Prices for Java Jazz tend to work in foreigners' favor, as most Western currency is better than the Indonesian Rupiah. Three-day passes cost Rp. 1,500,000 or about $112, while single day passes are Rp. 650,000 or around $49
Where to Stay
Because this is a jazz festival and not the Indonesians' version of Glastonbury, lodging will not be in fields or tents. But Jakarta is a bustling metropolis and has plenty of hotel and Airbnb options. The Java Jazz website suggests no fewer than 10 hotels in close proximity to the Jiexpo.
English is Okay
While Indonesian is the official language in the island nation, hundreds of local dialects also exist. But don't worry, once arriving in the capital, many locals know how to speak English to help you find your way around the festival and city.
Pay Attention to the News
The Jakarta Post has done a great job with day-by-day Java Jazz coverage for years. Past and potential attendees can readily find recaps of the past three editions of the festival online from this, the largest English-language newspaper in Indonesia. Post writers will also update regularly with any additional event updates and information leading up to the festival.
Java Jazz pushes great deals for locals. Those with a BNI bank card can take advantage of BOGO tickets available online or the BNI Wisma 46 and JFP Simprug Ticket Box. Additionally, if you buy a ticket online, you might still be able to get a free, limited edition festival ticket with your purchase.