Your handy gig planner for the months ahead.
Your handy gig planner for the months ahead.
- By BK staff
- | Apr 04, 2019
Indie gig organizer Medium Rare is hosting a series of six gigs, titled Summer Sessions. New Zealand's Connan Mockasin will kick things off on Apr 5, followed by the dreamy "internet artist" Mellow Fellow and London-based pop band Still Corners on Apr 11. Next, American dream-pop darlings Wild Nothing will return to Bangkok for the second time on Apr 17. Moving on to May 17, 20-year-old American rapper Jimothy will take the stage before Norwegian indie pop extraordinaire Jakob Ogawa closes the summer of indie love on May 22.
Apr 5-May 22. Noma BKK, 21/66 RCA Block C, 092-264-7957. Early-bird tickets B990/general B1,290/ combo tickets B2,590 here.
The English singer-songwriter returns to Bangkok less than two years after he first played here. Ed Sheeran is currently one of the world's most popular singers, thanks to his seven-times platinum debut album Plus, which included songs like "The A Team" and "Lego House." His second album Multiply earned him the Brit Award for Album of the Year thanks to songs like "Thinking Out Loud." Sheeran broke the record for the most top 10 UK singles from one album in 2017 when he was third album Divide was released. Tickets start from B2,000 at thaiticketmajor.com.
Apr 28, 2019. Rajamangala National Stadium
The Australian pop singer is bringing his Bloom tour to Asia—and Bangkok's on his list. The recent Ariana Grande and Charli XCX collaborator and singer-songwriter will perform hits like "My My My" and "Dance to This.". Tickets start at B2,000 via thaiticketmajor.
May 8, 2019. Impact Exhibition Hall 5.
The Australian indie rockers bring hits like “Zoom,” “Apollo,” and “Honolulu” back to the stage. Supported by Telex Telexs. Tickets are B1,600 from Ticketmelon.
May 15. Live Arena RCA.
The San Francisco-born artist, aka Ari Staprans Leff, rose to acclaim with the release of his debut EP, Lost in the Light, in 2015, which showcased his genre-crossing blend of pop, rock and dance music. He is best known for the singles "I Like Me Better" and "The Other" both taken from his 2018 album, I Met You When I was 18, while his latest release, "Superhero," has also received widespread play. Sold out!
May 18, 2019. Moonstar Studio. 9pm.
The "I'm Yours" crooner and 2010 Grammy award-winner just released his sixth album, Know., which boasts hits like “Have It All” and "More Than Friends (feat. Meghan Trainor). Fans can no doubt expect to hear other feel-good hits like "Lucky" and "Make it Mine" when Mraz makes his third trip to Thailand, following concerts in 2012 and 2015. Tickets start at B2,000 at Thaiticketmajor.
May 19, 2019. Impact Arena.
Headlining the festival are Australian punk bands Dune Rats (pictured) and Hockey Dad, plus America’s Turnover. They’ll be joined by local talents Srirajah Rockers and Death of Heather, with more acts TBA. The lineup is not the only thing the festival has going for it. Thai Wake Park is also a great location for outdoor music festivals, offering activities like wakeboarding to keep you entertained and plenty of outdoor space to explore. Pre-sale tickets are B2,300 available at Eventpop.
May 25. Thai Wake Park, 18/4 Soi Sudsawas, Lieab Klong 6 Rd., 086-644-2545.
Kathy Yaeji Lee, better known as simply Yaeji, will bring her blissful, bilingual house tunes to Bangkok for this first time. The Korean-American rising star of electronic music sprung to attention with her critically-acclaimed EP2, released in 2017, which included her woozy mega-hit "Raingurl." Other house anthems like "One More" feature her singing in both English and Korean. Early bird tickets start at B990 (rising later to B1,100 and B1,200) on sale via ticketmelon.com. Event is all ages.
Jul 18. Glowfish Sathorn.
The 23-year-old made a name for himself in 2014 when he released his debut EP Praise Break, which made it onto Rolling Stone's "20 Best R&B Albums" for that year. Since then, he's released hit tunes like “Get You,” "We Find Love” and “Best Part” feat. H.E.R.—the latter of which landed him the 2019 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance.The Bangkok gig will take place at Thunder Dome, Muang Thong Thani. Tickets are B2,600 via Ticketmelon.
Jul 25. Thunder Dome, Muang Thong Thani.
The Irish boy band celebrates 20 years of hits like “Fool Again” and “My Love” with a live concert in Bangkok. Venue and ticketing details TBA.
Jul 26. TBA.
The California natives who launched their career anonymously via Soundcloud are back to Bangkok for the third time in as many years. Fans of Lany can expect debut album favorites like “ILYSB”, “Good Girls,” “13” and “Super Far.” From B1,800 at Ticketmajor. Sold out!
Jul 29-30. GMM Live House @ Central World.
The British indie-rock band Foals will make their long-awaited Bangkok debut with hits like "My Number” and “Total Life Forever,” as well as tracks from new album Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 1. Foals had been scheduled to perform at Thailand's Silver Lake music festival way back in 2014, alongside Nine Inch Nails, The Hives and more, before it was abruptly canceled. General admission tickets will be B2,200, on sale at Ticketmelon.com from Apr 6.
Aug 14. Moonstar Studio.
The genre-blurring British indie-rock outfit will return to Bangkok, as part of their tour of Asia. Viji Corp, the concert organizer responsible for bringing us The Killers, The xx and soon Lauv, announced tickets for the show are on sale from B2,800, B3,000 and B5,000 on Ticketmelon.
Sep 13, 2019. Thunder Dome. 7pm.
The ‘90s American pop heartthrobs prove “Backstreet’s Back” with chart hits like “I Want it That Way” and “Larger Than Life.” Ticket details TBA.
Oct 24. TBA.