Four top Thai bands play finale of Pattaya Countdown


Pattaya’s week-long countdown to the New Year ticks off its final seconds Tuesday with the help of four major Thai rock bands.

Pattaya Countdown to 2014 began Christmas night with daily concerts, fireworks and up to a million people expected to visit town for the shows. Countdown epicenter, Bali Hai Pier, was decked out with holiday decorations with art exhibitions mixed in with the music.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and Chonburi PAO President Wittaya Kunplome launched festivities Dec. 25 with lighting of the city Christmas tree, whilst performers Sweet Mullet and Paradox kicked off the week’s playbill of top-name Thai artists, including Paradox, Sweet Mullet, Ab Normal, Kala, Body Slam, Klear, Da Endorphine, Mild, Buddha Bless, Chin Chinawut, Modern Dog and Big Ass.

Organizers and guests announce Pattaya’s countdown to 2014.Organizers and guests announce Pattaya’s countdown to 2014.

Every night leading up to the New Year’s Eve finale will feature fireworks and entertainment by Thai music artists.

The finale, Dec. 31, will feature rockers Room 39, Slot Machine, Big Ass and Modern Dog.

Itthiphol said the annual Countdown, co-sponsored by MCOT, MTV Thailand and Thai Beverage, is a major event for the city that not only drives huge revenues for the week, but the reputation of the city as a world-class tourist destination.

For more information about times and days, contact the Promotion of Art Film and Music department 038 253 130.