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The Best Music Festivals in Asia: Top 10 Music Festivals You NEED to Go To!

Are you looking for the best music festivals in Asia? You’ll be surprised by the numerous music festivals and events countries dedicate to the love and passion for music! Whether you’re looking for specific genres, themes, or just want to have fun while learning the culture, Asia has got you covered.

But yes, it can get overwhelming deciding which country to go to and what festivals to attend! That’s why I narrowed down the choices to the top ten music festivals in Asia you should attend soon.

The Best Music Festivals in Asia

Going back to traveling soon? Luckily, the music scene is coming back with more festivals and events for everyone to dance and celebrate! Here are the top ten EDM music festivals to experience when in Asia:

Burning Beach Festival 2023 – Bali, Indonesia

December 22-23, 2023

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Burning Beach Festival, a house & techno music festival, takes place in Canggu, Bali – a favorite town among digital nomads in Asia. Renowned as a pivotal underground music event in the region, it is set to captivate audiences on December 22-23 at the stunning Mari Beach Club.

This year the festival boasts an unparalleled line-up, featuring a blend of legendary artists, electrifying live performances, and emerging talents. Headliners include techno and house music luminaries such as Deborah De Luca, Stephan Bodzin (LIVE), Sven Vath, Ilario Alicante, Matthias Tanzmann, Melanie Ribbe, and more.

Originating from modest rave parties on Lombok’s secluded shores in 2018, Burning Beach has evolved into a major festival, especially after the pandemic-induced isolation in Indonesia. Co-founder Alicja Zakrzewska likens Bali’s transformation to the “Ibiza of Southeast Asia,” with its high-end beach clubs and world-class DJ acts set against a tropical backdrop.

The festival, held at Mari Beach Club in Canggu — the epicenter of Bali’s nightlife and beach culture—promises an immersive two-day experience. Attendees can expect magical sunsets, stunning ocean views, and a fusion of world-class music with local culture.

Burning Beach Festival official website

808 Festival – Bangkok, Thailand

Dates: Dec 8-10, 2023

The 808 Festival is all about EDM and the biggest event hosted in Thailand every year. It’s one of the most popular among all the ravers and EDM fans around the world because of their amazing lineups and acts!

Not only can you expect a lot of EDM, but the house and techno artists for more genres to explore. Furthermore, they have pre-parties and after-parties to have fun for the entire three days! If you choose to be a VVIP, you’re going to get the ultimate treatment with drinks, table service, and be closer to your fave artists.

808 Festival official website

Djakarta Warehouse Project – Jakarta, Indonesia

Dates: Dec 8-10, 2023

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The Djakarta Warehouse Project is probably one of the highly-awaited music festivals in Indonesia! It began back in 2008, just as a club event from the Blowfish Club.

It grew in 2010 when it became a full-blown festival, and has been held every year in December. Now, it’s a two-day festival and focuses on the values of Indonesia, one of which is DIVERSITY!

Enjoy the entire night as you visit different stages to get a feel of different music genres!”

In this music festival, you can expect a variety of sub-genres, all under the dance music category. Artists are given the platform in multiple stages, and yes, you can expect awesome EDM tracks to dance to.

People around the world visit Indonesia for this music festival! If you plan to do the same, it’s located in Jiexpo Kemayoran in Jakarta, which is pretty accessible via public transportation.

Djakarta Warehouse Project official website

Wonderfruit Music Festival – Pattaya, Thailand

Dates: Dec 14-18, 2023

Photo: Wonderfruit Official Facebook

For those who want the ultimate music festival experience only unique to Thailand, then the Wonderfruit is the best event! Many festival-goers have compared this to the Burning Man of Asia, it’s THAT intense!

Think of it as the Burning Man of Asia, filled with so much fun and intensity!”

You get so much more than awesome music from local and international artists. You get the diverse line-up wit different stages, the scrumptious food, and drinks, as well as spectacular production and fun atmosphere to keep your spirits up and jumping. There is a mix of travelers, tourists, ex-pats, and locals, so expect a lot of diversity and art.

It happens in December in the Siam Fields of Pattaya, which you can travel via private transportation.

Wonderfruit Festival official website

S2O Songkran Music Festival 2024 – Bangkok, Thailand

Dates: TBC

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The S2O Songkran Music Festival is an annual music event that takes place in Bangkok, Thailand during the Songkran festival, which is the traditional Thai New Year. Songkran is famous for its water festival, which is both a symbolic and literal cleansing to bring in the new year, and it’s celebrated with massive water fights in the streets.

The S2O Festival combines this unique cultural celebration with a modern music festival experience. It typically features a lineup of various international and local DJs and artists, primarily focusing on electronic dance music (EDM). The festival is known for its grand stage setups, impressive light shows, and the use of water jets and cannons to spray the crowd, aligning with the water-throwing traditions of Songkran.

