WHAT’S ON INDONESIA

 

Arts, music, festivals, sports, culture and more. We bring you unmissable events and dates for your diary from around the globe.

MUSIC

Borobudur Symphony: Mariah Carey Live in Concert, Magelang, Central Java, November 6
Mariah Carey’s Indonesian fans will be thrilled to witness her epic concert at Lumbini Park against the backdrop of Borobudur temple. The multi-Grammy-winning icon, famous for her five-octave vocal range, is expected to belt out favourites such as ‘Vision of Love’, ‘Hero’ and ‘We Belong Together’. www.tiketapasaja.com

 

 

Guns N’ Roses: Not in This Lifetime Tour, Jakarta, November 8
Guns N’ Roses rock Jakarta at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, with original members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan sharing the stage. The tour name is a reference to an interview in which Rose was asked about a potential reunion, to which he responded, “Not in this lifetime.” www.gnrjkt.com

 

 

 

Festival

Wakatobi Wave 2018, Southeast Sulawesi, November 11–13
Wakatobi Wave Festival once again turns the spotlight on the underwater paradise of Wakatobi National Marine Park. Wakatobi boasts the highest number of coral and fish species in the world. Visitors can also enjoy a cultural festival featuring traditional local dances, music and art performances. www.indonesia.travel

 

 

 

Ya’ahowu Festival 2018, Nias, November 16–20
An island off the western coast of Sumatra, Nias is world famous for its rolling surf barrels and as home to one of the few remaining megalithic cultures. The Ya’ahowu Festival (named after the Nias greeting loosely translated as ‘blessings’) highlights the island’s unique cultural traditions, such as Fahombo, or stone jumping, war dances and folk games. www.indonesia.travel

 

 

SPORT

Jogja International Heritage Walk 2018, November 16–18
The 10th annual Jogja International Heritage Walk invites participants for an enjoyable stroll in captivating surroundings. This two day event invites walkers to the magnificent Prambanan temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the 9th century, and villages surrounding Mt Merapi. www.jogjaheritagewalk.com

 

 

Borobudur Marathon 2018, Magelang, Central Java, November 18
The magnificent Borobudur temple welcomes runners from across the globe competing in 10K, half marathon (21K) and full marathon (42K) events. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Borobudur was built in the 8th and 9th centuries and remains the world’s largest Buddhist monument, covering an area of 2,500m2. www.borobudurmarathon.co.id