From Coldplay to Argentina National Football Team, Indonesia Ready to Host International Events This Year

From Coldplay to Argentina National Football Team, Indonesia Ready to Host International Events This Year (photo: cultura)

Indonesia is preparing to welcome some major international events following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. The latest, Coldplay, the British pop band, known for their huge worldwide fan base, confirmed via their official Twitter account that they will be performing at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in Jakarta on November 15, 2023.

According to Coldplay’s official website, the band, led by lead singer Chris Martin, will perform for the first time in front of Indonesian fans on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, with tickets going on sale on Friday, May 19, 2023. However, the price of tickets for the much-awaited concert has yet to be announced by Coldplay and promoter PK Entertainment.

PK Entertainment has only mentioned that presale ticket sales will take place on May 17-18, while general sales will commence on May 19 at 10:00 AM local time.

“More information about ticket categories, spectator positions in the venue, and prices will be available soon,” PK Entertainment said via their official Instagram account.

Indonesia is one of the countries on Coldplay’s Music of the Spheres World Tour leg in Asia, with Kaohsiung, Kuala Lumpur, and Tokyo also on their itinerary. The concert is expected to attract thousands of Coldplay fans from Indonesia and other neighboring countries.

In addition to Coldplay’s arrival, the Argentine national football team, also known as La Albiceleste, is rumored to be coming to Indonesia to play a friendly match against the Indonesian national team. However, the plan for the FIFA Matchday duel between the two teams remains uncertain.

Nine Sport, a well-known sports promoter, has not been able to confirm the fate of the match, which will feature the 2022 World Cup champion team, Argentina.

CEO Arif Putra Wicaksono said that his company is still waiting for a response from the Argentine national team, adding that the challenge of bringing Lionel Messi and his teammates to Indonesia is daunting due to their status as World Cup champions.

“We received an offer in January for a FIFA Matchday game in June. We made an offer in March, but we haven’t received a response yet,” said Arief Wicaksono.

He added that there is only one slot left for FIFA Matchday after China confirmed their participation, with Indonesia and Bangladesh vying for the chance to bring the Argentine team to their respective countries.

“China has already confirmed. Now it’s just us and Bangladesh. They also have financial power because they have full support from their government,” Arief Wicaksono said.

If the match does take place, it will be a significant event for football fans in Indonesia, who are eager to see their national team play against one of the world’s best teams.