The Electrc Daisy Carnival. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
The Electrc Daisy Carnival. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

A feast of festivals across the Asian region

Cities are tapping into the hunger for alternative music, culture and arts, with an increasing number of festivals fostering a blooming circuit

November 12, 2016 10:16 AM (UTC+8)

Music festivals around the Asian region in the next few months will keep many an avid fan rocking.

In Delhi, the Electric Daisy Carnival India 2016 has kicked off with 30 international acts performing alongside Indian stars on Saturday and Sunday in Delhi India.

In Singapore, Fort Canning National Park is the scene of the second Neon Lights festival, which will be held from Nov. 25 to Nov. 27.

Neon Lights 2016 is billed as a festival that’s equally focused on both rad music and compelling art performances and installations, the Coconuts Singapore website said.

When compared to its peers on the international circuit, Neon Lights is in the vein of Bestival, Glastonbury, Fusion or any others that host things like theatre, comedy, cabaret, poetry, and other arts alongside live music.

And how can we forget the Big Mountain Music Festival in Phetchaburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, billed as one of the biggest for the Thai music scene. The two- day festival on Dec. 10-Dec. 11 is filled with stages, hundreds of live acts, and an incredible atmosphere. According to Fest300, the festival crowds have gone from 20,000 at its 2010 debut to 70,000 at its 2014 incarnation.

Also on Dec. 9-Dec. 10 is the eighth edition of the Indonesian flagship festival – Djakarta Warehose Project – at the Jiexpo Kemayoran Convention Center in Jakarta, Indonesia, with platinum award winning deep house producer Duke Dumont.

Next year, there are festivals in Singapore, Australia and Thailand.

The St Jerome Laneway Festival, from  Jan. 21-Feb. 5, is kicking off in several cities in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, with its first port of call being Singapore.

Wonderfruit Festival in Pattaya, Thailand, will be held from Feb. 16-Feb. 19.

Koh Samui, Thailand, will host its first Paradise Island Festival on April 8-9, 2017.

 

 

 

 

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