Slank and Voice of Baceprot have been announced to perform at Sumbawa’s Don’t Kill Music festival later this month.
Slank bassist Ivanka Slank is the main organizer of the June concert, which comes in partnership with international motocross event, MXGP. Slank will headline the final day of the event.
During the Don’t Kill Music press conference, Slank drummer and lead songwriter Bimbim also revealed a potential collaboration with Voice of Baceprot for their performance at the festival.
“If we are given the chance, we will collaborate with Voice Of Baceprot for a few songs,” the Slank drummer Bimbim shared according to the Indonesian news site, Kompass.com. The band also expressed interest in working with legendary guitarist Mas Tokok Tewel for their performance.
Beyond Slank and Voice of Baceprot, a lineup featuring over 25 artists will perform, including artists from Singapore, Australia and local artists from West Nusa Tenggara.
Don’t Kill Music will be held in Samota, Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara from June 24-26, 2022. Tickets will range from Rp. 100,000 to Rp. 3 million. Details have yet to be released.
In early March, Voice of Baceprot released the single “Not Public Property”, a rallying track against the violation of women’s rights. The track is the third single released by the Indonesian metal trio, following their August 2021 debut “School Revolution” and “God, Allow Me (Please) To Play Music”.
Recently, the group West Java was announced as part of this year’s JogjaROCKarta festival lineup, which will feature names such as Seringai, DeadSquad and Death Vomit.
Meanwhile, Slank has been announced to play July 16 at Jakarta Fair Kemayoran, which has announced a six-week lineup including Stars and Rabbit and Endah N Rhesa. Most recently, the group performed at the BNI Mandalika Music Vibes festival in March, which featured a line-up including Pamungkas, Maliq & D’Essentials, and RAN.
Earlier in January, the Jakarta rockers released the album “Vaksin Slank”, which marked the band’s 24th album. Recorded under COVID-19 social restrictions, the album was recorded remotely, with lead singer Kaka recording vocals on the island of Banda Neira, 2,600 kilometers from Jakarta.
The program of the Don’t Kill Music festival is as follows:
Tony Q. Rastafara
Moliano in rock
Stely & Laura
Suradipa and his friends
Traditional music from Sumbawa