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With huge international pop stars gracing stages in Bangkok, Jakarta, and Singapore on a regular basis, Bali wants to get in on the action, too.

The Island of the Gods already hosts top international DJs on a regular basis, but leaders want to see more stadium-style concerts organized in the province. 

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Speaking to reporters, the Regional Secretary of Bali, Dewa Made Indra, said, “As a popular tourist destination in the world, Bali could be an alternative location for holding concerts by international artists.”

One major reason stadium-level music concerts aren’t regularly organised in Bali is that there isn’t a stadium on the island that could facilitate shows on the scale seen at the Jakarta International Stadium, which can hold 82,000 people, the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok, or the New National Stadium in Singapore. 

The biggest stadium in Bali can seat just 18,000 people and is the Kapten I Wayan Dipta Stadium, where the Bali United Football Team plays their home matches.

Nevertheless, Indra says that Bali has more than sufficient capacity to support international megastars and their fans. 

Music fans will travel for days to see their favourite acts live and with Bali’s streamlined tourism infrastructure ready and waiting to receive music lovers, there is heaps of opportunity for the music industry, the tourism industry, artists and tourists alike. 

Indra explained, “The existence of I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, which is used to receiving large numbers of foreign tourists, coupled with the availability of hotels, and lodgings and of course, the services of tourism personnel in Bali, will give a positive impression to fans from neighboring countries who intend to watch in Bali.”

He noted that although there are no stadiums, there are more than sufficient resources to facilitate large-scale gigs.

Bali hosted the G20 Summit in 2022, which saw Heads of State and delegations from the world’s twenty biggest economies arrive in Bali for just a 2-day event with supporting activities organized the weeks before and after. 

Although there are no stadiums, there are plenty of venues. Peninsula Island in Nusa Dua already regularly hosts huge festivals, with Joyland Festival a noteworthy success earlier this month.

Huge beach club venues, such as Atlas Beach Fest, Finns, Savaya, Old Mans, and others, regularly host big-name performers. 


As independent businesses, beach clubs and entertainment venues have a huge capacity to bring in international artists for private events.

Later this month, for example, The Lawn in Canggu will host Tame Impala for a live DJ set.

European dance music heroes Keinemusik will be helping Savaya celebrate their third anniversary on the 30th of March, and on the 6th of April, Rudimental will grace the decks at Ulu Cliffhouse.

It seems that everything is moving in the right direction for music-loving tourists in Bali. Live music fans can expect to hear about more events, concerts, and gigs in the coming months, especially as Indonesia promotes the Indonesian Tourism Fund. 

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With a budget created by the Ministry for Tourism and Creative Economies, the Indonesian Tourism Fund will help bid for and secure more international artists to perform in the country.

Minister Uno told reporters in late February that he wanted to see the impact international pop stars could have on tourism and local economies in Bali and other regions of the country.


The Tourism Minster joked, “We need several incentives first; we need what the Singapore government and the Australian government did, namely bringing in Taylor Swift.”

We need ‘Swiftnomics’ in Indonesian tourism.” Swiftnomics is the term coined by fans and commentators about the economic impacts resulting from Taylor Swift’s concert. 

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Saturday 23rd of March 2024

How will the garbage be handled around and inside such events?? More that'll end up on the streets, in the gutters and drains, and then ultimately out to the beaches??

Mike Croney

Friday 22nd of March 2024

Not sure what "sufficient infrastructure" they're talking about... Can't even get from GWK to Seminyak in 1.5hrs in car and it's only 18km... The roads and traffic management need sorting out. Not for the tourists but for the local population that have to commute to work. Every intersection from Denpasar to the coast is plugged.

Wayan Bo

Thursday 21st of March 2024

No reason to come if The Rolling Stones and Iggy Pop not in Bali too 🤣


Thursday 21st of March 2024

The 18,000 capacity KIW Dipta Stadium opened their new carpark last year. With drumroll..... 71 parking spaces. On a Sunday night without traffic it'll take you about an hour if heading from Seminyak. Double this on a normal day and double it again when an A-lister performs there.