabah, the northern most tip of the island of Borneo delivers breathtaking views, and rugged, unspoiled coastlines. The district of Kudat is further known for longhouses, coconut plantations and cottage industries famous for honey and gongs, percussion instruments often used for cultural events and important occasions.
Date : 4 June 2016 
Venue : Tanjung Simpang Mengayau 
Organiser : Sabah Tourism Board / Sri Pelancongan Sabah 
Contact : +608 8232 121 / +608 8265 540 
Email : zachary@sabahtourism.com 
Website : sunsetmusicfest.my / sabahtourism.com

Fantasy Rainforest
In an enchanting tale of peace, harmony and co-existence, the magical rainforests of Malaysia and its inhabitants are brought to life in the first ever year-long live theatre performance titled Fantasy Rainforest”.
Premiering on 20 Jan, 2016 at Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC Putrajaya), Fantasy Rainforest promises a magical rainforest journey unlike any other in the world!
With a story centred on the special connection between human beings and Mother Nature, the performance showcases the various flora and fauna in Malaysia’s rainforests, as well as the tribes who live there and interact with their surroundings.
People of all ages will be thrilled with the unique cultural performances, mind-boggling stunts, world-class acrobatics and the powerfully-engaging storyline, complete with cutting-edge lighting, sound and special effects.
The 60-minute musical features over 60 world class performers and more than 30 backstage personnel who have worked tirelessly to bring this show to life. The show was conceptualised as a result of over 3 years of research involving cross-country studies in Cambodia, China, Singapore, Hong Kong and France. Experts from various backgrounds in history, culture, environment and nature were also brought in to assist in this multimillion dollar production.
Venue : Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) 
Contact : +603-88876000 
Website : http://fantasyrainforest.com/web/

Fiesta San Pedro
A yearly event held at the Portuguese Settlement, Fiesta San Pedro welcomes visitors and foreign tourists to Melaka to join the 3,000-odd residents in songs, dances, fun fairs, games, decorated boat festival and solemn procession of the statue of St. Peter. It is the only carnival celebrated by the local Portuguese-Eurasian community.
The fiesta observes the feast of St. Peter, the patron saint of fishermen. Its special position in the community dates back to the days when fishing was the main livelihood of the settlement’s residents and those living at Praya Lane and Kampong Bandar Hilir.
The Settlement itself is tightly knit, holding out against outside influences but retaining age-old traditions, rituals, customs, practices and lifestyle dating back some 500 years ago.
Date : 27 – 29 June 2016 
Venue : Portuguese Settlement, Melaka 
Organiser : Portuguese Settlement Regedor’s Panel 
Contact : +606 2847 050

Pesta Babulang 2016
Pesta Babulang is a festival significant to the Bisaya community in Batu Danu and Limbang, Sarawak. Organised by the Bisaya Association, this annual event is a means to promote tourism for Limbang.
The highlight of the festival is the buffalo race involving teams from Sarawak itself, Sabah and Brunei trying to outrace each other, riding on bare buffalo back.
For something more feminine, there’s the ‘Ratu Babulang’ festival that draws many Bisaya lasses to vie for this annual beauty crown.
Other activities include cultural performances, a cooking contest, a beauty pageant, handicrafts, exhibition and lucky draws.
Date : 6 – 8 June 2016 
Venue : Kampung Batu Danau, Sarawak 
Organiser : Bisaya Sarawak Association D/A Pejabat Bahagian Miri 
Website : sarawaktourism.com 
Email : antonikg@sarawak.gov.my
All information is correct at time of publication.
Visitors are advised to contact the event organiser for the latest updates.

-Tourism Malaysia.

Tradisi Kadazan Dusun, Murut tarikan pelancongan Sabah

MUSA AMAN memukul gong sebagai tanda perasmian sukan tradisi, pameran hasil pertanian dan peralatan kebudayaan suku kaum Kadazan Dusun dan Murut sempena perayaan Pesta Kaamatan 2016 di Dewan KDCA, Kota Kinabalu, semalam. 

