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February is definitely the new festival season of Thailand (for 2017, at least). Kicking off all of that blast is the maiden instalment of Mystic Valley Festival taking place on February 3-5 in Bangkokians’ favourite holiday town of Khao Yai
Ahead of the star-studded festival, asialive365.com talks to the people behind it about Thailand’s dance scene, collaborating with niche promoters and delivering what has never been delivered.
The Mystic Valley mysticthailand.com team have been the driving force of electronic music in Thailand since 2008. Epic Entertainment was one of the first players in the industry to introduce the concept of music festival with various stages, headliners and genres to the Thai people. With our experience in the industry and connection with global players, we remain ambitious and committed to bringing world-class experiences to Thailand. We aim to answer the needs of the market as well as spread the word about what’s new and hot globally.
From an insider’s perspective, the upsurge of electronic music in Thailand is a natural progression rather than a sudden phenomena. We have both witnessed and been an active player in growing the industry by organizing events, bringing in global acts and world-class productions, and working with the local talents who we support, and are supportive of us in return. Besides, in the age of globalization through social media, we’re living in a borderless world. We know our audience have seen what other countries can do, and this is why we are committed to bringing similar, while unique, experience to Thais.
The most interesting development in electronic music in Thailand of late is the growth of smaller players both in terms of club events and music festivals. While others may see the emerging of these players in the market as competition, we actually look to collaborate and support them for win-win relationships, and to grow the music industry for dance fans and partygoers’ benefits.
Which brings us to the heart of Mystic Valley Festival: We work closely with these promoters and party organisers especially for all of our eight stages that cover different genres, from techno, drum & bass, to nu disco. For example, we collaborate with Sunn, a nightlife concept event by Kolour, conjuring the Techno & House Stage, which will be graced by Sven Väth, Alle Farben and more. Our festival will be the largest in scale and variety of line up. This is the first time that anything like this has been done in Thailand. We’re bringing a completely new concept.
This new concept includes getting you to the great outdoors. We are very inspired by the European-style, multiple-day, multiple-stage festival set in the wilderness. We took a piece of that and crafted it into visions, constructing the form of festival that we feel would fit the experience of what we want offer. We’re building the festival grounds from scratch, making it truly reflect our vision to ensure that guests have the best and unique experiences.
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Mystic Valley Festival is taking place from February 3-5, 2017 at Mountain Creek Resort, Khao Yai, Nakhon Ratchasima, northeast of Bangkok. The festival has billed Fedde Le Grand, Sander van Doorn, Bassjackers, Yves V and Dubvision among over 50 confirmed artists. Three-day tickets start from THB2,990 (General Admission). For more information and purchase, visit Pouch Nation. Credits to asialive365
MAYA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Zedd and Wiwek are revealed the latest additions to this year’s Maya Music Festival, rounding up the international lineup that already includes Tiësto and KSHMR.
Maya Music Festival is returning to Krating Lai junction, Pattaya for a third edition this February 17-18.
Zedd, the Grammy-winning producer behind “Candyman” last seen at December’s 808 Festival, is helming the Pattaya festival on the first day before the previously confirmed heavy-hitter Tiësto takes on the mantle the final night.
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Joining the 48-year-old maestro is Wiwek, a rising Indian-Dutch producer best known for his trailblazing contributions to “jungle terror”.
Other confirmed performers are electro house DJ KSHMR, Ibiza’s household name Timmy Trumpet, LA hiphop group Far East Movement, and Hardwell-signed Julian Jordan for Day 1; followed by big room duos Showtek and Blasterjaxx on Day 2.
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Local lineup artists will be revealed in the coming days.
Tickets are available here for THB4,000 (General Admission) and THB6,000 (VIP) in tier one. To book a VVIP Table, call (+66)85 225 9225. V
Maya Music Festival debuted in 2015 in Bangkok with Steve Angello and Markuz Schulz before relocating to Pattaya. With an addition of a second stage, the 2016 edition saw local artists such as Thaitanium, Da Endorphine, and 25 Hours billed neck-and-neck with the likes of Dash Berlin.
