NOT a few people think that stadiums are the only adequate music concert venues. It’s not completely wrong, but actually there are still many of the best and most popular music concert venues in Indonesia.
Just a reminder, music concerts are an opportunity to promote Indonesia to the wider community, so that it can bring more foreign tourists to Indonesia. That’s why music concerts are one of the MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Convention and Exhibition) events which have a big influence in reviving the national economy.
The trend for music concerts in Indonesia is not always held in stadiums. In fact, currently more and more music concerts are being held in various open venues. In fact, quite a few music concerts are held at various tourist attractions in Indonesia.
So, where are the best music concert venues in Indonesia that are famous for being unique:
Apart from the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium (GBK), the Jakarta International Expo (JIEXPO) Kemayoran is one of the popular music concert venues in Jakarta. The cool thing is, this concert venue which can accommodate 5,000 to 12,000 spectators has become a regular place for music promoters to hold concerts and music festivals.
Several concerts and music festivals that have been held at JIEXPO Kemayoran include: Java Jazz Festival, Synchronize Fest, Pestapora, and most recently the Maliq & D’Essentials and Tulus music concerts.
Ancol is also a regular music concert venue. Not only on the beach, one of the areas in Ancol that often hosts music concerts is Ecopark Ancol.
FYI, Ecopark Ancol is one of the green open spaces in Jakarta which combines the concepts of educational tourism and green-lifestyle. Offering open land with fresh air, it is not surprising that many concerts and music festivals make Ecopark Ancol their mainstay venue.
One of the music festivals events that will be held at Ecopark Ancol is The Sound Project Vol.6: Heaven of Music which will be held on 11-13 August 2023.
Garuda Wisnu Kencana
Always a venue for major world events, it is no surprise that Bali is known as an international MICE destination. One venue that is often used for international scale events is Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK).
This destination, which was used for the Gala Dinner for world leaders at the G20 Summit in November 2022, has become a regular international music concert venue. Some of the music concerts that have been held in this cultural statue area are the biggest EDM festivals in Southeast Asia, namely the Djakarta Warehouse Project (DWP) and Soundrenaline.
Not only in Jakarta, Solo also has the best and unique music concert venue, namely Lokananta. For you who don’t know, Lokananta Solo is the first and largest music recording studio in Indonesia.
Initially, Lokananta was only a museum that stored various recording collections, including the original sound of the Proclamation of Indonesian Independence. However, after being revitalized, Lokananta Solo has a new, fresher face for music lovers.
Not only is Lokananta Solo a museum, it is a center of creativity and a popular music concert venue in Solo. One music event that was recently held was the “2023 Lokananta Festival” which was attended by more than 20 top local musicians.
Not long ago, Prambanan Jazz 2023 was successfully held for six days in the Prambanan Temple area. The success of Prambanan Jazz is proof that music concerts can also be held in various popular destinations in Indonesia, not just in stadiums.
Making the Prambanan Temple area a concert venue is the right choice. The combination of the beauty of cultural heritage and musical art provides a different experience of watching a music concert. So, it is hoped that it can promote Indonesian culture, as well as increase tourism and the creative economy in the Prambanan Temple area.
Apart from Prambanan Temple, Tebing Breksi is also a quite popular concert venue. One of the music concerts that was held at Tebing Breksi was JogjaROCKarta.
Located in Sambirejo Village, Prambanan District, Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta, Tebing Breksi offers a unique music concert experience. The Breksi Cliff area has an open stage with a backdrop of towering rock cliffs.
At night, the stage lights will illuminate every part of the cliff. Thus, making the cliff pattern look more “alive” and artistic. In fact, because the location is at a height, you can see the beautiful sparkling lights of the city. Approximately, which music concert venues have you visited? [sources/photo special]