Music pulsates through your soul and revitalizes your mind and body.
Your body buzzes on edge with each build up and reverberates with every bass drop.
You jump and down with your new tribe to the beats and it’s exhilarating.
Edm Music Festivals are a lot of fun and here’s why you must attend at least once in your entire life.
5 Reasons to Attend EDM Southeast Asia Music Festivals
Live music, is quite simply… magical.
The feeling is often something you just can’t put into words.
What happens when you take this experience of going to a music festival and throw yourself halfway around the world? Those experiences and feelings dig even deeper.
Here’s why you need to book a trip to an electronic music festival in Southeast Asia this year…
That Level of Energy
“Hey! We have great energy at our festivals here in the West!”
Yeah, of course! But there’s something different about being at a music festival in a foreign country. It’s extremely difficult to even describe the feeling and energy experienced at a Southeast Asia music festival.
You are high on life.
You feel like you’re on a cloud.
With every beat the music takes you a level higher and higher.
The tingles in your body are a sensation never felt before.
You have perpetual goosebumps.
The feeling is incredible. The energy is through the roof.
It’s always like this at a music festival, there’s no denying it, however, it’s amplified when you’re surrounded by new faces, in a new city, with a select few friends who were on your level enough to make the journey over here to experience this with you.
It’s Not Just Trendy
Unfortunately many music festivals in the West have been around for a long time which means they have gained the attraction of people everywhere. Some of these people decide to go because it’s the trendy and cool thing to do. Some people are not truly down with the music, the energy, and they treat it like any old frat party and sometimes ruin it for everyone else.
There are always groups that just simply don’t fit in. They are there to party and that’s it. Nobody cares for the music or the true experience. They just want to be able to say they went because it’s cool.
Southeast Asia Music Festivals Are Significantly Cheaper
Like ridiculously cheaper. You won’t believe the prices compared to EDC, Ultra or the like. I went to Future Music Festival Asia for a three-night music fest and it cost me $85 TOTAL for the ticket, The DJakarta Warehouse party in Indonesia was a two night festival for about the same price, and Neverland Manila was only a one day festival for a bit less. If you head up to North (Japan, South Korea…), you might find prices are more on par with Western prices, but Southeast Asia is always cheaper. With everything.
New Friends, New Experiences, New Everything. Same Great Music and Artists
Everything is NEW. Almost. You’ll be dancing and jamming with people from around the world in a totally new country, resulting in some amazing new experiences. If you’ve been to a music festival, I don’t need to tell you. There’s something about meeting another person there that’s indescribable. There’s an instant connection and next thing you know, you’re dancing the night away with a new group of friends.
You might be thinking that Asia isn’t “as cool” or “with it” with music, but you couldn’t be any more wrong. All the major artists love coming to Asia and you’ll get the same quality performers, DJ’s and musicians that you would at any other music festival. The setup and atmosphere? Out of this fucking world!
It’s a Music Festival and Holiday In One
If you are just coming over for the sole purpose of attending a music festival, I’d beg you to reconsider. It’s a waste of time and money to jet over just for a few day music festival.
Come over and make a holiday out of it.
Asia is an exotic place to have a getaway. I’ve lived and traveled Southeast Asia for years and it’s a totally different world. Wouldn’t it be amazing to experience the life and culture over here before and after a phenomenal mind-blowing music festival? I could go on for years about the positives of holidaying in these parts, but you’ll just have to find out yourself.
Side note, let’s be mindful of the drug scene! I’m not promoting or condoning, just making you aware.
Popular EDM Southeast Asia Music Festivals:
And their website for your convenience…
Ultra Music Festival (Yes, “they” even have Ultra!)
Future Music Festival (Looks like they are changing this one and rebranding)
So… Who is booking a ticket across the world and going to an Southeast Asia music festival?
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Nina Ragusa is an adventurer, messy bun master, breakfast fan, and full-time travel blogger. She’s been abroad and epically failing at the American Dream since 2011. Her sassy yet informative blog, Where in the World is Nina? is all about how to work abroad to live a more adventurous life. If you want to travel longer you have to work to wander.