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Festivals in Asia to look forward to in 2024

Start marking those calendars because festival season is all year round!

  • WORDS: MIXMAG ASIA CREW & MIKI KITASAKO | ART DIRECTION: RACHELLE HRISTENKO
  • 9 February 2024

Looks like your favourite festivals and more are back in play with bigger and better experiences this year. With the year just beginning, many events have secured their dates ahead of time and we’ve taken the liberty of gathering all the essential details for you in our chronological Festival Guide of 2024.

As it did last year, our list will cover musical offerings from some of Asia’s unique, underrated, premiere and biggest music festivals that have been planned for the year — from the underground sounds in the depths of nature’s offerings to the big room sounds against trance-inducing lasers, we're sure some will tickle your fancy. Not to mention the plethora of art and experiential programming Asian festivals are best known for...

With something for you every month starting February, this festival guide stops by countries all over the region to include a variety of different landscapes; from the cave rave in Vietnam and an island party in the Philippines to kicking your feet in the autumn foliage in Japan and raving on a cruise ship on the high seas.

We're also highly anticipating the emergence of exciting new festivals this year.

This list will be continuously updated as festivals release their dates in the upcoming months — after all, it's a perpetual festival vibe all year long, and we're just getting started.

9-10 February
India: Far Out Left Festival (Mumbai)

For their fourth edition, the Far Our Left Festival has split itself into two locations, with the first Mumbai edition starting first from 9-10 February 2024. Located at the Todi Mill Alleyway, this underground festival includes a healthy mix of international and local acts which this year includes Jeff Mills, Akua, Decoder, Arjun Vagale, Marcel Dettmann and many more.

Early bird tickets are all gone, but single-day and festival passes are still available here.

10-11 February
India: Far Out Left Festival (Goa)

The second location for the Far Out Left Festival will be in Goa on 10-11 February. Fans will be able to catch some of the same artists as the Mumbai event, however, Goa will have a few of their own signature artists such as Dotdat, Innerworld, Zequenx, Kohra and more. The event will be hosted at the freshly launched venue antiSOCIAL in Morjim and will be host to two nights of avant-garde sounds — a true haven for music enthusiasts.

Get your festival passes here.

26 February - 2 March
Japan: Snow Machine

Known as Japan’s snow festival destination, Snow Machine is back for four days of skiing après dancing to DJs across the snowy mountains of Hakuba Valley. The festival will be held from 26 February to 2 March and will be spread across five resorts which will include accommodations for all types of spenders. The musical agenda will include an array of international and local artists such as Bob Moses, Busy P, Claptone, Diplo, Nina Kraviz, Risa Taniguchi, Satoshi Tomiie, Shinichi Osawa and many more.

Click here for tickets or accommodation packages for Snow Machine.

1-3 March
Indonesia: Joyland Festival Bali

Bali awaits as Joyland Festival returns to Nusa Dua’s Peninsula Island this March. Currently awaiting its full line-up, the festival has already sparked enthusiasm from music lovers from all genres with its first announcement of acts such as Shintaro Sakamoto, Todd Terje, Gilles Peterson, Kings of Convenience. Beyond the music, the festival presents an array of other activities such as a stand-up comedy stage, outdoor theatre plus an arts and crafts area for all ages.

Keep updated with Joyland Bali here.

15-17 March
Hong Kong: Jungle Island Music Festival

Experience Hong Kong's top talents in a natural festival setting on Tai Long Wan Lantau Island. Attendees are invited to enjoy live bands and DJ performances on two stages, along with outdoor games and activities. Glamping options are available along with on-site regular camping tents for those who want to immerse in the full experience. PS: This is a pet-friendly event, but they’ll also need their own ticket!

Choose from a range of ticket packages here.

15-29 March
Thailand: Thaibreak Festival

If you have three days to spare for a music festival in Thailand, Thaibreak Festival may be the one for you. Prepping for it's third edition, this year's event will take place on the enchanting island of Koh Mak and pamper attendees with exceptional electronic music acts, beach and boat parties, breathtaking sunsets, delicious food, relaxing massages and more. The line-up is already out and includes Matthias Tanzmann, Gregor Tresher, Cinthie, Felix Kröcher, DOTT, Heartleader, Domenic D’Agnelli and more.

Tickets are already on sale; secure yours here.

