Don’t Miss This – Wake Up Call
The W Hotel’s huge, new worldwide event, Wake Up Call is now just two weeks away from being held in the grounds of W Retreat Bali. We hunted down Jeremie Lannoy, who has recently joined W Bali–Seminyak as the Director of Marketing & Communications. Belgium born, Jeremie has worked for Marriott International in the Middle East, Hilton Hotels in the UK, before arriving here to our sunny shores just a couple of months ago. What better man to ask about this new two day and night event coming to W Bali this Oct 5 & 6.
Jeremie, briefly, what is Wake Up Call all about? A bit of history please.
Wake Up Call is the world’s first-ever hotel music festival, the global initiative program that will stop in three W hotels this year, W Hollywood, W Barcelona and will close out at W Bali–Seminyak on 5th & 6th October, 2018.
WAKE UP CALL takes the festival experience off the field and onto fabulous hotel grounds, such as ours! Room packages are available exclusively for members of Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) and Marriott Rewards, which anybody is welcome to join, and we sell daily and weekend passes for guests not staying with us during the weekend. A big component is also the ability for the loyalty members to bid their points on Moments, which are exclusive opportunities to meet the headliners in private parties, or have sessions in our Sound Suite with DJs performing that weekend such as Sam Feldt or Nora En Pure!
The two day music festival will include big name artists as well as new/next talents and some of the activation we create for the guests: yoga and fuel program, exclusive drinks and food creations, the return of the 180 degree camera booth everyone loved at SPF and the meet and greet with the artists we mentioned earlier.
You have some major acts involved. Who are they and what are the highlights?
Definitely the two main acts Tove Lo and Angus & Julia Stone. We have seen a lot of comments and positive reactions for these two acts and from different publics, which is great! Then we have Sam Feldt who I really like and I would say FKJ, Nora En Pure and Nightmares On Wax are the next in line when it comes to the reactions we are receiving.
I believe we have a solid line-up catering for the different tastes and people we have on the Island with pop sensations, solid folk and electronic performers, without forgetting Kimokal, the local talent!
I see there is a Wet Deck and a Woo deck. What’s that about?
There will be two stages: the Wet Deck is our pool which will be partially covered and is the main stage; while Woo Deck is the second stage at Woobar, where people are already used to dancing to the beats of our residents and international guest DJs all year long.
How much are the tickets and where do we get them?
There are two ways to get tickets! The first one is to book a room for the festival, which comes with two weekend passes and gives you access to a few more activities we were discussing earlier. Then there are the day passes for all who will not have the chance to stay with us the whole weekend. For those we have early bird day passes at IDR 800,000 and early bird weekend passes at IDR 1,300,000. All the info and links to buy tickets are available on the Wake Up Call web site www.wakeupcallfest.com/en/w-bali. We also have VIP tables available, but for those you will have to get in touch with the hotel directly as their numbers are limited. Those interested can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheers.