To kick off, Soundrenaline 2023, a musical extravaganza held at Carnaval Ancol, North Jakarta, reached its zenith. Here, fans eagerly anticipated the appearance of Irish sensations, Kodaline. This celebrated band seized the spotlight and held the audience spellbound with a mesmerizing performance.
Kodaline: Unveiling the Act
Next, at precisely 21:16 WIB, the crowd erupted in anticipation as Kodaline commenced their set. They opened with an exuberant rendition of their hit, “Follow Your Fire.” Lead vocalist and the charismatic frontman, Steve Garrigan, warmly embraced the moment. He acknowledged the ardent fans who had gathered at the A Stage. Garrigan, no stranger to Indonesian shores, conveyed his enthusiasm for returning to this vibrant nation.
“Jakarta, how are you all doing?” Garrigan asked, addressing the multitude on Sunday, September 4, 2023, in flawless English.
Kodaline: The Musical Journey
Moving on to the heart of the performance, Kodaline provided a captivating auditory journey for their audience. They featured tracks like “Brand New Day” and “Ready.” Steve Garrigan’s virtuosity took center stage as he deftly switched between the guitar and piano. This delighted the crowd with performances of “Sometimes,” “Brother,” and “High Hopes.” To the crowd’s delight, he even showcased his harmonica skills and strummed the guitar during the enchanting “Love Like This.”
Furthermore, Kodaline actively engaged with their fans, setting the night aglow. During the soulful strains of “The One,” the band encouraged the crowd to illuminate the venue with their mobile phones. This created a magical atmosphere. Steve Garrigan, clearly moved by the passionate sing-along, frequently praised the audience’s unwavering participation. The setlist also included emotive renditions of songs such as “Love Will Set You Free,” “Raging,” “Wherever You Are,” concluding with their chart-topping hit, “All I Want.”
As the performance neared its end, Steve Garrigan expressed his gratitude: “Thank you so much, Indonesia, Jakarta. We hope you all had a great night. We’ll be back soon.”
The Stellar Lineup
Turning to the broader picture, Kodaline, featuring Steve Garrigan, Vincent May, Mark Prendergast, and Jason Boland, delivered a performance that etched itself into the memory of every attendee.
Stars on Stage
Delving into the lineup of the second day of Soundrenaline 2023, it showcased an impressive array of international acts. This further enhanced the festival’s allure. The roster included The Devil Wears Prada, New West, Jeremy Zucker, Lauv, Grentperez, and Cosmo’s Midnight. The local music scene also boasted its representatives, with acts like Base Jam, MALIQ & D’Essentials, The Overtunes, Andra & The Backbone, Rocket Rockers, and Heals contributing to the diverse musical landscape.
The Grand Finale
In conclusion, Soundrenaline 2023, impeccably organized by Ravel Entertainment, unequivocally triumphed. Spanning two unforgettable days from September 2nd to 3rd, 2023, the event left an indelible mark on the hearts of music enthusiasts. It firmly cemented its reputation as a premier music festival. The pinnacle of this remarkable event was undoubtedly Kodaline’s resplendent performance. It left fans yearning for more of their musical magic in the future.