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Here’s a list of music festivals taking place in Asia in 2024

May 27th, 2024

Festival fiends – it’s time to start planning. We’re barely a few months into 2024 and there’s already a laundry list of cool music festivals taking place across Asia, bringing us huge A-list headliners but also unmissable regional talent in a variety of scenes and settings. Whether you prefer laidback vibes in the countryside or heaving crowds in the city, there’s something for everyone.

Check out our rolling list below – and stay tuned for updates on other Asian festival faves like Djakarta Warehouse Project, It’s The Ship Singapore, Busan Rock Festival and more…

It’s The Ship (Korea)

Dates: May 23-26
Location: Busan, South Korea
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It’s The Ship takes to the high seas once again. Its 2024 Korea edition charts a course for Busan-Nagasaki-Busan in May. This cruise festival will feature at least two stages and over 50 DJs. Yellow Claw have been confirmed as headliners, while the Dutch duo’s house and techno alias €URO TRA$H is also on the bill. Other acts include Acraze, Quintino, Chika, Hanna, Jvvn and more.

Java Jazz Festival

Dates: May 24-26
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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After stealing the show at Java Jazz 2023, Icelandic-Chinese jazz-pop sensation Laufey returns to the festival once again in 2024 for a special show in a “grand setting”. Also topping the bill this year is Snoh Alegra, who like Laufey, will be performing a “special show”. They’ll be joined at the JIExpo by Yussef Dayes, October London, Rai Thistletwayte and more. Keep an eye out for more artist announcements.

Seoul Jazz Festival

Dates: May 31-June 2
Location: Seoul, South Korea
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A pop- and R&B-heavy line-up is in store for Seoul Jazz Festival’s 16th edition. Lauv will headline not one but two nights, while elsewhere on the bill is Tones And I, Bruno Major, Jeremy Zucker and Tom Grennan. Dancey vibes come courtesy of Jungle and SG Lewis, while Laufey will perform alongside a local string quartet. South Korean acts include Paul Kim, Jannabi and Chang Kiha.

Waterbomb Hong Kong

Dates: June 1-2
Location: Hong Kong
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Korea’s iconic Waterbomb festival takes over Hong Kong in early June for a splashing good time across two days that will be highlighted by stunning performances featuring Jay Park, Hyuna, LOCO, Yugyeom, Rain, Jessi, STAYC, TripleS, PH-1 and more.

Ultra Bali

Dates: June 6-7
Location: Bali, Indonesia
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Ultra Bali returns this June for a glorious celebration of dance music, headlined by Afrojack, Alesso, Ben Nicky, Knock2, NGHTMRE, Slander and Steve Angello, along with support from Indonesian heroes Weird Genius, Dipha Barus and many more.

Ultra Korea

Dates: June 7-9
Location: Incheon, South Korea
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Take yourself down to Paradise City in Incheon, South Korea for Ultra Korea’s 10th anniversary this June – a new venue for the festival and where it’ll be held for at least the next three years. This year’s festival boasts a stellar line-up featuring massive names like Afrojack, Alesso, Alison Wonderland, Armin Van Buuren, Deadmau5, NGHTMRE, Slander and Swedish House Mafia among many others.

Asian Pop Festival Korea

Dates: June 22-23
Location: Seoul, South Korea
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South Korea’s Asian Pop Festival will take place this June featuring an exhilarating line-up from South Korea and neighbouring regions, including ADOY, Ena Mori, Isyana Sarasvati, Hwakin, Bongjeingan, Lang Lee, Lacuna, Electron Sheep, Crying Nut and many others.

Waterbomb Korea

Dates: July 5-7
Location: Seoul, South Korea
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The annual Waterbomb Korea festival returns for three-days of soaking fun in early July, boasting a strong K-pop heavy line-up led by ZICO, Kiss Of Life, Jessi, BIBI, Sunmi, Jay Park, Chung Ha, Hwasa, Taemin, Baekho, fromis_9 and many others across three days.

S2O Taiwan

Dates: July 13-14
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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Bangkok’s legendary Songkran music festival S2O will take over Taiwan this July for a weekend, with headlining performances by Yellow Claw and Alan Walker. Other names performing over the weekend include Nicky Romero, Sub Zero Project, Vini Vici, NewJeansJim and others.

Good Vibes

Dates: July 19-20
Location: Genting Highlands, Malaysia
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Malaysia’s long-running Good Vibes Festival is back for another round this July, though it will be reverting to a more compact two-day affair, headlined by the likes of Joji, J Balvin, Peggy Gou, Russ and more.

We The Fest

Dates: July 19-21
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta’s biggest multi-genre festival, We The Fest, will return for another three-day affair this July. This year’s festival will see performances from the likes of J Balvin, Joji, Peggy Gou, Russ, Turnstile, Omar Apollo, BIBI, Alec Benjamin and a slew of local and regional favourites.

