Here's where to party in Bangkok and beyond.
Ring in the new year with this five-day festival on Koh Mak. Now in its eighth year, the celebration is known for its boat and beach parties, DJs and activities such as yoga, meditation, kayaking and trash collection.
Date: Dec 28-Jan 1
Location: Koh Mak, Trat
Price: B1,800 without boat party; B2,800 with boat party
Bangkok Block Party returns for its third year on Jan 31-Feb 1, when it will take over the parking lot at Central Chidlom with its “Local Thai Carnival” theme. Get tickets via Ticketmelon and stay tuned on the Facebook event page for more information.
Date: Jan 31-Feb 1
Location: Central Chidlom Parking Lot
Price: Two-day pass B1,800; VIP B4,000 and B6,000
Keep the party going through January with Chiang Mai's three-day outdoor festival of art and music, featuring a host of unique theatrical, dance and visual performances, open mic stages, Thep talks (like Ted Talks), workshops, and music from the likes of local underground DJ Mendy Indigo; French psytrance legend Talamasca; and Indonesian dance-electronic duo Bottlesmoker.
Date: Jan 31-Feb 2
Location: Lanna Rock Garden, Chiang Mai
Price: B800 for one-day pass/B2,000 for three-day pass
If you're already dreading the January blues, then booking tickets to Maya Music Festival might cheer you up. Taking place from Jan 31-Feb 1, the two-day festival promises four stages of rock, indie, EDM and trap music, as well as a pool and after party. The roster of international artists includes Irish rock band Kodaline and American indie-pop trio Lany. Other big names include Britpop band Suede and British synth-pop singer Shura, while EDM and Trap lovers can catch names like Rehab, Alan Walker and Cesqeaux.
Date: Jan 31-Feb 1
Location: Maya Space, Pattaya
Price: B3,499 for two-day pass
Back again in March, this festival of house and techno music will bring its chilled out vibes to the Thai Wake Park, offering a local and international lineup of house and electronic artists, plus art installations, food, and an onsite lake for water activities. Watch out for the full lineup and ticket details on website and Facebook page.
Date: March 7
Location: Thai Wake Park, Lamlukka, Pathumthani
Price: TBA (usually from B990)
This two-day, two-stage fest at Cha-am brings out big names like Phum Viphurit, Srirajah Rockers, and The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band plus tons of seafood and drinks, a nature camp and more.
Date: April 4-5
Location: Diamond Beach, Cha-am
Price: 2-Day Pass Early Bird B800, Regular B1,500 via The Concert