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A guide to music festivals in Asia in 2019

A guide to music festivals in Asia in 2019


Sure, America and Europe have festivals like Coachella, Glastonbury and so on but that doesn't mean Asia's lacking in incredible music festivals. 

With a ton of huge festivals such as Java Jazz, Fuji Rock, Clockenflap and more scheduled to take place this year, music lovers in Asia may understandably feel overwhelmed and spoiled for choice, so we decided to compile a list of the confirmed festivals slated to take place in Asia in 2019. 

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Check them out in order of their dates below. 


MANGOSTEEN MUSIC FESTIVAL 

When: 22 February
Where: BITEC Banga Hall, Bangkok, Thailand

Mangosteen Music Festival 2019 will see Kodaline and Fickle Friends make their long awaited debuts in Thailand, with other beloved acts like Phum Viphurit and Polycat completing the line-up. 

Get your tickets here


FUTUREPUBLIC 

When: 23 February
Where: Allianz Ecopark Ancol, Jakarta, Indonesia 

FUTUREPUBLIC is set to make its debut this February with Grammy-nominated rapper Tyga, producer and DJ extraordinaire TOKiMONSTA and Mura Masa topping the bill. Other acts include RAMENGVRL and Dipha Barus.

Get your tickets here


LALALA FESTIVAL

When: 23 February 
Where: Orchid Forest Cikole, Bandung, Indonesia

LaLaLa Festival's third outing will see the likes of Years & Years, Honne, The Internet, Crush, Jeremy Passion, Gentle Bones, Alex TBH, Sheila on 7, and many more perform. 

Get your tickets here


JAVA JAZZ 

When: 1 to 3 March 
Where: JIExpo, Jakarta, Indonesia

Scheduled to take place from 1 to 3 March 2019 in Jakarta, the BNI Java Jazz Festival will feature headliners Toto, H.E.R. and Raveena. Other acts slated to perform include Afgan, GoGo Penguin, JMSN, Louis Cole, R+R=NOW and Masego among others. 

Get your tickets here


MALASIMBO

When: 1 to 2 March
Where: White Beach, Puerto Galera, Philippines

Robert Glasper ft. Derrick Hodge & Justin Tyson, Laneous,  I Belong to the Zoo, Ruby Ibarra, Carousel Casualties, Munimuni, Coeli, Lenses, The Ringmaster, The Blue Rats ft. RJ Pineda & Paul Leobrera, Vic Facultad and the Weather Roots, Ena Mori, Dayaw and more are set to perform at the beyond-stacked festival. 

Get your tickets here


KOLOUR IN THE PARK

When: 2 March 
Where:
Thai Wake Park, Thailand

Kolour In The Park returns for its fifth edition this year, and as such, has presented it's biggest line-up to date. Featuring the likes of Masego, SG Lewis, Charlotte De White, Yung Bae and more, the single day festival is set to make a mark this year. 

Get your tickets here


WANDERLAND

When: 9 to 10 March 
Where:
 Filinvest City Event Grounds, Alabang, Philippines

The Philippines' premier music festival returns with a stacked line-up that will see performances from Two Door Cinema Club, The Kooks, Honne, Alina Baraz, Clairo, Adoy, Charlie Lim and Mac Ayres among others. 

Get your tickets here


WIRED MUSIC WEEK

When: 7 to 10 March 
Where: Zouk, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Wired Music Week is set to return for its second, and largest edition yet. The conference-cum-festival will expand to 4 days this year, with a slew of DJs slated to perform each night after the conferences wrap up. While the complete line-up has yet to be announced, regional hit-makers Sihk and RayRay lead the bill. 

Get your tickets here


GARDEN BEATS

When: 9 March
Where: Fort Green, Fort Canning Park, Singapore 

Sunshine Nation presents the fifth edition of Garden Beats Festival 2019 with a superb lineup featuring artists such as The KooksMasegoYung BaeAlina BarazBlack CoffeeOrioDaryl CToppingsBongomannCoran and Alle Farben

Get your tickets here.


PULP SUMMER SLAM

When: 23 March
Where: Amoranto Stadium, Quezon City, Philippines 

Thrash metal legends Slayer will be performing in the Philippines for the LAST TIME EVER before they retire at the end of 2019. That should be enough reason for you to attend Pulp Summer Slam 2019, but if it's not, the likes of Emmure and Her Name In Blood will perform as well. 

Get your tickets here


SIAM SONGKRAN MUSIC FESTIVAL

When: 12 to 15 April 
Where: Show DC Arena, Bangkok, Thailand

Experience four days of music and fun this April as Siam Songkran Music Festival makes its debut with the likes of Afrojack, Alok, Ekali, Yellow Claw, Coone, Wiwek and more. Also, the world-famous hardstyle collective Q-Dance will be making its debut in Bangkok, making this a can't miss event. 

Get your tickets here


S2O SONGKRAN MUSIC FESTIVAL

When: 13 to 15 April 
Where: Live Park, Bangkok, Thailand

While this year's line-up has yet to be announced, past years' acts include DJ SNAKE, Yellow Claw, Tchami, KSHMR and more. This year's line-up will undoubtedly match, and possibly surpass, the grandeur of past editions. 

Get your tickets here


SUMMER NOISE

When: 18 May
Where: Circuit Makati, Philippines 

The first phase of Summer Noise's 2019 line-up was recently revealed and included acts like Japanese Breakfast, Last Dinosaurs, Turnover and Phum Viphurit. With a promising start to the line-up, Summer Noise is poised to be one of the best festivals in Asia this year. 

