We the Fest

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We The Fest
We The Fest Logo.png
Genre
Dates Consecutive weekends in August
Location(s) Parkir Timur Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia (2014–16)
Jakarta International Expo, Jakarta, Indonesia (2017-)
Years active 2014-present
Founded by Ismaya Live
Attendance 50,000 for 3 days in 2017
Website www.wethefest.com

We The Fest is an annual summer festival of music, arts, fashion and food in Jakarta, Indonesia. The first edition was held on August 24, 2014, and it has since been held at Parkir Timur Senayan. In 2017, the event will be moved to Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran. The event features many genres of music, including pop, rock, indie, hip hop and electronic dance music. It is promoted by Ismaya Live.

2014[edit]

The 2014 We The Fest took place on Sunday 24 August 2014 at Parkir Timur Senayan.[1]

Line-Up[edit]

Clown Chella Stage Banana Palooza Stage

Ellie Goulding
21:45
Banks
20:30
Azealia Banks
19:15
Miami Horror
18:00
Timeflies
16:30
Maliq & D'Essentials
15:30

Havana Brown
21:00
Mayer Hawthorne (DJ set)
20:00
RAC (DJ set)
19:00
Jessie Andrews
18:00
Goldroom (DJ set)
16:30
Sore
15:15
Lala
14:15
Vox
13:15
The Experience Brothers
12:15

Sponsors[edit]

  • Black Spot
  • Smirnoff Ice – Official Ready To Drink (RTD)
  • Johnnie Walker – Official Spirit
  • Samsung Galaxy K Zoom – Official Electronic Brand
  • Nü Green Tea – Official Tea Drink
  • Dr. Martens – Official Footwear
  • Guvera – Official Music Partner
  • FOX – Official TV Partner
  • Yahoo! Indonesia – Official Online Partner
  • The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta – Official Hotel Partner
  • Bobobobo – Official Online Shop & Travel
  • Monstore – Official Merchandise
  • Hypernet – Official Internet Provider
  • TSA

2015[edit]

The 2015 edition of We The Fest was held on Sunday 9 August 2015 at Parkir Timur Senayan.[2]

Line-Up[edit]

Clown Chella Stage Banana Palooza Stage ART-Plugged Stage

Madeon
22:05
Passion Pit (cancelled)[3]
20:50
Jessie Ware
19:20
Flight Facilities
17:50
Echosmith
16:30
Neonomora
15:25
Teza Sumendra
14:25

Kimbra
21:30
Cyril Hahn
20:05
Wes Barker
19:35
RÜFÜS
18:50
Sheppard
17:50
Darius
16:20
Panama
15:25
360
14:20
L'Alphalpha
13:25
Elephant Kind
12:30

Blotymama
19:35
Bubugiri
18:35
Wes Barker
17:50
Danilla
16:35
MarcoMarche
15:30
Scaller
14:05

Sponsors[edit]

  • PT Gudang Garam
  • Nü Green Tea – Official Tea Drink
  • The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta – Official Hotel
  • GrabCar – Official Transport
  • Monstore – Official Merchandise
  • M Entertainment – Official Music Channel

2016[edit]

The third edition was held in two days for the first time. It was held on Saturday 13 August and Sunday 14 August.[4][5] The sixteen international acts and twenty-five local acts were set to perform in three stages, The WTF Stage was presented by Urban Gigs,[6] while The Stage Is B.A.N.A.N.A.S!!! was presented by H&M,[7] and The Another Stage was presented by Joox in collaboration with Indonesian independent music label, Demajors.[8]

Submit Your Band[edit]

For the first time, Ismaya Live announced a competition called ‘Submit Your Band’ where the three chosen bands would have a chance to perform at the 2016 We The Fest.[9] The three chosen bands are Hello Benji & The Cobra, Pijar and Westjam Nation. The three bands would have a chance to perform at the We The Fest, but one of the finalists, Beeswax also performed.

Result Finalists
The Top 3
  • Hello Benji & The Cobra
  • Pijar
  • Westjam Nation
Finalists
  • Arc Yellow
  • Bedchamber
  • Beeswax
  • Circarama
  • Gizpel
  • Littlelute
  • The Boris Suit

Line-Up[edit]

Saturday, August 13, 2016
WTF Stage The Stage Is... B.A.N.A.N.A.S Stage Another Stage

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
22:30
CL
21:20
Purity Ring
20:00
Sam Feldt
18:20
Homogenic
17:00
Dekat
15:50
Matter Halo
14:45

Hermitude
23:30
George Maple
22:25
Hayden James
20:55
Trees & Wild
19:55
Dream Koala
18:35
Rich Chigga
17:20
Polka Wars
16:15
Sajama Cut
15:10
Pijar
14:10

