Festivals in Asia to attend before 2022 ends
We’ve got your November-December line-up of events pretty much in the bag
This list was originally published on November 3, 2022. It has been updated on November 10, 2022 with more events and included in chronological order.
We know it’s been a long wait to see festivals of all shapes and sizes to finally announce their return, and 2022 has been a year where we couldn't have appreciated the extra noise more. With the exception of China, who actually had a riotous time while the rest of the world was enduring lockdowns, Southeast Asia is alive and kicking with plenty of splendour for ravers to choose from. We’ve listed down our favourites right here.
From Thailand’s serene, mountainous landscapes, Singapore’s annual flagship beach festival, a festival of headliners smack on the beaches of Bali, Japan’s first-ever hotel-type indoor festival to undisclosed locations in Vietnam and Hong Kong, there are numerous events to partake in, and with it, a copious amount of international and regional musical talent to accompany you.
So, depending on where you are in the world, either stay put or pack those bags because Asia’s got a whole lot to offer on the festivities front in the upcoming weeks — some just a hop, skip and a jump away from each other. Scroll down and see for yourself (sorted in chronological order for your convenience).
4-6 November 2022 Vietnam: (Re)Treat
The exalted ‘cave rave’ is back. Organised by cult favourite club Savage, this year’s three-day event in the majestic Mo Luong Cave invites Romain FX, Discrete Circuit, Cora, Moody Mehran and Tourguide as part of their international line-up. Also on board, Savage residents and select homegrown talents. With a ten-metre-high ceiling, the cave creates an almost perfect acoustic setting for sound to move in. The stunning limestone blocks and stalactites also make for a unique visual experience to take in amidst the lasers and lighting bound to excite the eyes.
Planning on making your way to Mo Luong Cave for (Re)Treat? First, find out more about the event here.
17-20 November 2022 Thailand: Double Dick Tiger
We know, we know… At least the name caught your attention! Double Dick Tiger is a three-night camping adventure that invites us to reconnect with nature and disconnect from digital distractions (literally, since there’ll be no signal up in the hills). Along with those from the Pa Tueng Ngam hill tribe village in Chiang Dao, attendees will be urged to “seek and share nature’s highest pleasures” while exploring the natural, unexploited habitat of the wild tiger.
Sink your teeth into Double Dick Tiger here.
18-20 November 2022 Vietnam: Weekend Voyage Festival
For those wanting a more seaside rendezvous rather than a mountainous one, the island of Phú Quốc is able to cater to your needs as it holds the first-ever Weekend Voyage Festival. With an exquisite line-up from some of the world’s top dance labels (Afterlife, Innervisions, ORACOLO Records and Sapiens), the three-day, two-night event will quench your thirst for refined dance music across its two stages; The Circle and The Square. Taking place at the picturesque Seashells Hotel & Spa, get ready for Konstantin Sibold, The Element, Bell Towers, Prins Thomas, Fantastic Man and dozens more to soundtrack your sunset (and possibly sunrise) by the sea.
More info on Weekend Voyage Festival here.
19 November 2022 Hong Kong: Cocoon
Omni Agency is back to offer us a 10-hour non-stop electronic music getaway in an undisclosed heavenly jungle. The strictly limited event titled ‘Cocoon’ will present a diverse range of local Hong Kong DJs across two separate stages at an intimate venue away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The event name references the many butterflies bound to be present at the venue, fluttering to the sets of Darka, JayMe, Major Tom and Ellbe Chan on the Omni Stage, along with DJ Lovely, Farrah, JFÜNG, Immuno and Blood Dunza on the Cocoon Stage.
Get your tickets here and stand by for further instructions.
19-20 November 2022 Thailand: Maho Rasop Festival
ESC Park in the city of Rangsit has been chosen to host the return of “Bangkok’s first international independent music festival” this month. Maho Rasop, last held in 2019, has released its final line-up which takes pride in its diversity; from the instrumental mastery of Japan’s MONO to the psychedelic pop tunings of Mild High Club from the US. We applaud their dedication towards highlighting electronic acts; a special Boiler Room stage has will be set up on the second day, featuring the eclectic sounds of DOTT b2b Elaheh, DJ Dragon and Chalo among others.
