Ultimate guide to international concerts coming to Jakarta in 2023

Photo: Instagram/@thestrokes
Photo: Instagram/@thestrokes

As cathartic as 2022 was for live music, it was merely a warm-up to what 2023 has in store for us in Jakarta. This year, many of the biggest international names in music are coming to the Indonesian capital in full force.

We have put together this handy calendar so you don’t miss out on your favorite acts amid all the concert and festival announcements. The list below includes confirmed shows for February and March, and we will continue to update the page as new shows are announced. So feel free to bookmark this page!

Feb. 3: Cigarettes After Sex

Dream pop band Cigarettes After Sex is lighting up what will be a very busy February for concerts in Jakarta. Just try not to Cry at the show, which will be held at Econvention Hall Ancol. Tickets start from IDR850K.

Feb. 4: Kehlani

Singer/songwriter/dancer Kehlani is playing at JIExpo Kemayoran in support of their album Blue Water Road. The 27-year-old R&B star last performed in Jakarta in 2018. Tickets start from IDR850K.

Feb. 4: Jeff Satur

The Thai heartthrob is making Jakarta the first stop for his Live on Saturn international tour. His show, which will be held at Balai Sarbini, will also be his first in Indonesia. Tickets start from IDR675K.

Feb. 4: Itzy

It’s Itzy to kick off a string of K-pop shows on the weekend. The group is heading to Tennis Indoor Senayan as part of their first world tour. Tickets start from IDR1.4 million.

Feb. 4: EXO-SC

The next best thing to EXO themselves, the group’s subunit EXO-SC, comprising Sehun and Chanyeol, will be sure to delight legions of EXO fans in Jakarta. Tickets start from IDR1 million.

Feb. 5: Mamamoo

K-pop quartet Mamamoo may be disbanding by the end of 2023, but that won’t come before their ICE BSD City concert. Tickets start from IDR1.4 million.

Feb. 9 and 11: Westlife

The legendary Irish boy band will surely bring back the oldies, first on Feb. 9 at ICE BSD City and again on Feb. 11. at Stadion Madya in Gelora Bung Karno, Senayan. Tickets for Feb. 9 start from IDR500K, while tickets for Feb. 11 start from IDR1.74 million. 

Feb. 14: Blue

Another iconic boy band, Blue, is holding a special Valentine’s Day show at Pullman Jakarta Central Park. The night promises to be an intimate one featuring the quartet’s hits. Tickets start from IDR1 million.

Feb. 23: FKJ

French House music producer and multi-instrumentalist FKJ (short for French Kiwi Juice) is bringing his beats to GBK Basketball Hall in Senayan. Tickets start from IDR798K.

Feb. 25: Aurora

She’s more than just the background singer in that Frozen II soundtrack. Norwegian chanteuse Aurora is making her Jakarta debut at Balai Sarbini. Tickets start from IDR517K.

March 4 and 5: Everblast Festival

Simple Plan, The Rasmus, and Hoobastank are the headliners of this celebration of rock music at Gambir Expo Kemayoran. Tickets start from IDR695K for a one-day pass.

March 9: Kings of Convenience

A timeless local favorite, Norway-based acoustic darlings Eirik Glambek Bøe and Erlend Øye AKA Kings of Convenience is holding an intimate show at The Ritz Carlton hotel at Pacific Palace. Tickets are IDR880K.

March 11 and 12: Blackpink

Arguably the biggest name in K-pop, Blackpink is coming to our area for back-to-back shows at GBK Stadium despite initial confusion about the venue’s availability. Tickets for Day 1 and Day 2 start from IDR1.385 million.

March 14: Men I Trust

The dreamy Quebecois trio is stopping by Jakarta for their Asia and Oceania tour. You can catch them at GBK Basketball Hall in Senayan. Tickets start from IDR400K.

March 18: Arctic Monkeys

The UK’s alternative rock superstars will park in Jakarta for the band’s Asian tour in support of their 2022 album The Car. The band is playing at Beach City International Stadium, Ancol. Tickets start from IDR1.56 million.

March 18 and 19: Hammersonic Festival

The annual metal and rock festival is returning to the capital, bringing icons Slipknot to Carnaval Ancol. Other acts include Black Flag, Saosin, and Deez Nuts. IDR2.3 million for two-day pass.

May 20: Red Velvet

South Korean girl group Red Velvet is stopping by ICE BSD City on May 20 for their “Red Velvet 4th Concert: R to V” world tour. Tickets start from IDR1.1 million.

May 26, 27, 28: Suga

BTS’ Suga is embarking on his first solo tour this year, and the rapper has delighted his legions of ARMYs in Indonesia by scheduling three consecutive shows at ICE BSD City. Tickets start from IDR1.5 million (if they aren’t sold out by now).

June 2-4: Java Jazz Festival

The biggest jazz festival in the Southern hemisphere (admittedly with a lot of pop music thrown in) is back this year, bringing the likes of Cory Wong, Max, and Stephen Sanchez with support from local and international musicians. Daily pass IDR775K.

July 7: Honne

The English electronic duo Honne is headed back to Jakarta for their 2023 Asia Tour. This time, they are playing at Beach City International Stadium Ancol on July 7. Tickets start from IDR890K. Get yours here.

July 21-23: We The Fest

We The Fest is arguably the hottest festival in Jakarta’s live music calendar for 2023. Here are some of the headliners to back our claim: The Strokes, The 1975, The Kid Laroi, and Lewis Capaldi, to name a few. Passes start from IDR1.4 million.

August 12-13: The 90s Festival

Go back more than two decades in time (wow, it has really been that long, huh?) and relive the glory of ’90s pop rock at The 90s Festival. Go all nostalgic with old-timers like Mr. Big, The Cardigans, and local legends like P-Project and Basejam. IDR3 million for a 2-day pass.

August 26-27: Asian Sound Syndicate Vol. 2

Check out some of the finest musical talents from the continent at the second edition of Asian Sound Syndicate at JIExpo Kemayoran. South Korean boyband iKON is headlining. Passes start from IDR575K.

Nov.15: Coldplay

It’s official. Following weeks of speculation and teasing, Coldplay, arguably the biggest alternative rock band in the world, is set to make their Indonesia debut with a show at Jakarta’s Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) Stadium on Nov. 15. Tickets available here.

Nov. 24-26: Joyland Festival Jakarta

Left: Alvvays’ Molly Rankin. Right: Interpol. Photos from Instagram/@alvvaysband and Twitter/@Interpol

Indie powerhouses Alvvays and Interpol are the first acts to be confirmed for Joyland Festival Jakarta, which is shaping up to be an exciting major festival in the capital. Tickets currently available via presale period.


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