10 Reasons You Don't Want To Miss The 2015 Java Jazz Festival

The 2015 Java Jazz festival is looking particularly juicy this year. 

It’s the 10 year anniversary this year, and WowShack couldn’t be more excited. With a star-studded lineup of international artists and a wealth of delicious local talent, you can be sure that this is going to be a fabulous festival.

The Java Jazz has been a cultural hub ever since its inaugural show in 2005. Musical icons have taken the stage, including Santana, Jamie Cullen, John Legend, James Brown, Craig David and Steve Wonder. 

Here are 10 reasons you don’t want to miss the Java Jazz Festival this weekend:  


1) Jessie J

Jessie J has been making the World Dance for a few years now. Her pop tunes and stunning live performances have confirmed her status as a modern pop princes, and she is the Special Guest at this years festival. 

2) Chaka Khan

Ain’t Nobody got a musical legacy as rich and diverse as Chaka Khan - And she has 10 GRAMMY awards to prove it.  

3) Christina Perri

Christina Perri unleashed her Jar of Hearts on the music scene in 2010, and fans have been in love with her honest songwriting ever since.

4) Bobby Mcferrin

Try and and let those woes of yours overburden you when you listen to Bobby Mcferrin’s legendary chill-out tune, Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

5) Snarky Puppy 

Now, instrumental fusion band Snarky Puppy have Something about them. You don’t win a GRAMMY for Best R&B performance for nothing.

6) Tulus

Be sure to wear your dancing Shoes when Tulus takes the stage. You can't step to his music in sandals. 

7) Sheila on 7

Reason number 7 is Sheila on 7 - one of Indonesia's most successful rock bands of all time. 

8) Afgan

'Terima Kasih Cinta' earned him the title of Indonesia's Best Male Solo Artist in 2009. He's still got the goods in 2015.

9) Rio Sidik

The trumpet wielding Maestro Rio Sidik is a regular fixture in Bali, and is set to bring his jazz-tastic vibes to the event.

10) Jakarta International Expo

The JIExpo has accommodated the Java Jazz Festival's explosive expansion to well over 100,000 attendees. Just follow the rhythm that sings to your heart's beat, and you'll find that artist that's been missing from your playlist.

There are many more artists we haven't included, with a vast array of musical backgrounds - and that's what makes this event so special. 

The best thing about the Java Jazz Festival is stumbling upon those gems that you never expected, but will stay with you forever.

So, forget about the (very reasonable) price tag, and Jazz up your weekend at Indonesia’s most absorbing musical festival.

For more information, check out www.javajazzfestival.com


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