ABOUT George town festival

George Town Festival is an annual, month-long celebration of culture, heritage, art, and community.

Inaugurated in 2010 in honour of George Town’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the festival transforms the city into a global stage, showcasing world-class performances, installations, and collaborations from international and local artists alike. With over one hundred unique events each year, the festival seeks to create new and vibrant connections between the traditional and the contemporary, the past and the future.

The festival is in its ninth year now, managed by Joe Sidek Productions Sdn Bhd since 2010 and drawing thousands of visitors each year to Penang. George Town Festival has become one of Malaysia's - and Asia’s - must-see events.

This year, the festival returns from August 4 until September 2, 2018. See you there!

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Programmes 2018

Below, find a small sample of our upcoming festival, with many more coming soon. Click here to view the list of programmes announced so far.

Isle of Dreams

18 AUG 2018 (SAT)

19 AUG 2018 (SUN)

Second Body

17 AUG 2018 (FRI)

18 AUG 2018 (SAT)

GTFun fact!

Did you know? Penang's world-famous street art mural "Children on a Bicycle" by Ernest Zacharevic was commissioned by GTF, back in 2012.