IS a dance music festival started in 2015 in collaboration with the Songkran water festival that is held in the Thai New Year. World’s top DJs joined in, the tickets sold out successively in its second and third year, 2016 and 2017, the event attracted some 55,000 audience within three days. Now it’s become the largest water and music festival in Asia, enjoying not just local but global popularity.
IS the Thai New Year, a period of celebration when the sun ends its twelve-month cycle and moves on to Aries anew. In tradition, people would purify Buddhist statues, stupas, and the hands of senior members of their family during Songkran, but it’s turned into a popular water festival in which passersby enjoy throwing and splashing water each other on the street.
Presently it lasts for three days on 13, 14, and 15 April, the dates designated as Thailand’s national holidays. Though downtown can be rather quiet during this period as people from the country return home all together, various events do take place in Bangkok, especially around the Grand Palace.
In Wat Pho you can see demonstrations of different styles of Songkran celebration of the northeast, the central and the south regions of Thailand. Still more renowned is the tremendous water splashing on Khao San Road, a world-famous backpacker hub.
|Dates||July 13 (Sat) &
|Hours||Open 12:00 /
|Venue||Makuhari Seaside Park S2O JAPAN Special Site|
|Address||Hibino Mihama-ku Chiba-shi Chiba 261-0021 Japan|
|Organizer||S2O JAPAN SONGKRAN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019 Executive Committee|