Unlike many places in Asia, club culture in Bali relies heavily on tourism. But with tourism not expected to return to the island for months, if not years, the future of Bali’s many clubs and music brands is endangered, and the existing model unsustainable.
In honour of Earth Day, Club Conscious and Rainforest Pavilion together with Mixmag Asia invited leaders from the music community to band together and find ways to survive as one, united industry. In a roundtable conversation held on Sunday April 25 at Neverland Canggu, event organisers, club owners and industry leaders shared their vision and roadmap to reopening in an open discussion. The panel also explored ways that, when clubs do finally reopen, they do so more in a more sustainable way, and participants were asked to make one pledge for the planet that they can focus on this year.
Yudha Budhisurya, Livescape Group
Ralf Madi, Morabito
Mark Baker, Beach Garden, In The Raw
Serge Proshe, Mantra Production Bali
Jennifer Jonnes, Vault Nightclub
Brett Allen, ShiShi Nightclub
Moderated by Halim Ardie, Rainforest Pavilion
Watch the full panel below:
This panel was filmed and edited by Harley Lunar