This festival has become one of the largest and most popular music events in Thailand, attracting both local attendees and international visitors who come to experience the unique blend of traditional Thai culture and contemporary music festival vibes. The event usually takes place over several days around the middle of April, coinciding with the Songkran holiday.

S2O Songkran Music Festival official website

Dragonland Music Festival – Hong Kong

The Dragonland Music Festival is Hong Kong’s first-ever outdoor concert that combines two genres: EDM and Pop! This magical 3-day music festival brings the best of pop and electronic dance music culture in Hong Kong, creating a unique image and setting them apart from other music festivals worldwide.

You won’t find ANY EDM festival like this with unique music and culture intertwined for a spectacular experience.”

The music festival is held every February in the Central Harbour Front, accessible via bus or train. There are also many hotels and hotels nearby, which are comfortable accommodation options to stay in after the event!

In the past, huge names like Redfoo and Carly Rae Jepsen have performed and donned the stage. So expect the next festival to be even bigger!

You can learn more about the music festival on their official website: http://www.dragonlandmusicfestival.com/

VH1 Supersonic – India

The VH1 Supersonic is the biggest EDM festival in India, which started merely as an idea on someone’s notebook! The music festival brings the best international EDM artists to India and has now become the ultimate multi-genre experiential festival of the country.

What started out as a simple idea became India’s biggest EDM festivals everyone travels for!”

You get the ultimate music experience which breaks the barriers of music festivals across India, as you get energetic artists to the pioneers of hip-hop, and even get to dance to the best indie artists! From the music to the vibe, this 2-day festival will get you dancing on your feet for hours on end.

You’ve got tons of colors, lots of lights, amazing music, and great company as you dance and scream the night away! Located in Pune, Maharashtra, it’s quite accessible though best to take private transportation.

Check out their Facebook account for more details: https://www.facebook.com/Vh1Supersonic/

World Club Dome – South Korea

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This is one of the ultimate music festivals in Korea, this time featuring the winter edition, which takes place for three days. This time, it’s a club instead of the typical outdoor festival, the largest area that can hold guests from more than 50 countries!

With over a hundred acts and different stages, you won’t feel the cold at all! Instead, you’re pacing on the heat as you jump and dance to the best international EDM acts.

It’s happening later in the year and in the heart of Incheon, which is near many forms of accommodation and accessible via public transportation!

Check out their official Facebook for more information: https://www.facebook.com/worldclubdomekorea/

It’s the Ship – Singapore

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Singapore puts a whole new twist on music festivals! Instead of the typical outdoor field event, the entire event takes place on a cruise ship! You’ll be leaving Marina Bay and head to Langkawi then back, so it’s an entire day of luxury, parties, and lots of fun in the sea.

Expect the best parties filled with EDM music to dance to, and many more activities to have fun with your loved ones. The cruise ship offers everything you want and needs from the cruise and music festival, including a water park, cinema, arcade, and more than 35 bars and restaurants!

Learn more about the lineup and how to get your tickets here: http://www.itstheship.com/

Mysterious World – Malaysia

For all EDM fans out there, you’ll want to fly to Kuching so you can experience Mysterious World. Not only can you explore the beauty of Kuching, but they have unique EDM music with an awesome company to party with! Furthermore, they have such affordable tickets yet produce some of the most memorable party-like festivals to get your heart pumping.

“You have a mix of affordability and a quality festival with the best lineups in Malaysia!”

Heading to Kuching may not be the most accessible, but it’s worth the trip with its world-class lineup. Plus, it’s quite an experience partying with Malaysians! You can learn more about the Mysterious World from their official Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/mysteriousfest/

Summer Sonic Festival – Japan

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Japan never disappoints with their events and technological advancements, and the Summer Sonic Festival is no exception! This is a two-day rock festival that’s held simultaneously in Osaka and Chiba, one of the epic and most popular music festivals in Japan. You can find travelers and locals attending to enjoy the live music and atmosphere, as well as spectacular productions and lineup.

Fortunately, Platinum ticket holders can head to the venue with platinum shuttle buses and be welcomed with a nice drink and comfortable lounge. Then you can party it up in any of their stages with viewing areas for your comfort and enjoyment! Definitely world-class treatment with amazing music.

Learn more about the festival here: https://www.summersonic.com/

Wrapping It Up

There are so many reasons why you must visit Asia and its beautiful countries, from their amazing culture down to their friendly locals. And let’s not forget their memorable and fun-filled music festivals that feature the best of their local and indie artists, as well as world-renowned musicians!

With the top EDM music festivals help in the continent, you’ll experience nights you’ll never forget and want to relive. Plus, it gets you learning more about the amazing culture and music scene of different countries! So start planning ahead and see where the wonders of Asia’s music scene can take you.

I wish you a safe trip and lots of fun!

R. Wallace
R. Wallacehttp://www.thedigitalnomad.asia
A digital nomad travelling in Asia and TheDigitalNomad.Asia Editor. Please read my article and I hope you will get inspired to go travelling as a digital nomad. You are welcome to comment and share the article with fellow travelers.
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