The Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), the BUMN developer and manager of the tourism area of ​​The Nusa Dua Bali and The Mandalika Lombok – NTB, continues to be committed to increasing tourist visits in the tourist areas it manages. One form of ITDC’s commitment is manifested in the form of the annual Bali Blues Festival (BBF) event which will be held on July 13-14, 2019 at The Nusa Dua, Badung, Bali, as well as the closing of the Nusa Dua Light Festival held since May 30, 2019 ago.

The event that has entered its 5th year will be centered on Peninsula Island, Nusa Dua, Bali which can be visited during Bali tours, enlivened by a number of blues musicians and famous artists in the country including Gugun Blues Shelter ft. Emmy Tobing, Endah N Rhesa, Nosstress ft. Made Mawut, Balawan & Maxell Reunion, Bali Blues Brother, Suradipa & Gus Teja, Glambeer, The Bardogs, Crazy Horse ft. Joni Agung, The Ratrocker, and Blues Community.
To make it easier for music lovers to come to watch the BBF 2019, the organizers have sold offline and online tickets by holding a number of parties including Loket.com and its affiliates such as Gotix, Blibli.com, and JD.ID, communities in Bali, BBF Goes To School & Campus Student Vouchers, and University BEM in Bali and Student Council in High School in Bali.

Ticket prices for Bali Blues Festival 2019 are available in a variety of choices, namely tickets through online purchases sold for Rp100 thousand for one day pass, and On The Spot tickets to be released July 13, 2019 for Rp. 150 thousand for a one day pass. By involving a number of local Balinese communities, ITDC is optimistic that this BBF event can be the pride of the Balinese people, especially Badung Regency so that all parties can support and enliven the implementation of this event. This optimism appears to see the enthusiasm of music lovers in buying tickets for the BBF 2019.

This year, the Bali Arts Festival 2019 carries the theme “Bayupramana” which means: breath of life. The concept of Bayupramana comes from two words namely “Bayu” and “Prmana”. Bayu means wind while pramana means strength. Bayupramana means the Power of Breath of Life, the most vital energy that lives and controls everything. The meaning is transformed into a theme and wind element that can make a work of art.

The annual Bali Art Festival traditionally begins with a large opening parade that passes through the Bajra Sandhi Monument. The following days, a number of different stages and venues will resonate with various colorful shows presented by various art groups from Bali and other Indonesian islands.

Among the important highlights that should not be missed are the dance drama (Sendratari), Modern Bali theater, Photography Workshop, culinary festivals, and musical performances that you can visit during Bali tours. There will also be various competition options to participate in including documentary film competitions, handicrafts, literary writing, painting, photography competitions. Dramatic and luxurious parades and processions will also be displayed including Gong Kebyar, TopengPanca, Nglawang, DramatariArja, WayangKulitParwa, JogedBumbung, and many more.

As a special treat this year, also in the agenda of the Modern Bonds Competition (Comedy Games), Baleganjur Competition for Children, Drama Gong Parade featuring modern Balinese lyrics, WayangKulitBabad, and other new creative artistic performances.

Through 41 years of history, the Bali Arts Festival has become a medium for rediscovering and preserving unique and famous Balinese arts and culture, while at the same time improving the welfare of its people. Through this special annual event, it is hoped that the authenticity, wisdom and true philosophy of Bali will not only be preserved but will continue to grow and spread to other parts of the world.

The 15th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) will open on October 24, 2018. UWRF is a celebration of world-class literature and art that brings 180 more awesome figures from 30 countries around the world who will perform on one stage . From October 24-28, they will share stories, ideas and inspiration in 70 discussion panel sessions which will be located in the main venue, namely Taman Baca, Indus Restaurant, and NEKA Museum that can be visited during Bali tour.
There are more than 100 other programs consisting of film screenings, book launches, art exhibitions, Festival Clubs, and many more.
In addition to the Main Program in the form of discussion panels, Ubud Writers & Readers Festival also has a row of art programs that present poets, musicians, dancers, directors, and artists from Indonesia and other countries.
Some of these art programs are unpaid events that can be accessed by the public and enjoyed by anyone.
Literary lovers can meet writers from all over the world. Movie connoisseurs have the opportunity to talk with famous directors.
Art enthusiasts can admire various art installations and dissolve in the harmony of their favorite musicians and worshipers of poetry and words can also express themselves in the best container they need.
UWRF will satisfy the desire of book lovers by holding book launches in several locations around Ubud.
The themes and types of books also vary, from history to politics, novels to photo books and art enthusiasts can also enjoy art installations by the best artists from Indonesia.
UWRF visitors can also enjoy other art exhibitions such as GloBALIzation which illustrate the opposite culture and modernity, PAUSE; URBAN DECAY which presents urban space photography works, the Fertile Period of the works of Indonesian female artists, and many more.
For fans of poetry, UWRF provides space for expression to read their best work in Poetry and Expression Picnic sessions that will be held in Poetry Park.
In addition, UWRF also presents Women of Words Poetry Slam supported by PWAG Indonesia to celebrate feminism and diversity in a series of beautiful words.
The UWRF Closing Night Party is an art event full of music, dance and appreciation, which can be enjoyed from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday (10/28/18) at the Blanco Renaissance Museum.
For further information, visit the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival website at www.ubudwritersfestival.com.