Gathapraya is a cultural festival held by SMAN 3 Bandung annually. It's the fourth after Matswapati in 2014, Gamarvani in 2015, and Megantara in 2016. Gathapraya has been done on Saturday, 30th September2017.This event brings the theme of traditional culture with the aim of introducing traditional culture to society especially young generation. Collaborating traditional culture with modern culture is one of the committee's efforts. Gathapraya is open for public with price of ticket for pre-sale 1 Rp.35.000, pre-sale 2 Rp.45.000, htm Rp.55.000, ots Rp.65.000.
The event starts with a parade from Saparua field to Bali field. The parade followed by 10th grade students of SMAN 3 Bandung wearing traditional clothes. Then Gathapraya perform open gate at 12 noon and close gate at 4 pm. the show has started from 12 noon. gathapraya attended also by many guest stars including:
-Nidji -Didik Nini Thowok -Giri Harja
-HIVI -Soul Etnic -Ele voice
-Elephant Kind -Vina Candrawati -Drizzling Dancer
-KPA3, MK3, LSS3, T'ST, KV3, Band3
and also there are many art exhibitions as well as many food stalls as well as food trucks.
The opening is done by The Head of Tourism Department of West Java Province at 12 pm, followed singing Indonesia Raya 3 stanza. Then there are some appearance from extracurricular in SMAN 3 Bandung. In the evening, the Governor of West Java Province, Ahmad Heryawan, took time to see this event. The event continues with Wayang Golek Giri Harja. then there is a sand painting show by Vina Candrawati. After that there Didik Nini Thowok featuring dance two faces. In the evening the event was enlivened by the appearance of Hivi! and Nidji.