A while ago, we did a feature on all the Singapore gigs to catch before the end of the year, but in case you're looking to attend other music events — or plan a quick vacation before the year ends — here's a list of gigs in the rest of the region you can catch.
Where: Moonstar Studio Hall 8 - Bangkok, Thailand
When: 11 November
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Korean R&B artist Dean (real name Kwon Hyuk) is set to make his Bangkok debut with this concert. The singer-songwriter is known for his mellow vocals and top-notch producing skills, having produced for several artists, including EXO and Block B. He is accompanied by fellow Korean underground artists Saay and Miso.
SoundValley Festival 2017
Where: Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS), Selangor - Malaysia
When: 11 and 12 November, 8pm
SoundValley Festival is Malaysia's newest festival. Held in conjunction with Malaysia's largest annual auto show, the two-day festival will be headlined by acts British indie band Bloc Party (Day 1) and Japanese metal group Loudness (Day 2). Other acts in the lineup include local and regional artists Hujun, Bunkface, Barasuara, The Otherside Orchestra, Wings, May, Metalasia, Fiftyone50, and Cassandra.
K-Pop Music Wave 2017
Where: Setia Spice Arena - Penang, Malaysia
When: 24 November, 8pm
K-Pop festivals outside of Korea are pretty rare, but where there are K-Pop festivals outside Korea, there's bound to be a great line-up. The star-studded lineup of K-Pop Music Wave 2017 includes mega superstar Rain, six-piece boy group B.A.P., girl group T-ara, Running Man cast members Haha and Kim Jong Kook, as well as local up-and-coming dance group D’Vol and vocal group The Flaming Circle.
Where: 19 East - Manila, Philippines
When: 1 December, 8pm
The London indie four-piece is set to perform at Terno Recordings' Christmas Party, making it the group's first performance in the Philippines. The band is also set to perform at Voice Space in Bangkok, Thailand the following day - making it their second performance in Thailand. PREP released their debut EP Futures in 2016, whcih encompasses singles 'Cheapest Flight' and 'Sunburnt Throught The Glass', both of which have over a million streams on Spotify.
Where: KIA Theatre - Manila, Philippines
When: 4 December, 8pm
BoyzLife consists of members Brian McFadden of Westlife and Keith Duffy of Boyzone, who formed the duo in celebration of their respective chart-topping groups. The concert will feature the greatest hits of Westlife and Boyzone performed by the duo - pretty cool if you ask us, since it's not every day you get to see two members of two of the greatest boybands perform together on the same stage.
Where: Voice Space - Bangkok, Thailand
When: 7 December
Headlined by Tyga, WOO FEST is Thailand's first modern hip-hop/dance festival. Other supporting acts performing include Pegboard Nerds, DJ RayRay, and Singapore's very own MYRNE, as well as more special guests to be announced soon!
CNBLUE Live in Manila
Where: Smart Araneta Coliseum - Manila, Philippines
When: 9 December, 6pm
If you missed the chance to catch CNBLUE while they were in Singapore, here's your chance to catch them now - the four-piece K-Pop boy band will be performing in Manila this December. Fans can expect the boys to perform both new and old hits from their discography, which spans over a total of eight years.
Where: Oasis Outdoor Arena @ Show DC - Bangkok, Thailand
When: 9 and 10 December
Thailand's leading EDM festival is back for its 5th installment, with this year's lineup features Above & Beyond, Flosstradamus, Ghastly, Justin Oh, Kayzo, VINI VICI, Amelie Lens and more.
Where: The Fields at Spice Country Club - Pattaya, Thailand
When: 14 to 17 December
Dubbed Thailand’s first sustainability-focused festival, Wonderfruit aims to encourage, develop and innovate creative solutions for sustainable living and bringing together a global community to support them. This year's lineup of Wonderfruit sees over 50 acts performing from sunrise to late night.
Music performances aside, Wonderfruit also provides other activities, listed under their various pillars, including talks and workshops and gastronomic delights.
Djakarta Warehouse Project 2017
Where: JiExpo Kemayoran Convention Centre - Jakarta, Indonesia
When: 15 and 16 December
Djakarta Warehouse Project has always been lauded for its impressive line-ups – so impressive that last year’s edition of the festival saw 90,000 attendees, making the event the largest dance music event to be held in Asia. This year’s line-up of the event will see the likes of Flume, Galantis, Robin Schulz, Steve Aoki, Tiesto and more. For the full lineup, visit their website here.
SAGA Music Festival
Where: Garuda Wisnu Kecana Culture Park - Bali, Indonesia
When: 28 and 29 December
SAGA Music Festival is Bali's first self-owned, organised and executed multi-stage and multi-day festival. Artists performing include DJ Snake, FKJ, Dropgun, Chris Lake and more – and that’s only Phase 1 of the line-up announcements, though it seems promising already.