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In Flames and Kreator rock the 2024 JogjaRockarta Festival

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Jakarta, IO – The rain did not stop 5,000 people from coming to the 7th JogjaRockarta. The immense sounds of metal music echoing in Kridosono Stadium, which started at 4 p.m., immediately boosted the audience’s mood. 

Voice of Baceprot (VOB) kicked off the Jogjarockarta with their 12 metal songs. The audience gathered around the stage to watch the metal band from Garut up close. To commemorate Nahdlatul Ulama’s 101st anniversary on January 31, 2024, VOB presented its special tune, the metal version of Yalal Wathon. 

The event also featured a special talk show by Jogja Rock Space during the break, featuring hosts Kiki Pea and Arsita Pinandita as rock enthusiasts and DJ Athonk7. As a part of the JogjaRockarta program, the performance aired on the Rajawali Indonesia YouTube channel and the iKonser channel. Jogja Rock Space discussed rock and metal music’s numerous aspects and JogjaRockarta’s throwback journey from 2017 to 2023. 

Ecky Lamoh, the former vocalist of Edane, also invited the audience to sing several popular rock songs, including songs from Queen, Twisted Sister, and Metallica, with Karaoke Kehidupan, assisted by DJ Deni from Karaoke Kehidupan. 

As the rainy night grew later, the spirits of metal music refused to fade, with enthusiastic audience members crowding the stage. A metal pioneer from Yogyakarta, Death Vomit, boosted the audience’s zeal for watching their fierce performance. 

In Flames had to start after the rain drizzled down at around 9 p.m., 25 minutes later than scheduled. The audience immediately gathered around the stage area following the officials’ approval. Anders and the band started their performance under a clear night sky. 

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Next, Kreator took the stage at 10.30 p.m. and played a setlist especially prepared for the 2024 JogjaRockarta. The mix of lighting, smoke effects and bursts of fire enlivened Kreator’s performance toward the end of the show. 

“Thank God, we could finally get everything done. I thank all the audience, performers and our amazing crew. The rapid change of weather really intensified our positive energy,” said Anas Alimi, the founder of Rajawali Indonesia and CEO of Jogjarockarta. (des/ast)

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