JAKARTA – 6,7,8 July 2012, Carnaval Beach Ancol, will once again be the witness of one of the most awaited events of the year, Java Rockin’land 2012, a massive three-day rock music festival by the beach, is coming back for the fourth time, and now taking it all up a notch with an extraordinary multiple-rock-subgenres artists lineup. Shooting international names in rock music, Java Rockin’land 2012 dares all rock music fans to join the open air festivity, united under good music, great vibe, and undoubtfully… a smashin’ rock music festival.
Satisfying each and every musical craving one can ever imagined, the exciting rock music event organized by Java Festival Production is rapidly taking its historical milestones as the years go by. Last year, 54,900 visitors were at Carnaval Beach Ancol, flooding the approximately 2 hectars beach landscape, witnessing 130 foreign artists and 665 Indonesian artists overcoming 125 shows in the whole three days. The international-class festival quality of Java Rockin’land has factually grown over the years. This year, Java Rockin’land 2012 tend to wider its audience by grilling its concept to ripe.
Fourth time is perfection! After three years of international success and dozens of rock music legends hitting the stages, Java Rockin’land 2012 is sketching a fresh new confirmed Artists Lineup:
- THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
- THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES
This most anticipated first batch of announcement is not without a mission. This year’s Java Rockin’land Lineup is bravely curated with a daring concept: exploring rock music to all sub-genres, from math-metal to psychedelic wave, from ska-hardcore punk to indie rock. Proudly entitled as ‘The Biggest Rock Music Festival in South East Asia (based on the amount of stages and festival attendees)’, Java Rockin’land 2012 aims to give what rock music fans desire the most, a “One-stop rock music festival for all”.
Receiving loads of requests from JRL Enthusiasts to bring The Dillinger Escape Plan to perform on stage, Java Festival Production gladly presents this buzzing math-core band from New Jersey as one of JRL 2012′s artists highlight. Their conceptually intense performance and rare musical technique have brought them many loyal fans in Indonesia, and after JRL 2012, they surely can expect to appeal a lot more.
While The Dillinger Escape Plan had been a major wishlist that Java Rockin’land has successfully conquered to add to this year’s lineup, another must-see highlight this year is The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, pioneer of ska-core from United States. Since their comeback in 2007, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones is definitely having their ball in the game with the release of their latest album “The Magic of Youth” in 2011. Their hits from the late 90′s, “The Impression That I Get”, “Royal Oil”, and “The Rascal King”, are also not to be missed from their upcoming show in Java Rockin’land 2012.
On the contrary to the upbeat, energetic performances by The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, JRL Enthusiasts will also be spoiled by the dreamy and out-of the-universe sounds from the English Band, Spiritualized. Often classified in the space rock genre, the band led by frontman Jason Pierce was awarded “Album of the Year” by NME Magazine for their third album “Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating in Space” and made them one of world’s most influential “shoe-gazing” bands from the 90′s until now. Their latest studio album “Sweet Heart Sweet Light”, out in April 2012, has become an international hit and the band is now one of the most requested bands to perform in world class festivals since then. Exactly in a month from now, Java Rockin’land 2012 and all its attendees will have the luxury of ‘floating’ in an open space by the beach and under the stars, led by the Spaceman himself, Spiritualized.
And the English marches on! Another discovery of an emerging indie rock band from London has brought Yuck onto the sands of Carnaval Beach Ancol. As quoted from Clashmusic (UK), the often labelled as “Grunge Revivalist” band confessed that their sounds are most likely “melodic and emotional”. Their first and latest self-titled album “Yuck”, released in February 2011, has been the talk of every certified music reviews and magazines, making their international debut a huge success. Make sure to check their most-known from many other hit singles, “Get Away” and “Stutter”, so you won’t be the only one who doesn’t sing-along at their performance!
Having some of the most established names in rock music to fully load the eight stages of JRL 2012, and not to mention, other special attractions and activities that will spice up the festivity, Java Festival Production still refuses to settle and will surely add some more to the Artists Lineup. More promising names are to be announced along the rock ‘n’ roll road to JRL 2012. Find out more about the freshness of this year’s artists lineup and other crucial information about the Festival on Java Rockin’land’s newly improved official website www.javarockingland.com. Tickets can be purchased online through the official website now. Buy your tickets soon as you don’t wanna miss these amazing international artists and the best of Indonesia’s rock bands that everyone’s been waiting for!
One weekend, eight stages, hundreds of international and Indonesian artists, thousands of festival goers, ALL KINDS OF ROCK…
ONLY AT JAVA ROCKIN’LAND 2012!!!!