Jakarta Culinary Feastival 2019 Gathered 80.000 Foodies by irvan wahyudi

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Another successful edition of Jakarta Culinary Feastival (JCF) has concluded last Sunday, bringing together more than 80.000 culinary enthusiasts who were onboard the festival’s signature taste, sip, learn, and fun experiences throughout 3-6 October at Senayan City.

More than 80 tenants comprising of leading F&B brands from Jakarta and beyond took part in the festival’s sixth edition spread across 7 culinary areas located under 2 gigantic tents within the Senayan City compound, the Spoon Tent and the Fork Tent

Boundaries between foodies and some of the region’s most respected culinary stars diminished as they interacted in various activities during the festival including a series of cooking demos, pastry demos, talkshows, coffee workshops, as well as ticketed ones such as Masterclass, Chef’s Table experience, and wine tasting sessions.

A talkshow entitled from Passion to Champion brought together 3 Michelin-starred chefs; Julien Royer (Odette, Singapore which received its 3rd star just before JCF 2019), Richie Lin (Mume, Taiwan), and Manjunath Mural (Gunpowder Kitchen & Bar), as well as John Rivera (Lûmé, Melbourne).

“There’s no such thing as being too late to start in the culinary world. I started my journey when I was 26 years old. When you start a bit later, you become more mature and confident thanks to your past experiences at your previous job,” said Richie Lin when answering a question asked by an audience member.

MasterChef Singapore judge Bjorn Shen who runs middle eastern cuisine establishment Artichoke in Singapore shared his experiences and know-how on running a culinary business, among other activities that featured him at the festival. Michelin-starred chef Ivan Brehm of Nouri (#39 on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants) also weighed in on sustainability-related topics during one of the festival’s diverse set of talkshows.

Throughout 4 days, foodies took part in numerous hands-on Masterclasses mentored by some of the most notable culinary stars in the business which included a pastry class by Kim Pangestu, a class on how to make simple snacks with no recipes by Petty Elliott, a contemporary dessert masterclass with Ragil Imam Wibowo, and even a kids cooking class with Rizky Darmawan of Pizza e Birra. 

Over at the Chef’s Table experience, delicious cuisines from around the world were served in an exclusive dining experience hosted by superstar chefs who shape our culinary world. Notable ones included French Flairs, Indonesian Flavors by Iron Chef judge Chris Salans (Mozaic & Spice by Chris Salans), A Taste of Mediterranean by Benjamin Cross (Fishbone Local & Mason, Bali), and Asian Spanish Tale by Issam Kouhkouh (Basque Bar de Tapas).

JCF 2019 also hosted several special Chef’s Table collaborations including This Is Nusantara by Fernando Sindu & Charins Chang (Benedict and Cork & Screw), and Wild Things by The A Team that comprises of Aditya Muskita (Parachute), Aga Alvian (Desa Potato Head), Ardika Dwitama (Oui Dessert), and Andreas Alnico (Inhype Group).

The festival’s The Chef Hunt competition reached its climax on the third day of JCF 2019 as judges Norman Ismail (MODENA Indonesia), Gunawan Wu (Le Cordon Bleu), and Tommaso Gonfiantini (GIA & Osteria GIA) crowned Savira Rizki Pradiati as the winner, taking home the grand prize of an all-expenses-paid short course at Le Cordon Bleu Malaysia campus.

As the sixth edition of JCF concluded, organizer Ismaya Live hopes to preserve the positive spirit that was born out of JCF 2019 in order to support the progress of our nation’s culinary industry. “We would like to thank everyone who dined with us at JCF throughout its 4-day inception,” said Sarah Deshita, Brand Manager of Ismaya Live. “We hope that the culinary experience we served together with GoFood at JCF 2019 could inspire everyone to participate in the growth of the culinary world,” she continued.

“We would like to also thank our sponsors, media partners, volunteers, crew members, partners, and everyone who was involved in the success of JCF 2019,” Sarah mentioned.

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Ismaya Live Kicks Off 2020 with Bon Iver by irvan wahyudi

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Ismaya Live is set to start the new decade with Bon Iver.  

