Pattaya International Music Festival 2012 starts Friday 27th April and runs through until the 29th.
Pattaya is preparing to welcome 400,000 music fans from around the world. The event will take place along Beach Road and at Bali Hai Pier and is considered to be one of the biggest international beach music festivals in Asia. Pattaya authorities are cleaning up the beaches and planting flowers in preparation for one of Thailand’s biggest music festivals.
The event will feature a number of major internationally renowned Asian artists including Jung Ji-Hoon, better known as Rain, from Korea. The bill will also feature a number of major Japanese artists including Kis-My_ft2, B.I.Shadow and A.B.C-Z. Popular Indonesian teenage outfit, Super Kidz from Indonesia, PAK from Vietnam, Tik Princess from Laos will also be among the international stars appearing.
Naturally with GMM Grammy’s stable of home grown Thai stars, there will be plenty of big Thai names performing at the Pattaya International Music Festival 2012. These will include Pek Palichoke, Potato, Sweet Mullet, Calories Blah Blah, Golf-Mike, and Chin Chinawut.
Pattaya International Music Festival 2012 will take place over the weekend 27-29 April and will feature three days packed with music action. It has coined the phrase "The Longest Beach Music Festival in Asia" and the music will start daily at 18.00 and end at midnight. However, if previous years events are anything to go by, the party will continue well into the early hours throughout Pattaya.
The Festival is citywide and the action will centre around four different major stages. The Galaxy stage is at Laem Bali Hai, the Moon Stage at Soi 4, the Universal stage at Central and a specialist Reggae stage at South Pattaya.
The festival is included as part of TAT’s Amazing Thailand promotion and is being heavily advertised in the Thai media as "Amazing Thailand, Amazing Pattaya". It marks another step in the repositioning of Pattaya as a leading family holiday destination and a growing Asian hub for tourism.