KOTA KINABALU 30 Mei – Pameran rumah tradisi suku kaum Kadazan Dusun dan Murut dalam perayaan Pesta Kaamatan wajar diberi fokus sebagai salah satu usaha merancakkan sektor pelancongan negeri ini.

Ketua Menteri, Datuk Seri Musa Aman berkata, pendedahan mengenai keunikan peralatan kebudayaan turun temurun suku kaum itu juga berupaya menjadi daya tarikan pelancong untuk datang ke Sabah.

Kata beliau, penekanan dua elemen itu mampu mengangkat martabat budaya serta tradisi suku kaum berkenaan sekali gus dapat diketahui dan dipelajari oleh masyarakat tempatan dan pelancong luar.

“Kita mahu orang luar tahu keunikan budaya dan tradisi pelbagai kaum di negeri ini. Sebagai contoh, kita mempunyai banyak sukan tradisi dan rumah tradisional yang unik serta menarik untuk diketengahkan sebagai produk pelancongan.

“Oleh itu, elemen-elemen ini perlu kita beri fokus dalam usaha menarik kedatangan pelancong sekali gus merancakkan sektor pelancongan negeri,” katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian ketika berucap merasmikan sukan tradisi, pameran hasil pertanian dan peralatan kebudayaan suku kaum Kadazan Dusun dan Murut sempena perayaan Pesta Kaamatan 2016 di Dewan Hongkod Koisaan (KDCA), di sini hari ini.

Yang turut hadir Timbalan Ke­tua Menteri merangkap Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Induk, Perayaan Pesta Kaamatan peringkat negeri Sabah, Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kiti­ngan; Menteri Pelancongan Kebudayaan dan Alam Sekitar negeri, Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun serta Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pelaksana dan Kordinasi Pesta Kaamatan 2016, Datuk Seri Dr. Clarence Bongkos Malakun.

Musa menambah, komitmen berterusan kerajaan negeri dalam mempromosikan keunikan wa­risan budaya serta tradisi ne­geri ini memerlukan sokongan daripada semua pihak terutama masyarakat tempatan.

“Oleh itu, menjadi tanggungjawab masyarakat tempatan untuk menyokong tradisi ini agar tidak luput ditelan zaman,” katanya.

Sementara itu, beliau mengajak seluruh rakyat negeri ini agar sentiasa memelihara perpaduan, keharmonian, keamanan dan budaya yang dimiliki selama ini kerana ke­semua aspek tersebut adalah harta paling berharga yang mampu diwarisi untuk generasi akan datang.

Ujarnya, keamanan dan perpaduan bukan sahaja dipupuk melalui pendidikan di sekolah dan rumah tetapi disemai serta diperkukuhkan melalui pengli­batan dalam program-program kebudayaan.
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Royal Floria In Putrajaya Attracted More Than 350,000 Visitors In Three Days - PFSB

Tourism Malaysia displays. photo: Tourism Malaysia.
PUTRAJAYA, May 31 (Bernama) -- The Royal Floria Putrajaya Flower and Garden Festival 2016 has drawn more than 350,000 visitors for the first three days, said Putrajaya Floria Sdn Bhd (PFSB) chief executive officer, Haslinda Khalid.

In a statement issued here Tuesday, she said among the factors which contributed to this was the wide publicity given by the media.

This year, the festival has 21 international floral designers and arrangers from 11 countries as well as five local park designers from the Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia who displayed their creations.

The ninth floral festival has new attractions such as the Mystical Forest, Chrysanthemum Garden, Mermaid's World, Candy Courtyard, Bonsai, Cat Park and a terrarium workshop (planting in glass containers).

The Putrajaya Royal Floria that was officially opened on Friday, allows visitors to view the spectacular display from 9am to 10.30pm from Monday to Thursday and from 9am until midnight from Friday to Sunday.


