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S20 Songkran Festival is coming to Hong Kong: Here’s everything to know

Mark your calendars! Thailand’s S20 Songkran Music Festival is taking place for the first time in Hong Kong this summer. From August 5 to 6, the Central Harbourfront Event Space will be filled with music, water, and high-energy performances.

Tagged the “world’s wettest party”, partygoers can expect world-renowned DJs and artists in attendance! The two-day event is expected to be a mind-blowing explosion of EDM beats complete with water blasts to power up the Hong Kong harbour.

S20 Hong Kong Songkran Music Festival: What you need to know

Songkran is Thailand’s annual New Year celebration and one of its most important festivals. People celebrate by smearing white powder and splashing water on each other as a way to wash away bad luck when welcoming the new year.

Each year in Hong Kong, the Songkran Festival takes place in April. But this is the first time that Thailand’s very own Songkran Music Festival is happening in the city. S20 Songkran Music Festival first took place in Bangkok in 2015 and has since splashed its way to other cities including Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.

It features phenomenal outdoor stage production and 360-degree water blasting capabilities, leaving attendees drenched in water, music, lights, and visuals all while grooving to the beats of DJs and musicians. This year’s theme is Energy and to match the concept, there are giant water towers measuring 20 metres high paired with a powerful 360-degree water-splashing system and high-pressure water guns—shipped from Thailand.


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An international line-up and fun-filled activities

The exhilarating line-up includes a diverse and exciting range of EDM, dance, and pop. Highest-selling DJ in Northern Ireland Ben Nicky, American sister duo Krewella, DK Liu from Brazil, and electronic house music producer MAKJ are attending. Meanwhile, American DJ NGHTMRe is headlining the first day while record producer Nicky Romero is joining for the first time.

There is a second stage, showcasing local and Asian artists. South Korean rapper B.I. joins in together with Taiwanese singer-songwriter Huang Husan. Meanwhile, singer-songwriters JB x The Bertz, Luna and the Bosin, Chan Ka, are also part of the line-up. There is also a non-wet zone for people to relax and enjoy tunes while recovering from the main splash zone.

In addition to performances, partygoers can also replenish and refuel themselves at a variety of food stalls serving up tasty treats. From local snacks to authentic Thai food, and even homemade pizza, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. A party is not complete without drinks so a bar area is serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, beers, and specialty cocktails.


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Additional perks for PayMe users

One-day admission costs HKD 980 while two-day tickets cost HKD 1,580. To make sure you score a ticket, simply log in to Popticket.hk and register using your real name for each ticket before the purchase date. Tickets go on sale  PayMe users from June 14 to 18. Purchases are subject to real-name registration with each person available to get a maximum of eight tickets.

If you buy your tickets with PayMe during the public sale, you get a free drink voucher which is redeemable for an alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink worth HKD 60. PayMe users can also enjoy 5 per cent off on all spending except for the VVIP area.

Meanwhile, VIP tickets allow access to VIP entrance, non-wet balcony, VIP storage and washrooms, as well as complimentary merchandise. A one-day pass costs HKD 1,680 while a two-day ticket costs HKS 2,680. Only those 18 years old and above can join the festival.

Those looking to get VVIP table reservations can message S20 Hong Kong Music Festival organisers for more details.

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S20 Songkran Festival is coming to Hong Kong: Here’s everything to know

An introvert at heart, Jianne expresses herself best through her writing. This Filipino, Hong Kong-born native loves to cover food, entertainment, and culture. When she's not writing, you can find looking for the best eats in town, watching movies or Korean dramas, or travelling solo.


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