After 4 albums, 2 Grammy Awards, and a long-list of achievements and tours, the Wisconsin band will finally perform in Indonesia for the first time ever on 19 January 2020 at Tennis Indoor Senayan, Jakarta.

Part of their first tour after the release of the band’s latest album i,i, the show will bring the critically-acclaimed album to live on stage. An album that completes the band’s repertoire, reflecting the autumn season perfectly.

“The music of Bon Iver brings their listeners to a time and place that is distinguishable,” said Sarah Deshita as Brand Manager of Ismaya Live. “The show will transport you to the band’s state of mind that is filled with moments of contemplation and self-reflection that feel solemn,” Sarah continued.

Tickets to Bon Iver’s Jakarta show will go on sale on 19 September 2019 through www.ismaya.com/tickets featuring 2 ticket categories; GA Standing priced at IDR 950,000 each and GA Tribune (seated) priced at IDR 750,000. Prices excluding 15% government tax.

This is strictly an 18+ event.

Photos, visual material, and bio are available through http://bit.ly/boniverjktmediakit

Ismaya Live Announces Third Show For Honne's Love Me / Love Me Not 2019 Tour by irvan wahyudi

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Ismaya Live today announces another additional date for HONNE’s first ever solo show in Indonesia, following 2 sold-out shows on 20 & 21 November 2019 at Livespace SCBD. The second additional date is set to be held on 19 November 2019.

Following the announcement, Jakarta now becomes the first city in  Southeast Asia to host the duo’s show for 3 days straight.

“The response from HONNE’s fans across Indonesia has been nothing short of amazing. The first and last time they had a 3-day show was in Seoul, South Korea,” said Sarah Deshita, Brand Manager of Ismaya Live.

Tickets to the 19 November 2019 show will go on sale today, 2 September 2019 through www.ismaya.com/tickets and www.hellohonne.com

Presale tickets start at IDR 500,000 for the Presale 1 tier, with Presale 2 tickets priced at IDR 580,000. Prices excluding 15% government tax.

Prior to the announcement of the duo’s return to Indonesia, Jakarta tops the list of cities with the most HONNE listeners in the world on Spotify.

This event is an 18+ event.


Media Kit is available through this link: http://bit.ly/honnejktmediakit


Djakarta Warehouse Project Stuns with First Phase Lineup by irvan wahyudi

South-East Asia’s ultimate festival experience, Djakarta Warehouse Project (DWP), today unveils its colossal first phase lineup. A who’s who of superstar DJs, it’s clear that organisers Ismaya Live have certainly not held back for this year’s three-day edition, which kicks off 13th December at Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran in the Indonesian capital. 

Returning to DWP for a second time, and for one of his few festival appearances of the year, is global DJ phenomenon Calvin Harris. With a plethora of chart topping hits, and collaborations with everyone from Rihanna and Ariana Grande, to Kylie Minogue and Pharrell Williams, this titan of dance music will be drawing huge crowds come December. Joining him, and over ten years his junior, is EDM prodigy Martin Garrix. Having topped the DJ Mag 100 list three years in a row, Garrix is no stranger to the mainstage and has a high energy set that’s not to be missed. 

Next up is multi-platinum and Grammy-award winning DJ and producer, Zedd. Having graced the DWP stage twice before and with his highest proportion of Spotify listeners based in Jakarta, Zedd will be making a very welcome return to this year’s event. He joins long time collaborator and dance music icon, Skrillex. Holding the record for most Grammy’s won by any EDM artist as well as a host of other awards, the god-father of dubstep will be descending on Jakarta once again this year. 

In support are DJs plucked from the top of their respective genres. Ticket-holders can look forward to super-charged sets from Oliver Heldens, Salvatore Ganacci, R3HAB, Martin Solveig, Jeffrey Sutorius also known as Dash Berlin, and Dutch power duo Yellow Claw, or chill out to melodic jams from Jonas Blue

Returning to host a special stage for the second time at DWP is international party-starters, elrow. A word synonymous with some of the craziest and out of this world events around, elrow is a festival, circus, parade, and fairground all rolled into one. 

