August 4 - September 2, 2018


"George Town Festival is growing into a major Asian arts event."
- The International New York Times
George Town Festival 2017 Key Art

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. 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 Asia’s must-see events. 

In its ninth year now, the festival returns from August 4 until September 2, 2018.

Check out GTF Over the Years

To view our past programmes, click on the covers below