13th Pattaya International Music Festival this weekend

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More than 500 bands and musical artists will take to six beachside stages as the Pattaya International Music Festival bows for the 13th time March 21-23.

Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome, flanked by executives from MTV Thailand, Smallroom and REC-TERO, announced the three-night event at a March 17 press conference in Bangkok.

Beach Road from the Dolphin Roundabout to Walking Street will be closed from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. as the beachfront hosts four large and two minor stages featuring top Thai and popular Asian bands.

The concerts will be broadcast live on MTV Thailand and the event is expected to draw more than 300,000 tourists, generating 700 million baht in income for the city.

Music by the Gulf – Pattaya International Music Festival 2014

The Pattaya International Music Festival 2014 takes place along the city’s Beach Road this weekend from 21 to 23 March.

The free, three-day concert will feature performances by Thai and international artists at six different stages along the Beach Road of Pattaya.  The Main Stage will be located between Soi 6 and the Hardrock Café, The Green Stage (Easy/Pop) on the beach opposite Central Road, the Blue Stage (Indy) at CentralFestival Pattaya Beach, the Reggae Stage, close to the entrance to Walking Street in South Pattaya, the Motor Music Show stage, opposite Soi 4 and the DJ/Techno/Trance stage between Soi Yamato and Soi 13.

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

Among the leading artists coming to perform this year are Thaitanium, Big Ass, Slot Machine, Klear, Da Endorphine, Mild, Buddha Bless, Lemon Soup Super Baker, Sugar Eyes and Gold Red.

As well as the concerts themselves, music lovers will 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 venues to buy, which will be great mementoes of this popular event.

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Thawatchai Arunyik, says, “The festival is now a well-established event that draws music lovers from all over the world.  To celebrate its 13th year, we want to make sure that this is the biggest and best event to date.  Through this event, we hope to create a more positive image of Pattaya. On top of the great music at the Pattaya International Music Festival 2014, there is also a range of fascinating tourist attractions to enjoy in this beach resort city and in the areas around.”

2014 Pattaya Music Festival Schedules