Must-See Music Festivals in Southeast Asia in 2023

Must-See Music Festivals in Southeast Asia in 2023

Visiting Southeast Asia in the upcoming year?

In order to make up for time lost during the pandemic, many we are planning travels overseas as health restrictions in various areas of the world start to loosen. For individuals who desire to experience a different culture while taking advantage of ASEAN member states' visa exemptions, Southeast Asia is the ideal destination.

While there are many tourist attractions in these nations to explore, one way to make your trip even more memorable is to go to one of the many music festivals taking place throughout the region. These events provide a wonderful opportunity to see up-and-coming artists from the entire region, enjoy great music, and even exchange cultures with other concertgoers.

Here are five music events in Southeast Asia that you simply must attend in 2023.

Everblast Festival (Indonesia)

On March 4-5, Indonesia's Everblast Festival is the ideal venue to jam out with other Southeast Asian rock lovers if you're a fan of pop punk. Simple Plan, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and Hoobastank are among the genre heavy hitters on the bill, along with regional favorites Padi Reborn, Letto, and I-Rocks.

Rolling Loud (Thailand)

Hip-hop fans exult! From April 13–15, Thailand will host the largest hip-hop festival in the world for the first time in Asia. Previous iterations of the festival have featured performances by some of the biggest names in hip-hop, such Megan Thee Stallion, Travis Scott, and Post Malone, to mention a few.

The first Rolling Loud event in Asia is anticipated to include aspects of the Thai holiday Songkran (or the Water Splashing Festival). Public water fights to symbolize purification are a famous part of the celebrations. Festival visitors can anticipate an electrifying hip-hop festival while admiring Thai culture, albeit the lineup has not yet been revealed.

It’s The Ship (Singapore)

On March 8–10, Singapore's It's The Ship festival will return, offering a distinctive festival experience. The largest festival in Asia to be held at sea is called It's The Ship. The Genting Dream cruise ship will transport participants roundtrip during the festival. The cruise offers a dance music-focused experience with a lineup of international DJs.

The 3D2N roundtrip cruise leaves from Singapore and features a worldwide DJ roster in addition to "unique pop-up parties, luxury dining experiences, and electrifying thematic excursions," according to a press release.

George Town Festival (Malaysia)

The George Town Festival in Malaysia is ideal for those interested in a more culturally focused festival experience with a focus on culture, art, drama, and music. The festival is hosted in Penang, Malaysia's George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It will take place from July 15 to July 30 in 2013. Around the heritage site, various performances and events will take place in secret locations and unusual settings. Additionally, a combination of paid and free programs will be included.

Pasar Musik (Indonesia)

The Pasar Musik Festival in Indonesia has a variety of performers that showcase the variety of the nation's local music scene. There is a suitable niche for those looking for new artists to be followers of, from hip-hop to rock. Rappers BAP, Basboi, Tuan Tigabelas, and The Changcuters are just a few of the well-known performers. See more information on the festival, which runs from February 10 to 12.



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