The Sarawak Tourism Board is for the first time ticketing the launch of the Rainforest World Music Festival. The launch which will be held on the 12 July 2012 (Thursday) at the Sarawak Cultural Village is a chance for festival goers to meet in person or to have an autograph with the International and Malaysian band or that once in a lifetime photo opportunity.

Tickets for the night are priced at RM80 for dinner. However, for those who just wish to watch the opening show, tickets are priced at RM30.

The launching ceremony and dinner will be held at Dewan Lagenda, Sarawak Cultural Village, followed by the opening act by Raiz De Cafezal from Brazil and Rhythm of Borneo from Sarawak.

The overall lineup for RWMF this year will be Oreka TX (Spain) Hata (Malaysia/Korean/Turkey/Taiwan), Mamadou Diabate (Mali/ Burkina Faso), Danyel Waro (Reunion Islands), Kanda Bongo Man (Congo), Khusugtun (Mongolia), Le Trio Joubran (Palestine), La Zikabilo (France), Raiz De Cafezal (Brazil), String Sisters (Scotland/Ireland/Sweden/Norway/USA), Cankisou (Czech Republic) Zee Avi (Malaysia/USA), The Diplomats of Drum (Malaysia), Rhythm of Borneo (Malaysia), Samuel Dass & Prakash (Malaysia) and The Music of Sarawak (Sarawak).

Previous launches of the RWMF was a closed event with last year’s event held at the Kuching Waterfront.