In the forthcoming month of March, the metropolitan capital will be filled with great music when some of the world’s most renowned musicians from various genres are set to stage their stupendous shows in Jakarta.
If Guns N’ Roses, Sting, Shah Ruk Khan, and the Djakarta Warehouse Project closed 2012 in Jakarta with a truly big bang, this coming March the city will be highlighted with spectacular performances from the Java Jazz Festival, the KBS Music Bank Tour, Adam Lambert, B1A4, to Demi Lovato.
Opening the month of March will be the undisputed biggest Jazz Festival of the world: the 9th Java Jazz Festival 2013 which will be held from 1st to 3rd March 2013 at the Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran. Featuring the finest musicians from all over the globe such as Joss Stone, Lisa Stansfield, Basia, Jimmy Clif, Phil Perry, Bob James, Fourplay, George Duke, Maurice Brown, and many others, the festival has always been an annual gathering arena for all jazz fans across the region.
At the press conference held at the Airman Planet of The Sultan Hotel in Jakarta on 30th January 2013, Eki Puradiredja, Program Director of Java Festival Production (JFP), said that beyond showcasing musical skills, the Java Jazz Festival also aims to explore the true identity of Indonesian Jazz –which is not merely a collaboration of traditional instruments.
The show will also be broadcast live worldwide via Youtube streaming. Chairman of Java Jazz Festival Production Peter F. Gontha stated that Java Jazz Festival is ranked as the 4th biggest live event streaming hit broadcast by Youtube.
Following the slew of World’s Jazz Musicians, on 9th March 2013, it will be the turn of the K-Pop troops to invade Jakarta through their KBS Music Bank World Tour. K-Pop lovers in Indonesia are in for a big treat, since the concert will feature some of the top names in K-Pop including Super Junior, SHINee, 2PM, Beast, Infinite, Sistar, Teen Top, and Eru. Promoted by Asia Top Entertainment in cooperation with Live Motion Pictures (South Korea) and Marygops Studio (Indonesia) this mega concert will take place at the Main Stadium of the Bung Karno Sports Complex.
Then, after successfully bringing Linkin Park, Roxette, Rod Steward, and Big Bang to Jakarta in previous years, BigDaddy Entertainment will also spark up the month of March with a series of concerts. Firstly, on 10th March 2013, American Idol Runner Up , Season 8, Adam Lambert, will drive the crowd to a frenzy at the Skenoo Hall Gandaria City, Jakarta, with his hits.
After that, the latest sensation in K-Pop, the boyband B1A4 will also further spread the Korean fever in Indonesia with their first ever appearance in Jakarta,to show at the Skeeno Hall Gandaria City, Jakarta, on 12th March 2013. Ticket sales will start on 3rd February 2013 with prices ranging from IDR490,000 to IDR750,000.
Wrapping up BigDaddy’s list and the music month of March, the beautiful teenage idol Demi Lovato, who is known for her latest hits ‘Give Your Heart A Break’ and ‘Skyscrapers’ will greet her Indonesian fans for the first time on 24 March 2013 at the Istora Senayan, at the Bung Karno Sports Complex, Jakarta.
So, whether it is for the groove of jazz, the hype of K-Pop, or just for the sheer love of music, March seems to be the perfect time to visit Jakarta.