Björk performing at Fuji Rock Festival 2017 in Yuzawa, Japan. Credit: Santiago Felipe/Getty Images

Fuji Rock

Dates: July 26-28
Location: Niigata, Japan
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2024 marks 25 years since Fuji Rock moved to its home of Naeba Ski Resort in Yuzawa-Cho, Niigata – so this edition of the long-running Japanese festival should be a special one. Announced so far for this year’s festival are Kraftwerk, Peggy Gou, Noel Gallagher, Girl in Red, Turnstile, The Last Dinner Party, Floating Points, Yussef Dayes, Erika De Casier and more.

Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival

Dates: August 2-4
Location: Incheon, South Korea
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Incheon’s annual Pentaport Rock Festival is back for another stellar round this year, with a rocking line-up led by Jack White, Turnstile, Jannabi, Girl In Red, SE SO NEON, Kim Gordon and more. Other prominent acts include KAVE, SAY SUE ME, Parannoul and Golden Mammoth.

Sonic Mania Tokyo

Date: August 16
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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On the eve of Summer Sonic Japan, Sonic Mania will take over the Makuhari Mess in Tokyo for an additional day of live music featuring the likes of Underworld, Phoenix, Major Lazer, Arca, Nia Archives, Young Fathers and more.

Summer Sonic Japan

Dates: August 17-18
Location: Tokyo and Osaka, Japan
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Japanese summer festival Summer Sonic returns again to Tokyo and Osaka with simultaneous events this August. Though festivalgoers in Tokyo can again expect to head to Zozomarine Stadium and Makuhari Messe, Osaka fans will be in a new venue: Expo ’70 Commemorative Park.

Announced to perform so far are Bring Me The Horizon, Måneskin, Aurora, OneRepublicBleachersJon BatisteLaufeyMadison BeerPinkPantheress, Christina Aguilera, Greta Van Fleet, NCT Dream, Lil Yachty and more.

LaLaLa Festival

Dates: August 23-25
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta’s LaLaLa Festival is back after a five-year hiatus with a stacked first-wave line-up for its August return, led by  Conan GrayMadison Beer, AuroraBruno Major, Sabrina Claudio, So!Yoon! (of SE SO NEON), Hitsujibungaku, The Temper Trap and Nothing But Thieves among others. More acts are expected to be announced in the build-up to the festival.

Summer Sonic Bangkok

Dates: August 24-25
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
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This year, Summer Sonic will expand for the first time since 2017 by launching an event in Bangkok, Thailand. The two-day event will take place a week after the Japan festival’s main events in Tokyo and Osaka, and take over Impact Arena, Exhibition and Convention Centre in Muang Thong Thani.

The festival’s first line-up has since been revealed, and will feature the likes of Lauv, YOASOBI, Laufey, Aurora, Bodyslam, Babymetal x F.Hero, Nothing But Thieves, Bright, Henry Moodie and V Violette.

Waterbomb Singapore

Dates: August 24-25
Location: Singapore, Singapore
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South Korea’s iconic Waterbomb festival is finally landing in the sunny island of Singapore this August. A two-day affair running on August 24 and 25, Waterbomb Singapore is due to feature performances from CL, BamBam, Sorn, BIBI, Viviz, Kwon Eunbi, Kid Milli and more.

Rolling Loud Thailand

Dates: November 22-24
Location: Pattaya, Thailand
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Popular US hip-hop festival Rolling Loud continued its expansion last year by touching down in Pattaya, Thailand for its very first Asian edition. Rolling Loud has since confirmed a return to the same venue Legend Siam in 2024 – and a move to November, from last year’s Songkran weekend in April. Keep your eyes peeled for line-up updates.

Joyland Jakarta

Dates: November 22-24
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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Indonesia’s annual Joyland Festival heads back to the capital city of Jakarta for its second outing of the year. While a line-up has yet to be announced for this November’s event, past years have seen performances from the likes of Mew, d4vd, Fleet Foxes, Bloc Party, Cornelius, Prep, Phum Viphurit and many others.

Maho Rasop

Dates: November 23-24
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
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After taking a well-deserved break from pulling off a 2023 festival headlined by Interpol and IDLES, Bangkok’s Maho Rasop has confirmed its return in 2024 on November 23-24. Artists have yet to be announced but it’s safe to say you can expect some top-notch indie tastemaking.

Clockenflap

Dates: November 29 – December 1
Location: Hong Kong
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Mere weeks after wrapping up its sold-out 2023 edition (led by Pulp and Yoasobi), Clockenflap confirmed its dates for 2024: November 29-December 1. Stay tuned to the Hong Kong festival’s site and socials for a line-up.

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