Living in Hong Kong we have the whole of Asia at our feet, offering up plenty of sun, sand and surf, adventures and quick getaway options. But if you’re looking for something slightly different to the usual sundowner on the beach, why not check out what’s happening in the music scene in Asia? From thumping EDM to chilled out and rock vibes, these five festivals are worth booking this summer…
100,000 strong flock to Fuji Rock Festival in Japan each summer to catch a massive lineup that is always bound to impress. Expect over 200 Japanese and international musicians to grace the stage in this beautiful, outdoor venue.
Fly to: Narita International Airport. Take the bullet train to Echigo-Yuzawa Station where you can then hop on a shuttle bus to the festival (a return trip is about 500 Yen (approx $36), and you pay upfront).
Flight time: 4 hours 25 minutes
When: Friday, 27- Sunday, 29 July 2018
Where: Naeba Ski Resort, Japan
Headliners: Skrillex, Vampire Weekend, Jack Johnson, Post Malone, MGMT and more. Full lineup here!
How much: $3,210 for a three day ticket – book here!
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Perched high on the hills of Genting Highlands in Malaysia, Good Vibes Festival has quickly earned itself a reputation to be one of the biggest musical festivals in the region. With big names like Lorde set to headline this year, and heaps of talented, local artists to discover, you won’t want to miss this one.
Fly to: Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Take the Aerobus that goes directly to Genting Highlands from the airport, or if you’re already in the city, the Go Genting express bus departs daily from KL Sentral station, Pudu Sentral and Terminal Putra LRT Gombak.
Flight time: 3 hours 55 minutes
When: Saturday, 21- Sunday, 22 July 2018
Where: Gohtong Jaya, Genting Highlands, Malaysia
Headliners: Lorde, alt-J, Sza, Vince Staples, The Neighbourhood. Full lineup here!
How much: $780 for a two day ticket – book here!
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If you’re known to hit up the likes of Ultra, ZoukOut and Creamfields, then WORLD CLUB DOME Korea should definitely be on your EDM bucket list. Hosted in Incheon, South Korea, you can expect to experience some of the best names in the dance music bizz.
Fly to: Incheon International Airport
Flight time: 3 hours 40 minutes
When: Friday, 14 – Sunday, 16 September, 2018
Where: Incheon, South Korea
Headliners: Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike and more. Full lineup here!
How much: $1,300 for a three day ticket – book here!
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If you’ve missed out on tickets to Good Vibes Festival in Malaysia, don’t fret – WE THE FEST is expecting a similar, coveted lineup! Celebrating art, fashion and food as well as a mishmash of musical talents, the weekend festival is a colourful collaboration.
Fly to: Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta International Airport. The nearest train station to JIEXPO Kemayoran is Stasiun Rajawali on the Bogor – Jatinegara line.
Flight time: 4 hours 50 minutes
When: Friday, 20- Sunday, 22 July 2018
Where: Jakarta International Expo
Headliners: Lorde, Sza, James Bay, alt-J, Odesza and more. Full lineup here!
How much: $880 for a three day ticket – book here!
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Originally founded in the UK, Creamfields as since become one of the biggest electronic festivals in the world, with the event even happening on our doorstep in Hong Kong each year. With a lineup as big as the expected crowds, tickets are almost guarenteed to sell out, so if your’e uhmming and ahhing – decide fast!
Fly to: Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. Take the MTR Danshui line to Yuanshan Station and transfer on to bus route 102, 103.
Flight time: 1 hour 50 minutes
When: Saturday, 15 – Sunday, 16 September
Where: Dajia Riverside Park Taipei, Taiwan
Headliners: Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Carnage, Sander Van Doorn, San Holo and more. Full Lineup here!
How much: $1,400 for a two day ticket – book here!
Featured image credited to Creamfields Taiwan via Facebook, image #1 credited to Fuji Rock Festival via Facebook, image #2 credited to Good Vibes Festival via Facebook, image #3 credited to WORLD CLUB DOME Korea via Facebook, image #4 credited to WE THE FEST via Facebook, image #5 credited to Creamfields Taiwan via Facebook.