Four Twnty
21:20
Abenk Alter
19:50
Adhitia Sofyan
18:20
Silampukau
16:30
Deredia
15:00

Sunday, August 14, 2016
WTF Stage The Stage Is... B.A.N.A.N.A.S Stage Another Stage

Mark Ronson (DJ)
23:00
The 1975
21:35
The Temper Trap
20:05
Breakbot (Live)
18:20
Sheila On 7
16:50
Naif
15:45
Barasuara
14:45

Blonde
22:30
Ryan Hemsworth
20:55
Ta-ku (featuring Wafia)
19:40
Alina Baraz
18:20
Kimokal
17:05
Kelompok Penerbang Roket
16:05
Dried Cassava
15:05
Westjam Nation
14:10

Monkey To Millionaire
21:30
Indische Party
20:00
Sommerhaar
18:30
Lightcraft
17:00
Hello Benji and The Cobra
15:30
Beeswax
14:00

Sponsors[edit]

  • Urban Gigs
  • H&M – Official International Fashion Brand
  • Mizone – Official Isotonic Drink
  • Smirnoff – Official Spirit
  • Joox – Official Music App
  • Samsung Galaxy A – Official Mobile Phone
  • Nü Green Tea – Official Tea
  • Kit Kat – Official Break Buddy
  • Ray-Ban – Official Eyewear
  • Fairmont Jakarta and The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta – Official Hotel
  • Asia Pop 40 – Official Regional Radio Partner
  • Fox – Official Pay TV
  • Citilink – Official Airline

2017[edit]

Ismaya Live announced that the fourth edition of We The Fest will be held in three days. It will be held on Friday 11 August, Saturday 12 August and Sunday 13 August at Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran, North Jakarta, Jakarta.[10]

Submit Your Music[edit]

On May 8, Ismaya Live announced the return of Submit Your Band, but for this year, a solo artist can also participate.[11]

Result Finalists
The Top 3
  • Onar
  • The Panturas
  • Winter Issues
Finalists
  • Dopest Dope
  • Glaskaca
  • Makmur Sejahtera
  • Reality Club
  • Rebel Suns
  • Secret Meadow
  • Strange Fruit
  • Surkensonik
  • Wangi Gitaswara

Line-up[edit]

Friday, August 11, 2017
WTF Stage The Stage Is... B.A.N.A.N.A.S Stage Another Stage

The Kooks
23:50
Kodaline
22:20
Charli XCX
20:50
Yuna
19:30
Tuxedo
18:20
The SIGIT
17:05
Stars & Rabbit
16:00

Andre Dunant
01:45
Zhu
00:35
Lido
23:05
Gryffin
21:40
Shura
20:20
Scaller
19:20
Agrikulture
18:20
Bottlesmoker
17:05
Teddy Adhitya
16:00

Fun on a Weekend
23:15
Rock N Roll Mafia X Elephant Kind
21:55
Rendy Pandugo
20:45
Jason Ranti
19:45
Andre Harihandoyo & Sonic People
18:20
Adrian Khalif
17:00
Renita Martadinata
16:00

Saturday, August 12, 2017
WTF Stage The Stage Is... B.A.N.A.N.A.S Stage Another Stage

Cash Cash
23:40
Phoenix
22:10
Gnash
20:50
Epik High
19:35
Potret
18:20
Kunokini, Svaraliane, She Makes War & Dani
16:50
The Hydrant X Silampukau
15:30

w.W
01:20
Troyboi
00:05
Snakehips
22:55
Autograf
21:40
Daya
20:30
LANY
19:20
The Adams
18:20
Mondo Gascaro
17:05
Emir Hermono, A. Nayaka & Rayi Putra
16:00
Rumahsakit
15:00

Yesterday Afternoon Boys
23:25
Monkey to Millionaire
22:30
Barefood
21:35
Lightcraft
20:40
Easy Tiger
19:45
The Panturas
18:20
Winter Issue
16:35
Barasuara X Scaller
15:30

Sunday, August 13, 2017
WTF Stage The Stage Is... B.A.N.A.N.A.S Stage Another Stage

Big Sean
23:40
G-Eazy
22:10
Jonas Blue
20:40
Dua Lipa
19:40
Mocca X Payung Teduh
18:20
Raisa
16:50
Danilla
15:30

Wave Racer
23:50
Hot Chip (DJ set)
22:25
Cosmo's Midnight
21:10
Gamaliel Audrey Cantika with Isyana Sarasvati, TheOvertunes, Fatin & Jaz
19:40
Vallis Alps
18:35
Elephant Kind
17:05
Goodnight Electric
16:00
Ramengvrl
15:00

