KOTA KINABALU: The eighth Sunset Music Fest featuring the Tip of Borneo as a backdrop, is back this Friday and Saturday.

This time, Sabah's biggest open air concert held 190 kilometres from here at Simpang Mengayau, Kudat will feature a Philippine orchestra group, Philpops, besides local acts.

The one-of-a-kind outdoor musical experience which starts from 5pm to 8.30pm, will also have well-known Malaysian songstress Syafinaz Selamat as the closing act on Saturday.

State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun is expected to attend on the second night.

Based on the capacity of the place, up to a thousand audience are expected to throng the event which will also showcase Den Bisa, Francis Landong, Gee Mojina and six-piece ensemble Rhythm of Borneo.

Tickets are priced at RM50 for a day pass and RM80 for two-day pass and more information can be obtained www.sunsetmusicfest.my or www.sabahtourism.com.

In conjunction of the Music Fest also, Kudat Festival will be held at Kudat town from Friday till Sunday.

Amongst the programmes lined up are the Dragon Boat race, traditional cooking contest, local talent competition, batik-painting demonstration and coconut-based handicraft making contest at Sidek Esplanade there.

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