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7 festivals you won’t want to miss in 2017


31 March 2017

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Every year, festivals all around the world bring people together for a night or days of fun filled activities. Be it for food lover, music enthusiast or art dwellers, there’s a festival for each and everyone. Check out these 6 festivals which we think you wouldn’t want to miss!

Chiang Mai Songkran festival
13-15 April 2017
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Take out your water guns, super soakers or water balloons for this enormous countrywide water fight. The roots of the festival is a spiritual event with water dousing representing a purification ritual to wash away evil spirits in anticipation of the Thai New Year, but with party goers all over the world joining in the fun, it has since grown to be one of the biggest water splash party of the year.

Ubud Food Festival
12-14 May 2017
Ubud, Indonesia

Showcasing Indonesia’s diverse cuisine, international and local chefs plus extraordinary local produce, The Ubud Food Festival is a three-day culinary adventure that will satisfy your tastebuds. With this year’s theme being ‘Every flavour is a story’, the festival celebrates each ingredient, recipe and culinary tradition that highlights diverse cultures and most importantly the stories that we tell through food.

EDC Japan
29-30th April 2017
Chiba-Shi, Japan

EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival) Japan is the real-life version of a beautifully chaotic dream that you wish you never woke from. It thrives on rambunctious energy from its extravagant costumes and supernatural domains, where guests are encouraged to wander freely. Intense lighting and colours create a surreal scene rich with interactive art installations, dangerous circus acts and pulsing electronic music performances.

Ultra Music Festival Singapore
3-4 June 2017
Singapore

With an exceptional line up of electronic, house and hip hop, be prepared for a jolt of energy at the Ultra Music Festival in Singapore. Trust headliners Dash Berlin, Tiesto, Hardwell and more to deliver a hectic experience that will send chills down your bones.

Fuji Rock Party
28-30 July 2017
Yuzawa, Japan

Rock out to the sounds of headline international bands and the best of the Japanese music scene set in one of Japan’s biggest ski resorts, Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. The Fuji Rock Festival is a three-day event and is considered one of the largest outdoor music event in the country with 100,000-150,000 festival goers in attendance.

Daegu International Bodypainting Festival
August 2017
Daegu, South Korea

To celebrate the Daegu International Bodypainting Festival, some of the world’s best body painting artists gather to display their talents in different categories using various materials. Spectacular living works of art are judged, and winners are announced throughout the festival. But it’s not just about body and paint, the event also features top musical performances, magic shows, fireworks and free face painting.

Quest Festival Vietnam
10-12 November 2017
Hanoi, Vietnam

With the backdrop of Ba Vi Mountain, Questlings are invited to retreat to an ever-changing artistic expression and discovery haven surrounded by water and cushioned by forest. Quest Festival Vietnam provides and celebrates three days of music, arts and interpersonal connections inspired by nature.

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