The Top Five EDM Festivals In Asia
Regardless of culture, ethnicity, or nationality, millions of people around the world share one love for EDM. Uniquely, some of the most common sights at EDM festivals are fans flying flags of the countries they call home.
Although Europe and North America are EDM’s traditional hotbeds, Asia’s love with the genre continues to grow every year. Likewise, love for EDM in Asia stretches from Lebanon in the Middle East to Japan in the Far East. Regarding EDM festivals, just like its Western counterparts such as Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) and Tomorrowland, Asia has its own festivals, too.
Comparatively to its American counterpart, Ultra Music Festival, in Miami, Ultra Korea is an amazing three-day festival. Seoul’s Olympic Stadium hosts Ultra Korea every year in June. The festival was originally a two-day event. Furthermore, this year’s Ultra Korea is on the weekend of June 7-9, 2019.
Moreover, Phase one’s lineup at Ultra Korea is also available. Phase one of Ultra Korea 2019 includes Martin Garrix, Skrillex, and Porter Robinson’s new alias “Virtual Self”. However, the festival’s Phase two line-up is not available yet as of this writing.
Djakarta Warehouse Project
Correspondingly, EDM has a very strong fanbase in Indonesia, the world’s fourth-most populous country. In fact, the Indonesian capital of Jakarta hosts one of the world’s largest EDM festivals, Djakarta Warehouse Project (DWP). It recently hosted the 2018 festival on the weekend of December 7-9.
During the 2018 festival, attendees witnessed a diverse array of Asian and Western DJs performing on stage. Including China’s Chace and Indonesia’s Aydra while the Western DJs included Afrojack and Claptone. Ultimately, The Weeknd also performed live at that festival, which celebrated Djakarta Warehouse Project’s 10 years of establishment.
Maya Music Festival
Thailand is also a Southeast Asian country with a huge EDM fanbase. As a result, the resort city of Pattaya has its own outdoor festival in December called the Maya Music Festival. The 2018 edition of Maya Music Festival occurred on the weekend of December 8-9. Notably, the stage design of Maya Music Festival resembles Hanuman, the Hindu god of strength, knowledge, and bhakti.
Just like the aforementioned Djakarta Warehouse Project, Maya also hosts Western and Asian performers on the same stage. For instance, December 8th’s Western stars included Markus Schulz and Alesso while the Asian stars included Taemin and Hyo. Meanwhile, December 9th’s lineup included Porter Robinson, Galantis, EXO-CBX, and AKB48.
Electric Daisy Carnival Japan
EDC, the world’s most-famous EDM festival, also has festivals around the world, one of which is EDC Japan. Indeed, EDC Japan is an annual festival at the ZOZO Marine Stadium & Makuhari Beach Park in Chiba. The 2019 edition is set for the weekend of May 11-12. The lineup is already announced.
In fact, EDC Japan 2019’s lineup composed of the best DJs in Japan and around the world. The Japanese acts include Masayoshi Iimori and Yosa and the international acts include Paul van Dyk and Skrillex. Additionally, EDC Japan contains the colorful and extravagant stages of neonGARDEN, boomboxARTCAR, cosmicBEACH, and kineticFIELD.
ZoukOut Music Festival
Finally, the last festival discussed on here is Singapore’s ZoukOut Music Festival. It costs millions of dollars to organize. In other words, the festival produced high-quality visuals and audio, outstanding pyrotechnics, and fringe activities to enjoy. Furthermore, ZoukOut Music Festival is called “Asia’s Largest Dusk to Dawn Dance Music Festival”.
Also, Siloso Beach on the resort island of Sentosa is the annual host of ZoukOut Music Festival. In the same way as the aforementioned festivals, ZoukOut has a lineup of local and international stars. 2018’s Singaporean headliners included Ghetto and Hong while the international stars included Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and KSHMR.