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​Djakarta Warehouse Project becomes Asia’s largest 2-day dance music festival with 90,000

Indonesia rising

  • Mixmag Asia Staff
  • 15 December 2016
​Djakarta Warehouse Project becomes Asia’s largest 2-day dance music festival with 90,000

Over 90,000 people attended Djakarta Warehouse Project this past weekend in the capital city of Indonesia. That means the 2-day festival drew over 45,000 revelers each day, which is slightly higher than Ultra Music Festival in Japan saw with 120,000 festivalgoers over 3 days, making it the largest per day draw in all of North and Southeast Asia and not even that far off from Ultra Miami's draw of 55,000 per day. In fact, in all of Asia the only electronic music festival bigger than it is Sunburn in Goa, which runs for 3 days.

20,000 of those attendees came from outside Indonesia, from countries like Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, China, Equatorial Guinea, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Nepal, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the UK, United Arab Emirates, the United States of America and Vietnam.

But with a line-up like this year, including an array of artists like King Carl Cox, Duke Dumont, Destructo, Hot Since 82, Tiga, Tokimonsta, Valentino Khan, DJ Snake, Alan Walker, Lost Frequencies, Rudimental, W&W, Yves, Blasterjaxx, Marlo, Brennan Heart, GTA, Snakehips, Martin Garrix, Yellow Claw, KSHMR, Hardwell and Zedd, we're predicting an even bigger 2017 for the Southeast Asian nation because as it turns out, Indonesia is shaping up to be Asia's most unexpected up-and-coming dance music destinations.

In total there were 33 international acts and 24 Indonesian acts, referred as 'Local Heroes'.

This year marked the 8th edition of Djakarta Warehouse Project, which was beautifully executed by Ismaya Live, after coming from humble beginnings with only 2,000 in attendance at its debut event called Blowfish Warehouse Project.

This year there were 1,600 LED panels installed for the main stage, called the Garudha Land stage, which is more than double compared to the 2015 edition of the festival. The Garudha Land stage is inspired from Indonesia's national symbol, which is the mythical Garuda bird on Indonesia's coat of arms.

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