French for Rabbits playing at The Great Escape in 2014.
French for Rabbits playing at The Great Escape in 2014. 
Thursday 19 May 2016 to Saturday 21 May 2016

If you’re in the UK music industry and would like to connect with Indonesia, with its massive and vibrant music scene and its enthusiasm for British bands, come and find us at The Great Escape music festival in Brighton, UK or get in touch beforehand.

We are inviting a music industry delegation to represent Indonesia at The Great Escape to open up a pathway to music collaboration between Indonesian and UK artists. The delegation come from various backgrounds that include music promoters, festival programmers, media, musicians and artists.

The Great Escape is a major three-day festival of new music, showcasing 450 emerging artists from all over the world in over 30 walkable venues across the city. The festival has become a monumental platform for discovering new artists, with headline artist line-ups such as Oh Wonder, Band of Skulls, Craig David and Mystery Jets.

Alongside the gigs there are insightful panels, topical debates, keynote speeches and networking opportunities. This also includes the Music Cities Convention on 18 May 2016, where Robin Malau, founder of Musikator and Konserama, is a speaker.

The British Council at The Great Escape

The Great Escape Convention is the UK’s premiere music business conference, bringing together thousands of music industry practitioners with a variety of talks, panels and showcases. This year, the British Council will present the results of new research into the current climate of opportunity for musicians and music businesses overseas and hold a panel discussion with some of the key players in the international music scene. Cathy Graham (Director, Music, British Council) will introduce the session with Julia Payne from the Hub outlining the research findings. Phil Patterson (UK Trade & Investment) will chair the panel including: Chris Tams (BPI), Paul Bonham (Arts Council England), Vanessa Reed (PRS For Music Foundation), Joel Mills (British Council) and Crispin Parry (British Underground).

Indonesian Delegates for The Great Escape

Robin Malau

Founder and CEO of Musikator, Musikator

Robin is the founder and CEO of Musikator, Indonesia’s first music think tank that aims to foster the growth of Indonesia’s new music ecosystem. Founded in 2008, Musikator was initially a music community for musicians in Bali and pivoted into an aggregator for unsigned acts, distributing work by 600 bands to global digital service providers.


Ratih Suryahutamy (Neonomora)


Ratih Suryahutamy or Neonomora is an Indonesian female singer-songwriter, with a sound that is a combination of various genres including electronic, rock, and soul. With her debut album recently released in Japan in February this year, she has also been awarded various accolades such as Indonesia's Best Albums for two years in a row by Rolling Stone Indonesia. Neonomora is featured in a book "Southeast Asia on a Shoestring" by Lonely Planet as one of the best performers from Indonesia.

Michael Budiman

Founder & Editor-in-chief Musical Promenade Blog, Goldsmiths University of London.


Michael has been one of the sustainable voices in Jakarta’s classical music scene. He actively writes and shares his opinions about classical music in Jakarta since 2007 through his music journalism blog “A Musical Promenade”. Asides from writing in his classical music blog, he’s also a lecturer of Music History in Yayasan Pendidikan Musik since 2012. He is currently finishing his postgraduate study in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy in Goldsmiths University of London.

Anton Wirjono

DJ, Entrepreneur and Founder of Future10, Future10 Productions


Anton Wirjono is a DJ and Entrepreneur, a household name in Indonesia’s creative scene. Along with his brother, Hogi Wirjono, they co-founded Future 10, and succeeded in making a variety of lifestyle and party events like Brightspot Market, Jakarta Movement, Gatecrasher Soundsystem, Turn On Plastic, Back in the Days, and The Junction Bali. In between his hectic days in Future 10, he also the initiator of Jakarta’s own Electronic Act, Agrikulture.

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UK/Indonesia 2016-18