5 Festivals in South East Asia that are a nice change from Bangkok nightlife
If you’re looking for something more than Bangkok nightlife then look no further, we’ve got just the thing. We get it, sometimes you need a little more excitement in your life, in the form of a big music festival where you get music variety, you get to meet new people and you get to travel out of the city for a bit. Here’s a rundown of 5 festivals you can’t miss out on in the region!
This music festival is set beside a beautiful lake in Ba Vi National Park which is only about 45 minutes out of Hanoi in Vietnam. The beauty of it is the exceptional variety of music that you can hear over the 3 days at the festival. Anything from Hip-Hop to Techno, Pop to Funk, you won’t know what to expect. You’ll have an incredible time indulging in gorgeous nature as well as discovering new music you may not have thought to listen to outside the festival!
If you’ve not heard of Wonderfruit then you must have been living under a rock the last 4 years as it’s know across the region as being one of the best and biggest festivals in Asia. Spread over 4 days and several stages located in The Fields at Siam Country Club, a two hour drive from Bangkok. The day time programme includes a broad range of activities making it a family friendly environment where everyone can try new hobbies and experiences before night falls and the real fun begins… You’ll be able to delve into an eclectic mix of local and international acts, ranging from live acts and performances to DJs.
If you enjoy Bangkok nightlife but need a change of scenery then this festival is for you! Kolour brings together some of the city’s finest techno and house music acts but keep it local, you only have to travel to Thai Wake Park which is a mere 45 minutes out of Bangkok. It’s really easy to get to the festival and you’ll likely run into some friendly faces as the festival attracts most of the city’s regular party goers. It’ll feel like you’re partying with family, could you ask for a more convivial atmosphere?
If nature isn’t really your thing and you’re just looking to let loose and wild for one weekend then DWP is the one for you. The festival is on its 10th edition this year and has been releasing sneak previews of what this year’s event will look like, promising to be bigger and better than ever. Last year DWP attracted over 90,000 people over the course of the weekend and invited some of the world’s best electronic dance music artists to cover a broad spectrum of electronic music genres and to keep party goers going for a full two days. Not only does this festival have a stellar lineup but it’s quite easily one of the best organised festivals in South East Asia, it’s no surprise so many people flock to it every year, definitely worth flying to Jakarta for!
Have you ever experienced a multi-day festival on a cruise ship? Well now’s your chance! The festival takes place over 4 days and 3 nights, and sets off from Singapore for Langkawi, before making it’s way back to Singapore. Expect a packed schedule that includes over 30 international headliners, a vast range of activities that includes yoga, fancy dress parties and beer pong. There’s no other party like it in the world!
So if you ever finding yourself wanting more out of your weekends and are even to go further than Bangkok and Thailand now you can revert back to this list for inspiration! Don’t forget to keep checking back Jane Music Agency for more music focused ideas and news!