Music festivals in Thailand have what it takes for a festival landscape and seems to grow at massive rates. These music festivals get more popular every year; most events are focused on electronic dance music, but the scene is diversifying.
Up and down the country, other music festivals encompass indie music, local bands, underground DJs, country music and many more. We are also seeing all-day festivals starting to offer guests a break from the music, with food, games, crafts and plenty more to keep you and your mates occupied under the sun.
This festival list is Thailand Event Guide’s overview of some of the best music festivals 2018 in Thailand.
UPCOMING MUSIC FESTIVALS IN BANGKOK THAILAND
S2O FESTIVAL SONGKRAN (LIVE PARK RAMA 9)
Date: 13-15 April 2018. Tickets THB. 2,000
S2O Festival is by far the longest held EDM music festival. For three days the massive crowd enjoys the sun, water and beats at Live Park on Rama 9. The site is different from the previously held location. Free shuttle buses pick you up from BTS Ekamai or Airport Link Ramhamhaeng and return you to different places in Thong Lor.Cannot get other user media. API shut down by Instagram. Sorry. Display only your media.
GAY SONGKRAN SK12 (GMM LIVE HOUSE + OTHER LOCATIONS)
Date: 13-15 April 2018, Tickets THB. 9,600 and THB. 11,400 all-days.
SK 12 from G-Circuit is the Gay Party explosion where thousands of Gays fly into Thailand to experience SK 12 the Emperor. This Gay Party is held during Songkran and brings opening, main and closing parties as well as pool parties where boys float with boys.
TOGETHER FESTIVAL (BITEC BANGNA)
Date: Friday (4) and Saturday (5) May 2018. Tickets THB. 2,665 – 2,895. Six persons THB. 17,091
After Songkran is dried up, Together Festival is happening for the seventh time on Friday (4) and Saturday (5) May 2018. Together Festival presents the much-loved DJ’s including Hardwell, Marshmello, Alan Walker and Martin Solveig at Bitec Bangna. See the buzz about the event.
SENSATION (BITEC BANGNA)
Date: Saturday 29 July 2018. Tickets THB. 2,900 – 3,200. De Luxe THB. 4,700 – 5,100
Under the statement “World’s largest dance event”, Sensation returns to Bangkok after four years of disappearance from the EDM scene. The theme will be brand new, people will dress in white, and Mr White takes you on an EDM ride with popular DJ’s.Cannot get other user media. API shut down by Instagram. Sorry. Display only your media.
MUSIC FESTIVALS IN THAILAND – PARTY OUTSIDE BANGKOK
HUA HIN INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
Dates: 18 and 19 May 2018
Hua Hin Jazz Festival has always been a struggling festival. A child who had hardship growing up but now working hard to get back on its feet. There are different versions of the Hua Hin Jazz Festival. The Hua Hin International Jazz Festival takes place on the beach of Hua Hin. There is a beach stage and an open stage. Koh Old Saxman is hosting the festival as usual. The entrance is free.
WONDERFRUIT FESTIVAL – CHONBURI
Dates: 13-16 December 2018. Tickets are not on sale yet.
Elsewhere in the province of Chonburi (approximately 2 hours from Bangkok) is another standout art, culture and music festival: Wonderfruit. This beautifully crafted festival is a four days camping experience under the sun and breezy wind in Pattaya. The Festival is hugely popular with young and old. It is indeed close to its soul and who it likes to be. The festival is from 13-16 December 2018.
MUSIC FESTIVALS EXPECTED TO RETURN
ROAD TO ULTRA – BANGKOK
Dates: Expected September / October 2018
The Road to Ultra is coming back to Thailand. According to the website, it says coming soon. Seeing other destinations in Asia, the Event will most likely happen in September 2018. In recent years, these music festivals have attracted some of the best DJs on the planet include Jack U, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Afrojack and Avicii. The city’s underground music fans are already getting excited about the return.
MAYA FESTIVAL – PATTAYA
Dates: Expected in December
It’s not just the capital that boasts all the fun when it comes to raving alongside thousands of other people. The nearby tourist town of Pattaya will host the MAYA event annually around December. Maya is a two-day outdoor celebration of dance music with much-followed DJs. In recent years we could dance on music from Tiesto, Zedd and Markus Schulz headlining.
808 FESTIVAL – BANGKOK
Dates: Expected December 2018
808 is one of the oldest music festivals, and lots of us know this festival when it grew over the years. The Festival usually takes place in December and has welcomed Axwell, Above And Beyond, Boombox Cartel, Vini Vici and many more.
MYSTIC FESTIVAL – KHAO YAI
Dates: To be announced.
A little north in Khao Yai we saw the first ever Mystic Valley Festival in a beautiful valley far away from the big city. The location is an excellent choice. The challenge organisers experienced was the distance to get there with so much going on in Bangkok. Mystic Valley is again another event with international dance acts spread across multiple stages and also returns to the big crowd.
BIG MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL – PETCHABURI
Dates: To be announced.
Big Mountain is a massive music festival from the Grammy stall presenting favourite Thai artists and bands. The Festival attracts a substantial Thai crowd travelling all the way to get there to see their favourites on stage. Artists who appeared here are Potato, Paradox and Peck Palitchote. The festival’s residency is in Petchaburi Provence and usually takes place around December.
Any changes or add-ins, feel free to send us the information, and we will gladly update the list of music festivals in Thailand.
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