The Borneo Jazz Festival makes its physical return in June, limited tickets on sale online from April 22
MIRI (April 20): The Borneo Jazz Festival is making a physical return in June after being held virtually last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Minister Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said that this time the festival will be a hybrid virtual and physical event.
“As per MKN (National Security Council) and Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) guidelines to ensure the safety of physical spectators, only a maximum capacity of 1,000 people is permitted per night during the three-day festival. of jazz.
“With only 3,000 tickets available, it’s even more of a reason for music fans to quickly grab physical concert tickets before it’s too late,” Abdul Karim said at Borneo’s launch event. Jazz 2022 at Miri airport today.
Also present at the ceremony were Deputy Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts I Datuk Sebastian Ting; Dennis Ngau, Chairman of the Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) and Assembly Member of Telang Usan; Sharzede Datu Haji Salleh Askor, CEO of STB, as well as MASwing Chief Operating Officer, Captain Nasaruddin A. Bakar, representing Malaysia Aviation Group.
Abdul Karim said the physical concert themed “Jazz in The Jungle” will be held at Coco Cabana Miri, while online viewers will be able to stream performances live from their homes via an online platform.
“This marks the Borneo Jazz Festival as one of the first such hybrid festivals in Malaysia,” he said.
He added that the hybrid concert was the best way to go this year based on the positive response received from Borneo Jazz Virtual Experience last year.
The three-day Borneo Jazz Virtual Experience 2021 trip attracted 244,637 online viewers from 43 countries.
“This year, we hope to have a broader reach to an international audience encompassing more countries,” he said.
During the ceremony, Abdul Karim also announced that Malaysia Airlines (MAS) would be the official airline for the event. This was followed by the unveiling of STB’s ‘More to Discover’ livery on three MASwings ATR 72-500 aircraft as part of the year-long collaboration with the Sarawak Tourism Board.
“We hope that with this collaboration, which is also a continuation of Malaysia Aviation Group’s (MAG) partnership with STB, more music fans will have the rewarding experience of enjoying world-class live performances,” did he declare.
As an official airline partner of the Borneo Jazz Festival, Malaysia Airlines, supported by its sister company Firefly, will offer attractive offers of up to 15% off flights from Peninsular Malaysia, London, Australia and select destinations in ASEAN to cities in Sarawak. Firefly will carry passengers from Penang to Kuching via its jet operations.
With musical content curated by No Black Tie Presents, Malaysia’s leading jazz promoter, music lovers can expect a spectacular mix of jazz and hip-hop, tribal vibes, world beats and electro grooves. -jazz during the 17th edition of the Borneo Jazz Festival.
Jazz lovers can start purchasing festival tickets from April 22 on the jazzborneo.com website.
For the public category, a one-day pass is priced at RM128 per ticket, a two-day pass is RM228, and a three-day pass is RM338.
For students and seniors, the one-day pass is priced at RM88, the two-day pass is RM128, and the three-day pass is RM188.
For those who want to enjoy the event virtually, tickets are priced at RM25 per hour block.
For more information on Borneo Jazz Festival 2022, log on to its official website at jazzborneo.com.