Bali’s first homegrown multi-day music fiesta, SAGA Music Festival, is about to make its debut at the monumental Garuda Wisnu Kencana Culture Park in Indonesia on December 28th and 29th.
The organisers have added finishing touches to their much-anticipated festival, and the theme for the event, ‘The World of Colours’, is centred on uniting music fans from various backgrounds and origins.
In the midst of preparation, SAGA has also finalised its amazing lineup with the addition of former Swedish House Mafia members, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, California DJ and producer, KSHMR, Dutch trance hero, MaRLo, and the Barong Family, who will host a stage featuring 18-year-old Chinese sensation Chace. The young talent will be making his Bali debut alongside label mates, Moksi and Cesqeaux.
Denmark’s favourite tropical house hit maker, Martin Jensen has also been added to the bill along with fellow Scandinavian artists including Norwegian EDM trio, Seeb, and Swedish electro ace, Garmiani. They will join previously announced acts including the multi-talented French phenomenon, FKJ, and Mad Decent representative, TWRK.
Underground music fans will be treated by stellar sets by Kling Klong head honcho, Martin Eyerer, the legendary, Dave Seaman, and UK’s techno and house maestro, Jon Rundell.
While SAGA Festival prepares for its long awaited debut, they have also addressed one of the biggest issues that’s in many people’s minds right now, which is the unpredictable condition of Mount Agung. This is what they have to say:
“With respect to the volcanic activities surrounding Mount Agung, for the time being the activity has decreased and the airport is operating normally with flight service fully restored. While it is impossible to predict how the volcano will behave in the coming weeks and months, SAGA Festival would like to remind the public to heed news with caution and be wary of sensationalized reporting.
As of writing, it’s business as usual outside of the exclusion zone, which is limited to a 7.5km radius surrounding Mount Agung. SAGA Festival, which is located at GWK Culture Park, is 78km away from Mount Agung and Bali’s main tourist hubs of Kuta and Seminyak are more than 65 kilometers away from the exclusion zone with the airport also almost 70 kilometers away.
In addition, Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism have given us their support on the official ‘Wonderful Indonesia’ website and we hope that our festival will help bolster tourism to the Island of the Gods once again. In the rare and unfortunate situation that ash again disrupts service at the airport, we want to assure attendees of SAGA Music Festival that the show must go on and there is no threat to the safety of festival goers.”
Find out how you can be part of SAGA Music Festival's much-anticipated debut here.
Cover photo credit: Domonick Sheldon