22-24 March
Vietnam: Secret Weekend7

Secret Weekend7 has opened up its very limited spots this year as the festival falls in March for 3 days from 22-24. Fit for underground music lovers, the festival takes place in a unique location in Vietnam and it's packed with workshops, activities, music and performances. Secret Weekend7 has a capacity of 500 people so attendees can expect an intimate experience.

Secure your spot for Secret Weekend7 here.

30-31 March
India: The Homegrown Festival

Weaving through the creative talents in India, The Homegrown Festival combines the finest selects from the country’s artists, food, culture and art. As the festival expands, this culture and lifestyle playground looks to reimagine ideas and bring up some of the up-and-coming talents from the region. Expect art installations, skateparks, curated exhibitions, workshops, audio-visual experiences, fashion spaces, thrifting, delectable street food, mixologists and a range of live music from some of the next biggest acts from the South Asian scene.

Line-up announcements will be out soon; stay tuned here and get Early Bird tickets here.

5-7 April
Vietnam: Equation

A must in the Asian region, Equation in Mỏ Luông Cave has secured itself as a unique adventure in the depths of a 25-meter-high natural limestone cave. Around the same time as last year, from 5-7 April, the team will be bringing together artists, dancers, lovers and new friends for this picturesque get-together. As of right now, they have released their initial line up which includes the debut of Roza Terenzi, DJ Fart in the Club and ¥ØU$UK€ ¥UK1MAT$U along with veteran Equation favourites such as Di Linh, Ouissam, Manikk, DOTT, Emel Rowe, Saint Guel and Hocking.

Early bird tickets are all sold out, but general admission tickets are still available here.

12-15 April
Thailand: Siam Songkran Music Festival

Countering the hottest month of the year in Bangkok, Siam Songkran Music Festival during Thailand’s New Year could be the perfect four-day blowout for you. From all corners of the stage and venue, expect non-stop water coming to you this 12-15 April 2024 at RCA Central Park, Bangkok. As of right now, the festival has announced their theme for this year ‘Celestial Odyssey’ along with a few International acts such as Martin Garrix, Tiësto, 22 Bullets, Mandy, Vini Vici and a few more names to be announced soon.

Check out the details for Siam Songkran here.

13-14 April
Hong Kong: Creamfields Hong Kong

Creamfields Hong Kong returns to the Central Harbour Front space this coming 13-14 April with a full line-up that’s already announced. From big international names such as Martin Garrix, Armin Van Buuren, Illenium and Zhu, they will also be bringing back an Anjunabeats stage. For those who went in the previous year and had complaints about the stage obstructions, the team at Creamfields stated that they have revamped their stages and adjusted their sound systems for this year’s festivities.

Early bird tickets are sold out for Day 1, but those for Day 2 are still available — get them here.

13-15 April
Thailand: S20

Another water festival happening in Bangkok during Songkran (Thailand’s new year) festivities is S20. Since it first sprouted in 2015 in Thailand, the festival has spread its wings all over Asia and this year fans can expect a Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Seoul and Taipei edition. As well as that, for the first time, the festival will be headed to New York in August of this year. Bangkok’s event will be held at LIVE PARK on Rama 9 and according to the organizers, there will be updates on a venue upgrade. For now, the Bangkok edition has rolled out a few names such as The Chainsmokers, Illenium and Armin Van Buuren.

More info on S20 Bangkok here.

19-21 April
Japan: Rainbow Disco Club

Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, Rainbow Disco Club will be bringing a stellar line-up for three days against the lush nature at Higashi-Izu of Japan’s Shizuoka prefecture. Some of the names that have been announced include Four Tet, Kuniyuki, Mr Ho, HAAi, Hessle Audio, SAMO, Stones Taro and more. For this year's festivities, the organisers have shifted the dates ahead of the usual golden week to avoid overcrowding and a more relaxing experience, the new dates are from 19-21 April.

Cat 1-5 are all sold out, Cat 6 tickets are still available here and more information on the festival here.

26-28 April
Taiwan: Organik Festival

After a successful escape to the festival’s new ‘Secret Island’ location, Organik Festival is back this year at the hidden location of black sands, ocean waves, flora and fauna. Since 2012, this Taiwan festival has brought out the underground sounds through boundary-crossing elements while it helps shape the scene in the city. For their eleventh edition, the festival will cover three days of camping, workshops and music with sounds from a diverse line-up of 34 local, regional and international names such as Diskonnected, Gemnital, LDC, Ouissam, Sarayu, UMBRA and more.