With plenty more acts and activations soon to be announced, excitement is already starting to build for Djakarta Warehouse Project 2019. 

For all festival tickets, travel packages, and VVIP Sofa booking inquiries, head to: www.djakartawarehouse.com

Media kit is available through http://bit.ly/dwp19mediakit

Jakarta Culinary Feastival Launches The Chef Hunt 2019 by irvan wahyudi

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Before the sixth edition of Jakarta Culinary Feastival arrives on 3-6 October at Senayan City, the festival is now on the lookout for Indonesia’s next culinary stars through The Chef Hunt 2019 competition.

Aiming to discover fresh talents in the culinary scene, the competition is the perfect platform for all aspiring chefs who want to bring their passion in cooking to the next level. Together with one of the world’s leading culinary schools, Le Cordon Bleu, and Modena, participants will be selected by some of the most influential figures in the Indonesian culinary scene.

The competition is open to all Indonesian citizens aged between 17-35 years old who have never worked professionally in a kitchen and have never participated in a Le Cordon Bleu cooking competition prior to participating in The Chef Hunt. The ability to speak English is also one of the entry requirements of the competition. 

All participants are challenged to create a brand new dish inspired by Indonesian traditional cuisine/patisserie. Participants will then have to upload 1 to 2-minute video to Instagram on how to prepare the dish from scratch and on why they’re keen to participate in the competition.

“Through The Chef Hunt, Jakarta Culinary Feastival aims to provide a platform for all aspiring chefs to share their love of cooking with an even broader audience,” said Sarah Deshita, Brand Manager of Ismaya Live.
“We invite stay-at-home parents, young professionals, and simply, everybody with the love of cooking and have no professional backgrounds, to participate in The Chef Hunt,” Sarah continued.

For more details on The Chef Hunt, participants are required to visit www.jakartaculinaryfeastival.com/chefhunt. Submission is open until 10 September 2019.

Winners of The Chef Hunt will win amazing prices as well as the chance to perform LIVE at Jakarta Culinary Feastival 2019 set to be held on 3-6 October at Senayan City.


Ismaya Live Announces Additional Date for HONNE's Love Me / Love Me Not 2019 Tour by irvan wahyudi

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Following an overwhelming response to HONNE’s first solo show in Indonesia announced on 14 August, Ismaya Live today announces an additional date for the duo’s Love Me / Love Me Not 2019 Tour set to be held on 20 November 2019 at Livespace SCBD, Jakarta.

Tickets to the 20 November 2019 show will go on sale tomorrow, 29 August 2019 at 4 PM Western Indonesian Time through www.ismaya.com/tickets and www.hellohonne.com

Presale tickets start at IDR 500,000 for the Presale 1 tier, with Presale 2 tickets priced at IDR 580,000. Prices excluding 15% government tax.

“We are glad to announce that HONNE’s first ever solo concert in Indonesia will now take place for two days,” said Sarah Deshita, Brand Manager of Ismaya Live.

“We are so overwhelmed by the amazing response from HONNE’s fans across Indonesia. In just 6 hours, tickets to the first show went sold out,” Sarah continued. “Their Love Me / Love Me Not 2019 show will be unlike any of their previous performances in Indonesia. Fans are in for a treat,” Sarah explained.

Tickets will also be available for purchase via offline at various Ismaya Group’s restaurants and lifestyle establishments including Pizza ė Birra (Plaza Indonesia, Central Park, Mall of Indonesia, Setiabudi One, Mall Puri Indah, MaxxBox Karawaci, Kota Kasablanka, Cilandak Town Square, Paris van Java Bandung), Tokyo Belly (Setiabudi One, Grand Indonesia), Sushigroove (Pondok Indah Mall, Kota Kasablanka, Grand Indonesia, Setiabudi One, Mall Taman Anggrek), The People's Cafe (Kota Kasablanka), Blowfish, Dragonfly, SKYE, Mr. Fox Jakarta, GIA, and Kitchenette (Beachwalk Bali).

