03 Mar '11, 2am

Our Indonesia correspondent Zubaidah explains why concerts are becoming more popular in Indonesia.

Zubaidah Nazeer talks about the reasons concerts are becoming more popular in Indonesia IN JAKARTA Within a span of 10 days last month, three big international acts performed in Jakarta - Deftones, Janet Jackson and Iron Maiden. The Iron Maiden concert was a sold-out, and the other two attracted near-capacity crowds. Indeed, after a dismal few years, the concert scene here has seen a major turnaround. At the rate concert slots are being booked up, concert promoters and music fans are saying that 2011 is quickly shaping up to be one of the golden years for the industry. Concert promoters and organisers estimate seeing up to 70 per cent more concerts being held this year compared to the average number for past two years. Said Ms Nirmala Hapsari, media relations officer for Java Festival Productions which organises the hugely popular Java Jazz Festival said before the end of ...

Full article: http://blogs.straitstimes.com/2011/3/2/concert-fever-heat...

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