Almost everybody knows that Asia is one of the homes to some of the biggest party and nightlife spots on the planet. It's not just the clubs that are growing, Asia is stepping up its game for unbelievable music festivals!
From artistic displays along with cultural festivals, organisers of these events have created an amazing calendar for a year-round of music festivals!
If you're planning for some backpacking adventures or just a short getaway, don't forget to go to hit at least a couple of these unique festivals.
Start gathering your squad, book your plane tickets and show them these festivals you could tear up together!
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1. Full Moon Party @ Koh Phangan, Thailand
Full moons happen every month, so does this party spot at Koh Phangan! Famous for their islands and scrumptious food, this is a party / festival destination not to miss! This is best for those last minute goers looking to escape, enjoy some good music and make new memories!
Check the link out for schedules and packages http://www.fullmoonparty-thailand.com/
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2. Neverland Manila @ Pasay Philippines
This event takes place only in December the is a celebration of EDM. They have team of Dream Engineers to put together a stunning set-up and special effects that set the standard of how EDM events are done! Not just some cheap props, but engineers building things! You can expect a lineup from BlasterJaxx , Deuce, Jolly Good, Kura and many more.
Check out their site for more info http://nvlmevents.com/
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3. Djakarta Warehouse Project
Book those cheap flights to Jakarta now! Start planning for the Djarkata Warehouse Project. This two-day electronic music festival includes music ranging from House, EDM and Techno, with DJs like Martin Garrix, Tiesto and Nicky Romero! Don’t forget to bring your Raybans because the pyrotechnics are supposed to be crazyyyy (and also because you’re future is way too bright)
Buy your tickets here http://djakartawarehouse.com/
4. Sunburn Fest @ Pune,India
Sunburn is one India’s biggest electronic music festival and also set to take place in December. The party used to be in Goa but nevertheless this is one festival in Asia not to be missed. They have been bringing in DJ’s like Avicii, Dash Berlin, Armin Van Buuren, Swedish House Mafia. Expect to see some culture, music, food and of course, some exotic items (I’m not talking about the food)
The site is pretty shitty but http://sunburn.in/
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5. ZoukOut @ Singapore
Of course every Malaysian who listens to EDM or attends rave would have been to this festival at least once. The list is not complete without this EDM Beach Festival. Save your dates and relieve your magical moments on Dec 9 and 10. Expect lineups like, Hardwell, Martin Garrix and asia very own Goldfish & Blink.
Buy your tickets here http://zoukout.com/2016/#ticketing
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6. Electric Zoo @ Shanghai
This music festival comes all the way from New York and is making its way to Shanghai this November 17th! Seriously, don’t waste your money going to the States or Europe, Asia is where it is! Tickets are quickly being sold out, so get them now. Artists like Dada Life, Sande Van Doorn and Hucci will be bangin tunes that even your mom needs to get on.
Check out more here and translate the site https://electriczoo.kanjian.com/
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7. Burning Japan @ Tochigi, Japan
The festival is inspired by Burning Man that happens in Nevada. It's a four daylong celebration of art, community, self-expression and self-reliance. People gather with food, music, art and everything they need to survive, and share what they can. You will find yourself becoming friends with strangers and making the best memories.
Check out here http://burning-japan.com/english/
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8. Pentaport Rock Festival @ Incheon, South Korea
Happening on the 11th to 13th August the festival last year soldout in a flash with past acts like Fall Out Boys, Kasabian and Crystal Castle. It is an event for connoisseurs who can’t decide between rock and electronica, so why not both! For those who only enjoy Korean Food more than K-pop, this is a festival to go and enjoy some good kimchi!
More information on tickets here http://pentaportrock.com/ticket-eng/
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9. Playtime Festival @ Gachuurt, Mongolia
The annual festival takes place mid-year in scenic Gachurrt Village. Its about 30 KM from the capital. It has grown its scale from a local live music festival to an international festival since 2013. They have presented international music groups at the festival like Peter Hook & The Light (UK), The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (USA), Mono (Japan),and Mumiy Troll (Russia).
Check out their site http://playtime.mn/en/
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10. Rainforest Music Festival @ Sarawak, Malaysia
In the spirit of saving the best for the last, you absolutely cannot miss the Rainforest Music Festival that takes place in Borneo annually! They bring together musicians from all over the world alongside local indigenous acts. The festival is held in the grounds of the Sarawak Cultural Village nestled against the base of Mount Santubong, about 35 km. north of Kuching. The festival runs workshops (mini concerts) in the afternoon followed by evening performances held on the two main stages in the village. The festival usually features from 18 to 20 bands through the weekend. If you looking to blow some steam and check out our very own culture, book your tickets now!
There are plenty more music festivals, if you have been to any others that are worth mentioning please share them with us!
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