ORGANIZING a music event entitled “Java Blues and Roots Music Festival 2023” which will strengthen the music ecosystem as well as become a magnet for tourist visits and movement in the Super Priority Tourism Destination (DPSP) Borobudur and its surroundings.

According to Adyatama Tourism and Creative Economy Expert, Tourism Ministry, Nia Niscaya in the Weekly Press Briefing, Monday (9/18), 2023 said Java Blues and Roots Music Festival 2023 is a music event organized by the Borobudur Authority Implementing Agency (BPOB) on 23 -24 September 2023 at De Loano Glamping, Purworejo, Central Java.

“Combining music concerts with camping activities in the Menoreh Hills will provide tourists with a different tourism experience and enjoy music,” said Nia.

Carrying the theme “Discover Your Adventure”, the Java Blues and Roots Music Festival 2023 is presented with an intimate concept, combined with camping in Borobudur Highland. The Blues Camp concept was chosen so that tourists can enjoy music concerts in a fresh atmosphere in the Borobudur Highland tourism area.

More than 15 musicians will perform at this event. These include Gugun from Gugun Blues Shelter, Barry Likumahuwa, Danny Loong (Singapore), Blues is Alright, Sarah Saputri, Dadang Navicula, Kongko Cadilac, and others.

Meanwhile, BPOB’s Acting Marketing Director, Ramlan Kamarullah, said that this event is expected to become a new tourism magnet for tourists in the Borobudur tourism area and as a form of collaboration with the community. Apart from that, this performance is an effort to promote the Borobudur Highland area to the wider community.

“Tickets for the 2023 Java blues and roots music festival are sold for IDR100,000 and camp tents are sold from IDR250,000 to IDR1,500,000,” said Ramlan.

He said tourists will feel a different sensation in enjoying a music concert amidst a serene natural atmosphere supported by various adequate supporting facilities. The enthusiasm is quite good, currently the regular and VIP tents are sold out so the only remaining Dom tent has a capacity of 4 people.

“It is hoped that this event will also stimulate the blues music ecosystem in the country,” asked Ramlan. []