Terraced fields of Dieng Plateau in West Java. (Shutterstock/-)
The Dieng Culture Festival is set to return from Aug. 3 to 5 in Wonosobo, Central Java, with a series of activities, from jazz entertainment to its traditional hair-cutting ritual.
According to Central Java Tourism Agency head Urip Sihabudin, frozen dew in the Dieng area recently attracted an even bigger crowd to attend the festival.
“Tickets to one of the festival’s events, Jazz Atas Awan [Jazz Above the Clouds] have sold out,” said Urip as quoted by kompas.com on Thursday.
In addition to Jazz Atas Awan, other activities prepared for the festival are cultural discussions, a Dieng opera performance, traditional dance performances, a lantern show, a cultural parade, a dreadlocks-cutting ritual, a tumpeng (cone-shaped rice dish) festival and a sheep festival.
“We expect to welcome up to hundreds of thousands of festival-goers,” said Urip.
Those seeking to join the festival can access the destination from Banjarnegara or Wonosobo. But Urip said other routes were also available, such as Batang.
“Our preparation for the festival has reached almost 100 percent, including access and amenities like homestay,” added Urip.