Monday, 30 May 2016

DRIVE M7 SIC Racing Team Determined To Raise Their Game In Barcelona

Barcelona - Catalunya, Spain – Monday 30th May
Circuit: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Circuit Length: 4.7 km

Determined to raise their game and return to good form, the DRIVE M7 SIC Racing Team head to Barcelona focussed and motivated for a strong result at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya this weekend.
Following a useful test at the Catalan Circuit earlier in the year, Jakub Kornfeil is fully optimistic that his Honda NSF 250RW will be the key to turning around his previous struggles around the 4.7km track. Continuing to adjust and progress on his new machinery, the Czech rider is quietly confident that with the knowledge and experience he has gained so far, he can make the next step on board his #84 machine.
Happy to be returning to a circuit he knows well, Malaysian rookie Adam Norrodin is excited to get back on track and prove his ability within the Moto3 field. Learning at every round the seventeen year old is keen to show his potential and improve his performance with a solid result in Barcelona.
#84 Jakub Kornfeil
“I’m feeling good about this next GP in Barcelona. We didn’t make such a strong race in Mugello but anyway we were very close and finished in the first group, which is always good. We know what our problem was, so we just have to stay calm, focus and do our best. Personally I don’t like the Catalunya track so much but I think the Honda is good there. We’ve had a test in Barcelona already this year, which was useful and will be helpful for the race weekend. We are more or less prepared, we just have to work hard as always and concentrate on making progress from the start.”
#7 Adam Norrodin
“I really like the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, the track is so nice to ride! I’m happy to be going back to a circuit that I already know so I can just focus on my riding. We had a test in Barcelona not long ago and it went well, so I’m really looking forward to this GP. I know from my mistake in Italy that I need to change my riding style and this is what I will be working on in Barcelona. It’s also important for me to be a little more focussed throughout the weekend and not to stress so much. I was disappointed about my race at Mugello so in Barcelona I hope to make a better race and do a good result before I head back to Malaysia. I will try to push harder and make the step closer to the front. I will work hard from the beginning to improve.”
-SIC Racing Team facebook.
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Homestay Sungai Haji Dorani terbaik di Selangor

SABAK BERNAM 29 Mei – Pengusaha Homestay Sungai Haji Dorani, Mohd. Yatim Basri, 63, muncul sebagai pemenang Anugerah Peng­usaha Homestay Terbaik Negeri Selangor anjuran Kementerian Pelancongan dan Kebudayaan, di sini hari ini.

Anugerah tersebut disampaikan Timbalan Menteri Pelanco­ngan dan Kebudayaan, Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin.

Mas Ermieyati ketika berucap dalam majlis tersebut berkata, usaha dan dedikasi Mohd. Yatim dalam membangunkan aktiviti dan produk homestay tanpa mengharapkan bantuan pihak kerajaan menjadi antara faktor beliau dipilih Menteri Pelanco­ngan dan Kebudayaan sebagai pemenang anugerah.

“Ternyata Datuk Seri Moha­med Nazri Abdul Aziz sangat kagum dengan beliau (Mohd. Yatim) semasa sesi lawatannya ke Homestay Sungai Haji Dorani pada 22 Februari lalu dan berha­rap usaha beliau menjadi contoh kepada pengusaha lain,” kata­nya.

Mas Ermieyati berkata, Sela­ngor mempunyai 15 kluster homestay yang mewakili 34 kampung dan melibatkan sejumlah 443 pengusaha menawarkan 709 bilik untuk kemudahan pelancong.

Homestay Sungai Haji Dorani di Sabak Bernam terdiri daripada 20 pengusaha dan antara yang mencatatkan pendapatan terting­gi bagi tempoh Januari hingga Mac tahun ini iaitu RM69,144 menerusi kedatangan 1,275 pela­ncong domestik dan antarabangsa.

