Sunny Side Up Tropical Fest
Put together by the same organizers of We the Fest and Ismaya Live, Sunny Side Up is what they call an epic tropical fest. Can you imagine a stage set up on the edge of an infinity pool overlooking the dreamy Balinese beach? Best thing is you can jump in the pool while listening to your favorite music. The two-day festival gathers international musicians and cutting-edge DJs from different backgrounds and genres.
Summer Noise is serving a slice of indie heaven in Manila with American dream-pop darling Japanese Breakfast, Australian trio Last Dinosaurs, Thai neo-folk singer-songwriter Phum Viphurit and Norwegian bedroom-pop artist Jakob Ogawa for its sophomore outing. Championing diversity and inclusivity, the festival also has sign language interpreters for the hearing-impaired.
Clockenflap is hands down Hong Kong’s best festival, and for three incredible days the city unites in art, music, and community. Boasting a massive and diverse line-up and an unbelievable atmosphere all set against Hong Kong’s famous skyline; Clockenflap is a must for music festivals fanatics everywhere.
The mack daddy of festivals in Asia, this mountainside marvel boasts acts that span the gamut of hip-hop and R&B to rock and pop. If headliners like The Chemical Brothers, Sia and The Cure, as well as Thom Yorke Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, Death Cab For Cutie, James Blake and Martin Garrix do not draw you in, then we do not know what will.
Another unmissable gem happening on a tropical island. If you are around Vietnam in late December or January, be sure to bring your happy feet to Phu Quoc Island and attend Epizode Festival over the New Year celebrations. Magical sunsets, pristine beaches and sick performances, check out the amazing things happen at Epizode.
Think USA's Burning Man Festival with a Thai twist. Held in The Fields at Siam Country Club in Pattaya, the mega-fest is the country's pioneering, carbon-neutral four-day celebration of music, art and sustainable living. Besides sweating and raving alongside the giddy crowd, the festival is loaded with plenty more to do. Immerse in a VR experience, unwind with bath rituals, take a break in complete silence or indulge in an array of transformational wellness experiences.
For those up for a two-day rave on an island, ZoukOut is the place to be. It happens every year on Santosa, in Singapore. Music, food, drinks, people (30,000) and vibes are on point, ideal for an all-in legendary experience. ZoukOut is more than a festival, it’s a tribe. Previous lineups included DJ Afrojack, Ferry Corsten, Paul van Dyk, Masters at Work, Sven Väth, David Guetta and Carl Cox. Boom.