- Manado Beach Festival To Be Held From 4 To 25 July 2011 reveals that some of the artists from Indonesia will be performing in Manado as part of one of the country's most popular festivals.

The Manado Beach Festival will be held right by the sea with attendees able to take in the stellar line up of artists mixed with stunning sea views. The event celebrates leading musical acts from pop and hip hop along with a number of alternative styles and MCs to rock the crowds.

Along with the music the festival is a showcase of all things Indonesian and is a great opportunity for visitors to sample all the country has to offer. Artists are going to be displaying everything from paintings to sculptures, textiles and finely carved wood pieces. Then there's the food, as hundreds of stalls will be setting up offering local specialities and freshly prepared popular delicacies.

While heading to the event from Manado hotels sports fans are recommended to take their swimwear as the programme of events offers the chance to take part in the many different water sports that can be tried on Sulawesi Island.

Activities such as sailing, jet skiing and snorkelling can all be sampled but it's for diving that the area really excels.

Lek Boonlert, marketing head at commented: "The festival is attended by international tourists and people from around Indonesia as it's such a popular event. Hotel availability will probably be restricted when it runs from 4th to 25th July 2011 so people are recommended to book early online."