An annual affair! November and December see Penang wrapped up with 10 days of jam-packed events , consisting of the George Town Literary Festival, an In-between Arts Festival and the Penang Island Jazz Festival.
George Town Literary Festival: 24 – 26 Nov 2017
In-between Arts Festival: 27 – 29 Nov 2017
Penang Island Jazz Festival: 30 Nov – 3 Dec 2017
The wait for the #GTLF2017 programme is over!
Looking for a place to stay during the George Town Literary Festival 2017?
Stay at Royale Chulan Penang located in the heart of George Town and walking distance from GTLF venues. Festival goers get to enjoy discounted rates with the code GTLF2017. Reservations need to be done via email to Mr Joel Sitorus at rsvn.mgr@royalechulan-pena
OR check out TIDO Hostel Penang, a hip and alternative budget accommodation in George Town, offering discounted rates to GTLF2017 guests. Just mention GTLF2017 when you book online via tidopenanghostel.com.
To download the Festival Calendar, visit:
Wedged between the George Town Literary Festival and the Penang Island Jazz Festival, the In-between Arts Festival (IbAF) aims to showcase words, food, music and everything in between. IbAF aims to connect people from around the region to experience, explore and collaborate in Penang. It’s truly a festival for Penangites, as much as it is for visitors from near and far.
The In-Between Arts Festival 2017 will be a showcase that unfolds the diversity of culture and religious celebrations in Penang. A creative collision of art and culture presentation that includes performances, traditional trades, traditional games, local food & beverages as well as a pop-up market where bits from each of the activities will reflect genuine culture of the city. The festival will take visitors in exploring the spellbinding beauty of Armenian Park, the cultural anchor that best expresses the atmosphere. For three days, visitors can learn offerings of the most authentic cultural elements and community events at one place. Get “culture-overloaded” at IbAF2017 where you’ll see, learn and be hands-on with some of Penang’s most precious culture and traditional practices.
Wau Making Workshop @ RM20
27Nov 5:30pm OR 8:00pm
Batik Painting Workshop @ RM10
Wayang Kulit Making Workshop @ RM30
Kolam Making Workshop @ RM20
We are also collaborating Uber as part of the 10 Days 3 Festivals in Penang. So if you are worried about parking or getting around George Town during GTLF, be sure to use the UBER10D3F promo code and get up to 10 FREE rides worth RM5 each.
This year’s 14th edition of Malaysia’s longest running annual jazz festival, The Penang Island Jazz Festival, will be held from the 30th November to 3rd December 2017.
A number of musical activities will be held in various venues on the island such as an opening performance at 23 Love Lane and an exhibition at The Black Box – Penang House of Music in Georgetown, Fringe Stages in the lobbies of Hard Rock Hotel, Penang and Bayview Beach Resort, the early morning “Sunrise@Tropical Spice Garden in Teluk Bahang and the “Jazz By The Beach” stage in the gardens of Bayview Beach Resort.
Besides musical performances, there will also be workshops conducted by participating artists, the Island music forum on topics revolving around other aspects of the music industry, gallery exhibitions and the after- hours jazz jam.
This year’s main stage programme showcases a diverse and eclectic line-up of performers on the “Jazz By The Beach stage” on 2nd & 3rd December 2017 with Italian fingerstyle guitarist “Peppino D’Agostino”, jazz, blues and swing band – “Adam Hall & the Velvet Playboys”, jazz saxophonist cum opera singer “Haakon Kornstad”, a Polish-Indonesian collaboration “Grzegorz Karnas Formula”, creative jazz drummer “Eva Klesse and her Quartet”, Ethno-fusion bands “SE:UM”, and “Modern Pansori” from Korea, modern jazz Luxembourg-USA collaboration trio “Reis Demuth Wiltgen”, acoustic folk jazz quartet “Holler My Dear” and Penang’s own jazz quintet “Tonal Alchemy”.
The Penang Island Jazz Festival 2017 is part of 10 Days 3 Festivals and supported by Penang Global Tourism Sdn. Bhd., Goethe Institut, Austrian Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Embassy of The Republic of Poland, IAM Culture, Jazz Polsku, Sori festival, Jeonbuk Culture Contents Industry Agency, Redcon Music Factory, Music LX, The Culture Factory SE:UM, Incheon Cultural Foundation, Arts Council Korea, Bupyeong Cultural Foundation, Aesop, KK Jazz Festival, LBS Music World, Roland Asia Pacific, The Guitar Store, Official Ride Partner – UBER [promo code: UBER10D3F ( Get 10 free rides worth RM5 each)], Venue Partners, Bayview Beach Resort, Hard Rock Hotel Penang, Tropical Spice Garden, The Black Box Penang House of Music, 23. Love lane, Media Partners aforadio.com, Malaysian Insights, Homegrown Productions and Rentak Sejuta.
MAIN STAGE PROGRAMME
Saturday (2nd December 2017)
7.00pm – 7.45pm Modern Pansori
7.55pm – 8.40pm Eva Klesse Quartet
8.50pm – 9.35pm Haakon Kornstad
9.45pm – 10.30pm Grzegorz Karnas Formula
10.40pm – 11.25pm Adam Hall and The Velvet Playboys
Sunday (3rd December 2017)
7.00pm – 7.45pm Tonal Alchemy
7.55pm – 8.40pm SE:UM
8.50pm – 9.35pm Peppino D’Agostino
9.45pm – 10.30pm Reis Demuth Wiltgen
10.40pm – 11.25pm Holler My Dear
N.B. Programme is subject to change
Tickets to the “Jazz by the Beach” performances are priced at RM85.00 per night and is available via www.ticketpro.com.my and its authorized outlets.
For more information on the Festival activities, visit www.penangjazz.com.
Join us on
Instagram @PenangIslandJazzFestival and our
YouTube channel PenangIslandJazzFestival.
The Penang Island Jazz Festival is organized and managed by The Capricorn Connection
Ms. Chin CY, Festival Administrator (012 – 356 5544, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mr. Kevin Theseira, Administrative & Programme Executive (016- 360 7091, email@example.com)