6 Of The Most Popular Music Festivals In Asia

If you’re not one to get agoraphobic, happen to be in Asia, and you love mostly pop/rock/electronic dance music, you’ll want to make sure you cross these music festivals off your bucket list.

#1 Sunburn Goa

Rave it like it's pipin' hot!
Rave it like it’s hot!

Where: Candolim Beach, Goa, India

Duration: 3 days (End of December)

What: An electronic dance music festival, Sunburn Goa was named the world’s best music festival in the world by CNN in 2009. Dance along with trance tunes on the beach – nothing gets better than this!

#2 Fuji Rock Festival

If nature & music is up your alley - then this is the the festival for you!
If nature & music is up your alley – then this is the the festival for you!

Where: Naebi Ski Resort, Japan.

Duration: 3 days (End of July)

What: With 14 stages and drawing 100,000 over in crowds, the Fuji Rock Festival is one of Asia’s most prominent music festival. Some of the biggest names in the music industry including Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Cold Play and Oasis have graced the stages of this ultra popular festival.

#3 Laneway Music Festival

Revel in music - in this city of blinding lights.
Revel in music – in this city of blinding lights.

Where: Singapore

Duration: 1 day (Mid January)

What: An eclectic world-renowned attraction, the St. Jerome’s Laneway Music Festival curates and presents upcoming indie acts on its big stages. This is the equivalent to music heaven for all music afficionados!

#4 Future Music Festival

Is it just us, or is it hot in here?

Where: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Duration: 3 days (Mid March)

What: Similar to that of Laneway, Future Music Festival is an import from the land Down Under. Many an international act has spun during FMFA, the more notable being the kings of EDM – Paul van Dyk, Armin van Buuren and Tinie Tempah. Put on your party shoes and get yourselves ready to move and rave to the beat!

#5 Ansan Valley Rock Festival

The crowd looks pretty tame, though!

Where: Ansan, South Korea

Duration: 3 days (End of July)

What: The Korean version of the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, this music celebration has attracted the likes of Stereophonics, Mutemath, Vampire Weekend and Jimmy Eat World! Held since 2009, the Ansan Valley Rock Festival is one party you’ve got to put on your bucket list.

#6 Clockenflap

Hoorah! Two days out of the office and living out loud!

Where: Hong Kong

Duration: 2 days (end of November/beginning of December)

What: The Coachella of Asia – the Clockenflap features top-notch international indie musicians, electronica acts as well as up-and-coming homegrown stars. Hong Kong’s marquee music event of the year draws in over 20,000 revellers in attendance!

*Festival locations are subject to change annually.

Which is your favourite music festival, nomads?

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Christine Wong

Commonly referred to as “the hungry one’’ by those close to her, when Christine isn’t in the midst of constructing her next literal masterpiece, she can be found sampling the latest in local cuisine and planning her next holiday escapade!


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