For those in Thailand on November 19-20, make sure not to miss Maho Rasop Festival; more info here.
19-20 November 2022 Japan: LAPITA
A non-stop all-nighter event taking place in the land of the rising sun. Stating to be a cultural exchange of both local and international talents, LAPITA will be held at Minamiboso Hotel & Resorts in the form of an indoor festival that makes use of the venue’s vast grounds. Inviting regional stalwarts such as Mr. Ho, Sunju Hargun, Einox and Yoshi Nori on its line-up, the highlight of the festival is aimed to be its selection of local artists who are seen to be shaping the scene in Japan. The festival has even allocated 100 free and discounted tickets for those under 25 in hopes of supporting youngens in exploring and getting inspired by the eclectic display of talent Asia has to offer at the event.
Learn more about LAPITA here.
19-20 November 2022 Taiwan: LOGIN: Garden
Soak in the Taipei skyline from seven floors above street level at the first-ever LOGIN: Garden event. Make your way to Sky Garden of Humble House Taipei for two days of music and art exhibitions for a cross-border experience of the city’s finest talents. A limit of 350 people will definitely make the event an intimate one, but still big on energy with a total of 18 DJs and artists present to set the mood. Mixmag Asia is excited to support this avant-garde event and will be streaming selected sets straight from the venue.
Get your tickets to LOGIN: Garden here.
25-27 November 2022 Vietnam: Bloom Outsider
A multi-sensory experience in the splendour of nature, Bloom Outsider is simply an ode to the outdoors — with a whole lot of musical ceremonies to indulge in. Get ready to shuffle between two stages set up at Long Viet Agricultural Park, boasting an array of artists playing house, psychedelic rock, indie, bass, techno and dub. Relive the glory days of 90s raves and the acid-tinged festivals of the 60s in a three-day weekender full of workshops, art installations and performance art. Joining the line-up of diverse sonic delights are Akio Nagase, Dean Chew, The Dude of Stratosphear, Rắn Cạp Đuôi Collective, The Lowdowns and Lepyutin with more to be announced.
Find out more about Bloom Outsider via their Facebook page here.
26-27 November 2022 Hong Kong: Pitch
Cult-favourite explorative party series Pitch, from the founders of Shi Fu Miz, has yet another event up their sleeves. For those who revel in last-minute announcements of secret locations, this one’s right up your alley. Keeping it a members-only shindig, it’s best you sign up to become one A.S.A.P. to get a hold on your passes since no door tickets will be available. Running from 4pm on the first day till 4pm the following day, Pitch will be filled with sonic goodness from the likes of Alex Nude, Busy Boi, Richie, Wonton Bass, MLCH, Blood Dunza and a whole line-up of b2b sets. As for the location, all we can say is better pack your camping gear.
Become a member of Pitch to gain access to its events here.
2-3 December 2022 Singapore: ZoukOut
Getting flashbacks of dancing from dusk to dawn on the white sands of Siloso Beach? After a three-year hiatus, ZoukOut is back in Singapore to make you relive those memories once more. After announcing headliners Tiësto and Zedd back in August, the festival has made star-studded additions such as Armin Van Buuren, Cash Cash and Shiba San to its international roster who will perform alongside coveted local heroes Jeremy Boon, Ghetto, Che’molly and others. Around 30,000 attendees are expected to enter ‘The Futuristic City of Dreams’ — this year’s theme, brought to life through a partnership with Coachella producers, AEG. PS; they’ve yet to announce who’s headlining the techno stage — check back here for details soon!
Planning to be one of those 30,000? Get your tickets here and take a glimpse of the 2018 aftermovie here.
