The Jakarta Post
The Adams, a homegrown band, performs at We The Fest (WTF) 2019. (JP/I Gede Dharma JS)
We The Fest (WTF) 2020 which was to take place on Aug. 14 to 16 at the JIExpo Kemayoran in Jakarta, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Promoter Ismaya Live made the announcement "with a very heavy heart" on Wednesday on the annual music festival's Twitter account (@WeTheFest).
It is with a heavy heart to announce that We The Fest 2020 will not happen as planned. Please take your time to read our official statement.— We The Fest (@WeTheFest) June 17, 2020
Rest assured, we’ll see you at #WTF21 next year and it will be worth the wait. Until then, stay safe and take good care of each other. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/8nCdAWU8OD
Festivalgoers who have already purchased their tickets will be relieved to know that their tickets will remain valid for WTF 2021.
Ismaya Live is also offering Rp 300,000 (US$ 21.16) in festival tokens for next year's event, and that Loket.com would be emailing all ticket holders "with all the options", although it did not clarify what this means.
In 2019, the festival featured headline acts including Daniel Caesar, Alvvays, Warpaint, Joji and Anne Marie. The WTF 2020 lineup was to feature American hip hop group Migos, American singer-songwriter Clairo, Jamaican-American musician Masego and English duo Oh Wonder, as well as Indonesian performers Isyana Sarasvati, Naif and Sheila on 7.
The announcement did not mention whether the organizer would try to rebook these artists for WTF 2021.
We The Fest has become established as one of the biggest music festivals in Southeast Asia since its inaugural edition in 2014. (gis/wng)
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