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We The Fest announces Beyond the Music experience

Gisela Swaragita
Gisela Swaragita

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, May 3, 2019  /  12:02 pm
We The Fest announces Beyond the Music experience

Good times: Thousands of music fans gather for the We The Fest event. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

We The Fest 2019 (WTF 2019) has announced activity and campaign experiences entitled Beyond the Music. The activities can be enjoyed alongside the music stages during the three-day festival.

“The festival experience in We The Fest 2019 will cover many elements, not only music but also art, movies, fashion and cuisine, which result from our collaboration with various brands, organizations and communities,” Sarah Deshita, brand manager of WTF 2019 organizer Ismaya Live, said during a press conference in South Jakarta on Thursday.

Sarah said five zones are to be dedicated to the activities. The Art Village is to be dedicated to arts and crafts. The Silent Cinema is to screen curated short movies in cooperation with the Institut Français d'Indonésie and Europe on Screen. Also, a culinary area is to be operated by the Ismaya Group. 

WTF also invites new talents to showcase their music through the Submit Your Music program. “Musicians who want to perform in We The Fest can send their music materials and if they pass, they will perform live in the Showdown Chapter,” Sarah said. Meanwhile, the winner of Submit Your Music is to perform on the WTF 2019 stage.

New artists can submit their music here.

WTF also invites visual artists to compete in #WTF19Poster competition. The artists would be required to create their own WTF 2019 posters and upload them to Instagram with the hashtag #WTF19Poster.

“The three best works will be chosen as winners and displayed at the venue during the festival,” Sarah said.

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We The Fest established its name as one of the biggest music festivals in Southeast Asia in 2014. This year, WTF 2019 will take place in JIEXPO Kemayoran, Central Jakarta from July 19 to 21. Marking its sixth year, WTF comes back with a line-up of international artists such as Daniel Caesar, Alvvays, Cigarettes After Sex, Sabrina Claudio, DEAN, Joji and Anne Marie.

Indonesian acts such as Tulus, RAN, Feast and Kunto Aji have also confirmed they would perform, but the final line-up is to be revealed later in May in the third phase line-up announcement.

Sarah also said the tickets are selling out fast. The tickets available to purchase right now start at Rp 1.75 million (US$123) for general admission for three days. Festival attendees can also purchase a group package for six people for Rp 9.75 million for three-day general admission and pay Rp 18.75 million to be a VIB (very important banana). 

“Attendees should only buy the tickets from our official website, not from other parties,” Sarah said. (mut)

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