If you’re into music (EDM, rock or hip-hop – pick your poison) and love traveling, check out our edit of the coolest music festivals around Asia to party at before the year comes to a close.
#1: We The Fest, Jakarta, Indonesia (11-13 August)
This celebrated indie music festival returns with another impressive lineup featuring South Korean hip-hop band Epik High, pop queen off-the-moment Charli XCX and more.
image: We The Fest facebook
#2: The Good Vibes Festival, Genting, Malaysia (12-13 August)
True to its name, this festival is catered to indie and electronic music lovers. Headlining the event is French power-pop band Phoenix alongside other acts such as Kodaline, The Kooks and current it girl (who was also our July cover girl), Dua Lipa.
image: The Good Vibes
#3: Sunny Side Up, Bali, Indonesia (11-12 August)
Held at Potato Beach Club (unfortunately, not the one at Keong Saik Road, but the OG outlet), this is the hottest beach party to be seen at this summer. From British duo Snakehips to rapper Big Sean and even English DJ Jonas Blue, get ready to revel to heart thumping beats in an alfresco setting.
image: Sunny Side Up facebook
#4: Pentaport Rock Festival, Incheon, South Korea (11-13 August)
Into rock music? Here’s a festival to check out. Whether you’re a fan of indie-rock quarter Bastille or French electronic duo Justice, there’s definitely something for every music junkie.
image: Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival facebook
#5: Quest Festival, Hanoi, Vietnam (10-12 November)
From hip-hop to techno and even jazz, this highly anticipated three-day festival covers a wide variety of genres. P/S: Homegrown techno DJ Cats on Crack will also be spinning at the event.
image: Quest Festival facebook
#6: Summer Sonic, Osaka, Japan (19-20 August)
Known to be one of the most iconic music festivals in Asia with past acts such as Coldplay and Metallica, this year’s edition continues to raise the bar with an eclectic line-up featuring big names like Calvin Harris.
image: Summer Sonic facebook
#7: Clockenflap, Hong Kong (17-19 November)
This annual festival held in Hong Kong combines art and music into a festival that’s not to be missed. From international, regional and even local live music acts to film and art installations, this three-day affair will appeal to every music and art junkie.
image: Clockenflap facebook