Chick Mountain Music Festival
What: This military-themed warm-up for the Big Mountain Music Festival at the end of the year puts the emphasis on rock music, with a line-up including The Mousses, Zeal, Pod Moderndog, Slot Machine, Palmy, Paradox, Scrubb, 25 Hours, Gan Core Club, Stamp and Lipta. However, the loudest cheers will probably be reserved for the long-awaited return of alt-rock sensation Big Ass who are back with a hot new vocalist.
When: Sep 22 (although it’s already been rescheduled three times).
Where: Khao Chon Kai Military Campus, Highway Number 3199 (Kanjanaburi-Srinakarin Dam). 034-589-237.
Tix: B990 from Thaiticketmajor.com
Big Mountain Music Festival
What: Long considered Thailand’s biggest music festival, this three-day event at Bonanza Khaoyai comprises a massive six stages (plus a couple more secret party spaces) packed with over 200 artists from all the local labels. Expect big names like Moderndog, Palmy, Bodyslam and Paradox side-by-side with rising acts like Bear-Garden, Planintemban and Abuse the Youth.
When: Dec 7-9.
Where: Bonanza Khao Yai, 236 Moo 5, Thanarat Kanongpra Rd., Nakhon Ratchasima. 044-921-113.
Tix: Prices to be announced soon, via Thaiticketmajor.com and www.bigmountainmusicfestival.com
Over Coat Music Festival
What: If Big Mountain seems a bit too rough, why not spend a winter’s day in a more heartwarming environ, with this intimate, romantic and chilled out festival. The line-up boasts the likes of Tu Phobtorn, Toe Saksit, Nat Sakdatorn, Sani and Patcha from Academy Fantasia, 123 Soul, Watcharawalee, Friday, POP, Singular, Tattoo Colour, Better Weather, Mild, Lipta, ETC and 25 Hours.
When: Dec 9.
Where: The Front By B.N. Farm, Khao Kor, Petchaboon.
Tix: B1,300 from Thaiticketmajor.com
Stone Free Music Festival
What: This niche music festival put on by The World May Never Know gang debuted last year in the idyllic surrounds of a huge disused quarry in Saraburi. Expect an innovative mix of art installations along with experimental, noise and post-rock from exciting artists from the Panda Records roster, like Stylish Nonsense, Inspirative and Desktop Error—with nothing but open fields surrounded by large cliffs and a few hundred punters for company.
When: December (Tentative)