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11 of the most awesome Songkran 2016 parties happening in Bangkok

Staying in Bangkok but still don't know where you're going to party this Apr 13-15? Read on. 

By BK staff | Apr 05, 2016

  • 11 of the most awesome Songkran 2016 parties happening in Bangkok

Music Festivals

Pepsi S20 

Get a dose of EDM at the three-day music festival where Dutch progressive house DJ Nicky Romero will be headlining. Other big names include Afrojack, Deorro, Makj and Quintino.
Apr 11-14. Show Oasis Arena, Rama 9 Rd. B1,800-3,900 at s20festival.com
 
Songkran RCA Colorlife Music Festival 2016
Every day of this five-day party features a different theme including the Bubble Light party, a night hosted by DJ Psychoza; the Disco Dance party, where celebrities and net idols will be joining the fun; the Foam Backlight party, promising plenty of bubbles and lasers; the Full Moon Print party, with lots of glow in the dark body paint; and the Country Dance Concert party that promises danceable Thai-style beats.  
Apr 12-16, 4:30pm-late. RCA Bangkok, Kampaengpet Rd.

Parties

Songkran Festival at Craft
A water-free three-day indoor and outdoor party filled with good food, strong drinks and live music performances. On top of  a selection of 80 wines, 60 craft beers, 140 malt whiskies, 1,000 cigars and a long list of cocktails, enjoy live music from DJs Camilo, Mr. Markus, Mizuyo and live bands The Jukes, Fab Four and The Vintagers. 
Apr 13-15, 2pm-late. Craft, 18 Sukhumvit Soi 23. B350.
 

Songkran Splash away W Hotel 

The chic hotels’ annual festive pool party, this year dubbed “Songkran Splash Away 2016,” is always one of the best in town. They collaborate with local party collective the Kolour Krew to bring a lively, cool crowd to the hotel’s “Wet Deck,” where you’ll find live electronic music and specially crafted cocktails sponsored by Ciroc Vodka. 
April 13, 1pm-8pm. W Hotel Bangkok, 106 Sathorn Rd. 02-344-4000. B700-900 from www.wbangkok.com
 

G Circuit SK10  

This annual gay party takes place over three days and stretches across multiple venues, including huge opening and closing parties at CentralWorld and pool parties at Sofitel So and Double Tree by Hilton. Be prepared for lots of topless locals and tourists dancing the night away.
Apr 15-17. B5,400 from www.gcircuit.com

Z-Splash Songkran Fest 

A two-day party that transforms the parking space of this club into a massive water fight featuring live DJs and lots of drinks. A VIP package is available for B7,000 including five one-day pass tickets, two bottles of Chivas Regal Extra, 10 mixers and two tanks of water.
Apr 13-14, 4pm-late. DND Club, Ekamai Soi 5/1. B400.
 

Wild & Wet 

The city’s first ever open-air beach bar hosts a four-day celebration featuring 18 international and local DJs  all be spinning plenty of danceable house and techno beats.
Apr 12-15, 2pm-late. Superflow Beach Club, Khao San Rd. B250 (includes one drink).

Songkran Music Fstvl 2016

A three day celebration packed with 12 hours of music each day. DJs include Dan Buri, Nemo Cools, Messie Joe, Ikono, Alex Fischer and many more. 
Apr 13-16, 7pm-late. Mustache Bangkok, 554/5 Ratchadapisek Soi 7, 081-844-7080.

Amwet Aqua Songkran Pool Party

Join DJs Yui Truluv, Pepe, Nemo Cools and Dee Iris for a huge pool party filled with water guns, refreshing drinks and music guaranteed to get you dancing. There’ll also be a costume contest for the best dressed male and female, who’ll win a B1,000 voucher for Hooters Bangkok and a bottle of Three Monkeys Rum. Free entry for ladies before 3pm. 
Apr 13, 12-9pm. Ambar Bangkok, Four Points by Sheraton, 4 Sukhumvit Soi 15. B400 (includes one drink)

Traditional

Water Festival 

For a more cultural celebration this Songkran, temples including Wat Arun, Wat Prayoon, Wat Pho and Wat Kalayanamitr will each have their own activities, along with riverside shopping promenades Tha Maharaj, Yodpiman Riverwalk and Asiatique the Riverfront. See page 6 for more. 

Other

Songkran Run 

Kick-start Songkran with some healthy exercise at this run offering 2.5, 5, 7.5 and 10km distances. Three fun stations will take place along the track: water, powder play and Thai folk dancing.  
Apr 3, 5pm. Lumphini Park, Rachadamri Rd. B300, register at songkranrun2016@gmail.com
 
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News

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Back in 2015 we were told La Fete was changing from a month-long festival to a yearly schedule of art events, but now the Alliance Francaise of Bangkok has announced a very La Fete-like packed schedule of shows, concerts and cultural activities set to run through mid-July. Here’s a closer look at what’s coming up in the next few weeks.