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Siam Songkran Music Festival: Guide to a World-class Festival

Coinciding with the Songkran Festival, Thailand’s world-renowned New Year, is the splashing debut of Siam Songkran Music Festival. Top-tier line up of EDM, electronic, and hardstyle music coupled with interactive experience await the attendees this April.

 

What is Siam Songkran Music Festival

Celebrating the Thai New Year with a bang, Siam Songkran Music Festival 2019 debuts with world-class acts to the sounds of EDM, trap, big room, hard-style, Brazilian bass, and melodic progressive.

The multi-day outdoor music festival happens on April 12-15 at Bangkok’s Show DC Arena, Rama 9 Road.

The event will be played across two state-of-the-art stages: Siam Stage and Soul Stage. More than the top-tier music, the event will also feature vintage markets and culture-based workshops including Muay Thai sessions and authentic cooking classes.
 

How to get there

Siam Songkran Music Festival takes place at Show DC Arena, Bangkok’s largest outdoor entertainment space. Festival-goers must fly in to Bangkok and will enter either to Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) or Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)

If you’re coming from Manila, Philippines, there are daily direct flights from local airlines and other international air carriers. Flight duration from Manila to Bangkok takes an average of three hours.

From the airport, you can hail a taxi to Show DC. If you want to have a friendly and free shuttle ride to the venue, there is a daily service at MRT Phetchaburi Exit 1.
 

What to expect

The rave starts once the gates open at 3 pm on April 12 and ends at midnight of April 15. The festival’s venue, Show DC Arena, is a large entertainment space that can cater up to 60,000 persons capacity. Brace yourself for a massive crowd having a great time with you.

Book Siam Songkran Music Festival tickets here

Tickets are sold either as a single day pass or four-day pass. For VVIP, VVIP Balcony, and VVIP Pool Suite bookings, you may email directly at [email protected]

To commune with Songkran’s celebration, you receive Siam Gun or water gun. Take note that festival-goers must at least be 20 years old and above.

Can’t wait to rave at this ultimate summer party? Here’s what you can expect at the festival:

• Music

Afrojack
Editorial Credit: Melinda Nagy / Shutterstock.com

For four days, attendees are entertained to confirmed EDM and dance DJ acts. Go big at Siam Stage from Day 1, April 12, Barong Team stage hosts the event with label-heads Yellow Claw, Wiwek, Moksi, DOLF, Crisis Era, and SIHK.

On April 13, Q Dance takes over the stage along with hardstyle legendsSongkran Festival Headhunterz, Coone, Darren Styles, Zatox, and Villain.

Afrojack headlines on April 14 plus Seven Lions, Ekali, Mija, and Ephwurd. You’ll be looking forward for this Monday, April 15, the festival’s last day. Alok , Fedde Le Grand, Sevenn, Liu, and Salvatore Ganacci cap the festival.

Soul Stage also shares the spotlight with a variety of topnotch music techniques hosted by Kobored with more acts to follow.

• Workshops

Muay Thai training

This culture-based zone lets you experience authentic Thai activities. Get it on with gritty Muay Thai action with Petchyindee Muay Thai Academy, Thai’s topnotch boxing camp. Cooking lessons are also lined up so why not try a hand in preparing Thai dishes such as the world famous Pad Thai.

• Food

Pad Thai street food

When in Thailand, not only you’ll enjoy the awesome music festivals, but also feast on world’s best Siamese dishes. At the Thai Taste Zone, you’ll find premium street food prepped by Michelin star restaurants.

• Culture

Thai massage

Aside from the festival major acts, Siam Stage features Thailand’s national literature through a lights and sounds show. Party hard but relax harder. Pamper yourself to a free traditional Thai Sabai massage included once you avail a VVIP ticket.
 

Where to stay

Enjoy a comfortable stay in the city after a day of wet and wild fun. Book your accommodation for your festival trip. Check out these easy accessible hotel picks nearby the venue:

1. Maven Stylish Hotel Bangkok

Maven Stylish Hotel Bangkok

Location: 1990 New Petchaburi Road , Makkasan, Ratchathewi, Bangkok

Due to its convenient location near Show DC Arena, you can easily travel to and from the festival. Party all night and come back to a comfortable hotel room with great views of the city and stunning amenities where you can unwind.

2. Zazz Urban Bangkok

Zazz Urban Bangkok

Location: 308/1, TC Green (Building O) Rimklongsamsen Road, Bangkapi, HuayKwang, Bang Kapi, Huai Khwang, Bangkok

Check-in at this modern and stylish hotel with a prime location near the festival venue and malls like Fortune Town Mall and Central Plaza Grand Rama 9.

3. AVANI Atrium Bangkok Hotel

AVANI Atrium Bangkok Hotel

Location: 1880 New Petchburi road, Bangkapi, Makkasan, Ratchathewi, Bangkok

Aside from convenient access to the Siam Songkran Music Festival, this hotel’s central location in the city gives you more chances to explore and see what Bangkok has to offer.
 

Tips while attending the festival

  • An ID is required to enter the festival. It should have your full name and birth date to verify that you’re 20 years old and above.
  • Secure your belongings. Upon purchase of tickets, you’ll be given a Siam Bag, a waterproof bag to protect your belongings.
  • DO NOT BRING THESE ITEMS ON THE VENUE: weapons, illicit drugs, bucket belt, professional audio or visual recorders, and selfie and laser sticks.

 
Ready to disover more of Thailand’s rich culture? Don’t forget to check out these must-try activities and attractions!

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