Songkran is Thailand’s annual New Year celebration and is known as the biggest water fight in the world. Taking place each year in April, the world’s biggest Songkran celebration, S2O Songkran Music Festival has also been crowned the biggest water music festival in the world. We have also crowned it as one of the Raddest festivals in Thailand. The annual celebration takes place on all three days of the Thai New Year and regularly draws in some of the biggest headlining acts in electronic music.
“Grab your friends, dress for battle and get soaked in the water splashing madness of the annual S2O Songkran Music Festival!”
This year’s edition will welcome a range of popular international artists across three days. English DJ and producer Fatboy Slim will headline the first day; sharing the stage with Cat Dealers, Illusionize, Robin Schulz and Throttle. Day two will welcome Dutch superstar Tiesto, alongside David Gravell, EDX, Nestky and Rave Radio. The final day will close out the epic celebration with American DJ and producer Steve Aoki; alongside 1788-L, 3LAU, Bassjackers and Said The Sky.
The festival takes place at the Live Park (Rama 9) event venue in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find the event at Bang Kapi, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310, Thailand.
Bangkok’s efficient and frequent public transport system makes it easy to navigate through the bustling city. There are two main airports in Bangkok; Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang Airport. Visitors can travel between the airports via the free shuttle. The Airport rail link connects the airports to the city centre via train.
The main form of public transport in Bangkok is the BTS Skytrain and the MRT underground rail system. The rail system connects visitors to all major parts of the city, as well as the surrounding areas. Local buses are also an affordable way to travel across the city, however, due to the nature of traffic, they are frequently delayed and may take longer to reach your destination. For private alternatives, Bangkok offers both regular and motorbike taxis, as well as Tuk Tuks. Motorbike taxis are one of the quickest and easiest ways to get around, as motorbikes are able to dodge the traffic by weaving in between cars and buses. Legitimate motorbike taxis can be identified by drivers wearing orange vests. If you are travelling around the riverside, Bangkok also features a number of boats and ferries to travel across the river.
Located at the Live Park event venue, the best way to get to the festival is by taxi from the nearby BTS station ‘Ekamai’; costing around 60 baht (around $2). Due to traffic in and around the area during the festival, the easiest way to get to and from the festival is on foot.
Bangkok offers a number of extremely affordable accommodation options. You can find anything from hostels to luxury hotels, vacation rentals, villas and more. There are a number of hotels located within walking distance of the venue, such as the Royal Suite Hotel Bangkok and Bans Sam Sakun. Other popular parts of Bangkok to stay in include Khlong Toei, Thon Buri, Bang Rak and Phaya Thai. You can explore a range of nearby options on the map below.
Bangkok is home to countless temples and sacred sites, which are frequented by locals and tourists alike. Popular sites include the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Arun Ratchawararam, Wat Pho and the Golden Buddha.
The city also offers countless shopping options ranging from markets to designer goods. Siam Square One is one of the largest shopping and entertainment districts in Bangkok, connecting to a number of shopping centres and other districts. The EmQuarter is another popular shopping destination, featuring The Emporium, which is filled with designer names. For a more authentic shopping experience, make sure to check out the Chatuchak Weekend Market, a sprawling marketplace with over 15,000 stalls. You can find everything from antiques to electronics, imitation designer goods, pets and more. You will also find a range of local and delicious street food throughout these markets. The floating markets are also another popular attraction, where visitors can purchase fresh food, groceries and souvenirs from vendors on wooden boats.
Bangkok also features a number of stunning rooftop venues and observation decks. One of the most popular attractions is the Baiyoke Tower; an 88-storey skyscraper hotel with a revolving observation deck offering a 360 degree of the city. You can also find stunning panoramic views of Bangkok at one of the city’s many rooftop bars. Popular rooftop bars include Sky Bar and the Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar. Bangkok also has a bustling underground bar scene with a tonne of hidden gems and alternative music.
Tiesto – Dutch DJ Tiesto will be headlining day two of the celebrations. The world-renowned house DJ and producer once named ‘the greatest DJ of all time’, is known for his catchy progressive tracks such as Red Light and Secrets; as well as his recent collaboration Jackie Chan with American rapper Post Malone.
Steve Aoki – Headlining the final day of festivities is American DJ and producer Steve Aoki. The electro house musician has become one of the most popular festival acts in the world, with his energetic sets and special guest appearances. If you’re lucky, you might even go home with a face full of cake!
Said The Sky – Also closing out the final day of celebrations is American producer Said The Sky. Combining the perfect blend of melodies and emotive basslines, the Colorado-born musician is creating a fresh perspective in the music scene. His sets are more than just a performance, but an ultimate experience through music.
The next edition of S2O Songkran Music Festival will take place from April 13 – 15, 2019.
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