About The Festival
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.
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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.
The Festival also aims to be inclusive by having a diverse representation in its line up and by also engaging different communities including under-served communities. It is possibly the first festival crew that has received Disability Equality Training (DET) and Disability-Related Services Training (DRST).
Themed “Shout It Out: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow”, YSDAF 2023 aims to celebrate all things Malaysian.