Upcoming Music Festivals and Events in Thailand.
If you have been a patron of the Belga Rooftop Bar & Brasserie Bangkok over the past year or you are looking for a cool party to attend, the establishment is hosting its 1st anniversary party on 20 February 2020. The bar/restaurant has built an excellent reputation over the past year for its quality Belgian inspired menu, its cool cocktails and its mesmerizing Bangkok skyline views.
The world-famous restaurant brand will be presenting their Golden Oldies Tribute night at Hooters Pattaya on 20 February 2020. If you want to turn back the clock to a simpler time in history when music was instrument rich, you can’t afford to miss out on this nostalgia.
If you are a film and movie buff and enjoy watching classic movies with like-minded movie fanatics, the Open Air Cinema Club Bangkok is the perfect event for you. The Open Air Cinema Club Bangkok will be showing the classic British romantic comedy film, Notting Hill, at The Hive Bangkok at Thonglor on 21 February 2020.
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The Ohana Fest presented by Heavy Organizer is a collaboration of Thai rock music bands performing live. The event will take place at Gypsy Flamingo Lake Market in Bangkok on 22 February 2020 and will rock your socks off from 3 pm ‘til midnight. If you like your rock music hard, and with a Thai twist, the Ohana Fest 2020 is right up your street.
Over the past few years, the amount of international DJs and Bangkok EDM event nights has been truly monumental. Never has it been a better time to be an EDM fan in Bangkok. On 22 February 2020, the cool and funky Spanish EDM DJ, Nader Razdar, will be performing a set live at Club Khaosan in the heart of the city.
Thailand Wedding Fair 2020 will be taking place at the Centara Hotel By Centara Government Center and Convention Center on 23 February 2020. This event is more dedicated to Thai speakers, although there will be some English speaking people on hand to help you along the way if you are a Westerner.
Jazz On Sukhumvit is your Sunday afternoon and evening time to enjoy jazz music with music lovers just like you at The Melting Clock where the weekly event has moved.
The Disrupt or be Disrupted Asia Pacific Conference is a Property Portal Watch Conference being held in Bangkok at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel on 26 and 27 February 2020. The event aims to bring together industry experts and insiders to create new network paths.
The Aloha Art & Music Festival 2020 will be taking place in Rayong Province at the stunning Ao Khai Beach at the picturesque beachside area of Laem Mae Phim in Eastern Thailand. This two-day festival will merge a fantastic array of bands and musicians, artists and lots of grill and food options on 28 to 29 February 2020.
Krabi Naga Fest 2020 is a 3-day event that will take place at Klong Muang Beach from 29 February 2020 to 1 March 2020. The event is in conjunction with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the Krabi Administrative Organization, Krabi Province, Nong Thale Subdistrict and government agencies in Krabi.
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There is always something happening and a band playing live most days of the week. But what sets Bangkok apart from many major Asia cities is their ability to host music festivals. The Chang Music Connection is presenting the Bangkok Music Fest at the Show DC Area Bangkok on across two days between 29 February and 1 March 2020.
You are in for a live DJ bonanza on 29 February 2020, like the uber-popular Malaysian DJ, Jade Rasif, will be performing live at the prestigious and world-famous Club Khaosan in Bangkok. If you enjoy a mix of EDM, house, pop and hip-hop, getting down to the club to catch Jade Rasif live is essential.
There are always a few Phuket DJ events taking place on the island every month, and if you are in Phuket in March and want to catch a top-notch DJ performance, Mousse T will be playing live at Catch Beach Club Phuket.
So Sofitel Bangkok is known for their creative events, but they have truly outdone themselves this time, with a mega-feast of unlimited wine and the best cheese!
If you can down chicken wings in super-quick time, you will be able to monetize your skills by entering the Bangkok leg of the Hooters National Wing Eating Contest 2020. Round 3 of the contest will be taking place at Hooters Bangkok Sukhumvit Soi 15 on 6 March 2020.
The Laanta Lanta Festival 2020 will be taking place at Lanta Old Town across three days between 7 March and 9 March 2020, although the exact dates have yet to be confirmed. However, if you want to visit Koh Lanta with a real purpose, it doesn’t get any better than this.
