Jul 29 2013
August is just around the corner, which means it’s party-time in (south) Bali. Now’s the time to either escape to the north — our pick would be Kali Manik or Amed for a quiet few days — or embrace the whole scene and snap up tickets for the best parties Bali has to offer for 2013. Here are some of the highlights.
Ku De Ta is Bali’s high season party institution, with a stack of events on through to August. August 10 sees their annual Bikini Day Party go crazy by the beach — we’ll definitely be somewhere far, far north that day — with DJs Pablo Ceballos, Federico Scavo, Marco Lys and Jim Breese set to perform. The theme is tribal — tickets are 550,000 rupiah pre-sale or 700,000 rupiah at the door. This is a daytime-into-evening affair — it’s a 14:00 start, but bring something to cover up as it gets cooler into the evening and the party goes till 23:00.
Ku De Ta’s White Party is slated for August 17. The theme this year is White Knight, and it kicks off at 19:00, going all the way through to 04:00 the following morning. Keep in mind if you’re not attending the party, there’ll be no early brunch the following day (we’ve been caught out before). On the soundsystem: Funkagenda, Kaiserdisco and Darren Emerson. Presale tickets are 800,000 rupiah, or you’ll need to shell out 950,000 rupiah at the door. If you’d like the four-course banquet — that’ll be 1.5 million rupiah.
August 17 — also Indonesia’s national day — will see Grammy Award winner John Legend perform at Potato Head Beach Club by the beach, followed by Australia’s Sampology and Indonesia’s DJ Anton Wirjono. Tickets are available at the club or buy online by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cocoon has a packed August calendar, kicking off with a daytime pool party on August 4 — no kids under 16 allowed at the pool when it’s on. As with several of their parties, there’s no cover charge, so if you’re doing Bali on the cheap, you can still shimmy along here to get a taste of the high life. If you miss the first pool party, it’ll be on again August 25. Sunday August 18 sees an open-air music festival kick off at 15:00 and run through till the early hours. Otherwise check their site for the full calendar of events.
Hu’u has been around and also knows how to throw a good event — keep an eye on their website as we can only see an August 2 event there so far.
Nammos is another spot worth keeping an eye on, with regular parties, but again, nothing on their site yet.
Last but not least — Finn’s Beach Club is a great spot to spend a day, and while they don’t seem to have anything special slated for August, it’d be worth heading down to the Bukit just to chill out while one of their Saturday or Sunday afternoon DJ sessions are on.
Ku De Ta
Jalan Kayu Aya 9
T: (0361) 736 969
Jalan Double Six, Blue Ocean Boulevard, Seminyak
T: (0361) 731 266
Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak
T: (0361) 736 443
Nammos at Karma Kandara
Jalan Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan
T: (0361) 848 2200
Finn’s Beach Club at Semara Luxury Villa Resort
Jalan Pantai Selatan Gau, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma
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