The scene of a tropical white sand beach lines and deep blue ocean filled with all kinds of vibrant activities, music, and people from all around the globe is the perfect holiday dream for many. Now, it’s about to become a reality. Good Vibes and Bangkok Airways proudly presents Thailand’s first-ever annual Music & Lifestyle festival with MUI FEST 2018 that will be taking place on October 26-28 2018 at multiple venues across Koh Samui. The 3-day event celebrates urban island cultures through the threads of music, art, food, and well-being.
The heart and soul of MUI FEST 2018 are, of course, the inspiring musical experience right on W Koh Samui’s private beach that will feature 3 stages and 3 genres under the name Soulful Nights. The Ultimate stage will be bringing on big names in EDM on both Friday and Saturday night. Headliners include Fedde Le Grand, the Dutch DJ/producer who sits on #39 with DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs and have made headlines at major music events around the world like Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland before, Tujamo, Germany’s Electro House super-producer known for sharing the studio with countless of world-class artists and songs like Boneless and Keep Pushin, Yves V, the Belgian DJ who takes the 55th spot on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs, and Wiwek, a Dutch DJ/producer known for his unique take on Jungle Terror, Trap, and Moombahton.
Other than that, we’ll also be seeing Julian Jordan, Matroda, La Crème, I_O, Garmiani, and Yookie taking turns on the Ultimate Stage. Almost an art installation in itself, the EDM-heavy Ultimate Stage was made by architect Tor Kaichon and artists from Merge Collective using bamboos as its main composition.
For those of you who are into world music, the Inspire Stage will be featuring multiple local artists from around the world. The line-up includes DJ Prince Jelly and Ga-Pi who will be bringing on the Reggae vibes, DJ Funkypump with African and Soul Funk, DJ Tek Harrington and his passion in Disco, Tropical House vibes from DJ Dangdut Banget, Hip Hop beats from Australia's Monkey Marc, as well as Thailand's very own take on world music with Maftsai, The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band, Toomturn Molam Group, and DJ Kanehbos.
The third and last stage on the list is made especially for House and Techno fans. The Mind Stage will be featuring Adana Twins, Edu Imbernon, ATMA, Peking Opera (live), and Dan Buri right at the best sunset-viewing spot on the beach. We'll also be seeing the DJs from BEAM Nightclub like Marmosets, Praewapower, Supersonic, and Koish putting on some Deep House, Disco, and Deep Techno mixes, as well as Electro Funk and Old School House sounds from Quay Recs ft. DJ Pichy and DJ Tul Apartment Khunpa.
For more information about the festival, visit www.muifest.com, or get your tickets here.
But before all the music kicks in at night, MUI FEST has also got a number of fun daytime activities for you to enjoy. The Sunny Day festivity will be a collaboration between the brilliant minds behind the epic Dropzone Festival and Celes Beachfront Resort, resulting in the exclusive "Future Oasis Pool Party" on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are up for grabs on Ticketmelon for 850 THB each!
If that's not enough, then be sure to check out the Deluxe Pool Party that will be hosted by Nikki Beach Resort & Spa from Friday 26th all the way to Sunday 28th as well! For more information on the event and tickets, please contact www.facebook.com/NikkiBeachKohsamui
X2 Koh Samui Resort will also be joining in on the fun with the X2 Immersive Pool Party where DJ Kingsize and MZ Lopez will be manning the turntable and putting on nothing but good vibes. Check out the latest details on the events and tickets at www.facebook.com/X2kohsamuiresort
If you want something a little different, then Island Tunes is definitely something you should look into. Hosted by Thay Ekkamai, this exclusive Saturday event at Fair House Beach Resort is all about enjoying yourselves on a private cruise among the sunny skies and peaceful ocean. For more information on the event and tickets, be sure to check out the THAY Ekamai Facebook page.
As we've mentioned before, MUI FEST is all about bringing together music, lifestyle, and local island cultures. That is why you'll also be witnessing and a number of immersive art installations from multiple artists such as Stu.Dio.Ke.Th and Khopfa. There’ll also be a Fashion Installation from Ice Saranrat who will be representing his hometown with his works that drew inspiration from the local arts and culture of Koh Samui.
Furthermore, you’ll also have a chance to get hold of limited-edition items from ISSUE, one of the leading Thai fashion brands. The exclusive fashion collection that they will be putting on display drew inspiration from the local cultures of Southern Thailand and will be available at the festival.
With music, parties, and arts covered, we now move into the aspect of food. Be ready for the feast as MUI FEST will be bringing you all of Koh Samui's top local restaurants including Chan Hom Seafood, Khao Hom, Chit Pochana, Sabienglae, and an Oyster Bar by Sinmana Farm. For drinks, the festival proudly presents its signature "Mui Sip" curated by Thonglor's renowned cocktail bar Thaipioka. If you're looking to freshen up with some coconut juice, then be sure to stop by the Mui Coconut Stand where the profits will go to funding scholarships for the children in need on Koh Samui.
MUI FEST was created with the intention of promoting Thailand as a top vacation destination for both those who love to travel as well as music. It's time to replenish your body and mind with a weekend holiday unlike any other with an epic 3-day music and lifestyle festival experience among the wonders of nature on Koh Samui this 26-28 October 2018.