“Pada tahun 2015, Home­stay Sungai Haji Dorani menjana jumlah pendapatan sebanyak RM380,242 dengan kedatangan seramai 9,991 orang pelancong domestik dan antarabangsa. Homestay ini juga memenangi Anugerah Pakej Inovatif Home­stay Negeri Selangor bagi Anugerah Homestay Terbaik 2014/2015,” katanya.

Homestay atau inap desa adalah program yang dibangunkan sejak tahun 1995 dan sehingga kini, terdapat 186 kluster home­stay berdaftar di seluruh negara.
Dalam majlis sama, Mas Ermie­yati turut menyampaikan koleksi busana kesenian kepada penggiat seni tempatan Selangor sumba­ngan Jabatan Kebudayaan dan Kesenian Negara.

Program Strategi Lautan Biru Kebangsaan (NBOS) juga diadakan iaitu 1Malaysia Green 1Malaysia Clean (1MG1MC) yang meli­batkan kerja-kerja pembersihan tanah sekitar kawasan homestay, penanaman pokok, serta program masterchef iaitu pertandingan gubahan barangan perkahwinan.
Sementara itu, Mohd Yatim bersyukur dan mengucapkan terima kasih kepada kementerian atas anugerah yang diterima.

“Saya sangat gembira bercampur terharu dengan anugerah diterima. Saya tidak sangka titik peluh saya selama 12 tahun dalam mengusahakan homestay ini mendapat perhatian, penghargaan dan pengiktirafan daripada kementerian. Ini merupakan satu penghargaan yang tinggi.

“Anugerah ini menjadi motivasi kepada saya untuk mening­katkan lagi perkhidmatan dan mempelbagai aktiviti dan produk homestay di sini agar lebih maju dan berdaya saing,” tambahnya.
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Luxury Hotels To Draw High End Tourists To Langkawi - Najib

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak observing The St Regis, the new luxury hotel built in Langkawi
to be officially launched by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah
on Sunday night
LANGKAWI, May 29 (Bernama) -- Opening up luxury hotels such as The St Regis Langkawi is a strategy to boost the reputation of the island resort particularly among upmarket tourists, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak here.

He said Langkawi Island would become more internationally known through other developments to follow.

"What we have not been able to do is bring upmarket or premium tourists to Langkawi. When we can do so, we will get more high paying jobs and more demand for handicrafts," he said.

He told reporters this after a brief visit to The St Regis Langkawi hotel which would be opened by Yang Dipertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah.

The prime minister said the six star hotel would lead to more tourism infrastructures to cater to high-income tourists.

Najib said the government also planned to increase the number of direct flights to Langkawi as an added measure to draw in more tourists to the island.

He said there was currently only one direct international flight, from Guangzhou, China and that more direct flights would put Langkawi on the world tourism map.

According to him, the opening of the The St Regis Langkawi also symbolised the successful cooperation between the government and private sector and the close relations between the Malaysian and Indonesian governments.

"The result, this hotel was completed in 19 months. This is a record in terms of government and private sector cooperation which enabled the successful completion of project of international standard and on budget," he said.

The St Regis Langkawi is a joint venture between Malaysia's Finance Ministry through the Ministry of Finance Incorporated and Rajawali Group, an Indonesian conglomerate.

Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah, Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, Rajawali Group chief executive officer Tan Sri Peter Sandakh accompanied the prime minister during the visit.


Third Round Of WAITGC 2016 To Tee Off In Pulau Pinang

PULAU PINANG, 30 May 2016International and local amateur golfers are all geared up to compete in the third qualifying round of the World Amateur Inter Team Golf Championship (WAITGC) 2016 in Pulau Pinang.

Teams from Australia, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia are participating in the four-day event, which kicked off today at the Penang Golf Club and Bukit Jawi Golf Resort.  

