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

Ismaya Live Brings HONNE's "Love Me / Love Me Not 2019 Tour" to Jakarta on 21 November by irvan wahyudi

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Ismaya Live today announces the return of English duo HONNE to Jakarta as part of their Love Me / Love Me Not 2019 tour set to be held on 21 November 2019 at Livespace SCBD

The duo, consisting of James Hatcher and Andy Clutterbuck, have circled the globe for their Love Me / Love Me Not tour that has visited various cities in North America, Europe, and Asia this past year.

“HONNE remains as one of the most requested acts by music fans in Indonesia, even after their 2018 performance at We The Fest,” said Sarah Deshita, Brand Manager of Ismaya Live.

“Jakarta holds the number 1 spot for the city that streams HONNE the most on Spotify and we are beyond excited to have them back to Jakarta for their first ever solo show in Indonesia,” Sarah continued.

Tickets to HONNE’s Love Me / Love Me Not 2019  are priced at IDR 500,000 each for the Presale 1 tier and are now available for purchase via online at www.ismaya.com/tickets and www.hellohone.com. Price excludes 15% government tax. 

Tickets are available for purchase via offline at various Ismaya Group’s restaurants 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

Djakarta Warehouse Project Returns to Jakarta on 13-15 December 2019 by irvan wahyudi

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South-East Asia’s #1 electronic dance festival, Djakarta Warehouse Project, today shares its FOMO-inducing 2018 aftermovie. Shot at its special 10th anniversary edition in Bali, Indonesia, the stunning recap can be viewed at http://bit.ly/theofficialdwpxaftermovie.

The seven-minute extravaganza begins with sweeping shots of Bali’s sublime beauty spots before coming to rest at GWK Cultural Park, the awe-inspiring backdrop for this unique event. Overlooked by the 396 foot ‘Garuda Wisnu Kencana’ statue, the camera weaves between dancers performing a traditional ‘Tari Kecak’ routine, and then onto the three stages that hosted top-flight DJs from around the world.

Zipping between performances from Alesso, Major Lazer Soundsystem, Armin Van Buuren, DJ Snake, Mura Masa, Claptone, Dipha Barus, and a spelling-binding set from The Weeknd, the film showcases the breadth of talent on offer and the enduring appeal of the event. With all three days selling out in advance, festival goers came from over 38 countries including Austria, Ireland, New Zealand, and Sweden, as well as the local markets of Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand.

During its 10-year existence the festival and the concept behind it has grown and developed, with 2018 hailed one of its most exciting editions to date. The film is a testament to this expansion, and confidently ushers in a new decade of dance music in Indonesia. With under 5 months to go, fans can now look forward to Djakarta Warehouse Project’s 11th edition which returns to its original home in Jakarta on 13-15 December 2019.

We The Fest Wraps 2019 Edition by irvan wahyudi

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As the curtain falls on another monumental year for Ismaya Live’s flagship festival We The Fest, those that managed to get tickets can now take stock of what an incredible three days of entertainment it was. From captivating artist performances, to trendy fashion showcases and fun activations, We The Fest has proven once again why it is more than just a music festival. 

Since its inception in 2014 the event has been quick to gain mass popularity in Indonesia and further afield. Initially inviting crowds of 15,000, the event now hosts an audience of over 60,000 with artists playing across four stages, including a new WTF Park stage that showcased emerging talent across all three days. Festival goers came not just from South East Asia either, but from countries further afield including USA, Australia and China. With these big crowds come big artists, and this year the quality on show from both international and local acts was breath-taking. 

Day one kicked off with performances from home-grown talents Fourtwnty, The Adams and Indonesian icons Dewa19 ft. Ari Lasso, Dul Jaelani, before an epic collaborative show from Rad Museum and South-Korean rising star DEAN got the party well and truly started. Sublime performances followed from Alvvays, Bazzi, Sal Priadi and future bass pioneer Jai Wolf, before Australian heartthrob Troye Sivan took to the mainstage to a frenzy of cheers. Forming an instant connection with the crowd, the globally charting artist zipped through hits including ‘Youth’, ‘My My My!’, and ‘I’m So Tired’, with a chorus of “we want more!” echoing around the site as he left the stage. 

With the cobwebs brushed off day two got underway with a memorable performance from one of Indonesia’s highest-flying bands, Barasuara. Next came RAN with special guest and WTF returnee Ramengvrl, before focus turned to Anne-Marie’s exquisite pop show on the mainstage. With a recent album release in tow, Daniel Caesar took over proceedings with his unmistakable sound that soothed the crowd on another warm night in downtown Jakarta. British rock hall-of-famers Travis donned the stage next for their Indonesian debut, living up to all expectations with a set that will go down in We The Fest history. Playing classics including ‘Sing’ and ‘Flowers In The Window’, frontman Fran Healy interspersed each song with stories of his past making for a truly iconic show. The day was then capped off with electrifying sets from two Aussie heavyweight DJs, Anna Lunoe and Nina Las Vegas.