Keep updated here.

30 April - 1 May
Philippines: Love Boracay

Step onto the sandy beaches of one the picturesque Boracay as the resort island comes alive with two days of music and dance across two stages. Get those swimsuits and shorts ready for the pool parties and experience “Music, Culture, Connection” at its best as you dance surrounded by the island’s natural wonders and share feel-good energy with fellow festival goers.

More info on Love Boracay here.

23-26 May
Korea: It’s The Ship Korea

The first voyage of 2024 and the second instalment of It’s The Ship Korea will be happening this 23-26 May from Busan, South Korea to Nagasaki, Japan and back to Busan. This four-day, three-night music festival at sea will promise AM to PM activities, music and all-you-can-eat food on the Costa Serena. The festival is currently teasing out their line-up, check out their Instagram to find out who you will be seeing on board.

To join the second voyage in Korea, book your cabin here.

24-26 May
South Korea: The Air House

About two hours away from the hustle and bustle of Seoul, The Air House returns to the backdrop of the green mountains of Chuncheon in Gangwon-do, South Korea to deliver quality music and good vibes for 3 days this 24-26 May. In previous editions, the festival has brought in a few international acts, however, the many underground local acts that you’ll be able to discover here will leave you with many favourites to come.

Tickets available via Kream; keep updated with The Air House here.

25-26 May
Japan: Paramount

Just a two-hour drive from the city of Tokyo, Japan’s Paramount open air festival will be returning at the Gunma Cycle Sports Center for two days organised by the Otodashi Soundsystem crew. Having started in 2013 with a capacity of 150 partygoers, the festival has scaled up over the years with acts such as Luke Slater, Sunju Hargun, Ciel, TAAAHHH and more. This year, they’ve set up a space for your little ones and anyone under the age of 18 can come by free of charge.

Stay updated with this year’s festival info here.

15-16 June
South Korea: World DJ Festival

If you’re more of an EDM fan, the World DJ Festival in Seoul, South Korea might just be for you as it returns this 15-16 June at Seoulland. Since the festival started its roots in 2007, it has grown to be one of the largest music festivals in the country. Over the years, the festival has seen big EDM names in their line-up such as Zedd, Avicii, Justice, Porter Robinson, Galantis, Above & Beyond, Odesza and a stage takeover by Q-Dance — expect to see this sort of line-up in 2024. Super early bird tickets are currently on sale now.

For more info, head here.

12-15 July
Japan: rural

For four days amid summer in Japan, rural will be returning to the mountains of Naeba Greenland in Niigata. With evolving genres, art installations and a community-based mindset — the festival fits a perfect setting for a nature-loving electronic music aficionado. The festival just dropped the first names of its line-up, which includes DJ HISUI, Dr. Nishimura, Forest Drive West, Jane Fitz, AKIRAM EN, Jade Seatle, KAPI, mad miran, Phew and SONS with more on the way.

Stay tuned for updates here.

13-14 July
Taiwan: S20 Taiwan

Soak up the summer as S20 returns to Taiwan this 13-14 July for a wet ride at Taipei’s Dajia Riverside Park. Expect the full S20 Thai experience as the team brings over their original 360-degree exclusive waterworks for two days against electrifying sets. Over the past few years, the festival has brought EDM acts such as R3HAB, Illenium, Axwell, Afrojack, Kaskade, Paul Van Dyk and many more.

Get your tickets for S20 Taiwan here.

26-28 July
Japan: Fuji Rock

Get your camping gear ready as the annual Fuji Rock is back this 26-28 July at its usual stomping grounds in Naeba, Niigata. In 2024, Japan’s biggest music festival celebrates its 25th year with an expected 150,000 attendees. In terms of its music curation — there’s usually a little something for everyone at Fuji Rock and possibilities to explore other genres against the background of greenery and well-behaved festival goers.

More details on Fuji Rock can be found here.

17-18 August
Japan: Summersonic

Summersonic in Japan is back for two days in the last days of summer and will take over the usual two cities of Tokyo and Osaka on the 17-18 of August, concurrently. If you’re headed to the Tokyo or Osaka venues, the artists will be switching days so you won’t have any FOMO. This year, however, Osaka will have a brand new home at the Expo '70 Commemorative Park. The line-up has yet to be announced yet, but according to organisers, it will be out soon.

