After last year's absence, the biggest Rock Festival in Indonesia, Java Rockin'land is back this year to storm Jakarta with great music from top International Rock Bands and Indonesia's finest rock musicians. The two days rocking fiesta of Java Rockin'land 2013 will be held at the Karnaval Beach, Ancol, Jakarta on the weekend of 22nd to 23rd June 2013, coinciding with Jakarta's 486th anniversary celebrations.
For the 4th edition this year, organizers of the festival, the Java Festival Production, will prepare 7 stages on the vast stretch of Karnaval Beach Ancol. On the first day of the festival on Saturday 22nd June, there will be 7 international artists performing and 23 slots for Indonesian bands. On the 2nd day on 23rd June, 6 international artists and 24 Indonesian artists will be giving their shows. In total, there will be 47 Indonesian performers and 13 international artists.
"We're Gonna Rock You Harder Than Ever" is the promise made by the organizers, that is also the tagline for the 4th edition of Java Rockin'land. Using the old recipe , (that has proven to have consistently worked ), the organizers wil this year again present a wide variety of rock genres to repeat the success that the event enjoyed since its first edition in 2009. The wide variety of rock genres offered in Java Rockin'land 2013 is expected to let audiences experience for themselves the true rock sensation emanating from the many different musical performances and not merely to focus on one or two shows.
Suicidal Tendencies an American thrash metal band which is widely acknowledged as "The Father of Crossover Thrash" leads the lineup of this year's festival. Formed in 1981, the band just released its 13th album aptly entitled "13". The band has received several Grammy nominations for their hits such as "You Can Bring Me Down", "Institutionalized", "Nobody Hears".
Additionally, making the first appearance ever in Indonesia, is the blast from the 90's alternative rock scene: Collective Soul. With hits such as "Shine","Smashing Young Man","Gel","The World I Know", and others, the audience will be indulged with the great sounds of the 90's alternative rock.
Making an exceptional appearance will be the legendary 80's glam rock band Steelheart whose singers are known for their high pitched- everlasting ballad song "She's gone".
Adding color to the variety of rock genres in the lineup are renowned USA's pop rock bands Sugar Ray and Sixpence None the Richer which will indulge the audience with the sweet and calmer side of rock. This year, the festival will also be highlighted with three bands from Taiwan who are determined to introduce the sound of Taiwanese Rock in Indonesia; they are: 88 Balaz, Go Chic, and Utopia. Completing the lineup are HelloGoodbye (USA), Kensington (Netherlands), and Last Dinosaurs(Australia).
From Indonesia's own Rock scene, the festival will be highlighted with some of the exceptional names such as Andra and the Backbone, Edane, Gugun Blues Shelter, Jasad, Siksa Kubur, /Rif, Cherry Bombshell, Koil, Pas Band, Roxx, Musikimia, Deadsquad, and many more.
More Information is available at the event's official website: www.javarockingland.com
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