Bali is renowned for its enviable coastline, stunning sunsets and incredible temples. Yet, often the island’s diverse cultural opportunities escape people’s radars. On Bali, music is big business, and every year the island plays host to a series of incredible festivals dedicated to almost every genre. From vibrant dance events to laid-back jazz vibes, we explore the Bali music festivals 2019 has to offer. Ready your glow sticks, don your finest party gear and get ready for a good time!
Djakarta Warehouse Project
After celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018, the Djakarta Warehouse Project has secured itself as one of the hottest music festivals in Bali! The event began in 2008 as a simple club night. Two years later the event became so big that it was turned into a two-day festival, held in both Jakarta and Bali. Taking place every December, the project is all about diversity, offering an incredible line-up of musicians and DJs that span the dance spectrum. From Indonesian acts to world-renowned artists, including the likes of David Guetta, Calvin Harris, and Armin van Buuren, the Djakarta Warehouse Project sees more than 20,000 attendees come together for an incredible live event. Crowned the winner of Best EDM Festival of 2015 by EDM Sauce, there is no doubt that this will be one of the best music events and festivals in Bali in 2019!
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Address: Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Ungasan, Kuta Sel, Kabupaten Badung, 80364
Dates: December 2019 (exact dates to be confirmed)
Ubud Village Jazz Festival
One of the most unique music festivals in Bali, Ubud Village Jazz Festival is an annual celebration of the world’s most unpredictable musical form. Founded seven years ago by musician Yuri Mahatma, this family event sees thousands of visitors flock to Ubud for a weekend of live entertainment. An important community event, this exciting jazz event features performances from hundreds of local and international musicians, covering a range of jazz styles. The event aims to educate and inspire through its series of workshops, all taught by expert musicians. As well as live music, this intimate and eco-friendly event also offers food and craft fairs, making Ubud Village Jazz Festival one of the best music festivals in Bali in 2019.
Address: Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA), Jalan Raya Pengosekan, Ubud
Tel: 62 361 285196
Dates: Friday 16 and Saturday 17 August 2019
Now in its 11th year, BaliSpirit Festival is one of the greatest Bali music festivals the island has to offer. Thanks to its ability to pull in rare, world-renowned musicians, the event attracts thousands, looking for an alternative weekend away! Dedicated to the art of healing, BaliSpirit offers not just music, but group yoga and dance classes too. Before the festival even begins, Ubud comes to life with colour, as eco-friendly and conscious travelers from around the globe descend on this popular beach resort. In 2019 the event will see musicians from every corner of the world, from tribal rock groups to Sound Healing artists, take to various stages. Take part in yoga or meditation workshops, sample organic foods and browse for handmade wares in the artisan market. With all this, BaliSpirit will definitely be one of the best music events and festivals in Bali in 2019!
Address: Jl. Gunung Abang, Br. Penataran, Batuan, Sukawati,, Batuan, Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80582
Tel:62 8113 939900
Dates: Sunday 24 to Sunday 31 March 2019
Taking place over two days, Soundrenaline is one of the longest running and most popular music events in Bali. Offering an eclectic line up of acts each year, the annual fest has been running for 16 years. From iconic rock acts such as Limp Biztik (who headlined in 2018), to up-and-coming Indonesian bands, this eclectic event also features an area dedicated to creators of music, art, photography, and cinema, where both local and international artists can meet and collaborate. From soul-pop to indie and hard rock to electronic rock, there is a genre here to please all alternative music fans. The line-up for 2019 is yet to be announced, but it is sure to be a fusion of incredible global acts and new talent!
Address: Garuda WIsnu Kencana – Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Ungasan, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364
Dates: September 2019 (exact dates to be confirmed)
Bali Blues Festival
Since it started in 2015, Bali Blues Festival has attracted world-class musicians and thousands of keen visitors, all looking for the best in international blues. As one of the best music events and festivals in Bali in 2019, this laid-back event takes place each May on Peninsula Island, Nusa Dua, and sees artists from Asia and Europe take to its outdoor stages. Taking place over two days, the fest offers both intimate stages and huge live shows, where modern blues and traditional sounds will keep all music fans happy. Plus, thanks to the event’s location on the beach, the event is sure to be one of the coolest music festivals in Bali in 2019.
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Address: Peninsula Island, Nusa Dua, Denpasar, Indonesia
Dates: May 2019 (exact dates to be confirmed)
Bali International Choir Festival
If you’re looking for something different from the standard Bali music festivals in 2019, then look no further. The 8th annual Bali International Choir Festival takes place over four days in July, offering incredible performances from some of the best choirs in the world. Hosted by Bandung Choral Society, the annual event sees participants from 10 Countries and 26 provinces of Indonesia, with performances from over 350 groups across eight venues. The event concludes with one group being crowned the overall winner. The choral fest aims to share the magic of music, bringing communities and visitors together to celebrate the beauty of song and of Balinese culture. Definitely one of the most impressive music festivals in Bali, this annual event should not be missed!
Address: Jl. H. Achsan, Cigereleng, Regol, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40253
Dates: Tuesday 23 July to Saturday 27 July 2019
Where can you enjoy live music, yoga and surfing all in one place? It is Air Festival’s diverse line-up which will make it one of the best music events and festivals in Bali in 2019. Taking place on Canggu’s world-famous Echo Beach, Air Festival is one of the most vibrant festivals the island has to offer. Two stages are erected on the sand for this annual bohemian event, where daytime and evening shows can be enjoyed right into the small hours. From house to techno and disco and pop, there is a lively genre here for all those young at heart. Plus with communal workshops, amazing chill-out hammocks, trendy beach bars and beautiful decorations, Air Festival is also a great place to socialize and relax!
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Address: Jalan Pura Batu Mejan, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Dates: March/April 2019 (exact dates to be confirmed)