Pattaya International Music Festival 2012 kicks off on Friday 27 April and the city is preparing to welcome 400,000 music fans from around the world. The city’s authorities are cleaning up the beaches and planting flowers in preparation for one of Thailand’s biggest music festivals.

Pattaya International Music Festival 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the event which is jointly organised by the city’s authorities, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and GMM Grammy the largest media and entertainment corporation in the country. The festival is supported by some heavyweight media including GMM TV, Channel V, Modern Nine TV, Sawasdee TV and TV8 from Hong Kong.

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The event will feature a number of major internationally renowned Asian artists including Jung Ji-Hoon, better known as Rain, from Korea. The bill will also feature a number of major Japanese artists including Kis-My_ft2, B.I.Shadow and A.B.C-Z. Popular Indonesian teenage outfit, Super Kidz from Indonesia, PAK from Vietnam, Tik Princess from Laos will also be among the international stars appearing.

Naturally with GMM Grammy’s stable of home grown Thai stars, there will be plenty of big Thai names performing at the Pattaya International Music Festival 2012. These will include Pek Palichoke, Potato, Sweet Mullet, Calories Blah Blah, Golf-Mike, and Chin Chinawut.

Pattaya International Music Festival 2012 will take place over the weekend 27-29 April and will feature three days packed with music action. It has been billed as the ‘The Longest Beach Music Festival in Asia’ and the music will start daily at 6pm and end at midnight; although if past years are anything to go by, the party will continue well into the early hours throughout the city.

The Festival is citywide and the action will centre around four different major stages. The Galaxy stage is at Laem Bali Hai, the Moon Stage at Soi 4, the Universal stage at Central and a specialist Reggae stage at South Pattaya.

The festival is included as part of TAT’s Amazing Thailand promotion and is being heavily advertised in the Thai media as ‘Amazing Thailand, Amazing Pattaya’. It marks another step in the repositioning of Pattaya as a leading family holiday destination and a growing Asian hub.

Pattaya International Music Festival 2012 Artists Schedule

Galaxy Stage Balihai Pier

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Universal Stage Pattaya Klang

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Moon Stage Pattaya Soi 4 

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Reggae Stage South Pattaya

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