Big Mountain Music Festival Presented by Pepsi, this two-day festival has over 200 acts and 9 stages. Mostly featuring Thai artists and musicians like Bodyslam, Chiang Mai, and Singto Numchok, the festival also focuses on numerous genres like Thailand’s Luk-Thung country music, Moh-Lam folk songs, but it also features more modern genres including rock, pop, indie, and electronic.
In more recent years, there have been artists from the US, Japan and Europe. Each stage is built up and decorated according to different themes. While this event is mostly catered to people from Thailand, the events popularity is growing amongst travelers – especially backpackers. For two unforgettable days and nights there is an unending stream of music, dancing, people, food and drink. The festival always takes place with massive, jaw dropping mountains as the back drop.
“Every frequent festival-goer eventually realizes many of these events are pretty the same—Thai music festival is a great alternative when you crave for something new”
Kaeng Krachan Country Club and Resort in Phetchaburi, Thailand
Most people get around with public transport or they hire a motorbike or tuk-tuks. It is also possible to hire bicycles to get to and from the festival site. There is also the typical public transport like busses, taxis and trains.
There are plenty of hotels, hostels, and home stays as options for your stay in Thailand while at the festival.
Once in Phetchaburi for the festival – make time do things either before or after. You don’t want to miss out on this beautiful area. You can go white water rafting, relax on Chao Samran beach, explore Tham Khao Luang Cave and hike through Kaeng Krachan National Park and up Pa Noen Tung Mountain. There are also really cool temples to visit like Wat Mahathat Worawihan, Wat Koi, Wat Kamphaeng Laeng, Saiyat Buddhist Temple and many more. You could and should also visit the Laem Phak Bia Mangrove Ecosystem Project and learn about keeping the mangrove ecosystem protected and safe.
Big Mountain takes place on the December 8 – 9, 2018.
If you happen to find yourself in Thailand at the beginning of December, make your way to Phetchaburi for the Big Mountain Music Festival.
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