Jakarta festival We The Fest has just unleashed the next wave of artists both international and local performing this July. With the additions of Majid Jordan, Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker) and Albert Hammond Jr. to an already shining lineup led by Lorde, this year's edition of WTF looks to be the Southeast Asian festival to beat.
Also announced on Friday night were producers Medasin, SG Lewis, and What So Not. These international acts were just the cherry atop the cake that was the whole slate of Indonesian artists announced for WTF.
Local artists revealed in phase two were: Bara Suara, Efek Rumah Kaca, Gamaliel Audrey Cantika (GAC), Padi, White Shoes & the Couples Co, A. Nayaka & the Blue Room Boys, Abenk/Alter, Aydra feat. Prince Husein, Bam Mastro, Diskoria, Fun on a Weekend x Emotion All Stars, Kimokal, Mantra Vutura, Neomora, Patricia Schuldtz feat. Bayurisa and Yacko, Polka Wars, Rayssadynta, Soft Animal and DJ w.W feat. MC Drwe.
The three-day festival organised by Ismaya Live had announced a slew of acts in February, including international acts alt-J, Odesza, James Bay, The Neighbourhood, HONNE, Moon Boots, Petit Biscuit and Louis the Child.
Indonesian musicians Seringai, Mooner, Teza Sumendra, Maliq & D'Essentials, Pijar and Semenjana had been revealed in the phase one announcement.
Amazingly, there are still more acts to come, not least because of We The Fest's contest where aspiring Indonesian musicians can submit their music and stand to win a chance to perform at the festival.
Tickets have been going fast ever since We The Fest began ticket sales, so if you haven't snagged yours yet, now's the time. Presale for early entry tickets (IDR1,160K or S$111), normal tickets (IDR1,280K or S$122), VIP (IDR2,800K or S$267) and group packages (buy five tickets and get a sixth free) (IDR7,480K or S$712) are all still available.
We The Fest will take place in Jakarta from 20 to 22 July. Buy tickets here.