The recent visit of Coldplay to Indonesia not only brought immense joy to fans but also had a positive impact on the country’s economy. Sandiaga Uno, the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, revealed that the British band’s concert in Jakarta on November 15th attracted approximately 10,000 foreign tourists out of the 80,000 attendees.
While the exact economic impact is still being calculated, Sandiaga Uno stated that from the total attendees, there is an estimated increase of 8,000 to 10,000 foreign tourists. The government projects a total revenue of around US$50 million or approximately IDR 773.9 billion (based on an exchange rate of IDR 15,479/US$) due to the concert held at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium (GBK).
“We anticipate an economic impact between US$40 million and US$50 million, encompassing expenditures on hotels, facilities, and products from small and medium-sized enterprises in the creative economy during the concert,” he explained.
Despite the concert’s success in entertaining and creating lasting memories for tens of thousands of fans, Coldplay’s ‘Music of the Spheres World Tour’ in Jakarta faced several challenges. After the event, numerous netizens reported issues such as scalping, unscannable tickets, unauthorized usage of original tickets, difficulties for disabled attendees, unauthorized entries, and even a broken concert gate.
Addressing these concerns, Sandiaga Uno assured that his office would play a role in mediating solutions between the attendees and the event promoter.
“If there are additional questions or concerns related to the Coldplay concert in Jakarta, feel free to submit them through the communication bureau of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. We will then work towards resolution in collaboration with PK Entertainment,” he emphasized.