World’s 15 Best Summer Music Festivals In Asia
- When: Mid-December
- Where: Silosa Beach, SINGAPORE
ZoukOut is Singapore’s premier electronic dance music festival, and is guaranteed to be an experience you’ll never forget. It’s been around for over 15 years, and is easily the biggest of all the music festivals in Singapore. The line-ups are always stacked with the best international artists, the stage production is incredible, and you’ll be surrounded by awesome travelers and friendly locals! Don’t miss out on this one!
- When: Mid – December
- Where: Siam Country Club, Pattaya, Thailand
- Website: wonderfruitfestival.com
This 4-day camping festival in Thailand is something truly special, and I think it might just be the best festival in all of Asia!! I had the pleasure of attending the very first edition of Wonderfruit 2014, and it was one of my favorite weekends during all my travels in South-East Asia!
The venue is absolutely beautiful and perfectly located a quick 20-minute ride from Pattaya. The music is always a solid diverse mix spanning several genres, and the party never really stops!
- When: November 22-24, 2019
- Where: Central Harbourfront, HONG KONG
Clockenflap is hands down Hong Kong’s best festival, and for three incredible days the city unites in art, music, and community. Boasting a massive and diverse line-up and an unbelievable atmosphere all set against Hong Kong’s famous skyline; Clockenflap is a must for music festivals fanatics everywhere!
- When: Various Dates
- Where: Shanghai, Bali, Singapore, Bangkok, Manila, Taipei, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Seoul
Over the past 20 years, ULTRA has built a festival brand that is synonymous with world-class music, excellent production, and spectacular atmosphere. Now it seems that they after complete global domination because they are hosting “Road to Ultra” events all over the world! When it comes to festivals in Asia, you’ve got a ton of ULTRA’S to choose from!
IT’S THE SHIP
- When: Mid-November
- Where: Singapore – Phuket – SINGAPORE
Once you go on one music festival cruise, I guarantee you’ll be addicted to them! It’s truly epic sailing on a luxury ship with an intimate crowd, world-class DJ’s, and with all the comforts of cruising. Not only do you get to listen to quality music for 3-days, but you’ll get to visit another country! It’s The Ship always brings an amazing line-up of electronic artists, epic theme parties, and attracts a really great international crowd. While it’s definitely one of the more expensive festivals on the list, it’ll be be worth every penny!
- When: New Years Eve (3-Day Event)
- Where: Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA
What are you doing for New Years Eve…? Well, if you’re India — then you’ve gotta attend Asia’s largest 3-day electronic music festival! It’s been around for over 10 years, previously being held in the hedonistic party capital of Goa, but has recently found a new home in the scenic hills of Pune.
Sunburn always boasts a star-studded line-up, and has been on my festival bucket list for a long time!
- Where: Sơn Tinh Camp, Đồng Mô, Hà Nội, VIETNAM
- Website: http://www.questfestival.net/
The festival of Quest started with a group of friends heading to the pristine site of Son Tinh camp for a weekend escape. After 4 years it has grown to become the significant and most largest multi-day music festival in Vietnam, gathering international praise as we welcome thousands of revelers each year. Your journey will go through one magical weekend, filled with playfulness, fun, learning, excitement, vision and magic as you discover your very own Quest in a little piece of paradise.”
- When: By the end of September / Beginning of October
- Where: Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park
While Bestival Bali may have just had their inaugural edition in 2017, I’ve gotta feeling this UK Festival has found a permanent secondary home in paradise. There currently aren’t all that many music festivals in Bali, but I really think that’s going to be changing in the future. Bali is one of the most magical places in the world, and there’s a reason why millions of people flock there every year!
WANDERLAND MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL
- When: Mid-March 2019
- Where: Filinvest City Event Grounds, Alabang, Philippines
“An annual music and arts festival based in the Philippines, Wanderland is a yearly tradition of good music and good people. The festival in itself feels proud in setting the stage where both anticipated international indie bands and homegrown indie acts perform to cater to a diaspora of music tastes. Wanderland has curated a loyal following in the form of the #WanderlandCommunity, making it the premier music and arts festival in the country.”
FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL
- When: July 26-29, 2019
- Where: Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata Prefecture, JAPAN
Japan’s largest music festival definitely deserves a spot on your festival bucket list. This 3-day camping festival is set at a beautiful ski resort and will be a musical experience unlike any other. With a diverse and stacked line-up spanning several genres, there’s guaranteed to be great music for everyone. Japan’s culture is so friendly and inviting, and I could only imagine how fun it would be to party it up with a bunch of Japanese people to amazing world-touring artists!
- When: December 31-January 11
- Where: Phu Quoc Island, VIETNAM
- Website: https://epizode.com/
When it comes to unique festivals around the world, Epizode is easily a contender for one of the best out there! Set in the idyllic paradise destination of Phu Quoc Island, and stacked with an unbelievably stacked house & techno line-up — EPIZODE is truly one of the best ways to begin the year.
DJAKARTA WAREHOUSE PROJECT
- When: Beginning of December
- Where: Bali, Indonesia
When it comes to the biggest EDM events in Asia, then there really is no competition with the legendary Djakarta Warehouse Project in Indonesia. They just celebrated their 10-year anniversary at their brand home in Bali, and I was actually there to attend myself!
Complete with three beautiful stages, a star-studded EDM line-up, and an overall prodction – DWP is definitely a festival to check out for fans of electronic music.
COLOMBO MUSIC FESTIVAL
- When: August
- Where: Colombo, Sri Lanka
“Sri Lanka’s biggest one-day musical pageant is to grace the country, for the primary time ever!
Colombo Music pageant 2018 was a rare night of distinctive diversion, with its ‘Caribbean Night’ theme, that includes a number of the legends of reggae-fusion and dancehall like Shaggy, Diana King, Maxi Priest and Big Mountain.
DRAGONLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL
• When: End of February
• Where: Central Harbour Front
“Dragonland Music pageant is that the 1st outside concert in city to mix each music genres – EDM and Pop.
Dragonland is transportation the Electronic Dance and popular music culture to city during a distinctive, 3-day pageant, and within the method, making a singular image for city to differentiate itself from alternative music festivals across the planet.”
SUMMER SONIC FESTIVAL
- When: Mid August
• Where: Two Locations (Osaka & Chiba)
The Summer Sonic pageant is AN annual 2 or three-day rock pageant control at constant time in urban center and Chiba.
It’s easily one of Japan’s most well known and epic festivals (besides Fuji Rock), and travelers and locals will certainly love the lively atmosphere, stellar production, and quality international line-ups.