The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is extending publicity support to A. G. Productions and Bangkok’s most prominent house music promoter, Retox Sessions, in association with Heineken, for the Together Festival, an ultra hip music experience that aims to put Bangkok on the map April 5 as home of Southeast Asia’s most anticipated dance festival.
Billed as the emerging name in the world’s music festival calendar, Together is on a mission to shine like the regional events with a crowd-pleasing lineup, from most-wanted international artists to local talents. The event is a prominent one in a number of high-profile international concerts headlined by pop icons and singing sensations appearing in Thailand in 2012.
Leading the way will be ‘Party Rock Anthem’ by the Los Angeles-based duo LMFAO, who will perform live as the headliner of the festival and the event marks as their debut appearance in Bangkok. Named as the hottest name in parties and nightclubs around the world, LMFAO has gained their reputations for their chart-topping tracks ‘Party Rock Anthem’, ‘Sexy and I Know It’ and their latest hit ‘Sorry for Party Rocking’. Earlier this year, the American electro pop duo also collaborated with the queen of pop Madonna during the talk-of-the-town performance at the Super Bowl XLVI.
Heating up the list is Amsterdam talent Nick van de Wall, or famously known as Afrojack. His mind-blowing, heart-pumping tunes and his heavyweight disc-jockeying skill is guaranteed as he was ranked at number 7 on the list top 100 Deejays of 2011 by the of prestigious DJ Magazine. Afrojack reached a milestone in his career last year when he was awarded Best Remixed Recording from mastering his own version of a song ‘Revolver’ by Madonna. His international breakthrough emerged when Afrojack joined force with the world-renowned deejay David Guetta in the single ‘Toyfriend’. His international hits include ‘Take Over Control’, where Afrojack featured with Dutch singer Eva Simmons, and ‘Give Me Everything’, a collaboration with Latin rapper Pitbull, along with Ne-Yo and Nayer.
Starting out as a deejay at nightclubs in his hometown, Atlanta, today Jonathan Smith or best known as Lil Jon, is one of the most important rappers/songwriters in American hip hop history. To name one of your favorite hip hop tunes, chances are that at least one song is crafted by Lil Jon. In 2005, Lil Jon wrote a single ‘Yeah!’ for hip-hop/R&B singer Usher. The song quickly took over charts worldwide, and was awarded Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 47th Grammy Awards.
Sharing the stage with international stars is our own hip-hop legends Thaitanium. Over 10 years, three titans of Thaitanium have taken Thailand and Asian hip-hop scene by storm for their unique music that blends New York street style with a touch of Thai mentality. Representing Thailand at the festival is also a group of deejays from Superzaaap, a community of aspiring artists behind Bangkok’s street and club culture.
Marked as the chosen venue of the event, BITEC is a good choice to host an international event due to its huge concert area and being conveniently reached by BTS. Together Festival will be on April 5, 2012 from 20.00 hrs. at BITEC, Bang Na. Pre-event tickets are at 1,600 baht and 2,500 baht for limited VIP tickets, available at www.thaiticketmajor.com (tel. 02-262-3456). Tickets will also be available at the entrance on the day of the event. For the updates of the festival, visit www.facebook.com/togetherfestival.