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Organizers claim DWP 2016 has raked in Rp 200b foreign revenue

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, December 8, 2016  /  01:50 pm
Organizers claim DWP 2016 has raked in Rp 200b foreign revenue

Djakarta Warehouse Project 2016 will be held at JIExpo in Kemayoran, Jakarta from Dec. 9 to 10. (Shutterstock/File)

After failing to get the tax cuts promised by the Jakarta Revenue Agency (Dispenda), organizers of Djakarta Warehouse Project (DWP) music and dance festival claim to have garnered Rp 200 billion (US$15.05 million) in foreign exchange revenue from foreign tourists via travel package offers.

As reported by kompas.com, Ismaya Live assistant manager Sarah Deshita told the the press Wednesday (7/12), “We have all the permits approved. We have met with the agency. The governor promised that we would get a 50 percent tax cut, which should have already been given to other organizers of last year's [event]. So we are disappointed, but we still want the show to go on successfully and [we have been] able to garner Rp 200 billion in foreign exchange for the state.”

The incoming foreign exchange will come from 20,000 foreign tourists coming to Jakarta who will have spent Rp 10 million each for their three-day stay.

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Sarah explained, “We have prepared buses and hotels for them in the package. We will accompany them from the airport to the hotel and to the event venue.”

The DWP package offers exclude other expenditures that will be made by the tourists, which encompasses shopping, food and other entertainment expenses. “Everybody, from small businesses to big ones will get this advantage,” she adds.

The 2015 Djakarta Warehouse Project managed to garner 55,000 visitors, solidly putting Jakarta on par with Bali in terms of music festivals. 

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The 2016 edition of the festival will feature international DJs, which includes Zedd, Alan Walker, Martin Garrix, Brennan Heart, Christina Novelli, Destructo, Jason Ross, KSHMR, Marlo, Rudimental, Snakeships, Tokimonsta, Valention Khan and Yves V.

Asian DJs in the lineup includes Carta, Devarra, Dipha Barus, Dul, Gianni Marino, Goldfish Blink, Ksuke, LTN, MMXJ, W.W and Marc Benjamin. Local DJs who will also be showcasing their skills are Alu Kandi, Arrio, Aydra, Bionixxx, Evan Virgan, Hizkia, Hudi, Joyo, Justeen, Nix, RBA, Stan, Trilions, Yesterday Afternoon Boys, MC Bam, MC Cherryl, MC Drew, Flicker Screen, Isha Hening and RPTV.

The 2016 Djakarta Warehouse Project will be held at JIExpo in Kemayoran from Dec. 9 to 10. (asw)