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Jakarta Post

President to open Bali Arts Festival

  • Luh De Suriyani

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar   /   Fri, June 12 2009   /  02:44 pm

The streets of downtown Denpasar will play host to the 33rd Bali Arts Festival (PKB) this Saturday afternoon, with 3,500 local, national and foreign artists kicking off the cultural celebration with a parade before President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono officially opens the event in the evening. Bali Cultural Agency senior official I Made Santha said the street procession would start at Puputan Badung field in the heart of the city and then make its way down a two-kilometer route to its final destination at the Werddhi Budaya Arts Center, a sprawling compound in east Denpasar. "We are expecting around 40,000 people, including foreign tourists, to turn out for the parade, so it will be very crowded," he said at a press briefing recently. In order to provide spectators with a better opportunity to view the diverse performances during the parade, the PKB organiz...