The Prambanan Jazz Festival, an annual jazz music event will take place at Prambanan Temple in Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta this year. This Prambanan Jazz Festival, as an international music one, which turns 8 years old, will be held at Rama Shinta Square, Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta, from 1 to 3 July 2022. President Director of PT Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur, Prambanan, and Ratu Boko, Edy Setijono stated that this festival is a momentum to present entertainment with historical, iconic, and attractive sites in the midst of the schedule for the G20 Indonesia Summit. He also hopes that the annual music performance of the Prambanan Jazz Festival can encourage the recovery of tourism and become a model for performing arts, which implement the digital economy.
According to Edy, the implementation of the Prambanan Jazz Festival is also in line with the program carried out in the G20; one of the focuses is related to the digital economy. This year, the event will utilize digital economy technology through non-fungible tokens (NFT). The organizers said that the NFT, which will be issued around 1,000 types of collections, could be used as tickets for the show. The event can also be said to be a pioneer in the use of NFT technology in the realm of Indonesian music festivals. NFT itself will be divided into several grades, namely from Hanoman, Roro Jongrang to the Emperor. The benefits of several types of NFT can be used for lifetime access to the Prambanan Jazz Festival, merchandise, meeting with performers to VVIP venues.
With a hybrid concept, the audience can watch the actual performance at Prambanan Temple virtually. For visitors who enjoy the festival directly, they must comply with health protocols. The Chief Executive Officer or CEO of the Prambanan Jazz Festival, Anas Syahrul Alimi said that the packaging of the theme "8 Years of Celebrating Missing" is now a sign that after two years, the public have not been able to watch the Prambanan Jazz Festival directly. The event will present the best Indonesian musicians who come from three generations. This year, there is a mini stage as a place for bands or musicians representing the jazz community in Indonesia. The mini stage is expected to be a meeting piont for jazz activists and to present young Indonesian jazz talents. There is also a Kangen Market which is always present to enliven this event.