Joyland Festival is (finally!) making its Bali debut this month

As Bali gradually reopens to international tourists (with plans to clear quarantine in the middle of this month), event organizer Plainsong Live has announced the long-awaited debut of Joyland Festival on the Island of the Gods. The three-day event is set to take place at Taman Bhagawan in Nusa Dua, Bali, from March 25-27.

Joyland Festival “technically debuted” in Bali two years ago but, due to the pandemic, the event was held online. The organizer mentioned that they finally got the go-ahead to hold the event for a live audience.

In 2019, Joyland Festival was held in Jakarta with performances by Ardhito Pramono and NAIF.

“We have been planning the festival in Bali for a long time. As Indonesia’s tourist destination, Bali has the infrastructure to host quality entertainment with rich and progressive music scenes. Besides Joyland Fest in Jakarta, we aim to hold Joyland Fest Bali every year,” Joyland Festival and Program Manager Ferry Dermawan said in a statement.

Established artists including pop singers Raisa and Isyana Sarasvati, neo-soul band Maliq & D’Essentials, as well as Diskoria, Frau, The Adams, The Sigit, Kunto Aji, and White Shoes & The Couples Company, for n’ cite just a few.

Bali’s Joyland festival is also set to feature collaborations with Rave Pasar (described by the organizer as a multidisciplinary contemporary nightclub initiative), stand-up comedian Adjis Doaibu of Jakarta’s Standup Indo and Alexander Matius of Cinema Cafe alternative Jakarta-based Kinosaurus and FLIX Cinema.

Overall, Joyland Festival Bali offers a variety of forms of entertainment ranging from music concerts, film screenings, creative workshops, comedy shows to night markets.

In accordance with COVID-19 safety protocols, those wishing to watch the festival live will need to be fully vaccinated, wear face masks, have their body temperature checked before entering, and follow social distancing rules.

Daily tickets can be purchased for IDR 200,000 ($14) for early entry, while regular tickets can be purchased for IDR 250,000 ($17). A three-day pass is available for IDR 550,000 ($38) for early entry and IDR 650,000 ($45) for regular entry. If you purchase the early entry tickets, you must enter the festival by 3 p.m. each day.

Buy your tickets here.