Jakarta. Annual music festival The Sounds Project will soon return for its fifth edition next month with some of the top names in Indonesia's music industry, among others, rock band Padi Reborn and vocal powerhouse Isyana Sarasvati.
About 48 Indonesian artists —including.Feast, Nidji, Stars and Rabbit— are on the lineup of the event that went on a two-year pandemic hiatus. Other notable acts to check out at the Sounds Project include Hivi!, Juicy Luicy, the Changcuters, and Dewa 19 feat. Ello.
The Sounds Project will feature American indie-pop band The Walters whose song "I Love You So" went viral in Indonesia. Festival goers will also get to see performances by UK's FUR.
The Sounds Project Vol. 5 will run on Aug. 27-28 at Allianz Ecopark, Ancol, Jakarta.
"The venue can have 50,000 [people] at full capacity. But depending on the situation, we will likely lower the cap to just between 20,000 and 30,000," Sounds Project festival director Gerhana Banyubiru told a press conference at Hard Rock Cafe in Jakarta on Thursday.
"A music festival represents the current state of the music industry. It shows who are currently popular and who are the newcomers. We also give a chance for newcomer artists to perform at the Sounds Project," Gerhana added.
The Sounds Project Vol. 5 has also sold 90 percent of its tickets, according to Gerhana. Tickets for The Sounds Project Vol. 5 are priced at Rp 550,000 for a two-day pass and Rp 253,000 for a daily pass.