About Us

The prelude and complement to the iconic Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF), The RWMF Fringe is an annual festival showcasing the crème-de-la-crème of visual and performing arts and lifestyle. Staged across key historic and creative locations in the heart of Kuching City, this exciting multi-genre festival aims to bring the best of contemporary, traditional as well as innovative experimental works to festival goers.

With over 23 unique and 108 daily events across 17 different genres, the RWMF Fringe offers an all-encompassing and immersive 13 days of mesmerising art exhibitions, powerful performances, and eye-opening discussions and workshops that are sure to captivate its audience.

Together, the RWMF and the RWMF Fringe are poised to ignite an artistic storm across Borneo’s beautiful Cat City this July.


To be a leading festival of the arts, culture and lifestyles in the world, presenting and promoting works at the highest levels of excellence as the benchmarks to elevate the standards of our local creatives.

To draw a large and diverse audience ultimately promoting the cultural, social, educational and economic well-being of the people.


The RWMF Fringe is an annual festival showcasing captivating performances, creative art installations and meaningful discussions to complement the iconic Rainforest World Music Festival.

The RWMF Fringe kicks off the Rainforest World Music Festival and happens from the 3 to 15 July 2020.
All RWMF Fringe events are staged at exciting venues within a kilometer radius of Kuching city center. The Rainforest World Music Festival is held at the Sarawak Cultural Village & Damai Central on the coastal enclave of Santubong, 37 kilometers from the city center.
The RWMF Fringe welcomes everyone and most events are staged ‘Free of Charge’ on a ‘First Come First Served’ basis. For ticketed events, bookings can be made online.

Rainforest World Music Festival Fringe

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