Nothing beats a good festival. And, the world returning a normality, after the pandemic, means that many music festivals are scheduled to take place this year and into 2024. Particularly, we’ve listed 12 best upcoming Asia music festivals for music-loving Singaporeans to attend.
As Malaysia’s biggest annual music festival, it’s the perfect place to get your groove on between July 21 and 23 this year. Located in Kuala Lumpur, the homegrown festival celebrates 10 years in business this year, and features headliners such as Dermot Kennedy, Sabrina Carpenter, The 1975, The Strokes, and plenty more fan-favourites.
📍 Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2. We The Fest
Why not head to Jakarta in Indonesia for a weekend of music, art, fashion and food in the sunshine? This epic festival is set to make a return from July 21 to 23 after three years of closure due to the pandemic. It seems Dermot Kennedy, The 1975 and Sabrina Carpenter will play at this festival in Jakarta too, on top of the incredible Lewis Capaldi, and plenty more.
This music festival in Japan is making a comeback on August 19 and 20, with an array of international artists taking over stages in Tokyo and Osaka. With an epic lineup, from 1D’s Niall Horan, to Kendrick Lamar, Liam Gallagher, Blur, Thundercat and more…you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Another soul-satisfying festival taking place in Japan this year. From July 28 to 30, join 100,000 festival fans to enjoy Japan’s largest outdoor music festival at Naeba Ski Resort. The lineup is yet to be announced but previous headliners included Sia, The Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar and plenty more.
Get lost in the enchanted forest at another extraordinary electronic dance music festival and beach party planned to return to Goa at the end of December. First launched in 2007, the 3-day festival is the perfect place to freely party all day and night in a futuristic extravaganza in India. The festival brings together the world’s best DJs from Afrojack to Swedish House Mafia, on top of dozens of talent from across India.
One of Hong Kong’s most iconic festivals will return between December 1 and 3. People of all ages can be seen enjoying an all-rounded weekend celebration. It just had its March event which saw the Artic Monkeys, YoungQueenz, and many more take to the stage.
7. ZoukOut 2023
Expect Asia’s largest dusk-to-dawn celebration to return in December to Singapore. Normally, it takes place at Siloso Beach in Sentosa. Expect euphoric and unforgettable rave scenes lasting until 8am each morning. In 2022, the event saw headliners like Tiësto, Zedd, Armin Van Buuren, SLANDER, and more. Learn about ZoutOut Festival in Singapore.
📍Siloso Beach, Singapore
From December 14-18, join punters from across the globe in Thailand at this famous electric music and lifestyle festival. The 2023 lineup includes 25 Years Rush Hour, Patrick Watson, Alex Kassian, Terry Riley, to name a few. So get your passport and bags ready for take off. Indeed, one of the best music festivals to enjoy in Asia this year.
📍The Fields at Siam Country Club, Pattaya, Thailand
This two-day festival will also make a comeback in December. Look forward to the likes of past headliners like Jonas Blue, Lost Frequencies and plenty more. Keep an eye on their socials for the lineup. Definitely, one of the best music festivals to visit in Asia.
10. It’s The Ship
Asia’s largest sea festival happens every March right here in Singapore. As the name suggests, it’s a unique music festival onboard a ship. Each year gets bigger and bolder, with previous artists such as Sam Feldt, Eli Brown and Kate Foxx, bringing all the best tunes.
📍10B Lor Telok, Singapore
After three years dormant due to COVID-19, the world’s largest and only wet three-day Songkran celebration returned in April. If you missed it, you can expect a wet and wild fiesta around the second week of April in 2024 in Bangkok. Dance to some of the world’s best DJs, from Tiesto, Nicky Romero, to Sebastian Ingrosso, and many more.
📍 Show DC Arena, Bangkok, Thailand
12. Rolling Loud
The world’s largest hip-hop festival brought its bounce to Asia for the first time this year. It included headliners from Chris Brown and Travis Scott, to Cardi B, and more than 60 international, as well as local artists showcasing the best of Thai music. It’s a pop-up festival but we can expect it will make a return to Asia in 2024 after its success this year.
📍Pattaya City, Thailand