The Best Parties on Koh Phangan Before and After the Fullmoon Party
Every month thousands of young people from Thailand and abroad head to Koh Phangan for the infamous Fullmoon Party at Haad Rin Beach. In the slipstream of Koh Phangan's main event, a couple of quality events have established themselves which, despite being smaller in size, are in no way inferior and impress by virtue of their quality of music, lineup, production, location and decoration.
This article lists 6 event series, taking place before and after the monthly Fullmoon Party, you should not miss out on when in Koh Phangan.
The Waterfall Party is a unique party series taking place in the heart of a valley inside the jungle of Ban Kai, featuring a beautiful waterfall & lagoon set amongst giant rock formations. The event features local & International DJs spinning Deep House, Tech House, Techno, Electro & Progressive House on a massive sound system, as well as professional fire dancers, lasers & fluorescent neon decoration and an all-night BBQ. A huge canopy enables the party to take place even if it rains.
The event takes place 2 days before and 2 days after the Fullmoon party.
Blackmoon Culture is an event series founded in 1999. Location is Mac's Bay Resort on Bantai Beach. The event features Progressive and Psytrance music, local & international DJs, professional fire shows and great decoration.
The event takes place once a month on the New Moon night.
Loi Lay is a unique floating bar located at the pier of Baan Tai beach. Their weekly "Loi Lay Sunday" features House & Techno music and local & international DJs. The intimate events can host up to 150 people. Usually entry is free before 10pm
The event takes place every Sunday.
Halfmoon Festival was founded in 2007. The event features indoor and outdoor dance floors and a total of 3 stages, local & international DJs, extensive decoration and production, visual projections, and fire shows. The infrastructure includes professional security & CCTV, parking space, 4 bars, a fist-aid team, toilet cells, a food area and taxi service.
The event takes place 10 days before and 10 days after the Fullmoon party.
Jungle Experience is one of Koh Phangan's most exciting party concepts. The event features art installations & extensive decoration, professional body art & body paint, colorful & unique costumes, live graffiti, professional lights & lazer shows, fire show artists, dancers & acrobats, illusionists, as well as drummers and local & international DJs. The music policy is underground House & Techno. The event takes place at a stunning outdoor location in the middle of the Baan Tai Jungle with a natural mountain stream running through the party zone. There is a designated chill-out zone & sleeping area, and a restaurant, a professional security team, and a first aid tent with a nurse & medical supplies.
The event takes place 10 days and 1 day before the Fullmoon party.
Shiva Moon is long-standing party series taking place in the Bantai Jungle. The event was founded in 2002 and is well-known for its focus on Psychedelic Trance, as well as the great location and decoration.
The event takes place 1-3 times per month.