Just a week before the showdown which will happen on October 29 and 30, 2010 at Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Java Soulnation Festival got two new sponsors for the event. They are AHA (Bakrie Connectivity) and Bank Mandiri. It’s now officially called AHA Jakarta International Java Soulnation Festival 2010, and we have more news about this upcoming international event which will be held again for the 3rd times.
More artists have confirmed their participation in this year’s AHA Java Soulnation. The main highlight for this time is a very special performance of Simply Red on its “Simply Red Farewell Tour.” Simply Red has been in business for 25 years, producing many hits including “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”, “Holding Back the Years” and “Stars” and have released no less than 50 albums. After a quarter of century, it’s time for the band to say goodbye. Mick Hucknall, the founder and the one and only original member of Simply Red has been doing his solo career for quite some time. He’s been busy gracing many jazz festivals and stages along with some jazz giants. Along the journey, Simply Red has been known as a unique band which has a crossover concept by blending the blue-eyed soul, romantic, rock, reggae, funk and also jazz. As they are giving out the Farewell Tour, we are lucky to have the chance to see them once again for the last time. It’s going to be an unforgettable moment for sure, especially for the fans who have been grown with Simply Red’s songs along the way.
Besides Simply Red on its Farewell Tour as this year’s Java Soulnation Festival’s headlines, there will be many other local and international artists who deserve the same spotlight as well. The ever-cool sisters with their inventive, funkin’ glamorous Afropean style in soul, nu jazz and hip hop Les Nubians, the man gifted with soulful voice Raul Midon will delight the nuance of AHA Java Soulnation Festival 2010 with their own specific colors. Joining them are some of the other famous artists such as Coolio, Tambuco (supported by the Mexican Embassy), Akil the MC from Jurassic 5 & Louis Logic.
From the local side we have some of the finest talents to join the party. We will have Pandji Pragiwaksono, Sandhy Sondoro, Yacko, Tangga, Bag Trio + Beat, Bayu Risa, Boogiemen & Homegrown, Calvin Jeremy, Dira J. Sugandi, Drew, Ecoutez, Guntur, Indonesian Youth Regeneration, Soul D’Soul Joeniar Arief feat. Lala Suwages & Soulmate, Soul ID (Feat. Ruth Sahanaya, Zen, Sweet Martabak, and many more), Soulvibe, Jemima, Rafi & the Beat, Romero, S.O.B. feat. Iwa K., Gading Marten & Eno Netral and Saba. There will be a very special project to check out too this year called “TRIBUTE TO MOTOWN MUSIC.” This project came from Barry Likumahuwa‘s idea and will be served with cool lineup including Sandhy Sondoro, Dira J. Sugandi, SABA, Bayu Risa, Soulmate, Matthew Sayerz dan Aiko.
The soul train is coming! It’s going to be a grand music party with seriously cool performers. “I Like It!”, that’s the theme for this year, something that we believe will fill up our mind, heart and soul. AHA Jakarta International Java Soulnation Festival 2010 will begin just in a week from now, so make sure you won’t miss it.
PRE-SALE (per 17 Oct 2010)
Daily Pass : Rp 220,000
2- Day Pass : Rp 360,0000
SPECIAL SHOW (29 Oktober 2010):
SIMPLY RED FAREWELL TOUR
VIP : Rp 900,000
Festival : Rp 780,000
Tribune : Rp 640,000
*29 & 30 Oktober 2010
Daily Pass : Rp 260,000
2- Day Pass : Rp 460,0000
SPECIAL SHOW (29 Oktober 2010):
Simply Red Farewell Tour
VIP : Rp 1,500,00
Festival : Rp 900,000
Tribune : Rp 780,000