The Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival (YSDAF) is the largest free-for-all arts festival in Malaysia. Presented by Yayasan Sime Darby and The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac), it takes place once every two years.
In 2014, it kicked off with a smashing maiden outing which saw more than 15,000 people from Klang Valley and beyond sampling over 350 arts activities free of charge at klpac. Its second edition in 2016 was equally well-received.
YSDAF is proud to feature almost entirely local talent. Nowhere else will you be able to sample such a wide variety of what the local arts scene can offer from the traditional to the contemporary, dance to theatre, mainstream to the experimental. And by sample we don’t mean just performances but hands on workshops, demonstrations, installations, screenings and more.
To ease your commute, the YSDAF organisers are providing a special service shuttle van for festival go-ers from three different pick-up and drop-off points: KTM Sentul, LRT Sentul, and the klpac guardhouse. Kindly note that the KTM Sentul station is not open for operation, but commuters can still travel to this destination via shuttle services provided by RapidKL.
What sets it apart besides its scale is that it offers a highly engaging and interactive festival experience that is unrivalled locally.
Like before, YSDAF 2018 will begin with satellite events and outreach leading up to the mammoth two-day finale on 18 and 19 August 2018.