Archipelago Festival Promises an Insightful Music Festival Experience with Music Conference and Emerging Talents Festival
Music festivals are abundant in Indonesia, starting from the small and local scale down to the international ones. Audience can pick whatever to their liking, from the various choices of genres, concepts, and line-up that the festivals offer. This time, a brand new music festival called Archipelago Festival initiated by Sounds From The Corner and Studiorama will be held for the first time by delivering a one of a kind concept for the audience. It is said to fuse the concept of a music conference and emerging talents festival. Indonesia’s music industry will be the center front of that the festival aims to focus on. For this matter, 15 themes will entice the audience containing some obstacles, insights, and mechanism of our music industry. It will present notable speakers whose expertise on music need no doubt, they are Guruh Soekarno Putra, Yockie Suryo Prayogo, Arian13, Andien and Dipha Barus to name a few. For two days, startingfrom 14 – 15 October 2017 at Soehana Hall, The Energy Building, SCBD the event has a goal to become a platform for networking acceleration of local musicians as well as the place to discover new music and underrated sound.
With a purpose as huge as this, Archipelago Festival has an unusual line-up than the rest of music festivals we used to see. There is UK’s grime rapper Afrikan Boy, electronic producer Chloe Martini from Poland, hip hop unit Onar, psychedelic band from Malaysia, Ramayan, as well as Indonesia’s new talents like Asam, .Feast, Anomalyst, Gaung, Medium Rare, and Underground Bizniz Club in which rapper Ramengvrl belongs to. Singaporean band Campfire and We Are Imaginary from Philippines also confirm their attendance in the first installment of this festival. Such theme that will become the topics of the discussions are merchandise, fans, music venue, digital presence, record label and many more. These topics are mostly missed out but they are a crucial part in building your band’s identity. Three special panels namely Band & Brands, Indie Pioneers and Indonesian Pop Music will also be available for you to join. The ticket for the festival can be purchased through Kiostix with special prices for students. Normal price for 2-day pass costs IDR300,000 with IDR175,000 for daily pass. While for student, it costs IDR200,000 for 2-day-pass and IDR100,000 for daily pass. Watch the teasers of the festival below which include opinions from legendary Guruh and Yockie on Indonesia’s rising musicians as well as excerpt from former bandmates slash incredible musicians, Mondo Gascaro and Ade Paloh below!