soundrenalin 2016 : Louder Than Ever

Soundrenaline 2016: Louder Than Ever

The biggest music festival in Indonesia, Soundrenaline, was held at Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK), on 3-4 September 2016. It was the 14th Soundrenaline, and it’s huge as always. There were 5 stages for local and international bands and musicians to rocks. From Bali’s local heroes like Suicide Sinatra and The Hydrant, remarkable new comers like Barasuara and Elephant Kind, Indonesia’s finest like Naif, The SIGIT, Shaggy Dog, and White Shoes and the Couples Company, up to world class performers like Simple Plan, The Temper Trap, and Bloc Party. There was an interesting moment, when Cholil Mahmud (ERK) coming out as an exciting surprise for everyone. Soundrenaline secretly brought back Cholil from New York for the fans.

Aside from great bands, Soundrenaline gave special collaborations and art performances. It was something different from previous Soundrenaline, and it is good. There was a collaboration from Dialog Dini Hari and Endah and Rhesa called DDHEAR, and Soundrenaline project, Nikita Dompas’s collaboration project with some great musicians like Kikan Namara, Marcello Tihatoe, Andy /rif, Kallula (Kimokal), dan Ratih Suryahutamy (Neonomora). Then, there were many art projects from Localbrand.co.id, DDHEAR x You, Catalyst Arts, and Grafis Huru Hara. Soundrenaline isn’t just about music anymore. It’s music, art, and beyond.

Photos by BTX

Text by Ekky Herinda