Indonesia’s Jazz Goes to Campus festival announces Kunto Aji, Ten2Five for 2021 virtual event

More artists will be announced in the coming weeks

Indonesia’s oldest jazz festival Jazz Goes to Campus has announced the first four artists playing its 2021 edition, which will be a virtual one.

The first wave of artists announced for the virtual festival on February 13 and 14 includes retro band Deredia, singer-songwriter Kunto Aji, pop band Ten2Five and Fariz RM, known for cementing the sophisticated sounds of Indonesian pop and jazz in the 1980s.

More additions will be announced in the coming weeks, the organiser told NME, as the festival will feature around 20 artists.

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Presale tickets are priced at IDR 49,000 for a two-day pass and can be purchased here. Regular tickets are IDR 65,000.

The festival will be live-streamed on platforms GoPlay and Loket Live.

First held in 1976 by students of University of Indonesia’s Faculty Economics and Business in Depok, West Java, the festival was initiated by Candra Darusman. The singer of ’80s jazz band Chaseiro, Darusman is now the Indonesian ambassador for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Past editions of Jazz Goes to Campus featured international artists such as Depapepe, Nouvelle Vague, Al McKay’s Earth, Wind & Fire Experience. Indonesian alums of the festival include Raisa, Monita Tahalea, Kahitna, Barasuara Jazz Project with Indra Lesmana & Adra Karim, Mocca and Tulus.

Some of the biggest Indonesian music festivals turned to virtual platforms in 2020, including Synchronize Fest, Prambanan Jazz Festival and We The Fest.

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In late December, metal festival Hammersonic announced that it is set to return in March 2022. It was originally scheduled to take place in March 2020.

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