7 Stages will Enliven Malioboro Night Festival in Yogyakarta

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  • Malioboro Street, Yogyakarta. ANTARA/Noveradika

    Malioboro Street, Yogyakarta. ANTARA/Noveradika

    TEMPO.CO, Yogyakarta - Yogyakarta Tourism Department has set seven stages in Malioboro for the artists to perform at the 2018 Malioboro Night Festival (MNF) on 11-12 August. The festival will involve various local art communities, and a number of guest stars such as Anterdans, Jasmine, Tashoora, Iwa K, Sweet Martabak, and Mocca.

    “This event is expected to make Malioboro as a major tourist destination that is unthinkable for foreign tourists,” said Head of Marketing Yogyakarta Tourism Office, Imam Pratanadi, Tuesday 7 August.

    According to Imam, this Regeneration-themed event will able to make tourists be more aware of Yogyakarta as a place that is full of art and culture.

    The festival wants to reveal the two sides of Yogyakarta; the city with a lot of past romance memory and the city with contemporary cultural development.

    Malioboro Night Festival is an annual nighttime attraction which is initiated by the Yogyakarta administration since 2016.

    A total of seven stages have been prepared on the eastern Malioboro pedestrian, starting from the front of the Yogyakarta administration office building, to Ketandan Village. The main stage is in the front of the west gate of the Yogyakarta Governor’s Office complex. 

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