8 Best Music Festivals In Thailand

You have huge music festivals in Thailand every month.

From EDM festivals with star DJs like David Guetta, DJ Snake, and Tiesto, all the way to the Half Moon Festival in the middle of the jungle on the island of Koh Phangan with techno and psy trance music.

But not all of them are worth your time and money.

I’ve been to all of them, so let me share with you the most unique and exciting music festivals in Thailand you absolutely have to try!

S2O Songkran Bangkok

stage at s20 Songkran festival in Bangkok

  • 13, 14 and 15 April 2024
  • Live Park Rama 9 Road, Bangkok
  • Official Website

S2O Songkran is the biggest music festival in Bangkok during Songkran!

There are over 10,000 people, hundreds of Thai bikini models and net idols, the biggest DJs in the world, and water cannons spraying everyone.

They always have an incredible lineup with major DJs like Nicky Romero, Tiesto, or Sebastian Ingrosso and many more.

And the atmosphere is just incredible.

This is the music festival during Songkran you can’t miss!

Neon Countdown

Awesome show at the Neon Countdown Festival in Thailand with a lot of people partying.

  • 29,30 and 31 December 2023
  • Wonder World Extreme Park, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Official Website

Imagine celebrating New Year's Eve in style in Thailand with neon paint and some of the biggest names in the EDM scene.

Thousands of people put on their sexy outfits and go dancing for 3 days in Bangkok to say goodbye to this year and welcome the new one.

Neon Countdown is the most unique and unforgettable event to celebrate NYE in Bangkok for me.

Will you agree?

808 Festival

Amazing party featuring a big DJ at the 808 festival in Thailand.

  • 8, 9 and 10 December 2023
  • BITEC Bangna, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Official Website

808 Festival is the best festival in Bangkok for EDM lovers!

They consistently bring the top DJs in the world.

In 2023, the festival is headlined by none else than David Guetta, Marshmallow, Morten, and Timmy Trumpet.

Just to name a few.

Talk about a lineup!

And the production is amazing with some of the best light and laser effects you’ll see in your life.

Waterzonic

Matt from MojoMatt having a blast at the Waterzonic Music Festival in Thailand!

  • 3 and 4 November 2023
  • Live Park Rama 9 Road, Bangkok
  • Official Website

Waterzonic is another crazy EDM music festival in Bangkok.

This one is great if you missed S2O Songkran as it’s all about water fights and cannons, like S2O, but at the end of the rainy season.

Usually in October.

One heads-up about Waterzonic – the water cannons are seriously intense!

I don’t mind getting wet, but they’re pushing it too far and for me it was killing the vibe when we were too close to the stage.

So if you go there, I’d recommend to grab a VIP ticket to watch the show from the dry zone.

Mystic Valley

A beautiful group of girls smiling and posing for a photo at the Mystic Valley Festival in Thailand.

  • 2, 3, and 4 February 2024
  • Mountain Creek Golf Resort, Khao Yai, Thailand
  • Official Website

Get lost in Khao Yai for 4 days to the sound of the best DJs in Thailand.

Mystic Valley is a unique music festival where each one of the biggest event promoters in Thailand has a stage.

You’ll find famous pool parties and event organizers like Mad Stash (House, Deep House), Epic Entertainment (EDM, House), Urban Music Bar (Hip-hop), and many others.

This one is a unique experience I recommend to everyone.

Wonderfruit

The sign wonderfruit on fire at the Wonderfruit Festival in Thailand.

  • 14 to 18 December 2023
  • The Fields at Siam Country Club, Chonburi, Thailand
  • Official Website

Wonderfruit is the biggest and most unique music festival in Thailand.

This festival is about way more than music.

It’s about art, well-being, spiritism, culture, ecology, yoga, and a hundred other things.

That’s where all the functional degenerate of Asia and beyond meet to connect with like-minded people and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Add Wonderfruit to your bucket list if you haven’t done it yet.

Full Moon Party

Thai girls partying and drinking bucket at Thailand full moon party

  • Every month and for special occasions (Thai New Year, Christmas, New Year Eve)
  • Haad Rin beach, Koh Phangan

Picture 10,000 to 30,000 people, in swimwear, covered with neon paint, drinking and dancing all night until sunrise on a beautiful beach in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand

The small gathering that started with a couple of people in the 1980s in Haad Rin beach on Koh Phangan is now one of the biggest and most iconic events in Asia.

So much so that I have to insist, you have to try it at least once in your life!

Don’t listen to what people say about it, just experience it for yourself.

And don’t forget to book your hotel way in advance, the island gets packed during the event.

I’ve recommended a few places and wrote a full guide for the event in the post below.

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Half Moon Party

Superb show with people partying at a Half Moon party in Thailand.

  • 2 events every week
  • Halfmoon Magical Forest
  • Official Website

The sister festival of the Full Moon Party is a psy and trance music taking place in the jungle in the middle of Koh Phangan island.

This festival is more like a rave.

The Half Moon Festival is an event out of this world that transcends music.

It’s an experience, with an incredible stage, decor, and a unique ambiance that is unlike any other festival on this list.

There is also a community aspect to it and it’s highly likely you’ll make lifelong friends there.

I have a lot of friends who keep going back to it every year, and to be honest, I wish I would too.

Tips For Music Festivals in Thailand

The Wonderfruit Thailand music festival with a show on a dance stage.

Book Early

All of the music festivals are super popular and you have people coming from all over Asia and the world for the occasion.

That’s why most festivals sold out in weeks and sometimes days.

Also, almost every music festival has early bird sales.

So you can save up to 2,000 THB on each ticket if you buy early.

Book A Hotel Nearby

The traffic can be very bad in Thailand, especially for big events.

Book a place on Booking.com or Airbnb that is close to the event.

Or check the festival’s website for special deals on nearby accommodation.

And if you have a large group of people, book your own private minivan or taxi to go to and from the event.

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Budget For Food And Drinks

Food and drinks can be really expensive at these events.

And sometimes they don’t accept credit cards.

So plan ahead of time and bring extra cash in case you need it.

FAQ

The biggest music festival in Thailand is Wonderfruit.

The biggest EDM festival in Thailand is the 808 Festival in Bangkok.

Check the official website or social media accounts of each festival, but in general, in Thailand, most festival tickets are usually on Eventpop, Thai Ticket Major, or Ticketmelon.

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Check Out The Other Places To Party In Thailand

There are so many options to party in Thailand.

Check out the rest of my blog to find the places and events to take part in Thailand.

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