Save the date. Indonesia’s biggest dance music festival is coming back on 9th and 10th December 2016!
The annual Djakarta Warehouse Project (DWP) has been dancing its way into the hearts of partygoers since its inception in 2008. Attracting dance music lovers from around the globe, the festival features impressive international and regional electronic artistes/DJs and VJs in one-of-a-kind dramatic décor, completed with the best quality production of sound and lighting, surrounded by a massive epic crowd.
DWP is really a story of a success by accident. Promoter Ismaya Group faced a dilemma back in 2008 when a mafia fight involving as many as 65 people broke out at one of their event venues (Blowfish Bar), leaving 1 dead and 2 seriously injured. As the fight damaged the venue, Ismaya had to quickly work on a contingency plan because they had already booked the artistes for their upcoming event.
In 12 days, Ismaya created an outdoor festival production, changed the marketing, informed the ticket buyers, and communicated with the sponsors. The event became the first DWP and drew about 2,000 people.
In 2014, the festival drew 70,000 partygoers, the first year that it was a 2-day event. Last year’s DWP drew an estimated 75,000 attendees, generating USD2.9 million in revenue. The event saw headliners Tiesto, Kaskade, Major Lazer, Armin van Buuren, Galantis, Andrew Rayel, Jack U, Axwell ^ Ingrosso, Porter Robinson, and more, drawing 31 international DJs (65 in total).
Meanwhile, more information for this year’s DWP (#DWP16) e.g. line-up, ticketing, will be released in the coming months so keep checking back with us for more updates 🙂
We’ll leave you now with the official aftermovie from last year’s DWP. Enjoy: