Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

Jazz Merapi Night Festival 2017 (Jazz Lereng Merapi) July 22nd 2017 “Jazz on the mountainside” + FREE

 

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS EVENT?

ONCE A YEAR EVENT
This event was attended by thousands of visitors, jazz enthusiasts and jazz communities from all over Indonesia.

AWESOME ENVIRONMENT
You gonna see awesome environment of stage, yes Merapi volcano, Banteng village, Pakem with awesome atmosphere, you can smell the smell of the ground, pines and mountain fresh air.

BEAUTIFUL NIGHT SKY
You gonna see beautiful night sky on the concert because it open space and the Merapi volcano as background. It become exotic atmosphere with Klothok coffee and the colorful lights.

CHEAP
It’s not cheap, but it’s free. 🙂

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DESCRIPTION:

Merapi Jazz Festival or Jazz Lereng Merapi is another jazz festival which has concept same like “Jazz on the mountain” (Jazz diatas gunung) at Ijen crater or “Jazz above the clouds” (Jazz diatas awan) at Dieng mountain. Merapi Jazz is held in Yogyakarta, on the Merapi’s volcano side exactly.

Merapi mountainside Jazz 2016 is a pioneer for the next Jazz Festival on the mountainside or volcano side exactly and perhaps become annual Jazz events in Yogyakarta. Today is the second festival and Yogyakarta tourism board targeting 5000 visitor.

This event organized by Dinas Pariwisata DIY, Lintas Komunitas Relawan DIY, Disbudpar Sleman and Masyarakat Pager Jurang.

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WHEN AND WHAT THE BEST TIME TO VISIT?

HELD ON:
July 22nd, 2017

OPENING HOURS:
7 PM – till drop.

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WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
Museum Gunung Merapi (MGM), Banteng village, Pakem.

Village (Desa): Banteng
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Pakem
Regency (Kabupaten): Sleman
Province (Provinsi): Yogyakarta

DISTANCE:
About 20km or 40 minutes to the north from downtown Yogyakarta.

MAP:
HOW TO GET TO THE SITE?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is a cheap public transport to get there. First, Trans Jogja Bus. Ticket only IDR 3,600. You must go to halte bus/bus stop of Trans Jogja. Then, you must reach to Kentungan shelter/bus stop or Jalan Kaliurang, and then change to a small bus to Kaliurang. Then you ask to “kernet” (The man whom you will pay the bus ticket) that you will stop on Merapi museum. Then, take a walk to the museum.
Ask to the operator if you still confused. Operator will glad to give information. :-)

From Adi Sutjipto Airport :
please take Route 3A – Stop in Kentungan Bus shelter/halte
Then, take a small bus (colt kuning) to Kaliurang – Stop at close to Merapi museum
Then, please take a walk to Merapi museum
From Tugu Railway Station :
please take Taxi motorcycle – Stop at Terban bus station (Terminal Bis Terban).
Then, take a small bus (colt kuning) to Kaliurang – Stop at close to Merapi museum
Then, please take a walk to Merapi museum
From Giwangan Bus Station :
please take Route 3A – Stop in Kentungan Bus shelter/halte
Then, take a small bus (colt kuning) to Kaliurang – Stop at close to Merapi museum
Then, please take a walk to Merapi museum
From Jombor Bus Station :
please take Route 2B – Stop in Kentungan Bus shelter/halte
Then, take a small bus (colt kuning) to Kaliurang – Stop at close to Merapi museum
Then, please take a walk to Merapi museum
From Terban Bus Station :
please take a small bus to Kaliurang – Stop at close to Merapi museum
Then, take a walk to Merapi museum

*) Trans Jogja operates from 5:30 am until 9:30 pm.

**) Today Colt Kuning operates until 5 PM only.

***) Better you rent a scooter or a car.

Featuring: 

JAZZ MBEN SENEN COMMUNITIES, SAWUNG JABO

THEMES THIS YEAR: 

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*) Don’t forget to bring your poncho or rain jacket in case it rain in the site.

**) Also bring your warm jacket.

WATCH MERAPI MOUNTAINSIDE JAZZ 2016 FROM VIDEO:

WATCH JAZZ MBEN SENEN FROM VIDEO:

WATCH SAWUNG JABO FROM VIDEO:

*) Usually the famous artist will show in the end of the festival.

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