Bangkok is one of the foods and cuisine epicentres in SE-Asia with easy access to cuisine styles from the four corners of the globe. If you are a fan of local and homemade produce, the Bangkok Farmer’s Market (BKKFM) will be taking place at Hub77 from 7 March to 8 March 2020.
Kolour In The Park 2020 is returning bigger. A colourful Bangkok music festival with the best selection of world’s most forward-thinking and emerging artists; spanning house, techno, indie, R&B, funk, disco and more.
Music festivals in Thailand usually revolve around EDM, rock or hip-hop. If you are looking for a Thai music festival that offers something a bit different and more dedicated to reggae and laidback music, the Sunset Beach Music Festival 2020 at Cha-am should tickle your senses.
One of the biggest celebrations of Thailand’s ladyboy culture is the annual Miss International Queen Coronation Night, which is held every year at Tiffany’s Show Pattaya. It is one of the more interesting Pattaya events of the year and will be taking place on the evening of 7 March 2020.
The Full Moon Party is a monthly event with a global reach. The monthly parties take place on Koh Phangan beach in Southern Thailand.
If you were too young to enjoy the band at the peak of their prowess in the 1990s and early 2000s, now is the chance to catch them live in Bangkok at the Impact Area Bangkok on 11 March 2020.
If you are from Glasgow, Scotland. You are either a Green (Celtic), or a Blue (Rangers), and that’s just the way it is. It’s more than football. The ‘One Night in Bangkok Event with Celtic Legends and Cult’ will take place at O’Shea’s Irish Pub Bangkok on 13 March 2020 and will give you the opportunity to meet and greet Celtic football legends.
There are so many music festivals taking place in Thailand this year. When it comes to attracting international artists, one of the most fascinating this year is the Very Festival Bangkok Spring-Break 2020, which will be taking place at Thunder Dome Bangkok on 14 March 2020.
The British born, Australian singer-songwriter, Ruel, will be performing live in Bangkok on 14 March 2020 at GMM House Bangkok. The singer is back by popular demand and was only just in Bangkok a few months ago. If you are a fan or Ruel or you missed out on his live performances in the city last time, you are getting another chance in March.
If you are a golf fanatic living or holidaying in Thailand, one of the coolest Thailand golf events in the first quarter of 2020 is the Amari Hua Hin Skins Golf Week. This exciting golf event will take place between 21 and 26 March 2020.
The Westin pool party is hosted at the Westin pool terrace rooftop area and will combine an action-packed pool party in Bangkok with a host of live-DJs who will play some cool tunes.
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Fans of American pop music will be happy to hear that the American singer/songwriter, Khalid will be performing live at the Impact Arena in Bangkok on 24 March 2020. Khalid’s “Free Spirit World Tour” will be rolling through Asia in March. Bangkok is also one of the biggest destinations in the region.
The Bangkok International Motor Show 2020 will be taking place at the IMPACT Exhibition Center from the 25 March 2020 until 5 April 2020. We are fortunate in Bangkok to host many international exhibitions across a myriad of trades. This one promises to be special if you are a car connoisseur.
Forms of Asian pop such as K-Pop have become mainstays on the Western music scene and have achieved much widespread success since the turn of 2010. The Filipino-American singer-songwriter and musician, Albert Posis, will be performing at the Live Arena RCA in Bangkok on 3 April 2020 and will bring his own unique R’n’B sounds to the city.
S2O Festival will soak Bangkok again from 11-13 April 2020! The S2O Songkran Festival is one of Thailand’s and more likely the world’s wettest soaking party where tens of thousands of litres water will squirt and where the crowd will get soaked to the beats and bones.
With so much happening over the Thai New Year period, it’s essential to get your priorities in order and your plans set in stone well in advance. The Siam Songkran Music Festival 2020 will take place between 11 April and 13 April 2020 at Urban Yard Bangkok RCA. It promises to be one of the largest and fun-filled Songkran parties of the year.
If you are in Pattaya in May and want to prove you are a world-class level eater, you need to enter the Hooters National Wing Eating Contest 2020. Round 5 of the event will be taking place at Hooters Pattaya on 15 May 2020. And if you quality from the round, you will be invited to the grand final and have a chance to win 100,000 THB in prize money.
Koh Samui is once again the exotic backdrop for the Koh Samui Regatta where more than 300 sailors from different countries will compete together in the final event of the 17th Asian Yachting Grand Prix Championship.
