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Tourism Minister Is Making It Easier For Music Stars To Play In Bali

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This week, the Indonesian Minister for Tourism and Creative Economies, Sandiaga Uno, confirmed that he and his teams have launched a new system to make it even easier for big-name music artists to come and play live. 

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The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economies has teamed up with the National Police to create a digital concert licensing system that will reduce the cost of hosting live music events by 20-25%.

The new system launched on Monday, June 24th, and will help overcome the high price of concert tickets across the country, especially in provinces like Bali that are continually working to bring in big-name acts. 

Minister Uno said that the new system will be carried out entirely online, and by integrating all of the authorities involved in issuing live event permits, including the local government and the police, it is hoped that the whole process can be more streamlined, transparent and affordable. 

Earlier this year, Minister Uno spoke openly about his commitment to making it easier for big-name artists, musicians, and creators to come and perform all across Indonesia, especially in Bali.

Live music events, aside from vacations and culture, are one of the big draws for international tourists.

With destinations like Bangkok, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur often securing big international acts, and of course Jakarta too, leaders in Bali want to see more international music sensations gracing the stage in Bali.

This way, music lovers can come and see their favorite artists play live, stay an extra few days (or more), and enjoy all the culture and natural wonders that the island has to offer. 

Music lovers heading to Bali in the next few months have heaps of live music to look forward to. The next big music event in Bali is the Suara Festival, which will be held in Nauru City, overlooking Nyanyi Beach in Tabanan.

The 3-day event will host live music across multiple stages, talks and panel discussions, workshops, and an incredible kids’ area and artisan market, too. 

Suara Festival will be held from July 26th to July 28th, and, now entering its third year, it will be bigger and better than ever.

Event organizers say, “Suara is the dream of people inspired by the values reflected in the Nuanu Principles and united in the pursuit of creating an ever-evolving regenerative living systems game that integrates ecological harmony and community connectivity, bringing experiences to people, inspiring and joyful to solve social problems and a sense of culture.”


Headline acts include Angus and Julia Stone, Neil Frances, Youngr, HVOB and LP Giobbi.

The full line up of speakers, workshop hosts and musical artists has yet to be revealed and tickers are selling fast.

With the third and final wave of weekend tickets now on sale, Bali lovers who want to be at the Suara Festival are advised to snap up their tickets as soon as possible. 


In August, Bali will be welcoming the return of the internationally acclaimed Ubud Village Jazz Fest. Hosted on the 2nd and 3rd of August, the Ubud Village Jazz Fest will arrive at the group STHALA Ubud.

Organizers say, “We’re thrilled to announce that the UVJF 2024 has been handpicked by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of The Republic of Indonesia as one of the Top 10 national-scale events of the year!”

“Our festival has grown into a global stage, proudly hosting talented jazz musicians from around the world, thanks to the continuous trust and support of various international embassies.”


The event is not to be missed and is all about cultural fusion and inclusivity; you don’t have to be a jazz aficionado to feel at home at Ubud Village Jazz Fest; everyone is welcome.

The team behind the event shared that “for more than ten years, the Ubud Village Jazz Festival has been providing a unique experience for jazz enthusiasts. With a compact yet well-curated program, the festival features a total of 20 performances, showcasing the talents of 100 musicians for two days on three different stages.”

“The festival prides itself on presenting a diverse range of jazz forms, ensuring that there is something for everyone’s musical taste.” Tickets are available online now. 

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Wayan Bo

Saturday 29th of June 2024

Expecting soon The Rolling Stones as well as Iggy Pop.


Saturday 29th of June 2024

@The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economies has teamed up with the National Police to create a digital concert licensing system that will reduce the cost of hosting live music events by 20-25%."

You mean reduce cost of licensing only by 20-25%, not cost of hosting the whole concert?