The Ubud Village Jazz Festival is a huge community concert held over two days in Ubud, the cultural capital of Bali.
The festival traces its humble beginnings to 2013 following the gathering of artists in an intimate gathering. The very first event featured 20 performances on three platforms over a period of 2 days, bringing together 100 musicians.
Ubud Village Jazz Festival Bali 2017 Dates & Ticket Prices
Ubud Village Jazz Festival, an annual event, is made possible by the support of the local Ubud community. Finances from the festival are availed through sponsors, advertisers as well as ticket fees paid by attendees.
Tickets are available online closer to the event, and those buying online will receive a voucher which can be exchanged at the ticket booth on location.
You can get to Ubud by taxi or private car from Kuta and it will take around 90 minutes each way. There are many metered taxis in Bali, particularly in the tourist areas of Denpasar, Kuta, Seminyak, Sanur, Ubud and Nusa Dua. Finding a taxi is extremely easy as taxis usually crawl along the main road beeping at tourists. Make sure to get a taxi with a meter, look for the Bluebird Group taxis, otherwise ensure you negotiate a price before getting in. As a guide, a 5km trip will cost around 40,000-50,000 IDR ($4-$5 AUD or $3-$4 USD).
A trip to Ubud can cost up to 400,000-500,000 IDR ($40-$50 AUD) in a taxi. It is therefore cheaper to just hire a private driver for the day so that they will wait for you and do the return trip.