5 Music Festivals Happening Around Thailand This November & December
We all want to live in a music festival forever. Lucky for us, Bangkok has transformed itself into somewhat of a festival hub. However, if you’re curious and enjoy to travel, then it's well-worth to have a look at what's going on beyond our country borders, and maybe - if you like - even hop on a short regional flight and experience one of the many great music festivals of our Southeast-Asian neighbors.
With no further delay, we hereby introduce you to 5 Music Festivals Happening Around Thailand This November & December, listed in the order in which the events will occur.
Quest Festival | Vietnam
Quest Festival Vietnam is preparing itself for their seventh edition, a long way from their humble beginnings. Initially starting as an idea amongst friends to bring a European-style music festival to Vietnam, this expressive event has grown into a huge hit.
Taking their inspiration from Vietnam’s mystical creatures, the organizers highlight a strong theme consisting of more than 150 performers ranging from music to craft, as well as a diverse blend of culture. Apart from the wide range of activities, the location itself is also a highlight. Taking place at the Son Tinh Camp, be prepared for breathtaking views of Ba Vi Mountain while being completely surrounded by water. One-day ticket (Sunday) are currently being sold at 1,300 THB, with two-day tickets (Saturday-Sunday) being sold at 2,350 THB, and a 3-day ticket (Friday-Sunday) costing 2,600 THB. There are also additional costs for extra accommodations ranging from shared camping grounds all the way to a Grande Private Tent.
Better start planning for this event early, given that Quest Festival Vietnam is less than a month away. It is currently scheduled to take place between Friday 10th November and Sunday 12th November 2017 at the Son Tinh Camp, Hanoi, Vietnam.
It’s the Ship | Singapore-Phuket-Singapore
You’re a real party animal and not just a festival-goer? We’ve got just the event for you. And it’s on a boat. A huge boat. That’s right, for its 2017 edition It’s the Ship festival sails out of Marina Bay Sands on November 17th to Phuket and then back to Singapore on the 20th. Headlining Asia’s Largest Festival at Sea is none other than Yellowclaw and Krewella this year, with a three-person cabin set to cost you $648 Singapore Dollars (15,700 THB). Don’t forget you’ll need to also pay for your flight ticket, and drinks aboard the cruise ship. Is it worth the investment? Totally. Not only is the ship four days of none-stop partying, but in your down-time you can go bowling, gamble in the casinos, rock climb, and even play mini golf above the Genting Dream. You will not be short of food either, with no less than 35 different restaurants and bars ready to satisfy your stomach and liver needs.
Still not convinced? Then just watch the official after movie from last year’s event right here and you’ll be scraping coins from your piggybank in no time.
808 Festival Yangon | Myanmar
After gaining popularity in Bangkok four years ago, this event is now expanding to their neighboring countries as a joint effort between two entertainment companies from Thailand and Myanmar, Retox Sessions and H-life Entertainment.
After a successful debut last year, 808 Festival Yangon is preparing itself for its second event, on December 9th at Thuwunnabhumi Event Park. Early bird tickets are currently available from between 20,000 -30,000 KS (490 THB – 730 THB).
ZoukOut | Singapore
Heralded as the biggest beach music festival in South East Asia, ZoukOut is also one of the longest-standing, starting all the way back in the year 2000. To put that into perspective, the first Tomorrowland was in 2005, while the mighty Ultra only began a year earlier in 1999. Held on the entertainment island that is Sentosa, ZoukOut has featured some of the DJ world’s biggest names over the years, and it won’t be any different on December 9 and 10. Phase 3 tickets are selling at $140 Singapore Dollars (3,400 THB) for both days, with the DJ line-up currently featuring the likes of Axwell Ingrosso, Claptone, Flume, Gui Boratto, Marshmellow, R3hab, Robin Schulz, and Yellow Claw. Undoubtedly more names will be announced as the event gets closer.
Djakarta Warehouse Project | Indonesia
With a reputation of being one of Asia’s longest-running music festivals, Djakarta Warehouse Project, has continued to grow since their debut in 2008. Last year, the two-day music festival amassed audiences of up to 90,000 people.
With world class DJs such as DVBBS, Flume, Marshmello, Tiesto among many others in attendance, this EDM festival is definitely one to tick off your bucket list. Prepare to immerse yourself into a whole new world courtesy of the organizers massive scale of production. Boasting an ultra-extensive production, along with two indoor stages and one outdoor mainstage, everything is bound to be a huge hit. Individual ticket prices range between 920,000 IDR all the way up to 2,000,000 IDR (2,280 – 4,950 baht).
This year, the Djakarta Warehouse Project will take place on the 15th & 16th of December at Jiexpo Kemayoran, Jakarta. After having a chance to experience this event, it’s bound to be 2 days that you will never want to forget.