The Prambanan jazz festival is an annual event held at the Prambanan temple, Yogyakarta. One of the biggest music festivals in Indonesia has the concept of a combination of music and culture because it is held in one of the world heritages so that it is not one of the organizers on an international scale because Prambanan temple is one of the largest Hindu temples in Indonesia.

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The 6th Prambanan Festival

The festival, which is held by Rajawali Indonesia, is planned to be held on July 3 -5 and has to be done online because Indonesia and the world are experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic and the government has made regulations to prevent large gatherings and recommends staying at home to reduce the spread of the virus. So it must be postponed until 30, 31 October and 1 November 2020

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The first virtual concert in Indonesia during the new normal period was part of the Prambanan Jazz Festival pre-event which was held on Saturday 18 July 2020 which was broadcast live at Prambanan temple and can be watched through the iKonser application, UseeTV Go, and the UseeTV iKonser channel by Indihome… The concert which started at 15:30 WIB featured several well-known Indonesian musicians such as Rio Febrian, FRAU, and Langit Sore. A bright afternoon illuminating the Prambanan temple, opened with the performance of Langit Sore, followed by FRAU and closed by Rio Febrian, making the day in Yogjakarta look very beautiful.


The pandemic condition that has not yet ended has prompted the organizers to make the event virtually and with the implementation time which initially would last 3 days now becomes 2 days, namely on October 31 and November 1. With the theme New Hope and New Experience inviting top Indonesian musicians such as Tulus, Tompi, Isyana Sarasvati and many more.

The first day, October 31, 2020, at 16:00 WIB opened with the appearance of Joko in Berlin, followed by fourtwnty which made the Prambanan twilight even more beautiful to enjoy, after being no less exciting with the appearance of one of Indonesia’s proud female singers, Isyana Sarasvati, and pusakata closing twilight today with an amazing appearance. Yogyakarta night was opened with the performance of Tompi and closed with Tulus which made it one of the best days that might not be forgotten by the audience.

The second day was no less impressive because many musicians performed, opened with the appearance of the everyday band, Nadin Amizah, and the second afternoon was closed by Sinten Remen featuring Endah Laras. This last night was closed perfectly by the appearance of Andmesh, Pamungkas, Ardhito Pramono, and closed by the sweet voice of Yura Yunita.

The 2020 Prambanan Jazz Festival is indeed in a difficult situation, amidst the conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers are still helping health management by holding concerts online and selling merchandise whose profits are donated to help health workers who are struggling at the forefront, besides that also helping performers and performers in the music and performing arts which as we all know have been affected by this pandemic.

That is more or less the description of the Prambanan jazz festival 2020 series of events in accordance with the theme carried, namely new hope new experience, creating a new experience in watching music concerts online and witnessed at home. This annual festival is planned to be held in 2021 on July 2 – 4 and is expected to be carried out offline so that we can feel the excitement of enjoying the sound of top national and international musicians by gazing at the beautiful Yogjakarta sky in the background of the Prambanan temple as in previous years.

With the compliance carried out by the organizers and the active role of the community in breaking the chain of the spread of COVID-19, it is hoped that in the near future we can all pass this pandemic and be able to carry out activities, especially traveling to enjoy the natural wealth, culture and events in Indonesia as usual.

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