Maya Music Festival is the first of its kind, aiming to give revellers the taste of Thai culture and the burst of sensational Western music. “Our objective is to combine the modern day music with the ancient Thai art, which is featured in the festival through out its very unique and astonishing stage design,” said creator Feel Corporation. “We strive to represent Thailand in the top international festival and production market.” Credits to asialive365
Watch Maya Music Festival’s 2016 aftermovie below.
Don’t Let Daddy Know Bangkok
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One the world’s biggest dance party brands Don’t Let Daddy Know will be making its first touch down in Thailand early next year.
Having taken the world by storm and made an Asia debut in Mumbai, Macau and Hong Kong, Don’t Let Daddy Know is bringing an explosive experience to Thai party people on February 12, 2017 at Asiatique The Riverfront, Bangkok.
Don’t Let Daddy Know Bangkok promises to showcase world-class mind-blowing visual, special effects and decorations, along with a guaranteed massive lineup.
Although we’re yet to know who the performers are, knowing the Amsterdam-originated party has recruited the likes of Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, Major Lazer, and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike in past editions, we can expect nothing short of brilliance.
Tickets are up for grabs now through Event Pop. Limited early bird tickets are priced at THB2,300. VIP tickets are THB3,500, with privileges that include access to special VIP-only viewing platform, premier bar area, and private entrance and restrooms.
Here’s a glimpse of what to expect.
UPDATE (Dec 19): The first two acts announced for the party are Dutch producer Nicky Romero (“I Could Be The One”, “Symphonica”) and his one-time collaborators Australian musician and DJ duo Nervo (“Like Home”). Keep an eye out for more announcements in the coming weeks! Credits to asialive365
Thailand’s hotly anticipated festival Wonderfruit has revealed a complete jam-packed musical lineup.
Having restored out confidence with a statement that the program of their rescheduled event would remain largely intact, the Pattaya-based eco-conscious festival finalised this week the 60 plus artists geared up spread good vibes across its stages and social hideouts from February 16-19.
Already confirmed acts like heavy-hitting Rudimental, hiphop trio Young Fathers, and synth pop’s up-and-comer Shura will be taking over The Living Stage. Joining them are Kate Simko & London Electronic Orchestra with their blend of live orchestral and electronic music and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas.
The Quarry, Wonderers’ favourite after-party destination, will be home to electronic sounds of English duo Simian Mobile Disco, tech house Turinese Yaya, IDMA-winning DJ Nicole Moudaber and enigmatic Berliner Headless Horseman.
This year’s Solar Stage is created by Gregg Fleishman, architect and artist known for his geometrically configured creations Burning Man. The stage will host the performances from Eric Volta, Sabo, YokoO, Wolf + Lamb, Norman Jay MBE, KMLN, Marc Antona, Akimbo and more.
Debuting this year, the Farm Stage will see acts like Buke and Gase, Superglasses Ska Ensemble, Yena, Sahai Hang Sailom, Srirajah Rockers, At Adau, Nang Talung Sakon Dharma and more.
More music from Luna City Express, Noxro and Uone will own the nights at luring party den Forbidden Fruit, where “Adam and Steve”, Wonderfruit’s first ever gay party hosted by, will also take place on Friday (Feb 17) night.
At night, The Rainforest Pavilion is will delight revellers with some techno beats from Agent H, Alex Joy, Cabbit, Zig Zach, Fadi Alurk, Gary Hutchings, Halim Ardie, small&Tall Soundsystem featuring Swamy and David Brabbins and others.
Check out the complete music roster below.
The third edition of Wonderfruit takes place at The Fields, Siam Country Club, Pattaya from February 16-19. Beside music, visitors can expect stunning art installations and theatrical performances, over 30 engaging talks and workshops as well as wellness and outdoor activities.
Four-day passes are currently available for THB5,500. The price goes up to THB6,000 at door. Visit Wonderfruit’s website for more information on securing your tickets, travel, and accommodations. Credits to asialive365