You can always reply on S2O to pull out all the stops and this year is no exception. Boasting their biggest line-up to date, the fifth edition will be headlined by world-renowned electronic music producer and DJ Fatboy Slim; Dutch DJ-record producer Tiesto; and American electronic house DJ Steve Aoki, along with German house producer Robin Schulz, electronic/dance duo Cat Dealers and 22-year-old Australian DJ Throttle. Expect plenty of water jets and laser beams over the three-day period, too.
Apr 13-15. Live Park Rama 9. B2,000 for one day at www.s2ofestival.com.
Siam Songkran Music Festival promises a little bit of everything, with two live music stages, sound and light shows, a street food market and Thai-related workshops from somtum making to muay Thai. The lineup spans a mix of genres, from trap, big room and hard-style to Brazilian bass and melodic progressive from the likes of Dutch DJs Afrojack, Yellow Claw and Headhunterz, along with many more.
Apr 12-15, 3pm. Show DC Oasis Outdoor Arena, Rama 9 Rd., 02-203-1888. From B1,700 for one day or B3,900 for four days at www.siamsongkran.com.
RCA super-club Onyx will welcome revelers to the party strip with a lineup of top international DJ talents, namely Dutch-Turkish producer Ummat Ozcan (Apr 13), UK hardcore producer Gammer (Apr 14) and Dutch DJ Quintino (Apr 15, pictured), known for his collabs with Tiesto and Steve Aoki. Local supports include Roxy June, Faahsai and Papermache.
Apr 11-16. Onyx, RCA. 1-day tickets are B500-800 from www.onyxbangkok.com
Apr 13-14. Vana Nava Water Jungle, Holiday Inn Resort, 129/99 Phetkasem Rd., Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, 032-909-606. B2,500 for two days at www.volofestival.com.
Not Pool Parties
Four nights of partying with hip-hop DJs and MCs.
Apr 12-15, 9pm. Penta, 582/25 Sukhumvit Soi 63 (Ekkamai), 091-632-8859. Free.
Not a fan of hardcore partying? Head to this traditional Songkran event for merit-making and folk performances.
Apr 12-16, 4pm. Chang Chui, 460/8 Sirindhorn Rd., 081-817-2888. Free.
Outdoor street party with DJ beats and food vendors serving Thai and international bites and beverages.
Apr 13-14, 3pm. Le Meridien, 40/5 Surawong Rd., 02-232-8888. Free.
Five days and nights of partying with an under the ocean theme and a music lineup of Thai stars like The Toys and Thaitanium.
Apr 12-16, 5pm. DND, 217/8 Ekkamai Soi 5/1, 094-414-9266. Free.
For those who do not wish to get soaked, head here for some beats on the dancefloor with over 10 local DJs.
Party to lively house music from Tong Apollo and DJ Paka while weidling a water gun.
Apr 13, 3pm. Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, 188 Silom Rd., 02-352-4000. B200-360.
Get wet by the pool with local DJs and a Blaq Lyte takeover.
Apr 13-14, W hotel, 106 North Sathorn Rd., 02-344-4000. B790 for one day via Eventpop.
Dance all afternoon to DJ beats while eating burgers and sipping on Ciroc by the pool.
Apr 13-14, 1pm. The Water Club, 10/F, SO Sofitel Bangkok, 2 North Sathorn Rd., 02-624-0000. B700/one day or B1,250/two days, includes one drink.
Party in the pool to house music from German actor/DJ Jaden Bojsen.
Apr 15, 3pm. Compass SkyView Hotel, 12 Sukhumvit Soi 24, 02-011-1111. B600, includes one drink.
Dip in with hip-hop tunes and an open bar from 2-3pm.
Apr 13, noon. AmBar, 8/F, Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, Sukhumvit Soi 15, 02-309-3113. B350 via Ticketmelon.
Cool off from the heat at this three-day pool party with house and techno music.
Apr 13-15, 2pm. DoubleTree by Hilton, 18/1 Sukhumvit Soi 26, 02-649-6666. B300, includes one drink.