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The final day brought yet more thrills, with Tulus and Indonesian super-star DJ Dipha Barus getting the party going again, while local talents Elephant Kind and .Feast brought their particular brands of indie-rock to We The Fest ears. One of the biggest crowds of the weekend came with the appearance of dream-pop four-piece Cigarettes After Sex, only to be nearly equalled by producer extraordinaire Cashmere Cat. Back at the mainstage 6LACK rattled through his hits before Joji provided a playful and intimate performance, which even included a rendition of ‘You’ve Got A Friend In Me’ from Toy Story. Then came headliners Rae Sremmurd who took things up a gear with their explosive energy and global hits including ‘Black Beatles’ and ‘Sunflower’, while Yaeji closed out stage 2 with her infectious house anthems. 

A key aim of Ismaya is to curate a festival that goes 'Beyond The Music', and this initiative proved as popular as ever, with punters making selfie stamps at WTF Post Office, watching films in the Cinema Club and checking out new and exciting brands at WTF Con. Another ambition this year was to spread a strong message of kindness, compassion and humility, with billboards that read ‘less egos more amigos’ and ‘if you can’t be nice be quiet’, covering the frontage of stage 3.

With post-festival blues already sinking in, fans can look forward to WTF 2020 which will undoubtedly exceed all expectations once again.

Ruel Shines at Debut Indonesian Show by irvan wahyudi


The debut Indonesian show of Australian singer Ruel was filled with loud cheers from hundreds of his most loyal fans last night at Soehanna Hall, The Energy Building Jakarta.

A total of 13 songs were performed throughout the show that started at 8 PM, including Jack Garratt's "Weathered" that Ruel performed at triple J's Like A Version segment, making him the youngest ever act to perform there. 

"This is one of the songs that started my journey," Ruel said before an audience that was dominated with young teens.

Aside from his hit singles such as "Dazed & Confused", "Not Thinkin' Bout You", and "Say",Ruel also took the opportunity to perform three unreleased songs which were "Real Thing", "Unsaid", and "Pain Killer".

The Weeknd's "Call Out Your Name" and John Legend's "Who Did That to You" were amongst the song in Ruel's 13-song setlist last night.

Ruel closed the show with two of his Gold-certified singles, "Don't Tell Me" and "Younger". "Thank you so much, I promise to come back here soon," Ruel said.

Ruel's Jakarta show was the seventh stop of his first Asian tour, Ready Tour 2019, that visited major cities in the continent including Manila, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, and Kuala Lumpur.

At just the age of 16 years old, Ruel has caught the world's attention with his soulful voice through Gold-certified singles including "Don't Tell Me" and "Dazed and Confused", taken off of his debut EP entitled "Ready" that was released June last year.

We The Fest Drops Star-Studded and Diverse Phase 1 Lineup by irvan wahyudi

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Indonesia’s premier festival for all things music, fashion, food and the arts, We The Fest, today announces its sonically diverse and star-studded phase one lineup:

Year on year, organisers Ismaya Live continue to outdo themselves with carefully curated lineups, pieced together with artists right at the top of their respective genres. The first headliner bound for Indonesia’s bustling capital this year is none other than viral hip-hop duo, Rae Sremmurd. Still riding a wave of success from their global hit ‘Black Beatles’, and specialising in party-friendly trap anthems, the Atlanta-based duo will be lighting up the WTF mainstage come July. They join multi-grammy-nominated R&B icon Daniel Caesar, who gained international attention with his Billboard #1 album Freudian back in 2017 and major follow up collaborations with the likes of H.E.R and Jessie Reyez. Also announced today and continuing on the R&B tip, is South-Korean sensation DEAN, and one of the hottest breakthrough acts currently on the circuit, 6LACK. With his music a nod to the sounds of Usher and T-Pain, his cuts including ‘OTW’ and ‘PRBLMS’ have struck a chord the world over.

Returning to Jakarta is one of Indonesia’s best loved bands, Cigarettes After Sex. With their sultry and emotionally charged tracks soothing the nation and beyond, their performance will certainly be one to remember. Taking things up a considerable gear is future-bass connoisseur San Holo, and one of house music’s rising stars Yaeji. Together with Australia’s most sought after DJ Anna Lunoe and New Zealand indie-pop sensation Baynk, there will be plenty to keep the party going right until curfew.

