What is it all about?
So, to celebrate Jakarta’s 486th anniversary (June 22), the capital city will held several major events.
From annual event like Jakarta Great Sale, Jakarta Fair, Jakarnaval, Abang None beauty pageant and introduce new event called Jakarta Night Festival.
Jakarta Night Festival (JNF) itself is not actually new. Jokowi-Ahok introduced it on new year eve 2012-2013 as Jakarta Car Free Night. There was also similar event called as Malam Muda Mudi in the Ali Sadikin era.
During JNF, Sudirman-Thamrin-Monas was closed down from 6pm to midnight (some said until 2am). There were stages along the road from Slank, Jamrud, Steven & The Coconut Trees, Jazz – Dangdut – Blues – campursari – disco and also keroncong :)
Main stage was at Monas area where OVJ performed as well as Kotak and Bondan & Fade2Black.
These are some photos taken with my iPhone…