Phuket, Thailand – 25 December, 2012 – Inspired by the success and appeal of electronic music festivals globally, the Tourism Authority of Thailand , in collaboration with the Department of Intellectual Properties (Ministry of Commerce), and Karon Municipality have once again arranged the Phuket Electronic Music and Dance festival 2012. This exciting event will take place in conjunction with the Karon Beach New Year 2013 Countdown.

The objective of the festival and competition was announced to promote electronic music in Thailand, to encourage talented young Thai electronic artists and to modernize the electronic music industry in Thailand.

Musical events such as this festival attract music lovers from beyond Thailand’s borders, and are a powerful promotion tool to build tourist confidence in Thai destinations; accordingly, all the relevant authorities are using their massive online network to attract visitors for the New Year’s festivities.

The goal of Phuket Electronic Music and Dance Festival 2012 / Karon Beach Countdown 2013 and Creative IP DJ Hunt 2012 is to promote electronic music in Thailand and encourage talented young Thai electronic artists to participate in the electronic music industry in Thailand. The top 3 Winners of the IP DJ Hunt contest will receive 20,000 Baht, 10,000 Baht and 5,000 Baht, respectively, as well as prizes from Pioneer DJ.

The 2-day festival will showcase an exciting line up of more than 30 international and Thai DJs. Top Thai DJs include J Monthon, who is also a presenter for IP DJ Hunt; DJ Domination, winner of the Best Video DJ of the World Contest in Dubai 2012; and Pay and White, who is currently in the Top 10 World Chart of Crystal Palace.

The Creative IP DJ Hunt will take place on Karon Beach starting at 1700 hours on the 30th of December with the Awards and Opening ceremony set to kick off at 2100 hours. All are cordially invited to join the New Year 2013 Countdown Ceremony on Karon Beach starting at 2330 hours. Entrance to the event is totally free.

Fashion TV, the world’s number one fashion and lifestyle channel, also a co-organizer of the event, has invited more than 50 international fashion models to join the countdown on stage. Highlights of the event will be aired on Fashion TV to more than 500 million views around the world.

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Contact information:

International Public Relations Division

Tourism Authority of Thailand

Tel: +66 (0) 2250 5500 ext. 4544-48

Fax: +66 (0) 2253 7419

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