Stay updated with Summersonic here

24–25 August
Thailand: Summersonic

For the first time, Japan’s Summersonic brand has made its way out to Bangkok, Thailand for two days of festivities from 24-25 August. The event will be held at IMPACT Muang Thong Thani which is situated quite close to the Don Mueang International Airport. Currently, we don’t have much information on this new festival yet, but CEO Naoki Shimizu has mentioned that they will be bringing a powerful line-up of artists from both countries.

More details on Bangkok’s first Summersonic will be out soon here.

12-14 October
Japan: Labyrinth

A no-frills music festival with a mystical reputation, Labyrinth will be back in the Gunma prefecture at the Hodaigi Campground this 12-14 October for their 13th edition. This psychedelic techno event is hidden within the depths of the forests with a minimalist setup that boasts Funktion-One speakers. Be prepared to pack camping gear and your rain boots as the festival usually hits a few showers in the autumn, but that’s part of the experience.

Scroll through pictures of last year here.

23-24 November
Thailand: Maho Rasop

Meaning a “festive celebration” in Thai, Maho Rasop has already teased its dates for 2024. If anything like its previous editions, this year’s festival will continue to push boundaries of Thailand’s independent music scene, while inviting over heavyweight international and regional names such as Young Marco, Kamaal Williams, Atarashii Gakko!, Balming Tiger and Thaiboy Digital.

Stay tuned for more info on Maho Rasop here.

29 November – 1 December
Hong Kong: Clockenflap

Clockenflap Music and Arts Festival returns this year from 29 November to 1 December in the heart of Central Harbourfront in Hong Kong. As the country’s premier and biggest music festival, expect international headliners as well as regional talents that represent a wide spectrum of genres. Electronic music fans will be able to check out the Topper Stage, Electriq Stage and Robot Stage.

Stay tuned for more updates on the line-up here.

December 2024 (TBA)
Indonesia: Djakarta Warehouse Project

After celebrating its 15th edition last year in Bali, we can only expect bigger and better things on the horizon from Djakarta Warehouse Project aka DWP. An annual gathering of dance music enthusiasts and ravers from all over the region and globe, the festival has previously invited over the likes of Carl Cox, Oliver Heldens, Anfisa Letyago, and Alesso, but not without shining the spotlight on its homegrown talents such as Dipha Barus, Bleu Clair, Weird Genius and more.

Head here for more info and updates from Djakarta Warehouse Project.

December 2024 (TBA)
Thailand: 808 Festival

If big room bangers are your thing, then make sure you don’t miss out on 808 Festival in Bangkok. After having celebrated its tenth edition last year with a line-up of global heavyweights such as David Guetta, ALOK, Timmy Trumpet and Oliver Heldens, we’re excited to see who else they have up their sleeves for 2024. Be prepared for even more futuristic laser displays, grandiose stage setups, and state-of-the-art sound systems.

Keep tabs on 808 Festival here.

December 2024 (TBA)
Thailand: Wonderfruit

An essential inclusion in any festival lover's agenda would be Wonderfruit. With electrifying live acts and an insane line-up of DJs/producers, you'll be pushing the boundaries of music, arts, gastronomy and well-being as you dive into four unforgettable days at The Fields. In its last edition, the festival introduced new stages and community takeovers that quickly became favourites of attendees. As for this year? Let’s just say we’re always up for a surprise, and the festival has never failed to amaze.

Check out last year’s massive programming and keep updated on this year’s announcements here.

December 2024 (TBA)
India: Magnetic Fields

An eclectic, esoteric and holistic blend of music, culture and art awaits at Magnetic Fields. Not only did last year include top-tier acts such as Yu Su, Hudson Mohawke, AAGUU, Jennifer Loveless, Zequenx and Sindhi Curry, the festival also shone the spotlight on Indian folk artforms and music — some even performed on a palace rooftop. Just in case you need reminding; this all takes place within the picturesque and palatial venue that is Rajasthan’s Alsisar Mahal.

Stay tuned for more info here.


Miki Kitasako is Mixmag Asia’s Social Media and Content Producer, follow her on LinkedIn.

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