‘Circuit Festival Asia’ returns to Thailand after their mega launch party and festival last year. The huge LGBT music festival consists of 4 massive events with a world-class guestlist. attracting crowds from across Asia and beyond!
Centara World Masters Golf Championship will take place from Sunday 9 – Saturday 13 June in Hua Hin, Thailand. In just four years’ time, Centara World Masters have become a fast-growing event for golf enthusiasts with golf tournaments and social events.
Thailand is home to some of the biggest and best regattas in SE-Asia, and not many are bigger than the Samui Regatta 2020. This prestigious regatta will be taking place at Chaweng Beach Koh Samui. The event will take place over a week-long period between 23 May and 30 May 2020.
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EVENT VENUES AND HANGOUTS
Bangkok Island is a large, open-air boat party venue, available for a diverse range of events, exhibitions and conferences. The venue was very recently renovated and boasted a dynamic range of facilities that provide an incredibly distinctive and unique event location.
The Bangkok Island, Bangkok Dock, Charoen Krung Soi 57, Bangkok, Thailand
Live is the new party venue on RCA. After a renovation, Live is the new nightclub and party venue on Royal City Avenue or RCA in Bangkok.
Live Rama 9 Rd. Bangkok, Thailand
Sugar Club is one of the most popular late-night clubs on Sukhumvit Soi 11 in the heart of Bangkok. They are known for local and international DJ’s playing mainly Hip Hop and R&B tunes but also have EDM and party anthems to keep the crowds jumping.
37 Soi Sukhumvit 1/1, Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110
Above Eleven rooftop bar is, dare we say, Bangkok’s premium rooftop bar. And in a city with literally dozens of places to drink on the roof – that is some title. Located on Sukhumvit Soi 11 (hence the name Above Eleven), this swanky bar-slash-restaurant boasts gorgeous panoramic views over downtown Bangkok from 32 floors up.
Fraser Suites 38/8 ซอย สุขุมวิท แขวง คลองตันเหนือ Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Superflow is an integrated food and party concept. An outdoor beach set up in the heart of Bangkok gives you the perfect holiday feeling before you start your Thailand holiday. The club is open from the morning until late night and offers a mixture of choices for your inner being.
9 Thanon Khao San Rd, Talat Yot, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200
Ce La Vi is a fantastic all-in-one place to eat, drink, party and soak up some cool city views from above. Formerly called ‘Ku De Ta’ (they had to change their name for legal reasons), this two-story venue is spread over the 39th and 40th floors of Sathorn Square Complex in the middle of Bangkok’s Central Business District.
Sathorn Square Tower 39FL ✖ 98 Sathorn Square Building, North Sathorn Road Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
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Enjoy an escape of pure indulgence within a cliffside island paradise complete with signature Anantara hospitality. Anantara Layan Phuket Resort is a beautifully charming tropical sanctuary situated on an idyllic bay on Phuket’s stunning western coast.
Anantara Layan Phuket Resort, 168 Moo 6, Layan Beach Soi 4, Cherngtalay, Thalang 83110
The Serenity Resort & Residences Phuket is nearby the Koh Chang Kata Safari elephant trekking and near the famous Wat Chalong Temple and beautifully overlooking the Andaman Sea. Serenity retains the tranquil scenes of Phuket’s past and offers a luxury boutique hotel experience in the peaceful Southeastern corner of Phuket. The refined rooms have free WI-FI and flat-screen TVs. Suites with living rooms, kitchens, and dining space, plus balconies with garden and/or sea views. A chic beachfront restaurant with a bar next to the outdoor pool for free breakfast or sunset drink. The resort offers a gym and spa. Activities include Thai longboat cruises, horseback riding, and kayaking.
14 Moo 5 Rawai Phuket 83130 Thailand
Anantara Riverside is hidden in nature at Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River. This tropical resort gem with world-class facilities and restaurants wow guests writing loving credits about this Bangkok resort.
257/1-3 Charoennakorn Road, Thonburi, Bangkok, 10600
Centara Hua Hin Grand Beach Resort & Villas welcomed its first guests in the early 1920s when a new railway to Malaysia was changing Hua Hin into Thailand’s first beach resort. Centara Grand Resort Hua Hin is a beautiful garden resort in the centre of Hua Hin, a historic fishing village. Centara offers a variety of different villas.
