Paradise Island Festival has just released its highly anticipated line-up and a new schedule for its hip-hop, d'n'b and techno weekender that's to be nestled between swaying palm trees and turquoise waters on the beautiful beaches of Koh Samui.
Paradise Island Festival is now confirmed to go forward on April 15th & 16th, which also happens to be Songkran, or Thai New Year. The festival was one of the many in Thailand that rescheduled out of respect for the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej last October but fortunately they’ve retained most of their line-up and it’s onwards and upwards from here.
Confirmed today are hip-hop royalty The Pharcyde, drum ’n’ bass pioneers Goldie and LTJ Bukem, Krafty Kuts, Mad Professor, Maribou State, DJ Kentaro and many more Thai and international artists. Additions to the line-up are still to come but for now peep the full first line-up below.
Away from the stages, Paradise Island Festival will offer yoga, boat parties, Thai Chi, Thai cooking classes and an exciting program of arts aimed at showcasing Thai culture.
Keeping up with the current eco-conscious trend sweeping through the music industry in Asia, Paradise Island Festival sets out in its first year to become an environmentally friendly alternative to Full Moon Parties and also to promote responsible tourism through close work with the community on reforestation and other projects.
Paradise Island Festival is set to take place on the tropical island of Koh Samui at Chaweng Noi Beach on April 16th & 17th from midday to midnight. Full weekend passes are on sale for 2,800b and can be purchased here.
The full line-up is as follows:
The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band
Ministry of Sound Soundsystem
Dope as Funk
Nok La Fiesta
Jam on Toast
Paradise Island Festival may be the first venture in Thailand for the team behind the festival but the guys at Soundcrash know exactly what they’re doing with 9 years behind them including the award-winning Soundwave Festival in Croatia. The project in Thailand comes inspired from spending many, many years immersed in the culture and finding that there is no other concept like it in Asia.