We The Fest 2018 is a prestigious music festival held by Ismaya LIVE that you should not miss out this year. Held for the fifth consecutive year, the festival once again open their Submit Your Music category to scout underrated talents from all across Indonesia. Past winners from this Submit Your Music category includes Pijar, Benji & Hello Cobra, Beeswax, and West Jamnation from 2016 edition and Onar, The Panturas and Winter Issue from 2017 edition. This program is created in collaboration with Demajors Records, SAE Jakarta and Mustang 88.0 FM. Not only bands, the program can also be applied to soloists, groups, DJ or any musical projects. The winners from this category have to go through another selection process prior to their performance at the festival. They will once again go through a face off on Band Showdown which usually takes place in Jakarta. Last year, the Band Showdown invited 10 finalists before three winners were announced.
The winners from Submit Your Band will have the chance to perform at the 3-day-festival of We The Fest from 20 – 22 July 2018. Taking place at JIExpo Kemayoran Jakarta, they will share the stage alongside heavy hitters like Lorde, James Bay, HONNE, Alt-J, Maliq & D’essentials, Teza Sumendra, and many more. So, if you have original records or piece of music, you could participate by submitting your music online. Go to this page and prepare several documents like profile, music, social media accounts, and profile photo. “The ‘Submit Your Music’ program has been held since 2016 and we hold it once again since it has became an annual program from We The Fest. ‘Submit Your Music’ acts as a platform for Indonesian musicians to share their original creations to music enthusiasts out there,” said Sarah Deshita as the Assistant Brand Manager of Ismaya LIVE. After making it to the Band Showdown phase, the fans would be able to vote for their favorite acts online. Make sure that your music is indeed an original piece and not a cover song. Read the terms and conditions here and follow We The Fest’s official social media for their latest update.