Music Festival to Watch Out in the First Quarter of 2017
Music festival is a way for millennials to experience music, culinary, art and social interaction in one place. In 2016 we’ve been spoiled with various outstanding festivals in Indonesia, which mostly focused on music performances from notable musicians both from local or abroad. The festivals ranging from various music genres to specific ones have proved Indonesia, as one of promising destination to hold international and national scale celebration. In this article, we’ll shine a spotlight to some of the forthcoming festivals that will be held in the first quarter of 2017 in Indonesia and South East Asia. Get your flower crown, best festival outfit, and budget ready guys!
- Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival (March)
The biggest annual jazz festival is back in 2017 with stunning line-up for their 13th edition. Without a doubt, Java Jazz has established itself as a provider of high quality jazz performances from local and international musicians. Having held a steady popularity throughout the year, the three-day celebration has always been guaranteed to generate a lot of crowd. This year’s event includes performances from Blood Sweat and Tears, Incognito, Arturo Sandoval, Paulinho Garcia, and many more. Indonesia artists line up haven’t been confirmed yet, but we see some interesting names on the wishlist. The tickets are sold from IDR 500,000 for daily pass, and IDR 1,200,000 for 3-day pass. You’d better save up some money to see these world-class jazz musicians!
Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival 2017
Organizer : Java Festival Production
Date : Friday – Sunday, 3,4,5 March 2017
Venue : JIExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta
Ticket Price : IDR 500,000 – IDR 1,200,000
More info : https://javajazzfestival.com/
- 7th Music Gallery (March)
One week after Java Jazz Festival, Jakarta’s music enthusiast will once again get pampered with another great music festival. The students of Business and Economy faculty of Universitas Indonesia, or their BSO Band in particular, will hold their annual music gallery which has reached its seventh edition in 2017. 7th Music Gallery per usual will include both local and international acts. Previous editions of Music Gallery have successfully invited international indie darlings such as Last Dinosaur and Tahiti 80. Morfem, White Shoes & The Couples Company, Barasuara, Danilla are just a few names that were involved in the past installments. The acts that have been confirmed to perform so far are Seringai, Polka Wars, Bedchamber, and The Trees and The Wild. This event will be an oasis for indie music lovers. Pre-sale ticket is sold for only IDR 88,000 and it has been sold out for now. Stay tuned for more line up announcement and ticket sales!
7th Music Gallery 2017
Organizer : BSO Band FEB UI
Date : Saturday, 11 March 2017
Venue : Kuningan City Ballroom
Ticket Price : Presale – IDR 88,000 (Sold Out) – TBA
More info : http://www.the-musicgallery.com/
- Folk Music Festival 2017 (Prediction: February – April)
Folk Music Festival held by Sats.Co is a new kid on the block compared to other festivals on this list. Having had their first edition held in 2016 at Lembah Dieng Malang, they rose in popularity with their outdoor and close to nature concept. FMF presents talented folk musicians from Indonesia and on their debut event, Malaysian folk singer, Liyana Fizi also had a chance to perform on stage and even did a duet. The high enthusiasm on the past event will surely make the second edition become bigger and better. The festival also establishes Malang as one of the great host city to hold a music festival. What they got in store for next year’s FMF? We’ll see
Folk Music Festival 2017
Organizer : Sats.Co
Date : TBA
Venue : TBA
Ticket Price : TBA (last edition’s presale was IDR 40,000)
More info : www.instagram.com/folkmusicfestival
- St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival Singapore 2017 (January)
St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival Singapore is the first stop for a big music festival held in early 2017. Starting their journey in Australia in 2005, this will be their 12th edition. Laneway has established themselves as the “it” music festival in Southeast Asia by holding their first event in Singapore in 2011. Prominent international acts are always a staple in the celebration of Laneway. They also do not forget to include Singaporean and Asian musicians this time. The 2017 edition will have AURORA, Jagwar Ma, Bob Moses, Sampa The Great, Mr. Carmack and many more as their international guests. Bottlesmoker and Stars & Rabbit will also be the representatives from Indonesia. Laneway which many deemed as the Coachella of Southeast Asia will be held at The Meadow on Gardens By The Bay. Can you imagine watching your favorite act with stellar background behind? It must be one hell of a festival…
St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival Singapore 2017
Organizer : Laneway Festival
Date : Saturday, 21 January 2017
Venue : The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay, Singapore
Ticket Price : $185 (Standard), 10% off for Group Bundle (5 Persons or More)
More info : http://singapore.lanewayfestival.com/
- Maya Music Festival Thailand 2017 (February)
Traditional meets modern music performance? You could only get the experience on Maya Music Festival Thailand. They have a goal to preserve the stunning ancient Thai Art, show it to the world & combine it with the modern day music to create a mega festival for the world to join. They already held their event for two years in a row from 2015 and 2016 with very unique themes. In 2015, they combine Eastern art with Western electronic music in a huge dragon-themed stage. While in 2016, they even went crazier with a 26-meter-high stage and donned it in Yak and Hanuman (a white monkey God in Hindu’s belief) concept. Ravers were delighted with music performances from notable DJs such as Tiësto, Dash Berlin, Don Diablo, Vicetone. Steve Angello, Markuz Schulz, DVBBS, Cazzette as well as local Thai DJs. For you who love EDM and want to indulge in an ancient and mystical aura, then Maya Music Festival is the way to go. This year’s announced line up includes Blasterjaxx, Julian Jordan, Far East Movement, KSHMR, Showtek and more to be announced soon.
Maya Music Festival Thailand 2017
Organizer : Feel Corporation Ltd.
Date : Friday – Saturday, 17-18 February 2017
Venue : Pattaya, Thailand
Ticket Price : – General Admission Tix (2 Day Pass) 4,000 – 5,000 THB
– VIP (2 Day Pass) 6,000 – 8,000 THB
– VVIP Table : Exclusive reservation call (+66)85 225 9225
More info : https://www.mayamusicfestival.com/
So have you decided what festival you will attend? If we miss any great music festival on this list, feel free to give us comment or suggestion below.