The Bukit Jambul Country Club (BJCC) officially change its name to the Penang Golf Club following the outsourcing of its management and operations to Japanese investor company Taiyo Resort (KL) Bhd. Situated on a hilltop, Penang Golf Club provides a stunning panoramic view of the island, overseeing the impressive 13km Penang Bridge. Its stunning 18 hole 5,763 meter, par 72 golf course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. Probably the most famous is the 10th hole with its tee box perched 100 feet above the fairway on the valley floor.

The second qualifying round will continue at the Bukit Jawi Golf Resort, a superb year-round golfing paradise set amidst a picturesque setting with lush tropical greenery. Strategically situated in Sungai Bakap, just off North-South Expressway (PLUS) Jawi interchange, it is a mere 30 minutes away from Penang island. The fairways and tee boxes are carpeted with Zoysia Matrella and the greens are covered with Bermuda Tifdwarf.

The fourth qualifying round of WAITGC 2016 will take place in Kuala Lumpur in August. After Kuala Lumpur, the last qualifying round will take place at two different golf courses in Sarawak.

Golf tourism has been identified as one of the key priority projects to increase the nation’s tourism contribution to the economy, and has in fact been underscored in the country’s Economic Transformation Programme (ETP). Last year, golf tourism receipts amounted to RM319 million, a significant contribution to Malaysia’s economy.

Since its debut in 1994, WAITGC has emerged as one of the most highly anticipated golfing events in the region. Organised by Tourism Malaysia, it attracts more than 500 participants every year. The homegrown event not only tests the golfing skills of the participants but also encourages them to discover the many colourful cultures and traditions in Malaysia, as well as the country’s delectable cuisines and fascinating tourist attractions.

WAITGC is managed by the Golf Club Managers Association of Malaysia (GCMAM) and sanctioned by the Malaysian Golf Association.  For more information, please contact the WAITGC secretariat at 03-5633 2079/5634 2078 or visit www.waitgc.com.
-Tourism Malaysia.

Call for Applications - 13th UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism

UNWTO is currently inviting submissions to the 13th edition of the UNWTO Awards. Co-organized by International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR / IFEMA), the event will take place on 18 January 2017 on the first day of the 2017 FITUR/IFEMA, Madrid, Spain.
The applications for the UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism are open for organizations or businesses, fitting into one of the categories listed below, and that are currently undertaking a tourism-related project/initiative with an innovative and sustainable approach.
1.    UNWTO Award for Innovation in Public Policy and Governance
2.    UNWTO Award for Innovation in Enterprises
3.    UNWTO Award for Innovation in Non-Governmental Organizations
4.    UNWTO Award for Innovation in Research and Technology
The deadline for submitting applications is 30 September 2016. All applications shall be sent to awards@unwto.org. Please make sure to read the Guidelines before completing your application. Applications not respecting the conditions listed in the Statement of Understanding will not be considered. The needed documents are available for download at the bottom of this page.
Important Note: All complete applications are carefully evaluated by an international Jury of Experts based on the criteria set forth in the 13th UNWTO Awards Guidelines.

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Rainforest World Music Festival 2016 @ Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia ( 5 ~ 7 August 2016 )

The Rainforest World Music Festival is a unique festival that brings together on the same stage renowned world musicians from all continents and indigenous musicians from the interiors of the mythical island of Borneo.

Catch the rare sounds of ethnic musical instruments and be mesmerized like others who had been there! With a line-up of international and Malaysian bands playing a diverse range of world genres, the festival is featuring different acts per night over 3 nights.

Its formula of afternoon informative workshops, ethno-musical lectures, jamming sessions and mini concerts, followed by evening performances on the main stage has proven to be a hit, with the audience, who come from near and far.

There will be an additional stage ‘Theatre Stage’ where 2 bands will perform in the afternoon every day. This will be held concurrently with the workshops being held in the various ‘houses’ at the venue.

Another addition is the drum circle which will be held in the evenings from 5 to 6 pm where festival goers can participate.  For more details, please log on to www.rwmf.net