Welcome to the press site of JB:IFC, which is the one-stop-shop for all JB:IFC festivals and events. In the lead up to the festivals, press kits, which includes press releases, fact sheets, festival programmes, photos and promo materials, are distributed via email. 

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September 04, 2018

JOHOR BAHRU: Explore the beauty and grandeur of the South Indian classical dance form, Bharatanatyam through a very special performance called Much Ado About Dance at the 15th Johor Arts Festival (15JohorAF).

September 02, 2018

JOHOR BAHRU: Fifteen years on and the Johor Arts Festival is still doing its best to educate, engage and empower the community through the arts.


Festival director Suzie Yap said that The Johor Society for the Performing Arts (JSPA) which organises the festival yearly is extremely proud of its achievements throughout the years.

August 26, 2018

Singaporean actor Erwin Shah Ismail will kick off the 15th Johor Arts Festival (15JohorAF) with a unique one-man theatre performance revolving around leather.

August 23, 2018

Comedian Joanne Kam, entertainer Sean Ghazi, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and a host of other top local acts will lead the festivities for the 15th Johor Arts Festival (15JohorAF) this year.

June 13, 2018

JOHOR BAHRU – The Classical Music Festival is set to return for a fourth consecutive year from 28th June to 1st July at Jade Restaurant, Greenland Danga Bay and The Puteri Pacific Johor Bahru., with an exciting line-up of internationally acclaimed performers and educators featured across four (4) main concerts and five (5) workshops.

April 24, 2018

Everyone knows of Romeo & Juliet as their names tease thoughts of young star-crossed lovers and their tragic end. Trapped by the feud between their families – the Montagues and the Capulets – their lives seem to tumble into an inevitable and ill-fated tragedy. KLSP’s unique 100-minute abridgment will peel back the layers, and unveil some issues that the tale may be a metaphor of. KLSP will keep its characteristic format of performing the key scenes in Shakespeare’s words and piecing the parts together into a coherent whole with a narrative glue in contemporary English (and with a sprinkling of our local mother tongues). It is during this narration that certain now-exotic words are explained, overlooked issues underscored, questioned raised, etc.

February 26, 2018

JOHOR BAHRU – Italian a-capella group Mezzotono is set to return to Johor Bahru for  Mad in Italy – A Fun Evening of A-Cappella on 12th March 2018, 8.00 PM, at Doubletree by Hilton Johor Bahru. With an impressive performance record that spans 42 countries across 4 continents, the five maestros of Mezzotono are set to dazzle audiences in Johor Bahru for a third time, following 2 sold out performances in 2015 at the JB Jazz Festival and the 12th JB Arts Festival. What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

June 10, 2017

JOHOR BAHRU –  The Johor Bahru Classical Music Festival is coming back for a third year, as it runs from the 27th to 29th July 2017. The festival features 4 main concerts, as well as 6 masterclasses and workshops by a talented string of local and international top-class orchestras and performers. This year’s programmes will be hosted at the brand-new Amari Johor Bahru, with the festival finale taking place at Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios. 

June 09, 2017

JOHOR BAHRU – Johor Bahru: International Festival City (JB:IFC) is proud to co-present the Johor Bahru Piano Festival 2017 on the 16th of June at the brand-new Amari Hotel Johor Bahru downtown. This will be the city’s first ever piano festival, decked out with a competition during the day and a concert by night. The festival is co-organised by Euroasia Association of Performing Arts.

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