Hodgepodge Superfest 2019: The Used, Superorganism, State Champs announced as second phase headliners

Hodgepodge Superfest 2019’s second phase lineup press conference at Baxter Smith, Senopati, Jakarta on Wednesday, July 10. Photo by Java Festival Production
Hodgepodge Superfest 2019’s second phase lineup press conference at Baxter Smith, Senopati, Jakarta on Wednesday, July 10. Photo by Java Festival Production

The second edition of cross-genre music festival Hodgepodge Superfest, held by Java Festival Production and music portal Supermusic, will rock the Indonesian capital from Saturday, August 31 to Sunday, September 1 at Allianz Ecopark Ancol, North Jakarta. Yesterday, the festival announced its second phase of the lineup in a press conference, accompanied by performances by singer Marcello Tahitoe and homegrown indie pop band Reality Club.

Your favorite emo band during the 2000s (or is it just us?), The Used, has been confirmed to headline Hodgepodge Superfest. Other international performers in the second phase including American rock band State Champs and English indie pop band Superorganism.

American emo band The Used. Photo: Instagram/@theused & @jenncurtisphotography
American emo band The Used. Photo: Instagram/@theused & @jenncurtisphotography

More local favorites from various genres were also confirmed: Adrian Khalif, Ahmad Abdul, Coldiac, Dried Cassava, .Feast, Iwa K x Sweet Martabak, Jevin Julian x Petra Sihombing, LALAHUTA, Maliq & D’Essentials, Marcello Tahitoe, Pamungkas, and Reality Club; as well as the winners of rock music competition SuperMusic Rockin’ Battle, GHO$$ and M.A.T.S.

Back in March, organizers had previously announced that the American supergroup Prophets of Rage — consisting of Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk; Chuck D and DJ Lord from Public Enemy; and B Real from Cypress Hill — will headline the festival. Fellow headliner, Northern Irish rock band Snow Patrol will be performing in acoustic format.  

International performers in the first phase lineup are English indie pop act The Japanese House and Brooklyn-based hip hop/R&B group Phony Ppl; as well as Indonesian performers: BARASUARA, Danilla, FOURTWNTY, and GAC (Gamaliel Audrey Cantika).

English indie pop band Superorganism. Photo: Instagram/@sprorgnsm & @edwardcooke
English indie pop band Superorganism. Photo: Instagram/@sprorgnsm & @edwardcooke

The promoters said they will reveal more performers in the next phase, which will be announced sometime soon.

“Hodgepodge Superfest, which is taken from the word ‘hodgepodge’ meaning a mixture, is our reference in making the festival’s concept as well as choosing the artists,” said Java Festival Production president director Dewi Gontha.

Festival goers can experience the hodgepodge of different elements, such as music, arts and technology across the festival venue through Supermusic’s main booth and other ambient installations.

“There will also be a special collaboration from Supermusic and local artists such as Never Too Lavish and Darbotz,” Supermusic spokesperson Vicky Setiawan said in the statement.

All transactions in the festival will be cashless, meaning you have to cop a TapCash card from BNI (State Bank of Indonesia). If you’re the type of person who must update regularly on your social media, worry not, there will be free wi-fi across the venue throughout the duration of the festival.

You can reach the venue at Ancol by your own car, but TransJakarta could be the easier and more practical mode of transport, because they’ll be operating longer than usual on the days of the festival. They will also provide electric buses from Dufan TransJakarta stop to the venue at Allianz Ecopark for free.

Tickets are available to purchase on Hodgepodge Superfest 2019’s official website, Supermusic, Rajakarcis.com, Tiket.com, IbuDibjo.com, and various official ticket boxes across Jakarta and other major cities. You can get a daily pass for IDR 600,000 and two-day pass at IDR 950,000 — all inclusive of tax and services, as well as entry to Ancol for one person and one vehicle. There’s also a buy 1 get 2 promo exclusively for BNI card holders only, or for a limited time you can register yourself to be a Supermusic member to get a 50% off for your tickets.

You might also want to check out the schedule for pop-up mobile ticket boxes in South and Central Jakarta as well as Bintaro starting this week, at which you can get special price for daily pass at IDR 400,000. 

If you’re outside Jakarta, you can buy your tickets and catch the performances from several top local performers on Superfest Road to Hodgepodge on July 12, 13, and 20 at your cities, the schedule of which can be found here.

Here’s the full line-up:

Photo: Java Festival Production
Photo: Java Festival Production

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