Songkran. Regarded as one of the most significant and most famous festivals in Thailand, is characterised by temple visits, family reunions, and annual house cleaning, on the one hand, and water fights, pumping music, and the world’s biggest water fight music festival, on the other.
As a celebration of Thailand’s annual New Year, Songkran is known as “the biggest water fight in the world”, symbolizing the washing away of bad luck and welcoming a fresh start. 2015 saw the introduction of Songkran Music Festival (S20) in Bangkok, making a splash to both locals and international travellers thanks to its powerful stage design, line-up of world-renowned and local DJs as a one-of-a-kind music event. To enhance the overall experience, a 360° water splashing system is in place, drenching fans as they dance and sweat to the beats. This annual event has since spread across Asia to Japan, Korea, Taiwan and for the first-time ever in 2023, S20 arrives in Hong Kong debuting as one of the biggest music events in the history of Hong Kong.
S2O Hong Kong
The music fest will be held at Central Harbourfront Event Space from Aug. 5-6 with Central’s towering skyscrapers and the iconic Victoria Harbour as its dazzling backdrop. Expect to immerse yourself in a world of music, water, and lights and leave with unforgettable memories.
S20s festival regional tour positions itself as one of the biggest celebrations happening in the region this year. In its Hong Kong debut, S2O promises two days of wild water wars, mesmerising lights and visual displays, with performances from the worlds hottest DJs, making it the perfect event that will define 2023 summer for you and your friends.
The S2O fest will set up two stages for the crowd, namely the “PayMe presents S2O Stage” and the non-water splashing “Summer Beats Stage.”
Expect performances from some of the world’s top 100 DJs, international DJs, as well as Taiwanese, Thai, and local hitmakers. Just some of the artists you should look forward to are Canadian electronic dance music duo Adventure Club, Ireland’s DJ Ben Nicky, “Father of Dutch EDM” Nicky Romero, “God of PsyTrance” Vini Vici, American electronic music duo Breathe Carolina, and Hong Kong’s very own iLtik, Yaat, and Karlie Chui, among other international stars.
DJ Alesso, the Swedish superstar behind hits like “Heroes,” “If I Lose Myself,” “Calling (Lose My Mind),” and “Under Control,” among many others, will be the closing headline act of the fest’s second day.
Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the hottest music event of the year!
History Making S20: What To Expect At Worlds Wettest Party
Serious revellers and music lovers can’t miss Hong Kong’s first-ever S2O Festival. It’s historical for two main reasons: it is the first-ever outdoor hydro dance party to be held in Hong Kong and is also the first and only water music fest smackdab in an urban city centre.
With this year’s theme focused on “energy,” attendees can look forward to hydraulic-powered water jets surprising them throughout the two days. It’s also the summer event to show off some hot fits, much to the excitement of fashionistas and trendsetters.
Pose in your most sizzling festival outfits against the fest’s various Instagrammable spots, and make sure to look out for S2O’s Style Cam and strike a pose for the chance to be projected on the main stage’s screen. You and your friends can also avail yourselves of various beauty services at the event to up your looks, such as bead stickers, temporary tattoos, and hair braiding, as well as dedicated stations for touching up your makeup and drying your hair.
One-day pass (general admission) starting at HK$1,180 + HK$250 dining voucher
Two-day pass (GA) priced at HK$1,980 each + HK$500 dining voucher
But no party is complete without delicious food and stiff drinks. Limited LKF X S20 HK tickets sold via langkwaifong.com that includes a LKF Concepts dining voucher. The voucher can be redeemed from August 5 to September 3. These vouchers are valid for food & beverage consumption across all LKF Concepts restaurants, including Aria, BACI Trattoria & Bar, FUMI, Kyoto Joe, Porterhouse Seafood & Steak, and Tokio Joe.
Like all good parties, the revelry doesn’t really stop after they’re over. You just hop from one shindig to the next! For a celebration as big as S2O, anticipate a just-as-wild afterparty so you can continue the festivities well into the wee hours.