Despite protests by hardline groups, Djakarta Warehouse Project (DWP), one of the largest EDM music festivals in Asia, went ahead smoothly last weekend – so smooth that condoms and alcohol were found at the venue, according to one hardline group who were evidently displeased by the discovery.
According to the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), who were among those who criticized Governor Anies Baswedan for allowing "immorality" into the capital through events like DWP, its members found evidence to support its claim in the shape of condoms and alcohol at DWP, which was held in JIExpo Kemayoran, Central Jakarta.
"There was alcohol, condoms, and a few other things. The objects are with us," FPI Secretary General Munarman told Detik today.
"FPI and several ulemas met with the Jakarta governor on Tuesday, and we showed the evidence of the haram (forbidden by consumption or use by Muslims) goods that were sold at the DWP venue."
Munarman added that FPI have asked Anies to ban DWP and other events that promoted "hedonism and morality" from taking place in Jakarta in the future.
Neither Anies nor Ismaya Live, the festival's promoter, have issued any public statements in response to FPI's demand.