Music Concerts and Festivals to Look Forward to in 2019 (Updated)
2018 saw pretty massive music acts coming into Jakarta. From Celine Dion, to Guns n Roses. But 2019, is going to be an even bigger year for us. Here are some of the confirmed acts that you can be a part of this year. Psyched!
1. BLACKPINK, 20 January 2019
Don’t act like you didn’t see this coming! With all the controversies and hype surrounding this K-pop girl band, you know a concert is in line. Coming January 20th to ICE BSD, the concert is going to be part of their “In Your Area” World Tour. Starting from IDR 1,1 million, tickets are selling fast.
2. Taking Back Sunday, 23 January 2019
Commemorating its 20th anniversary and the launch of the Twenty compilation album, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, a large American band in the emo era will visit loyal fans in Jakarta, Indonesia through a festival titled ROCK N SOUND at Tennis Indoor Senayan, January 23, 2019 future. Don’t miss the appearance of two equally spectacular local bands, FIRST SPEAKER and PADI REBORN.
Click HERE for tickets.
3. LaLaLa Festival, 23 February 2019
A unique music festival held at a lush forest in Cikole, Lembang, Bandung. This unique indie music festival can be one more reason for you to visit Bandung, and will feature indie music acts HONNE, POMO, Years & Years, Joe Hertz, and many more. Ticket starts from IDR 525k.
4. TOTO at Java Jazz Festival, 3 March 2019
The legendary rock band TOTO will be part of the annual Java Jazz Festival for its special show on Sunday March 3rd, 2019.
5. Kodaline, 1 March 2019
6. 9th Music Gallery, 9 March 2019
Last year’s Music Gallery successfully gathered hundreds indie music lovers with Beach Fossils and Novo Amor as their international act. This year, expect The Trees and The Wild, The Changcuters, The Upstairs, and Indonesia’s best indie acts on stage at Tennis Indoor Senayan on March 9th, 2019.Tickets start from IDR 95k.
7. John Mayer, 3 April 2019
After a long wait, the solo singer-songwriter is finally going to perform live in Jakarta this April. Tickets are going to be on sale this month. Check out johnmayerjakarta.com for more updates.
8. Ed Sheeran, 3 May 2019
After his canceled Jakarta concert in 2017, Ed Sheeran is more than anticipated by his thousands of fans in Jakarta in this ‘Divide World Tour’. Which means tickets have been selling really fast since Dec 5. Check out the official Tokopedia link to purchase.
9. LAUV, 24 May 2019 (Canceled)
Since releasing “The Other” (which hit the Global Top 100 on Spotify), Lauv or Ari Leff has appeared at festivals like Firefly and brought the wistful intimacy of his music to the live arena. See him live in concert this May at Tennis Indoor Senayan. Ticket starts from IDR 500k.
10. We The Fest, 19-21 July 2019
Yes we know, Ismaya hasn’t announced anything yet. We The Fest is a 3 days annual summer festival of music, arts, fashion and food that since 2014 has given a stage to incredible performances from globally-known acts of different genres including The Kooks, Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding, Big Sean, The 1975, G-Eazy, Mark Ronson, Phoenix, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and many more. This year, the festival will showcase amazing performances by more than 15 worldwide artists, such as Troye Sivan, Rae Sremmurd, Daniel Caesar, Anne-Marie, Joji, Dean, and more. We The Fest 2019 happens on July 19-21, 2019.
12. Westlife, 7 August 2019
After 7 years of rest (hiatus), Westlife will finally be back with their latest tour which will start this year. In celebration of its 20 years of a music career, Westlife holds “Westlife – The Twenty Tour 2019” begins in Belfast on May 25 until July 5, 2019, in Dublin, Ireland. After that, the tour will be followed by a concert in Asia including a stopover in Indonesia. Westlife – The Twenty Tour 2019 will happen in Indonesia on Wednesday, August 6 & 7, 2019 at 8.15 pm at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition – ICE BSD City. Westlife will also visit other cities in Indonesia, Magelang at Borobodur Temple (31 August) and Palembang at Gelora Sriwijaya Jakabaring Stadium ((18 August).
13. Hodgepodge Superfest, 31 August – 1 September 2019
The Hodgepodge Superfest will again thrill Jakarta on August 31 – September 1, 2019 at Allianz Ecopark Ancol, Jakarta. This year, it has been confirmed that American rap rock supergroup Prophets of Rage consists of Team Commerford (Rage Against the Machine & Audioslave), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine & Audioslave), Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine & Audioslave), DJ Lord (Public Enemy), Chuck D (Public Enemy), and B-Real (Cypress Hill) and the Northern Irish music group Snow Patrol will be headliners.
14. SHVR Ground Festival, 6 & 7 September 2019
SHVR GROUND FESTIVAL 2019 comes with the theme “Galaxia Voyage”, a space journey that will be poured into three spectacular music arenas with a capacity of 12,000 people (Indoor festival) in Hall 7,8,9 and 10. SHVR Ground Festival 2019 announces dozens of big names that will be enlivening the festival for two days, they are Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Timmy Trumpet, Brennan Heart, Darius, Ørjan Nilsen, Attila Syah, Andre Dunant, Junkie Munkie, LTN, and more. #SGF19 will be held at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition – ICE, BSD on Friday & Saturday, September 6 & 7 2019.
More info on www.shvr.id
15. Shawn Mendes, 8 October 2019
GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes is adding to his arena and stadium tour in support of his self-titled album by announcing seven new dates in Asia. Kicking off on October 1st, Shawn will hit Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Manila, Macao, and Tokyo. Shawn will bring SHAWN MENDES: THE TOUR to Sentul International Convention Center (SICC) on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019. Tickets priced at CAT 1: IDR 3,750,000. – CAT 2: IDR 2,750,000. – CAT 3: IDR 2,100,000. – CAT 4: IDR 1,600,000. – CAT 5: IDR 900,000. – will go general on sale from April 30, 2019, at 10 AM via www.traveloka.com and www.shawnmendesjakarta.com. This show is promoted by AEG Presents Asia, MTG, PK Entertainment, and Sound Rhythm, presented by Traveloka.
For more information about PK Entertainment please visit http://www.pk-ent.com Instagram @pkentertainment.id.
16. Backstreet Boys, 26 October 2019
Third Eye Management (TEM) and PK Entertainment are pleased to announce bringing the Backstreet Boys (BSB) DNA World Tour in Indonesia on October 26, 2019. Don’t miss the chance to witness all-time hits that have lasted for more than 20 years, including “Quit Playing Games With My Heart”, “I Want It That Way”, “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”, “Incomplete”, “Shape Of My Heart”, “Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely”, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, and more.
For more information, visit www.bsbjakarta.com, www.backstreetboys.com, or follow the Instagram @temgmt and @pkentertainment.id.
Text: Diana Tri W.