On the 13th and 14th August 2016, WE THE FEST opens the doors to Indonesia’s vibrant party capital, Jakarta, for a truly unparalleled immersive musical experience. A spectacular celebration of music, arts, fashion and food, boasting a lineup brimming with some of the hottest contemporary talents across the pop, rock, indie and electronic spectrum, WTF is the party to be seen at this summer and is an undisputed jewel in the crown of South East Asia’s burgeoning party calendar.
Headlining the festival this year, at Parkir Timur Senayan, Jakarta, are none other than Grammy award-winning pair, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who have chosen WTF as the fitting finale to their mammoth 2016 world tour. Soaring to prominence with chart-topping records including ‘Thrift Shop’ and ‘Can’t Hold Us’, Macklemore has since established himself as one of pop music’s biggest modern icons. Fellow hit-making machine and mastermind behind the ‘Uptown Funk’ phenomenon, Mark Ronson, will also be on headline duties, bringing one of his famed genre-defying DJ sets to the backdrop of Indonesia’s most vibrant city. Last, but by no means least, alternative British rock outfit The 1975 will be taking to the coveted WTF Main Stage, as they too look to provide fans with a headline performance to savour in the memory.
The Temper Trap and Hayden James give even further depth and diversity to the already eclectic lineup, as do French ‘nu-disco’ pioneer Breakbot, Canadian synth-pop duo Purity Ring and Dutch “deep house superstar” (Billboard) Sam Feldt. Making her Indonesian debut is London-based singer-songwriter George Maple, whose collaborations with the likes of What So Not and Flume have made her an outstanding addition to this year’s event. Australian producer Ta-ku, whose down-tempo re-imaginings of tracks from Maple, Justin Timberlake and Flume, is another must-see act on what is undoubtedly WTF’s strongest bill to date.
Date: 13 & 14, 2016
Location: Parkir Timur Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia
For the full lineup so far, head to wethefest.com and stay tuned for more acts, due to be announced soon. Weekend tickets, starting at $54, are available now here. See below for full details, or head to wethefest.com