This event is an 18+ event.

Media Kit is available through this link: http://bit.ly/honnejktmediakit


Sunny Side Up Tropical Festival's Glorious Return to Bali by irvan wahyudi

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Nusa Dua’s beautiful landscape surrounded the sixth edition of Sunny Side Up Tropical Festival which was held at Manarai Beach House for the first time ever last Saturday, 24 August 2019.

Kai from Tantra Bali kicked off the festival followed by a stellar performance by Grace Carter that put her voice in the forefront. With songs like “Silence”, “Saving Grace”, and “Why Her Not Me”, Grace ushered festival goers to the evening as the sun was setting during her performance.

Australian DJ and producer, Yahtzel, made his Sunny Side Up debut with a live set that saw him playing the guitar and keyboard across his performance. This year’s festival also marks the return of Grammy-nominated TOKiMONSTA whose set had festival goers, coming from around the globe, on their feet.

Excitement went through the roof as Flume arrived on stage. Bringing his first ever LIVE format to Indonesia at the festival, Flume invited 2 guest stars to stage, one of them was singer/songwriter Vera Blue who performed “Never Be Like You”. Rapper Reo Cragun was also invited to the stage for a performance of the song “Friends”. 

A few orchids were put on display on stage throughout Flume’s conceptual set. A theatrical performance, to say the least, Flume brought festival goers on an unprecedented musical ride, one that was unpredictable from one song to the other.  

The stage simply became Flume’s theatrical playground. From interacting with various cameras connected to the stage’s huge screen in between songs with visual effects, wielding metal live on stage, to smashing printers, Flume’s set was far from dull.

“I’m so happy to be here in Bali,” said Flume. “I can’t wait to be back here again soon,” he continued as he was finishing his set.

Djakarta Warehouse Project 2019 Tickets Go On Sale Today by irvan wahyudi

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3-Day Pass tickets to the 2019 edition of Djakarta Warehouse Project go on sale starting today following an announcement of the festival’s return to its home, Jakarta, for its 11th edition set to be held on 13, 14 & 15 December 2019.

General Admission (GA) 3-Day Pass tickets to the festival start from IDR 1,400,000 for its GA - Early Entry tier that requires ticket holders to arrive at the venue before 7 PM daily. Meanwhile, GA - Presale tickets that allow ticket holders to arrive at the venue at any time start from IDR 1,460,000.

For an even better festival experience, the festival’s VIP Gold ticket category offers tickets holders a long list of extra perks including a dedicated VIP Gold gate to enter the festival, access to VIP viewing areas, VIP toilet, VIP bar, VIP lounge, and a dedicated line to exchange tickets. VIP Gold 3-Day Pass tickets go on sale starting from IDR 3,000,000. 

Both ticket categories are available via online through www.djakartawarehouse.com. Prices excluding 25% government tax.

“This year’s edition will mark the festival’s first 3-day in Jakarta,” said Sarah Deshita, Brand Manager of the festival’s organizer, Ismaya Live. “Our phase 1 lineup will be announced soon and music fans will be in for a treat courtesy of world-class DJs and musicians from around the world throughout those 3 days,” Sarah continued.

Tickets to the festival are also available via offline at various Ismaya Group restaurants and establishments including Pizza ė Birra (Plaza Indonesia, Central Park, Mall of Indonesia, Setiabudi One, Mall Puri Indah, MaxxBox Karawaci, Kota Kasablanka, Cilandak Town Square, Paris van Java Bandung), Tokyo Belly (Setiabudi One, Grand Indonesia), Sushigroove (Pondok Indah Mall, Kota Kasablanka, Grand Indonesia, Setiabudi One, Mall Taman Anggrek), The People's Cafe (Kota Kasablanka), Blowfish, Dragonfly, SKYE, Mr. Fox Jakarta, GIA, and Kitchenette (Beachwalk Bali).

This event is strictly for those who are 18 years old and above.


DWP 2019 Media Kit is available here: http://bit.ly/dwp19mediakit