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The best music festivals in Singapore and Asia

In need of a festi-fix? Here are the best music festivals around the region to jet off to
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By Cam Khalid |

Tackled all the summer music festivals and now you're facing some serious post-fest blues? You can bet on our friends around the region to serve you a hot slice of art, food, booze and music combo to round up the year. From Hong Kong to Thailand, here are the mega music festivals to book your tickets to. Remember to pack your bucket hat, bum bag, crazy shades and sunscreen while at it.

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November 9-11, Hong Kong

With the likes of post-punk legends Interpol, R&B wunderkind Khalid, Talking Head's David Byrne, electronic mastermind Caribou, indie-rock outfit The Vaccines, Mercury Prize winner Wolf Alice, and more – this year's Clockenflap is already shaping up to be epic. With three days of music, art, film, food and drink, all wrapped up at Hong Kong's Central Harbourfront, it's safe to say your weekend's sorted. 

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November 4-7, Singapore to Phuket to Singapore

The floating music festival aboard a luxury cruise is back. Set sail from Singapore into the sunset with an array of international and regional EDM acts for four days and three nights, with a stopover in Phuket before returning to our shores on November 7. EDM giants like Vini Vici, Cash Cash, Paul Van Dyk, Sander Van Doorn and Showtek are bringing big tunes, while a very special guest helms the deck – viral sensation Big Shaq.



December 1, Singapore

Put your hands up in the air (and wave 'em like you just don't care) if you’re ecstatic for the return of Singapore's ultimate dance party ZoukOut. With the announcement of the Phase 1 line-up including dynamic duos Galantis, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and W&W, this year's looking to be good. Keep an eye out for more announcements of other EDM greats who are descending the decks to bring you the hottest bangers for the all-night beach rager.



December 13-16, Thailand

Think USA's Burning Man Festival with a Thai twist. Held in The Fields at Siam Country Club in Pattaya, the mega-fest is the country's pioneering, carbon-neutral four-day celebration of music, art and sustainable living. Besides sweating and raving alongside the giddy crowd to the sounds of Goldie and the Ensemble, Nightmares on Wax, Horse Meat Disco, Fleetmac Wood, Huun Huur Tu, Nicolas Lutz, Craig Richards, Mathew Jonson, Margaret Dygas, Stars and Rabbit, Costlywood, Knower and Sóley, the festival is loaded with plenty more to do. Immerse in a VR experience, unwind with bath rituals, take a break in complete silence or indulge in an array of transformational wellness experiences.




December 28-January 8 2019, Vietnam

Now, here's a party that gets you in the party mood 'till next year. Turning up the heat at the lush island of Phu Quoc, the 11-day shebang is where all the EDM heroes and the worlds of drum 'n' bass, breakbeat, hip-hop and jungle come together for an absolute musical and cinematic experience. Bask in the sunset as you dance to the jams courtesy of Black Sun Empire, Blapps Posse, Deekline, Freestylers, Goldie, Lady Waks, Leeroy Thornhill, Mafia Kiss and many more.


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