Get your tickets here.


ULTRA SINGAPORE

When: 8 and 9 June
Where: Ultra Park, Singapore 

While this year's festival line-up has yet to be revealed, a promise by organizers has been made to focus on the World Wide Stage, which made its debut last year. With a stronger focus on trap and hardstyle, while still catering to the mainstream EDM sounds that Singapore laps up, Ultra Singapore 2019 is slated to be one of the best dance music festivals in the region this year. First wave headliners include Skrillex, Martin Garrix and Porter Robinson.

Get your tickets here


IT'S THE SHIP CHINA

When: 13 to 17 June
Where: Shanghai, China to Shimonoseki, Japan

It's The Ship is set to make its maiden voyage from China to Japan this June, as the cruise festival expands its sights on a larger region of Asia. While the voyage's line-up has yet to be announced, previous editions of It's The Ship Singapore has boasted the likes of Yellow Claw, Chocolate Puma, Showtek, Knife Party, Darude and more. 

Get your tickets here


WE THE FEST

When: 19 to 21 July
Where: JIExpo, Kemayoran, Jakarta, Indonesia

Indonesia's We The Fest returns for three days of musical magic this July. Following the massive success of 2018's festival that saw performances from the likes of Lorde, SZA, Vince Staples, Miguel and more, WTF 2019 promises an ever larger line-up. First wave lineup include Rae Sremmurd, 6LACK, Alvvays, Anna Lunoe, BAYNK, Cigarettes After Sex, Daniel Caesar, DEAN, DEWA19 feat. Ari Lasso & Dul Jaelani, Jess Connelly, RAN, Sabrina Claudio, San Holo, Tulus, and Yaeji

Get your tickets here


GOOD VIBES FESTIVAL 

When: 20 to 21 July
Where: The Ranch, Genting Highlands, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

One of Malaysia's biggest festivals returns this July and while a line-up has not been announced yet, it's previous shows have given us complete faith that this year's festival will be just as good, if not better. This year, the acts that have been confirmed, so far are Rae Sremmurd, 6LACK, Anna Lunoe, Cashmere Cat, Cigarettes After Sex, Daniel Caesar, Jess Connelly, Dean, San Holo, Yaeji, Jai Wolf, Mura Masa and more.

Get your tickets here


FUJI ROCK

When: 26 to 28 July 
Where: Naeba Ski Resort, Fuji, Japan

While this year's festival line-up has yet to be announced, the festival has hosted the likes of Foo Fighters, Kendrick Lamar, MUSE, Red Hot Chili Peppers, N.E.R.D. and more. If the sheer booking power of Fuji Rock isn't enough to entice you to purchase tickets, you'll sorely be missing out. The CureThe Chemical BrothersSiaDeath Cab For CutieJames BlakeJason Mraz, Janelle MonáeKaytranadaJason MrazDaniel CaesarAnne-MarieToro Y MoiTychoCourtney BarnettSabrina ClaudioAsian Kung-Fu GenerationJonas BlueThe Comet Is Coming are just the few that have been slated to perform this year.

Get your tickets here


SUMMER SONIC

When: 16 to 18 August 
Where: Tokyo and Osaka, Japan

Summer Sonic has always brought in the big names and this year will be no different. While teh complete line-up has yet to be announced, the headliners have been revealed. This year's main events are none other than Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Chainsmokers and B'z. Joining them are Machine Gun Kelly, RADWIMPS, Foals, Disclosure, BLACKPINK, R3HAB and more.

Get your tickets here


HODGEPODGE SUPERFEST 2019

When: 31 August to 1 September
Where: Allianz Ecopark, Ancol, Jakarta, Indonesia

Indonesia's Hodgepodge Superfest is back for its second edition with a spectacular lineup. The phase one lineup includes the likes of Prophets of Rage, Snow Patrol, Barasuara, Danilla, GAC, Phony Ppl and The Japanese House. More acts have yet to be announced but it's looking phenomenal, so far.

Get your tickets here.


SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

When: 20 to 22 September 
Where: Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore

Over the years, the concerts aligned with the famed Night Races have been highlights for many, with international superstars travelling to the Little Red Dot to put on a show. The first wave line-up for 2019's concert series has been revealed with MUSE making its return to Singapore. Other performers include Fatboy Slim, Larkin PoeRed Hot Chili PeppersCardi BSwedish House Mafia and more.

Get your tickets here.


IT'S THE SHIP SINGAPORE

When: 13 to 15 November
Where: Singapore

While the voyage's line-up has yet to be announced, previous editions of It's The Ship Singapore has boasted the likes of Yellow Claw, Chocolate Puma, Showtek, Knife Party, Darude and more. 

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CLOCKENFLAP

When: 22 to 24 November
Where: Central Harbourfront, Hong Kong

While no acts have been announced, Clockenflap promises to live up to its reputation of bringing in the best possible acts for every edition and given what we saw from this 2018 line-up, 2019 should be no different. 

Get your tickets here


WONDERFRUIT

When: 12 to 16 December
Where: Pattaya, Thailand

Wonderfruit has always been one of Thailand's greatest assets when it comes to festivals. It's a breath of fresh air when you compare it to the seemingly never-ending list of generic dance music festivals in the region. 

Early Bird tickets are now sold out. Stay tuned for further ticket releases. 


This article will be updated with the latest festival and line-up announcements periodically.