2-4 December 2022 Vietnam: Secret Weekend 5
We’re guessing that keeping it hush-hush is becoming a popular theme among post-pandemic events across Asia…and we’re here for it! Imagine being part of a private group of like-minded ravers who meet up at intimate gatherings, fuelled by a specially-curated line-up of DJs playing everything from 3pm organic house to deep, trippy morning techno at 4am. Dozens of DJs are set to play on Secret Weekend’s Spaceship Stage, Octopus Stage and a dedicated Beach Listening Stage — they’ve got the whole rundown on display on Instagram.
Peek the aftermovie from their previous event here. For more info on Secret Weekend 5, shoot over a member request on their Facebook page. Just remember, the first rule of Secret Weekend is…
4 December 2022 Ravolution Music Festival
It’s no wonder Early Bird tickets to Ravolution Music Festival have sold out; Vietnam’s biggest music festival has got quite an impressive line-up of international acts, with more to be announced. Back in May, they successfully held their seventh edition, which was also the first large-scale post-pandemic festival in the region. The upcoming blowout in December plans to leave an even bigger mark in the festival circuit as Armin Van Buuren, Yellow Claw, Kaskade, Will Sparks and more head over to perform for the thousands of ravers in Ho Chi Minh City.
Check out more on chapter eight of Ravolution Music Festival with the theme ‘Universal Love’ here.
9-11 December 2022 Indonesia: Djakarta Warehouse Project
Events powerhouse Ismaya Live is in its final stages of preparing for the long-awaited return of Djakarta Warehouse Project (DWP). With the last IRL event happening in 2019, this year’s DWP comes back to its Jiexpo Kemayoran home that’s ready to house Indonesia’s festival-hungry crowds. With more performers still waiting to be announced, the current line-up already boasts top-tier local and international names such as Hardwell, DJ Snake, Martin Garrix, Lost Frequencies, BEAUZ, Chace, Dipha Barus, Winky Wiryawan and more. Thinking of flying in from outside the country? DWP’s got you covered with their convenient travel packages.
Check out more info on this year’s instalment of Djakarta Warehouse Project here and watch the official trailer here.
9-11 December India: Magnetic Fields
We’ve got more updates from our September announcement of Magnetic Fields that’ll entice you to add it to your festival bucket list. The majestic Alsisa Mahal will once again host ‘Fieldlines’, the festival residency set to feature one of the oldest hill tribes in North East India collaborating with electronica producer Vinayak^a. Other additions include Japan’s DJ Masda, Korea’s DJ Fart in the Club, Delhi-based musician Jay Pei’s ensemble live show and many more. ‘Reconnection’ has been chosen as this year’s theme as Magnetic Fields invites its family of friends and fans to be front and centre of the immersive, sensorial adventure.
#MagFields2022 awaits; more info here.
9-11 December 2022 Thailand: 808 Festival
Can’t catch Andrew Reyel, DJ Snake, Gareth Emery, Madeon Zedd, and Hardwell in Indonesia? You might just be able to see their sets in Thailand. Along with Illenium, Morten and more names still blurred out on Instagram, 808 Festival is set to bring back the much-needed hype of international-scale music events of the more commercial kind to Thailand. Suggestion: for 808 Festival, more is definitely merrier since they’ve got special package deals for six-people groups. Better hit up that group chat...
Look out for more updates on 808 Festival’s Instagram here.
15-18 December 2022 Thailand: Wonderfruit
A must-have on our list, seeing as it’s Asia’s go-to playground for festival-loving adults. With many already excited to frolic once again in The Fields, this year’s Wonderfruit returns in all its glory and novel experiences bound to delight the senses. In addition to its meticulously curated line-up of musical performers, the festival also brings us deeper into the realms of art, architecture and wellness withs its new programming. With names like Yayoi Kusama, Soichi Terada, Chalo, Viken Arman, Ben UFO, DJ Garth and more contributing to the festivities, we wonder why you’d choose to miss out on Wonderfruit.
Read up on what’s in store at this year’s festival in The Fields here.
