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M.I.A Added To The Star-Studded Line Up At Bali’s Joyland Festival

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The organizers of Joyland Festivals that will be held in Nusa Dua this month have announced another amazing headline act. The chart-topping musical sensation M.I.A will be headlining the festival alongside other global superstars. Joyland Festival is a Plainsong Live production and will be coming to the Bukit Peninsula from 17-19th March. 

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Joyland 2023 promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Plainsong Live is one of the biggest festival organizers in all of Indonesia and certainly knows how to put on a party. The festival will showcase not only world-class music but also film, standup comedy, and cultural performances. The show will play out across three stages, as well as a local community market showcasing some of Bali’s best small businesses. 

The announcement of M.I.A to the bill is really the icing on an already very enticing cake. Headliners include Sigrid, Phoenix and Black Country, New Road. M.I.A has over 7.3 million monthly listeners on Spotify and millions more streams across music platforms. Originally from Sri Lanka, she grew up in London, and her music reflects her life and story. Her most famous songs include Paper Planes, Bad Girls, and Come Around.

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Joyland Festival will mark the first performance in Indonesia for Norwgeiegn pop sensation Sigrid. Best known for her tracks Head on Fire, Bad Life and Strangers, Sigrid’s performance at Nusa Dua is set to raise the roof. Plainsong Live’s co-founder and director, Ferry Dermawan, says that the presence of international headliners like M.I.A and Sigrid bring the ultimate entertainment factor. 

Tickets for Joyland Festival are available to buy online now. Day passes and three-day festival tickets are available, and organizers have partnered with Grand Hyatt Bali for a ticket and accommodation deal. 

Anticipation in Bali for Joyland Festival is rising after the success of Thank God It’s Festival this weekend. Also hosted in Nusa Dua, Thank God It’s Festival is a Univlox production. An impressive crowd of 10,000 people headed to Peninsula Island on The Nusa Dua this weekend to enjoy live music, cultural performances, and an incredible selection of food and drinks for all the family.

General Manager of The Nusa Dua, I Gusti Ngurah Ardita, shared with reporters that the event was an overwhelming success. He shared his contentment that the event ran smoothly, from location to security to spectator enjoyment. Thank God It’s Festival has set the bar high for future events. 

Ardita said, “This event is very successful, and we as the manager are grateful for the trust given…There are many choices for visitors besides enjoying music. Because the concept is that there are various booths scattered throughout the Peninsula Island.”

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He continued, “We hope that the success of this event will be able to encourage more and more other music events to be held in our area, which is also an additional attraction for tourists staying in The Nusa Dua area.”

The CEO of Univlox Live, Ryan Adi Kusuma, thanked ITDC for their support in bringing the festival to life. He said, “Through the colorful concept that we carry, we want to bring a colorful, fun, enthusiastic and also satisfaction feels to visitors. So that this event was attended by 10 thousand music lovers from various circles.”


Thank God It’s Festival and Joyland Festival are set to be the first of many big international music events to be held in Nusa Dua in the years to come. Officials in Bali and the teams at the ITDC are actively seeking to promote The Nusa Dua as a destination for live music events on a large scale. The Minister for Tourism and Creative Economies, Sanidaga Uno, has spoken frequently about his desire to attract more MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions) to Bali, as well as music and sports tourism. 

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Tuesday 7th of March 2023

How many boosters needed for the admission?

Wayan Bo

Wednesday 8th of March 2023

@Jimbo, pandemic isn’t over yet 😷

Wayan Bo

Tuesday 7th of March 2023

Happy full moon party Koh Phangan style 🤣

Wayan Bo

Tuesday 7th of March 2023

Mad Honey 😂festival