1 Damnernkasem Road, Hua Hin 77110, Thailand
The luxurious Chakrabongse Villas can be found on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, in the centre of historic Bangkok. These stunning villas & residences allow guests to experience the comfortable and privileged lifestyle of a bygone and regal era.
Chakrabongse Villas, 396/1 Tatien, Maharaj Road, Phraborommaharajawang, Phanakorn, Bangkok
Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok Hotel is only a 6 minutes’ walk away from Asoke metro and the sky train station for you to easily traveling around Bangkok. This Bangkok hotel is set in the exclusive Sukhumvit district. From here you can reach easily the Queen Sirikit Convention Centre for business meetings or Pratunam market for shopping in Bangkok. Modern rooms and suites equipped with free Wi-Fi, TV flat screen, and minibar. Add to your comfort sofas, tea, and coffee making equipment and 24 hours room service. Upgraded rooms include private lounge access. A suite adds a separate living room and walk-in closets. This Bangkok hotel offers diverse dining in 7 restaurants and bars. A chic brasserie as well as a lounge with live jazz music. To complete your experience, sunbath near the outdoor pool, exercise or indulge in the spa. A business center and meeting rooms are available for corporate travelers.
489 Sukhumvit Road Khlong Toei Bangkok 10110
Located in a breathtaking elevated sea-view position at Kamala beach in Phuket, Paresa Resort Phuket is a 5-star Phuket resort with a luxury atmosphere amidst what is known as ‘Millionaire’s Row’. Set on a cliff-side and a 20-minute drive to Patong and a 45-minute drive to Phuket International Airport, this stunning Phuket hotel offers luxury suites and pool villas. Just a 2-minute walk from the ever-beautiful Kamala Beach, this stunning Phuket resort offers accommodations that come equipped with elegant furnishings, sea-view, private infinity swimming pools, spacious bathrooms, iPod docking stations, espresso machines and flat-screen TVs. This Phuket resort comes with communal facilities that include a fully-equipped fitness center, a spa, swimming pools, a library and a stunning choice of eateries that bask in the sea-views. Kamala is also home to a great choice of restaurants and bars, making it one of the most popular holiday destinations on Phuket island for the more discerning traveler.
49 Moo 6 Layi - Nakalay rd, Kamala, 83150, Phuket
Ocean Marina Yacht Club Pattaya is the city’s most prestigious marina, that is not just home to moorings for those with yachts, but is also the main hub for Pattaya boat tours. It also offers some of the chicest and most stylish real estate options in Pattaya. Whether you want to enviously stare at the Million-Dollar yachts, have a snack or drink with stunning sea-views, this marina has it all. The facilities include a resort, a fitness centre, tennis courts, a swimming pool, and tour desks where you get boat tours to the outlying islands in the Gulf of Thailand. The Ocean Marina Yacht Club also has a restaurant with a wide variety of food and drink options, or you can even book sailing and scuba diving courses. This world-class marina facility literally has everything and is a great place to visit just to walk around to absorb its atmosphere.
274/1-9 Moo 4 Sukhumvit Highway, Jomtien, Pattaya, Chonburi
Kata Rocks Resort & Residences are one of the most stunning and breathtaking condominium developments in Phuket. Located on a picturesque elevated hillside offering the most mesmerizing views of Kata Beach below and the Andaman Ocean, this 5-star resort is the perfect real estate or rental option when you seek earth-shattering brilliance. With a jaw-dropping selection of sea-view condos, and world-class facilities that include oceanfront dining options, luxury swimming pools, a state of the art fitness center and innovative spa, this development really is a game-changer. This award-winning development also hosts many 5-star luxury events such as pool parties, dining events and DJ parties that offers something unique in Phuket. Taking luxury lifestyle options to the next level, Kata Rocks is a one-of-its-kind resort that really does break the mold. Whether you are looking for a classy apartment or somewhere to see or host an event, choose Kata Rocks.
Kata Rocks Phuket, Kok Tanode Road Kata Mueng 83100 Phuket
Banyan Tree Phuket has been an all-villa resort where every villa has its own outdoor pool. In addition to a private pool, each villa features a separate bathtub and shower, exclusive selection of pillows, WiFi access, a media center with docking station and CD/DVD player, as well as a complimentary non-alcoholic mini-bar.
