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Jakarta Jams to Ed Sheeran Concert 2024, Generates Rp 100 Billion Economic Boost


Ed Sheeran’s highly anticipated “Mathematics Tour 2024” concert in Jakarta, held on March 2nd, wasn’t just a musical success – it also delivered a significant economic boost to Indonesia.

The concert, which took place at the Jakarta International Stadium (JIS), attracted an estimated 50,000 fans, generating an estimated Rp 100 billion (around US$6.4 million) in economic impact, according to Indonesia’s Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno.

Ed Sheeran Rocks Jakarta with Acclaimed Mathematics Tour in Jakarta International Stadium (JIS)

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Ed Sheeran Concert Highlights, Source: www.suarasurabaya.net

Ed Sheeran’s highly anticipated “+ – = ÷ x” (Mathematics) Tour made its stop in Jakarta on Mar 2nd, 2024, thrilling fans at the Jakarta International Stadium. The concert, originally planned for the Gelora Bung Karno ( GBK ) Main Stadium in Jakarta, was relocated to accommodate the Indonesian national football team’s upcoming match.

Despite the venue change, the energy remained electric as thousands of fans sang along to Sheeran’s beloved hits. The concert was lauded as a success by local media outlets like Tempo [Indonesian news outlet]. It featured a captivating 360-degree stage, allowing spectators from all corners of the stadium to experience the show fully.

This marked Sheeran’s team’s first return to Indonesia since 2019, and fans were treated to a two-hour setlist packed with chart-topping anthems like “Shape of You,” “Thinking Out Loud,” and “Photograph.” The concert also featured supporting act Calum Scott, further amplifying the evening’s musical offerings.

While the concert has concluded, the memories and emotions it evoked will undoubtedly linger with fans for years to come. Ed Sheeran’s powerful performance and the electrifying atmosphere cemented this event as a significant moment in Jakarta’s artist music scene.

The Concert has Economic Impact Stems from Various Factors

Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy’s Opinion on Ed Sheeran Concert 2024, Source: www.voiceindonesia.co
  • Direct spending by concert-goers: Minister Uno estimated that the average domestic tourist attending the concert spent around Rp 2.7 million, encompassing expenses like transportation, accommodation, food, and merchandise.
  • Job creation: The event likely created numerous temporary jobs in various sectors, including event logistics, security, food and beverage services, and merchandising.
  • Boost to tourism: The concert potentially attracted some foreign tourists who combined their trip with attending the event, further contributing to the tourism sector.
  • Positive publicity: The successful hosting of a major international event like Ed Sheeran’s concert can generate positive publicity for Jakarta and Indonesia, potentially attracting future tourism and investment.

While the Rp 100 billion figure might seem like a relatively small contribution to the Indonesian economy, it highlights the potential of such events to stimulate economic activity in various sectors. Additionally, the concert serves as a positive example of how Indonesia can leverage its English cultural offerings and infrastructure available to attract international events and tourists.

It’s important to note that this economic impact is an estimate, and the actual figures might vary. Nevertheless, Ed Sheeran’s tour 2024 in Jakarta has demonstrably contributed to Indonesia’s economic growth, solidifying the link between entertainment and economic development.

Cultural Diplomacy Exchange

Ed Sheeran’s concert in Jakarta exemplifies the significance of cultural diplomacy in fostering international relations and promoting cross-cultural understanding. Music has the unique ability to transcend boundaries, bringing people together irrespective of their differences.

By choosing Jakarta as one of the stops on his global tour, Sheeran not only entertained his fans but also demonstrated his appreciation for Indonesian culture and music. His presence in the country symbolizes the interconnectedness of the global community and the importance of embracing diversity.

Beyond the Music: Ed Sheeran’s Jakarta Concert Spurs Economic Growth, Cultural Exchange, and International Cooperation

Ed Sheeran’s concert in Jakarta was more than just a musical extravaganza; it was a catalyst for economic growth, cultural exchange, and international cooperation.

As Indonesia continues to position itself as a key player on the global stage, events like these serve as catalysts for progress, driving tourism, fostering entrepreneurship, and showcasing the country’s cultural landscape to the world.

Ed Sheeran’s memorable performance will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on Indonesia’s economy and people for years to come.

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