Diskopantera
21:15
Onar
20:25
Feast
19:30
Indische Party
18:20
Anomalyst
17:10
Mustache & Beard
16:25
Vira Talisa
15:30

Sponsors[edit]

  • Urban Gigs
  • H&M – Official International Fashion Brand
  • Vivo – Official Smartphone
  • Go-Jek – Official On-Demand App
  • Prost Beer – Official Beer
  • Kit Kat – Official Break Buddy
  • Joox – Official Music App
  • Asia Pop 40 – Official Regional Radio Partner
  • Channel V – Official Music Channel
  • Mizone – Official Isotonic Drink
  • Grand Mercure – Official Hotel Partner
  • Sosro Fruit Tea – Official Tea Drink
  • bobobobo – Official Travel Partner
  • Helpster – Official Staffing Partner
  • Re.Working – Official Co-Working Partner

2018[edit]

The fifth edition of We the Fest will be held on July 20-22, 2018.[12]

Line-up[edit]

WTF Stage

Friday: Gamaliel Audrey Cantika, Maliq & D'Essentials, Albert Hammond Jr., Nick Murphy, James Bay, Alt-J

Saturday: Afgan Isyana Rendy, Efek Rumah Kaca, Barasuara, Honne, Lorde, Odesza

Sunday: White Shoes & The Couples Company, Padi Reborn, The Neighbourhood, Vince Staples, Miguel, SZA

The Stage Is Bananas

Friday: Mooner, Pijar, Polka Wars, Petra Sihombing, Ramengvrl (feat. GBrand & Keilanboi), Moon Boots, Louis the Child, What So Not, Aydra (feat. Prince Husein)

Saturday: Mantra Vutura, Seringai, The Sam Willows, Andien, Eric Nam, Majid Jordan, Medasin, Party Favor, w.W (featuring MC DRWE & Soul ID)

Sunday: Teza Sumendra, Kimokal, Neonomora, Dipha Barus, SG Lewis, Petit Biscuit, Basenji

Another Stage

Friday: Garhana, Monkey to Millionaire, SoftAnimal, Neurotic, Nonaria, Laze, Patricia Schuldtz (featuring Bayu Risa & Yacko)

Saturday: Texpack, Garside, Semenjana, Bam Mastro, Matter Mos, A. Nayaka & The Blue Room Boys, Fun on a Weekend x Emotion All Stars, Diskoria

Sunday: Rayssa Dynta, Thearosa, Pee Wee Gaskins, Greybox & The Standstill Squad, Midnight Fusic, Abenk Alter, Bitzmika

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rolling Stone Indonesia - Ellie Goulding Jadi Salah Satu Pengisi Acara We The Fest 2014, Jakarta" (in Indonesian). Rolling Stone Indonesia. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "We The Fest 2015 Tawarkan Sensasi Musik yang Merdeka" (in Indonesian). Bintang.com. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Nataprawira, Pramedya (August 7, 2015). "Passion Pit Batal Tampil di We the Fest dan Sunny Side Up Festival" (in Bahasa Indonesia). Rolling Stone Indonesia. Retrieved December 17, 2016. 
  4. ^ "We The Fest 2016 - What's New Jakarta". What's New Jakarta. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "CL Dari 2NE1 Akan Tampil Di We The Fest 2016" (in Bahasa Indonesia). Rolling Stone (Indonesia). 
  6. ^ "WE THE FEST (@we.the.fest) on Instagram: "Presented by @urbangigs, we give you this year's WTF stage!"". 
  7. ^ "WE THE FEST (@we.the.fest) on Instagram: "H&M proudly presents THIS STAGE IS B.A.N.A.N.A.S!!! #WTF16 is officially gonna be bananatastic!"". 
  8. ^ "WE THE FEST (@we.the.fest) on Instagram: "@jooxid presents in collaboration with @demajorsrecs for #WTF16; Another Stage!"". 
  9. ^ Aryo Fauzan Mulyono. "We The Fest 2016 Berburu Band-band Lokal" (in Bahasa Indonesia). Rolling Stone (Indonesia). 
  10. ^ "Makin Meriah, 'We The Fest' Siap Digelar Tiga Hari!" (in Bahasa Indonesia). Dreamers.id. 25 January 2017. Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  11. ^ Nataprawira, Pramedya (May 8, 2017). "We the Fest 2017 Buka Kesempatan Bagi Musisi Baru untuk Beraksi" (in Bahasa Indonesia). Rolling Stone Indonesia. Retrieved May 9, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Pengumuman! We The Fest Balik Lagi Tahun Ini". detikHOT. 24 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.