Virtual dance music festival raises funds to help workers affected by pandemic

good_vibrations-now__jakartaHype Festival in collaboration with the Building Culture Movement (BCM) initiative is holding the virtual dance music festival Good Vibrations.

Supported by the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry, the event is raising funds to help workers in the creative and hospitality sectors as well as informal workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Twenty seven Indonesian and international DJs are featured in the festival, including Dipha Barus, Christina Novelli, Indra7, Andrew Rayel, Blinders and Yasmin.

+Good Vibrations can be streamed on YouTube and Twitch until Sunday and from June 12 to 14.

As of the time of writing, the event had collected Rp 18.57 million (US$1,318.36) of its target of Rp 150 million on crowdfunding platform Kitabisa.com.

Popular DJ Dipha Barus was involved in the Identity: Project Blue Marble in late May, a collection of performances by Asian Artists live-streamed around the world to celebrate the Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month. It was initiated by James Roh and Kev Nish of the American electronic hip-hop group Far East Movement.

Dipha also joined virtual rave Zouk Phuturescapes in May, created by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and nightclub Zouk Singapore. The event featured American DJ Diplo and Christina Novelli. (wng)

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