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Indonesian Music Festival Drops Tobacco Company as Main Sponsor

A promising step for tobacco-free events in Indonesia

Editor
Jun 21, 2013

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Showing that it’s possible to tune tobacco out of the music industry, this year’s Java Rockin’land music festival in Jakarta, Indonesia, will take place without one of its most infamous acts – the tobacco industry. Java Rockin’land – like many music festivals in Indonesia – has traditionally been sponsored by tobacco companies trying to lure a new generation of smokers. The concert attracts young music fans from across the country – but this year, the tobacco industry won’t be on stage. 

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posted June 21, 2013

Warning: This Concert Is Hazardous to Your Health

Indonesia’s Java Jazz promotes cigarettes as much as music

Editor
Mar 22, 2013

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When young fans attended the Java Jazz music festival in Jakarta, Indonesia, earlier this month, they had to walk through concert grounds plastered with advertising for Djarum Super Mild, the cigarette brand that sponsored the concert.

When performers such as Joss Stone took the stage, they performed under a cigarette logo.

And for weeks before the concert, Djarum promoted its deadly products using the images of music stars, in the process telling kids that smoking is fun and glamorous.

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posted March 22, 2013

Oh Really? Tobacco-Sponsored Indonesia Jazz Festival Now Claims It’s Opposed to Youth Smoking

Performers urged to reject tobacco sponsorships

Editor
Feb 27, 2013

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The Java Jazz festival kicks off this Friday in Jakarta, Indonesia. It's one of the largest annual music festivals in the world, and concert promoters have spent the last few months promoting the stars who will perform. But they've promoted tobacco even more.

What are the biggest words on Java Jazz's official poster and billboards? It's not "Java Jazz." It's not the names of star performers. It's a brand of cigarettes made by Djarum, the tobacco company sponsoring the music festival.

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posted February 27, 2013

New Campaign Urges Musicians to “Tune Out Tobacco” by Rejecting Tobacco Sponsorships

U.S. band Weezer urged to drop tobacco sponsor for upcoming Indonesia concert

Editor
Jan 4, 2013

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The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is launching a new campaign and web site – called Tune Out Tobacco – urging musicians to reject tobacco industry sponsorships of their concerts.

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posted January 04, 2013

Same Old Tricks: Big Tobacco Partners with International Music Stars in Indonesia

International artists perform at industry-sponsored event, help market tobacco to kids

Editor
Oct 9, 2012

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Thanks to some of the world’s weakest tobacco control laws, Indonesia continues to be the target of rampant, unrestricted tobacco marketing, including industry-sponsored concerts that are banned in the United States and many other countries. Unfortunately, popular international musicians continue to perform at these concerts, helping tobacco companies market their deadly and addictive products to Indonesia’s youth.

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posted October 09, 2012

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