33, 33/27 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Amphur Talang, Phuket, Amphoe Thalang, Chang Wat Phuket 83110
Situated in a beautiful location near Bang Tao in Phuket, just a short stroll from the beach, the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort is known as one of the most stunning Phuket hotels. Offering a luxury choice of stylish sea-view rooms with private balconies, modern interiors, private bathrooms and free Wi-Fi internet, you can relax in this tropical beachside location and absorb the magic. With world-class facilities that include a fully-equipped spa, a fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, a kid’s club and even babysitting services, this is the perfect Phuket Beach Resort for singles, couples and families alike. Bask in the stylish brilliance of their gourmet restaurants that serve a delicious choice of international and Thai cuisine, or relax at beachside with a drink in hand in their poolside bars. Merging luxury, stunning natural beauty, sea-views and a convenient holiday location, when it comes to Phuket beach resorts, Outrigger Laguna is at the top of the tree.
323, Moo 2, Srisoonthorn Road,, Bangtao Beach, 83110 Cherngtalay, Phuket
Located in a prime holiday location directly on Jomtien Beach, the Saisawan Beach Resort is the ideal place to enjoy a peaceful holiday in the Pattaya region. Located on the beach, this is the perfect location for a beach party or other Pattaya events, and also as an affordable place to holiday. With great views of the Gulf of Thailand, Saisawan Resort has 233 rooms, all tastefully furnished and designed for comfort and style. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, internet access, whirlpool baths and mini-bars. The onsite facilities include a swimming pool, solarium, fitness center, a private beach, hot-tubs, 24-hour room service, security and much more. Just a short drive into the heart of Jomtien where you will find an excellent range of restaurants, bars and shopping amenities, and also a 10-minute drive to Walking Street, this is the perfect location for those who seek tranquility and a central location.
Sasaiwan Beach Resort Pattaya Na Chom Thian Sattahip District, Chon Buri 20250
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The Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music in Bangkok really is an impressive venue that is the epicenter to Thailand’s classical music scene and is quite a prestigious establishment. The venue first opened its doors in 2007 and is a popular venue for classical music events in Bangkok.
2008 Arun Amarin Rd 36, Khwaeng Bang Yi Khan, Khet Bang Phlat, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10700
Whiteline Bangkok is rapidly becoming one of the most trendy and quaint nightclubs in Bangkok. Whiteline is going from strength to strength. The venue is really coming into its own as a top nightlife venue in Bangkok. Check it out.
Silom 8 Alley, Khwaeng Suriya Wong, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500
The KBank Siam Pic-Ganesha is a stunning and sleek performing arts center and Bangkok theatre, situated over 7 floors and home to lots of shows, theatrical performances and events. Located right in the heart of Siam Square that makes the Bangkok Theatre easy to visit or find. As a rendezvous for art and fashion, this majestic venue really is the epicenter of performing arts in Bangkok. This unique Bangkok theatre also doubles as a business and conference center with lots of options. Whether you want to host a seminar, a stage show or play, a concert, a product launch or any media events, KBank Siam Pic-Ganesha is the perfect venue. Built to extremely high standards and with a truly international flavor, this is a one-of-a-kind Bangkok theatre in the heart of Bangkok. Come along to check out their ongoing theatrical performances and stage shows that take place on a regular basis in a cool and modern environment.
388 Siam Square One Praram 1 Road, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330
Jim Thompson House is must-visit Bangkok museum attraction. Beautiful gardens surround the six teak wooden buildings that adheres to age-old Thai building practices.
Jim Thompson House, Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330
Studio Lam was created by local Bangkok DJ Maft Sai from Zudrangma Records and Paradise Bangkok Nights. Studio Lam is catering towards more world music, DJ’s and live performances. It’s a small space with a big heart. Find out about this incredible place.
51 Sukhumvit Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110
See the Thailand’s contemporary art scene through the vision of one of the country’s oldest families. MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum celebrates Chiang Mai and Thai art. The contemporary art museum’s name combines the “Mai” for “new” from “Chiang Mai” and the name of a Bunnag ancestor, “Chao Chom Iam”
Maiiam Contemporary Art Museum 122, Moo 7 Tonpao Amphoe San Kamphaeng, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50130