7 Music Festivals Happening in and Around Bangkok This December to End 2018 with a Bang
Whether the past year had been a year of absolute joy or downright despair for you, we’d like you to put those feelings on hold, at least for the last few days of 2018. It’s the time of the year once again to celebrate the end of a passing year and welcome the next with all the major music festivals that will take place during the final month of December. Whether it’s EDM, House, Techno, or even live music that you and your friends love, you’ll definitely be making some wild memories to send-off the year with these 6 music festivals in December!
On The Way Lifestyle & Music Festival
Grab and Zaap welcome the first day of December with an epic EDM party called On The Way Lifestyle & Music Festival. Taking place on Saturday 1 December, 2018 at Live Park Rama 9, the festival features the OTW to Play activities zone, food and drinks from the top restaurants on GrabFood with the OTW to Eat refreshments zone, and the OTW to Dance EDM party zone that will be welcoming quite a number of talented international acts.
Headlining the festival will be Vinai, the Italian EDM duo best known for their hit song “How We Party” that’d garnered over 134 million views on YouTube, followed by 4B, an American DJ best known for his single “Pop Dat” with Aazar that had became a household track at major music festivals around the globe as well as his remixes of “Middle” by DJ Snake and “My Way” by Fetty Wap, Thomas Newson, a Dutch Producer/DJ who’ve performed alongside major names like Hardwell, Martin Garrix, and Joey Dale, and Aazar who’ll be making his Thailand debut at this party. Tickets are now up on sale for 1,500 THB and 2,900 THB for VIP packages.
808 Festival 2018
Those of you who’ve been to any previous installments of 808 Festivals know that this is the party that you just can’t miss. For the 6th edition this year, 808 Festival will be bringing A State of Trance 850 - Be in the Moment to all the Thai fans for the very first time, featuring all the world-class Trance acts on the day one. Headlining the event will be Armin Van Buuren, a Dutch Producer/DJ who’ve made it to #1 on DJ Mag Top 100 on 5 occasions and best known for his single “Blah Blah Blah” that gathered 187 million views on YouTube within just 6 months. Supporting acts include both local and international talents like Boris Foong, DJ Faahsai, Jonnie B, NWYR, Orjan Nilsen, Ruben De Ronde b2b Estiva, and Vini Vici.
The second day will be led by one of the major forces in the EDM industry like Skrillex whose hit songs like Bangarang (687 million views on YouTube), First of the year, Purple Lamborghini, and Ragga Bomb had became household tracks at almost all music festivals around the world. He’ll be supported by Rezz, Troyboi, and Whethan. There are 3 more acts that hasn’t been officially announced, but just the current line-up should be enough to convince you that this year’s 808 Festival is one party not to miss. The event will take place on Saturday and Sunday 8-9 December 2018 at Live Park Rama 9. Tickets are currently up for sale in their final tier at 3,199 THB.
Big Mountain Music Festival 9
One of Thailand’s most successful annual music festival has entered its 9th year, and things can only get bigger for this event. Bringing together over 200 artists from around Thailand, Big Mountain Music Festival 9 proudly presently 9 performance stages including the Ferris Wheel Stage, Cow Stage, Black Stage, Egg Stage, Chic Stage, Akojorn Pub, Rum Wong Bar, Dancing Stage, Pepsi Hip-Hop Stage, and the brand-new Hip-Hop Stage that will feature a line-up of talented Thai rappers. If that’s not big enough, there will also be a Pre-Party stage and a secret hidden stage organized by Trasher that you’ll have to look for in the event by yourself!
Headlining this epic 2-day music festival are Bodyslam, Big Ass, Labanoon, Clash, Peck Palitchoke, Potato, Paradox, Palmy, Getsunova, Gancore Club, Thaitanium, and many more. Whether you love Pop, Rock, Hip-Hop, Indie, or EDM, you’ll definitely have your fill of quality music among the cool winter breeze and mountainous scenery this year. There will also be special performances from a couple of Thailand’s top comedy group as well as an extensive shopping zone where you can find all the food, drinks, gifts, and activities you’ll need.
Big Mountain Music Festival 9 will take place on Saturday and Sunday 8-9 December 2018 at The Ocean Khao Yai in Nakhon Ratchasima. Tickets are available for 2,500 THB at all 7-Eleven convenience stores.