16-17 December 2022 Indonesia: Burning Beach
It takes balls for a first-timer festival to announce an almost last-minute venue change, but as we hinted before, we’re here for anything that keeps us on our toes! If anything, Burning Beach Festival’s relocation to Canna Bali is definitely a convenient one, especially for international travellers. World-class acts such as Danny Tenaglia, Drumcomplex, and Anja Schneider (plus the recently announced addition of Darius Syrossian and Ale De Tuglie) will be taking over the Main Stage, accompanied by a number of regional champs. Watch out for the other intimate stages, including our own Mixmag Asia stage with an all-Indonesia line-up.
Get your tickets for Burning Beach Festival in Bali here.
17 December 2022 Vietnam: Creamfields Vietnam
Expanding into Vietnam, the Creamfields brand brings along with it an impressive line-up of artists, headlined by Hardwell himself. We’re expecting Phú Quốc island to be swarmed with masses ready for BEAUZ, Pink Panda, Slushii and Tim Hox along with local Vietnamese producers DSmall, FungFung, Juno, Mike Hao, Monotape and NgoKien — and that’s just the first phase line-up. Early Bird tickets have just sold out, meaning GA and Early Access tickets are now on sale. With more and more about to book their passes, it seems like the Grand World Phú Quốc venue is about to be packed.
Stay updated with Creamfields Vietnam by following their Facebook page here.
28-30 December 2022 India: Sunburn Goa
Keep your eyes and ears peeled for this one, especially on November 11 at 11:11 am Goa time as the festival will reveal its entire line-up to the anticipating public. The festival will be put into motion at Vagator Beach, with an estimated capacity of holding 5,000 ravers as they “live, love, dance” to their pre-NYE celebrations. We’ve also heard news of both an opening party on December 27 and a closing event on NYE… Sunburn Goa’s definitely keeping us on our toes.
Go ahead and stalk Sunburn Goa’s official website here.
30-31 December 2022 Cambodia: CUBIK 'Into the Wild'
Continuing to spearhead all the need-to-know of Cambodia's clubbing scene, Phnom Penh Underground has teamed up with CODE RED Agency and Impulse Audio for a two-day presentation of top techno, house and drum'n'bass sets deep in the Cambodian countryside near Kep. Taking place at a private boutique resort, the event is all about intimacy as only 100 attendees will be able to revel in what the organisers say to be "one of our most ambitious parties yet!". The selectors responsible for the sonic entertainment include Kaza, Nasty, Langton, Cyril Grouvel, Chkae Tek with more to be announced.
Ready to party on Phnomvor Hill in the midst of a pepper plantation? Then Cubik 'Into the Wild' is definitely your top choice. For more info, click here.
30 December 2022 - 1 January 2023 Thailand: Fly to the Moon
Three days of illustrious sets on the island of Koh Mak? How could we not want?! The event plans to take its attendees to five spots around the island, inviting them to bask in its beauty while enjoying outdoor activities such as frisbee golf, cycling and boat cruises, plus pay tribute to Mother Nature by participating in coral replanting. The impressive line-up of talent to accompany your trip includes international acts Kiki, Meat and Cinthie from Germany, Etchar from Jordan, Japan's Kazuya Pee and Belgium's Romy playing alongside a number of Thailand's homegrown talents.
Curious about what else will go down at Koh Mak? Find all the info you need on 'Fly to the Moon' here.
31 December 2022 - 2 January 2023 Vietnam: Studio Adventure: Phú Quốc Odyssey 22-23
What better way to welcome 2023 than celebrating on Vietnam’s paradise island. With Studio Adventure Collective in charge, the line-up is nothing short of stellar. The eclectic curation of 20 performances will take place on a custom-built bamboo structure, complete with projections, lights and a powerful sound system facing the sea. Marco Yanes (Italy), Sancho (France) Techa (Serbia) and Steffen Sonnenschein (Germany) are just a few of the international names who will share the stage with regional artists Di Linh, Cora, Wada Yosuke and more.
Pack your bags for Phú Quốc Odyssey 22-23 and find out more on the event here.