Rock on the Gulf – Pattaya Music Festival 2015

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The Pattaya Music Festival 2015 takes place along the city’s Beach Road this weekend from 20 to 22 March.

Now in its 14th year, and with a justified claim to be the longest-running beach music festival in Asia, this free, three-day concert will feature performances by Thai artists at two different stages along Beach Road.

The Main Stage will be located between Soi 6 and the Hard Rock Cafe, and the “Mini Stage” will be located close to the entrance to Walking Street (where the old pier used to be) in South Pattaya.

Big Ass will be one of the headline acts at this year’s Pattaya Music Festival.Big Ass will be one of the headline acts at this year’s Pattaya Music Festival.

As always, there will be something for everyone with many different genres of music represented, including pop, hip hop, rock, reggae and jazz.  Over the three days, the first bands will go on stage at around 18:00 hrs. and the music will continue until about 1 a.m.

Among the leading artists coming to perform this year are Big Ass, Slot Machine, Buddha Bless and Lomosonic.

As well as the concerts themselves, music lovers will also be able to enjoy fine dining from some of Pattaya’s leading restaurants who will be helping to cater for the festival.  There will also be a range of music-related accessories and souvenirs within the concert venue to buy, which will be great mementoes of this popular event.

The event was first held as the Pattaya Music Festival in 2002 and was so successful that the Tourism Authority of Thailand decided to collaborate with the local authorities in Pattaya to ensure that the festival would become an annual event.

In the auspicious year of 2006 when the people of Thailand came together to celebrate His Majesty King BhumibolAdulyadej’s 60th Anniversary of Accession to the Throne, the event was made bigger than ever and renamed the Pattaya International Music Festival.  That year, thousands of Thai and foreign tourists came to Pattaya to enjoy famous singers from major music labels from Thailand and overseas.  It was regarded as one of the biggest musical events in the kingdom’s history.

The year 2006 also marked a turning point in the festival history, as that was the year that it started gathering an international following and attracting the really big name bands.  Now, music lovers from around the world look forward to coming to Pattaya each year to enjoy the range of artists and musical genres.