Weâ€™ve got some pretty bigÂ names coming through our live music scene in the coming months.
First off, Bali has been announced as one of the stops on Halseyâ€™s 2018 world tour.
The American Bad at Love singer will be performing at the Manarai Beach House in Nusa Dua on August 12 as a part ofÂ her four-continent Hopeless Fountain Kingdom Tour.
Aside from her killer vocals andÂ burst on to theÂ electronic dance music scene â€” rocketed by the hit Closer, which she did guest versesÂ on with the Chainsmokers â€” Halsey is also known for being an open book (e.g. her candor about suffering from bipolar disorder, being a proud misfit, plus some sexuality stuff that we wonâ€™t mention here. Go Google it yourself!).
Some of herÂ most widely known songs include Ghost, New Americana, and Colors, all from her 2015 debut album, Badlands.
Opening for Halsey will be NIKI, our latest obsession â€” an Indonesian R&B singer on the rise, who has previously collaborated with Rich Brian (you know, the Indonesian rapper formerly known as Rich Chigga).
Early bird ticketsÂ are goingÂ for IDR600k (US$42) right here, while general admission tix will later run for IDR800k (US$56). VIP ticket options start from IDR1 million (US$71).
This weekâ€™s Halsey announcement from Indonesian event organizer Ismaya Live comes after the big reveal earlier this year that FergieÂ will beÂ headlining Nusa Dua at Muliaâ€™s Rapture Summer Party on September 1.
Rapture is the five-star hotelâ€™s â€śdaytime lifestyle partyâ€ťÂ at their famedÂ ocean-side, party-friendly pool. Compared to Halseyâ€™s show, Raptureâ€™s going to cost a pretty penny with general admission tickets starting at IDR2.9 million++ (US$205) and VIP packages going all the way up to IDR16.8 million++ (US$1,187) for a four-seat VIP table.
Hereâ€™s our FergliciousÂ Queen of Sing-along Spelling, tweeting straight at us here:
â€” Fergie (@Fergie) April 26, 2018
Some other big names to look forward to in Bali this yearâ€¦
OK, word on the street is that efforts are underway to getÂ a few of our favorite teenage anthem-makers, Good Charlotte and Limp Bizkit, as well as the re-formed English ambient group, Slowdive, to headline at one (or some) of Baliâ€™s big music festivals later in the year.
This is just the industry gossip, though, friends â€” none of those acts are confirmed to come by our island. Yet.
Maybe we just want to help you forget thatÂ appalling shit show of a performance in Canggu from one-time Grammy award winner Macy Gray last year.
Anyway, 2018 is shaping up to be a better year for live performances already. More updates on music fest line-ups as we get them!