Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok attracts tourists year after year to witness the city’s palaces, historical sites, temples, museums, stunning skyscrapers, and so much more! In recent years, it has become the go-to destination for those seeking a serene environment as well as an adventure. As you shop for souvenirs, clothing, food, and more at floating markets, shopping centers, and street markets, make a note to also add music festivals to your list of places to visit in Bangkok.
Here is a list of five music festivals in Bangkok you should know about –
SIAM Songkran Music Festival
The SIAM Songkran Music Festival is scheduled for April 12, 13, 14, and 16 this year. Celebrate the Thai New Year in style by dancing until your feet hurt to music from multiple genres like Brazilian bass and melodic progressive, hard-style, and trap. Dance music star Hardwell, Headhunterz, Afrojack, and Dutch producer/DJ duo Yellow Claw are set to headline the four-day music festival.
English dubstep DJ/producer and songwriter Zomboy, Beauz, Dutch electronic duo Dash Berlin, Sound Rush, Maddix, and Chico Rose are some of the acts confirmed for SIAM Songkran Music Festival 2023. Koki, Felix W., Yamatomaya, Kartypartyy, and Teddy Doox are among the finest regional talents that will exhibit their skills at this festival, held at the Urban Yard RCA in Bangkok.
With thrilling production and some of the finest artists playing tunes for audiences to dance on the wettest dancefloor, Waterzonic – “The Ultimate Experience of Water Festival” was held for two days last year. On the roster were Dutch DJ/producer Don Diablo, 4B, Los Angeles-based DJ/producer Habstrakt, DJ/producer and singer-songwriter Slushii, and Montreal, Canada-based electronic music trio Black Tiger Sex Machine.
R3HAB, American DJ Flosstradamus, German electro house music DJ/producer Tujamo, LNY TNZ, and Canadian DJ/producer Dabin also headed to Bangkok for the seventh edition of Waterzonic. The dates and line-up for this festival in 2023 are yet to be announced.
808 Festival is a treat for EDM fans as the biggest names in dance music take the festival stage and make the attendees show off their best moves on the dancefloor! It has been voted number 60 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 Festivals. The 808 Festival was held from December 9 – 11 last year. It saw Tim Hox, German DJ/producer Moguai, OU J, with local acts Ninegod Ayrton L, and more on support duties.
Illenium, Zedd, Danish DJ/producer Morten, Armin Van Buuren, DJ Snake, British trance DJ/producer Gareth Emery, and Hardwell are some of the greats that played at the 808 Festival last year.
S2O Festival will help revelers beat the heat while dancing to the music of their favorite dance music acts. The festival returns for its 2023 edition this month from April 13 – 15. S2O is set to host Swedish DJ/producer, a member of the Swedish House Mafia, Sebastian Ingrosso, Nicky Romero, American DJ/producer Valentino Khan, Dutch DJ and hardstyle producer Brennan Heart, and Tiësto.
DJ/producer duo Lucas & Steve, Baauer, Brazilian DJ/producer Öwnboss, MARTEN HØRGER, and VINAI (comprising of brothers Andrea Vinai and Alessandro Vinai) will also perform at this festival. The S2O Festival will be held at Live Park, Rama 9 Road, in Bangkok.
In addition to incredible music, the festival also offers delicious food. Find the food line-up S2O shared on Instagram HERE.
The Very Summer Festival, a two-day music festival, will be held on July 29 and 30 in Bangkok this year. Australian singer and rapper DRP Ian and the ‘On My Way’ singer Sabrina Carpenter will be headlining the first day of Very Festival.
South Korean singer Xooos, dhruv, Filipino R&B singer-songwriter Denise Julia, RINI, South Korean singer-songwriter Milena, and SILVY have also been tapped for this music festival. So far, only the Irish indie rock band The Academic has been confirmed to play on July 30. The full line-up for the second day of Very Festival is yet to be announced.