Arkana and dozens of musicians to perform at Jokowi celebration concert tonight
The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post
UK rock band Arkana will attend the Konser Salam 3 Jari Three Finger Salute Concert to celebrate the inauguration of Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo and Jusuf Kalla as Indonesia's 7th president and vice president.
The band, which has supported Jokowi since the beginning of his presidential campaign, confirmed its participation in the concert on Twitter en route to Indonesia from England.
'Goodbye London. Bring it on Indonesia. Can't wait to see you all out there in the crowd going crazy!' a tweet from the band read.
On their official account, @arkarna, they also tweeted about their rehearsal for the concert. 'We just finished our sound check (at 4am) for @jokowi_do2 inauguration. It's gonna be insane so don't miss it!!!'
Head of the committee for Konser Salam 3, Jari Abdee Negara, who is also a member of the country's legendary rock band, Slank, said that Arkana came to Indonesia using their own resources.
'It was their own decision to perform in the concert, and they will use their own money. This is their promise to Jokowi; that they would attend the inauguration and hold a concert if Jokowi won the election,' Abdee said as quoted by Antara news agency.
The band is scheduled to perform for 15 minutes at the National Monument (Monas) starting at 9:15 p.m.
Abdee added that during the concert Jokowi would join the bands onstage for a jam session.
'There will be some surprises, so it is better for the people to just wait and see what happens onstage,' he said.
Several other artists and musicians are slated to perform, including rocker-turned-lawmaker Anang Hermansyah, a supporter of losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto. (tah/nfo)(++++)
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