Pesta Raya - Malay Festival of Arts

Organised by: Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
  • Date:
    20 - 23 Jul 2017
  • Venue:
  • Admission:
    Various Pricing


Pesta Raya – Malay Festival of Arts showcases the best in theatre, dance, and music from the Nusantara (Malay Archipelago).
This 16th edition invites you to come celebrate the icons and treasures of a community marked by its diversity and richness.

Music Highlights

- Dubbed the Queen of Rock, Ella (Malaysia) returns to celebrate her 30th year in music at the Esplanade Concert Hall
- Malaysian sensation The Venopian Solitude unleashes their brand of aggressively straight-forward but quirky music
- Payung Teduh, an Indonesian indie alternative band blending folk, keroncong and jazz
- Zapin Party
- Dikir Barat Battle

Theatre Highlights

- Main² by Teater Ekamatra is a warts-and-all portrayal of the Malay community and its social strata, played out in the interwoven lives of six characters, each rocked by violence and checkered by abuse.

Children Highlights

- Go on an adventure at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre to find the best ketupat recipe in a new production, The Ketupat Kid, featuring young talents.
- At the Courtyard, be entertained by an interactive and humourous shadow puppet performance.
- Storytelling and craft workshops at PIP's PLAYbox
- Dikir barat parent-child workshop

Pesta Raya - Malay Festival of Arts