Flying the flag for pop is Toronto five-piece Alvvays, whose sugary melodies and dreamy chord progressions will be going down a treat with the Jakartan crowd, as will Jess ConnellySabrina Claudioand Rad Museum’s unique brand of soulful R&B.

Indonesian talent is also on display with the likes of Coldiac, TULUS, .Feast and rock outfit DEWA19 featuring Ari Lasso & Dul Jaelani, showing why the country continues to put out some of the most exciting music in the region.

With many more names yet to be announced, as well as plenty of activations and surprises still in store, We The Fest 2019 is already shaping up to be one for the history books.

Stay up to date with all things WTF via our social media channels.

More Than 70,000 Foodies Attended Jakarta Culinary Feastival 2018 by irvan wahyudi


The fifth edition of Jakarta Culinary Feastival welcomed more than 70,000 foodies throughout its 4-day run on 1-4 November at Senayan City.

A total of 72 tenants was featured across 6 zones of the festival that was split into 2 tents — Spoon Tent and Fork Tent — located across Senayan City’s North Lobby and South Lobby respectively. Spoon Tent hosted the Restaurant Area, GO-FOOD Festival, and Main Bar, while Fork Tent housed the always brewing Coffee Room, Dessert Garden, and the festive Market Place area.

On the last day of the festival, a diverse range of cooking demos hosted by the some of the region’s culinary stars took place in Fork Tent. Highlights included Indonesia’s living icon Sisca Soewitomo’s “Permata Dari Jawa Timur” show and MasterChef Australia 2017’s runner-up Ben Ungermann’s very own “A Taste of Holland” cooking demo.

Festival goers also took part in various activities such as the Mie-stery Box Challenge, Burger Stacking Competition, GO-FOOD’s interactive photo booth, and world’s spiciest noodle eating contest.

One of the main highlights of the festival’s fourth day was Revo’s Kids Cooking Class in the Masterclass area. Revo, who’s now arguably one of the nation’s most famous chefs, found his then-new passion in cooking in the same Kids Cooking Class back in JCF 2012. This year’s JCF marked Revo’s last appearance before flying off to New Zealand to pursue his dream of enrolling in a cooking academy at Le Cordon Bleu.

Over at Spoon Tent, various Chef’s Table session hosted by the festival’s brightest culinary stars took foodies to our dining table. Potato Head Jakarta’s head chef, Aditya Muskita, and Mr Fox Jakarta’s Vebrina Hadi took turns to showcase their signature dishes to participating foodies.

JCF 2018 reached its climax with a mixology demo by Agung Prabowo, representing The Old Man’s Hong Kong that currently sits on number 10 of World’s 50 Best Bars.

In its fifth edition, JCF delivered its 360 degrees culinary festival experience for the capital’s foodies through its 4 main pillars; taste, sip, learn, and fun. “At JCF 2018, festival goers experienced more than just eating and drinking,” said Sarah Deshita, Ismaya Live’s Brand Manager. “Foodies got to interact with their most favorite culinary stars across 100 free activities and 30 Masterclass and Chef’s Table sessions,”

“We hope that everybody who celebrated JCF 2018 with us is inspired to explore the wonderful culinary world even further. See you at JCF 2019,” Sarah continued.

World's Craziest Touring Party Elrow to Debut in Bali on 25 August by irvan wahyudi

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After a successful Indonesia debut at last year’s Djakarta Warehouse Project, globally-acclaimed party touring concept Elrow is returning to Indonesia for their latest Elrow Sambodromo do Brasil tour on Saturday, 25 August 2018 at Ismaya Group’s brand new Manarai Beach House in Nusa Dua, Bali.

Part of Manarai Beach House’s series of soft opening events, the event entitled “Elrow Sambodromo do Brasil” is set to be a truly unique dance music spectacle with their grande Brazilian theme concept and production that have visited numerous countries around the world including China, Italy, and Paraguay last week alone.

The magnificent concept will find spectators in a jungle-like atmosphere surrounded by Elrow’s  signature colorful decorations with dancers and performers joining the audience on the dance floor as DJs lead the crowd from stage adorned with confetti rains galore.

“The Elrow Sambodromo do Brasil experience will be an immersive experience for the audience. It will be a celebration of everything Brazilian including samba and butacada,” said Sarah Deshita, Assistant Brand Manager of Ismaya Live. “Elrow’s globally-acclaimed eccentric dance music experience is something you have to experience yourself,”

Elrow Sambodoromo do Brasil event will mark Elrow’s first ever Bali event that will feature an eclectic lineup of performers including Chelina Manuhutu, Marc Maya, Rafa Barrios, Tini Gessler, and Candice Halliday.

Tickets to Elrow Sambodromo do Brasil are available for purchase at IDR 660,000 per ticket for the GA - Early Bird category at www.ismaya.com/tickets.