Maya International Music Festival 2018
Maya Music Festival is back for its 2018 edition with an even bigger and more international show than ever. Whether you’re a fan of EDM parties or live shows, Maya International Music Festival 2018 will be bringing a massive line-up of international DJs and artists for an all-out 2-day party this coming Saturday and Sunday 8-9 December, 2018 at Oasis Arena, Show DC Rama 9.
On the EDM side of things, there will be Alesso, Galantis, Markus Schulz, Porter Robinson, Major Lazer, Robert Falcon, and Showtek taking turns lighting up the crowd for 5 hours straight. British Indie Electro-Pop duo Oh Wonder will also be making an appearance to serenade the Thai fans will their wispy, slow-grooving, R&B-flecked tunes once again. K-Pop and J-Pop fans can also rejoice because this year’s event will see selected members of popular groups like EXO-CBX, NCT U, NCT 127, Super Junior D&E, Super Junior, Girl’s Generation, and SHINee, as well as one of Japan’s leading girl groups at the moment like AKB48 who’ll be performing in Thailand for the very first time. Regular tickets are available for 3,700 THB, VIP tickets for 7,000 THB, and VIP Table (5 people) for 107,000.
Thailand’s 4-day celebration of the arts, music, and sustainable living returns in 2018 for its 5th edition at Siam Country Club, Pattaya on Thursday through Sunday 13-16 December, 2018. an, the family-friendly festival will feature live music from international and local DJs and artists as well as fine food stalls, health and wellness activities, perspective-shifting talks and workshops, and cutting-edge architecture. The festival also promotes their theme of sustainability by, for example, having a zero single-use plastic policy and providing water straight from their natural lakes.
This year’s lineup featuring a number local and international talents will be filling up the festival’s atmosphere with sounds of House, Techno, Indie Pop, and more. Artists on the billing include Goldie and the Ensemble, Nightmares on Wax, Lord Echo, Sirintip, Kweku Collins, Syps, Libella and Fleetmac Wood, Howie Lee, Horse Meat Disco, Seb Wildblood, Young Marco, Knower, Craig Richards, and many more. The 4-day pass is currently available for 6,500 THB, a weekend (Saturday and Sunday Only) pass is 6,200 THB, and a Sunday pass is 5,200 THB. If you’ve got a group of 10, you can go for the 4-day Party Pass available at 61,000 THB. You can also bring your canine buddies for a eye-opening trip in this lifestyle festival for only 800 THB.
Knock Knock Pattaya Countdown 2019
It’s time to welcome the new year in style with a countdown EDM dance party with some of the top international DJs on Sunday and Monday 30-31 December 2018 at Maya Space, Pattaya. The lineup has been fully disclosed and has got many of us looking forward to traveling a few hours outside of Bangkok for the New Year’s celebration. Headliners include the #1 DJ that topped the DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs for 3 consecutive years like Martin Garrix who’ll be bringing his top hits like “Scared To Be Lonely”, “In The Name of Love”, “There For You”, and “Ocean”, followed by the Belgium duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike who’d remained at #2 for 4 consecutive years and best known for their hit songs like “The Hum”, “Hey Baby”, “Higher Place”, and “Nova”.
The headliners will be supported by big international names like Lost Frequencies, Quintino, Ummet Ozcan, Justin Mylo, MAD M.A.C, Matisse & Sadko, MATTN, Raiden, Wolfpack, and 22 Bullets throughout two days. Spending the last couple days of 2018 partying away into the night along with your buddies and EDM enthusiasts from all around the nation is actually not a bad way to send off the passing year and celebrate the beginning of 2019 at all. Tickets for a 2-day entry are available at 3,100 THB.
Meta Music Festival
If you’re looking for a countdown party, then Meta Music Festival is an option you shouldn’t look over. Taking place at Oasis Arena, Show D.C. on Sunday and Monday 30-31 December, 2018, this EDM festival brings a whole lot of top-tier international acts you just can’t miss. Leading the lineup will be KSHMR, an American DJ who holds the #18 rank on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs and best known for his hot hits like “Neverland”, “Jammu”, and “Carry Me Home”, who makes a long-awaited return to Thailand, Belgian Bass and Dubstep maestro Eptic, and Dutch Hardstyle DJ/Producer Atmozfears who’d taken the stages at Tomorrowland and Defqon.1 in the past.
The headliners will be supported by Kura and Sultan+Shepard, plus a number unconfirmed acts that Meta Music Festival will be making an announcement very shortly. Tickets will officially be up for sale on Monday December 3, 2018 at 1,500 THB for a 2-day pass. Keep checking on their website for the full lineup on don’t miss out on the chance to party on through the New Years like never before!