Pattaya will thump to the beat of electronic dance music tonight and Saturday when the Zoom Festival kicks off for the second year at Bali Hai Pier.
The concert, organized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, city hall and Rak Chart Management Co., is designed as a showcase for Thais to hold concerts with modern sound systems and electronic equipment.
At a March 15 planning meeting, Pattaya Permanent Secretary Office head Wuttipol Charoenpol said the event will offer music, song contests and a deejay competition with a top prize of 20,000 baht.
(L to R) Kittima Pathisama, Asst. Secretary to the MD; Karaket Puakboonrod, producer; and Edward Kiti, MD of Elite Entertainment announce the upcoming festival.
First held in 2010, the Zoom festival took a year off because of last year’s nationwide flooding. More than 50 artists will appear, including well-known deejay Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, and Thai artist Dome Parkonlum.
Tickets are 100-300 baht for the event, which plays out on three stages from 3 p.m. until 4 a.m. More information is online at Zoom-Festival.com.