2020 might have been a hot mess, but at least we can still have a good time.
It’s been a rough year for Thailand’s event industry. But not all festivals have been canceled. Here are some awesome events going down before the end of the year that you can still get tickets for. Meaning, we can all end the tirefire that is 2020 with a real banger.
Mystic Valley is back at Mountain Creek Khao Yai this Nov 27-29 with live music across 10 stages, loads of food, and good vibes. The full line-up may be heavy on the electronic tunes, but some top local brands will be managing separate stages, too including indie label Fungjai and S20, organizers of the annual Songkran electronic music festival. There’s an interesting wrinkle, too: Mystic Valley has partnered with Bitazza, a digital asset broker that will let you pay with your crypto.
Tickets are B1,990 (regular combo), B2,290 (regular pre-sale), and B3,900 (VIP early bird), available via ticketmelon.
Nov 27-29. Mountain Creek Golf Resort and Residences, 99, Mittraphap Rd., Lat Bua Khao, Sikhio District, Nakhon Ratchasima
E-San Music Festival has been dubbed the “Khon Kaen Woodstock,” and for good reason. This year, the festival will feature nearly 70 acts on two big stages, parades, camping, and more over three days and two nights (Nov 27-29) at the Ubolratana Dam, the largest multi-purpose dam in the northeast. The musical acts range from charming singer-songwriter Hugo and indie fave Yellow Fang to folk-rockers Yena and Rasmee Isan Soul, a rising star from Ubon Ratchathani who mixes molam with soul and blues.
Advance tickets are B350 and B550. For more information, check out the organizers’ official Facebook page.
Nov 27-29. Ubol Ratana Dam, Tambon Khuean Ubolratana, Amphoe Ubolratana, Khon Kaen
Cha Am’s version of (beachside) Glastonbury is back this Dec 5-6. Over two days and two nights, 40-plus leading Thai artists and DJs will perform across two stages. Opt for the Whale Stage if you’re into music with instruments and singers, where acts like Srirajah Rockers, Phum Viphurit, Ink Waruntorn, and Valentina Ploy will perform, or the Octopus Stage if you’re more into raving. There are beachside activities, too, like yoga, surf skating, and skimboarding.
Tickets are B1,500, and are free of charge for children under 110 cm. For more information, check out the festival’s official Facebook page.
Dec 5-6. Diamond Beach (Longlay Beach), Bang Kao, Cha-am District, Phetchaburi
Arguably Thailand's most successful and biggest annual music festival, Big Mountain Music Festival is back for its 11th edition this year. It will be held Dec 12-13 at The Ocean Khao Yai in Nakhon Ratchasima, bringing out a variety of music, including top local bands and DJs like Scrubb, Violette Wautier, Slot Machine, and Polycat.
Tickets are currently B2,000; last-call tickets start at B2,500. VIP packages are available as well, from B3,200 up.
Dec 12-13. The Ocean Khao Yai, Nong Nam Daeng, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima
Following the postponement of the 2020 Wonderfruit festival, the folks behind Pattaya’s answer to Coachella are back with a season-long spinoff for Thai residents. Moobaan Wonder turns The Fields at Siam Country Club into a space for performances, workshops, food, design, and more across five weekends in Dec and Jan (Dec 4-6, Dec 11-13, Dec 25-27, Jan 8-10, and Jan 15-17). Over 200 performers, 40 food outlets, and 80 Thai design stores from across Thailand are taking part, including musicians and DJs like Yellow Fang, Sabai Sabai Radio, Sarayu, Sunju Hargun, Singto Numchok, and Greasy Café.
Tickets are B690 for day passes, B2,190 for single weekends, or B6,800 for the full season (all five weekends). For the full schedule, more information, and tickets, visit the festival’s official website.
Through Jan 17, 2021. Siam Country Club, 50, Pong, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri