Djakarta Warehouse Project is bringing a weekend of extraordinary music to Indonesia. Read more below.
Music festivals make for a rapidly growing industry. And unlike most North American and European countries, Southeast Asia isn’t clustered with an abundance of music festivals. Djakarta Warehouse Project is Indonesia’s massive dance music festival that brings a slew of the biggest international artists to Jakarta with every edition.
DWP takes place on December 11-12. Get your tickets here! Here’s why Jakarta’s immense Warehouse Project is also one of the most wholesome musical experiences in Southeast Asia.
1. An expansive lineup
DWP is famous for their star-studded and well-rounded lineups, and this year’s roster doesn’t disappoint. Major names like Major Lazer, Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Axwell /\ Ingrosso, DJ Snake and Kaskade form the cream of the list, and you’ll also find Porter Robinson with his Worlds live show, Cashmere Cat, Claptone, Claude VonStroke, Jamie Jones, Dillon Francis and Oliver Heldens. Artists like R3hab, Headhunterz and DVBBS cater to fans of a harder style. Read more about it here.
2. The beauty of Jakarta
Being the most populous city in Indonesia, Jakarta is not a tropical vacation spot, despite the tropical monsoon that the city sports for most of the year. Inspite of its urban demeanor, Jakarta is rich with culture and history that’s enough to immerse yourself into when you need a break from the festival. Full of eclecticism in food and culture, the amalgamation of different ethnicities and communities in Jakarta is why it’s known as a miniature version of Indonesia itself. If you’re looking to explore the city, check out some of its interesting museums, and don’t miss out on the famous street food.
3. The grandeur
Djakarta Warehouse Project packs in every bit of that larger-than-life essence that is advertised by Tomorrowland or EDC. It’s massive at its very core. Bringing in not only the biggest EDM artists globally, but also the whole experience that comes with great music festivals. DWP has become arguably Asia’s biggest dance music festival, one that can take credit for some of the widespread influence of live electronic and dance music culture in Indonesia.
4. Ismaya Live
Ismaya Group is an agency that conceptualizes, develops, and operates several lifestyle properties throughout Indonesia. Founded in 2003, the company has since branched out to manage establishments in the spheres of cuisine, nightlife, music publishing, and live events – which are all operated beneath Ismaya Live, the company’s branch that handles live events. Festival goers rave about the immaculately organized editions of DWP, which isn’t that surprising, considering the fact that Ismaya are by now, veterans of the scene. From reasonably priced food (from some of Ismaya’s inventive restaurant chains) at the festival, to hands-on help at the festival, there’s very little room for complaints.
5. Putting Indonesia on the map
Indonesia, the gargantuan archipelago of around 17,500 islands, is a culturally diverse and aesthetically breathtaking country. Located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, Indonesia is famous for its Bali beaches and the 300 ethnic groups that reside harmoniously (for the most part) in the hearth of the country. In spite of all these wonderful things, Indonesia is a relatively untapped destination for live dance music events. DWP, indisputably, puts Indonesia on the map and we’re super stoked to see what other live events emerge here in the coming years.
6. The tickets
For a festival that brings the biggest names in the electronic music industry in one place over the span of two days, DWP’s tickets can be bought for as low as $55. For both Friday and Saturday, the single-day passes are available for $55. Armin Van Buuren and Axwell ^ Ingrosso headline the festivities Friday night with Tiesto and DJ Snake leading the charge on Saturday. However, if you do plan to take a trip to the festival, it would make more sense to purchase the two-day pass that’s available for $85. You can buy your festival tickets via Viagogo here!