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We The Fest 2018
Location

JIEXPO Kemayoran

Country

Jakarta, Indonesia

DATE

Friday, 20 July 2018 -Sunday, 22 July 2018

About

Returning to Indonesia’s colourful capital of Jakarta for its fifth annual edition on 20, 21, 22 July, We The Fest (WTF) – the ultimate South East Asian festival – today announces its first phase of artists. Having secured the likes of Big Sean, Phoenix, and The Kooks last year, as well as there being an impromptu visit from Indonesia's president himself, 2017 was always going to be a tough act to follow. However organisers Ismaya Live have once again pulled out all the stops, inviting the very best in pop, indie and electronica from around the globe to fill their first billing.

First up is multiple Grammy-award winning solo artist, Lorde. Known for her worldwide smash hit ‘Royals’, which hit the #1 spot in five countries and went platinum in six, her ethereal style and unparalleled stage presence will be lighting up the JIExpo Exhibition Center over the weekend. Currently, on her Melodrama tour, of which her latest album was named, this will be Lorde’s debut performance in Indonesia. She joins British talent James Bay, who shot to success with his #1 and Grammy-nominated track ‘Hold Back The River’. Bay will be debuting a new look and “high energy” sound which promises to be a one-of-a-kind performance.

Another Indonesian first is the addition of Odesza, who have been turning heads since 2012 with their cinematic and unique productions. Incorporating dramatic live percussion, creative visuals, and sublime light sequences in their shows, they are certainly not ones to be missed.

Also gracing We The Fest in July will be alt-J and The Neighbourhood. Indie-rockers alt-J will be showcasing their Mercury prize-winning sound and latest album Relaxer, with The Neighbourhood providing variation with their distinct hip hop/rock crossover style.

Propping up these musical heavy-weights is an array of talent covering a broad spectrum of sounds. Flying the flag for future-bass is Louis The Child and French up-and-comer Petit Biscuit, while British duo Honne will be wowing WTF revellers with their alt-pop style. Returning to Indonesia is a brooklyn-based selector and all round party-starter, Moon Boots. Utilising an extensive house and disco record collection, the veteran DJ will be keeping energy high until closing time. Homegrown talent is also represented by jazz legends Maliq & D’Essentials, rock supergroups Mooner and Seringai, indie-pop outfit Pijar, rising star Semenjana, and R&B favourite Teza Sumendra.

Line Up

Lorde, James Bay, Odesza, Alt-J, The Neighbourhood, Honne, Louis The Child, Maliq & D'Essentials, Moon Boots, Petit Biscuit, Mooner, Pijar, Semenjana, Seringai, Teza Sumendra

We The Fest Official page

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LANGUAGE SPOKEN:
Bahasa Indonesian, English

CURRENCY:
Rupiah

VISA INFORMATION:
All passports must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of entry into Indonesia and have at least 2 blank pages available for stamps. Confirmed return/outward journey ticket is also required.

There are three ways of entering Indonesia:
1) Visa on arrival - Head to visa booth on arrival to pay visa fee. Most visitors fall in this category. Cost is US$35 for 30 days.
2) Visa in advance - Obtain a visa at an Indonesian embassy before arrival.
3) Visa waiver - No visa required. Applies only to residents of select countries (mostly ASEAN countries)

For more visa information head here

Jakarta, Indonesia
Monday 16 07 2018
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HOW TO GET THERE

NEAREST AIRPORT

Soekarno-Hatta International Airport

NEAREST TRAIN STATION

St. Rajawali Station

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