Phuket Countdown and Carnival
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Wednesday, 13 March 2013 15:40
Phuket Electronic Music and Dance Festival 2012
Karon Beach Countdown 2013
ollowing the trend of electronic music
festivals around the world, the
Creative Electronic Music and Dance
Festival was started in 2011 by the
Tourism Authority of Thailand in collaboration
with the Department of Intellectual
Property, the Ministry of Commerce and the
This was an effort by the Tourism Authority
of Thailand to rebuild tourist's confidence
and the image of Thai tourism
through music. Music is a universal language
that bridges cultures, linguistics and religions.
This event was promoted strongly by
the Tourism Authority of Thailand through
its massive online network.
The goal of the event was to promote
electronic music in Thailand, and encourage
talented young Thai electronic artists to
participate in the electronic music industry
in Thailand. The top three winners of the
event's IP DJ hunt contest received 20,000, 10,000 and 5,000 baht prizes respectively
from Pioneer DJ.
The two-day festival showcased an exciting
line-up of more than 30 international
and Thai DJs. DJs included J Montonn, and
DJ Domination (winner of the "Best Video
DJ in the World" contest in Dubai last year)
and Pay and White, currently in Crystal Palace's
top 10 world chart.
This year's concept was "white winter"
enabling partygoers will a glimpse of snow
and get wild in a foam party with pretty
Entrance to the Event was free. Fashion
TV, the world's number one fashion and life
style channel, was also a co-organizer of the
event inviting more than 50 international
fashion models to join the countdown on
stage. Highlights of the event will be aired
on Fashion TV to MORE than 500 million
viewers around the world.
The Phuket Carnival attracted hundreds
of people to enjoy its street
parades and sample spicy cuisine
from local food vendors. The event,
based in Patong's Loma Park, was held
from December 15~20, 2012. It featured
street parades and performances by local
entertainers and musicians. It was open to
everyone and featured a light show, concerts
with live contemporary music, traditional Thai dance performances, "saving the environment"
activities, sporting events
and a range of games and activities at Patong
Beach. The carnival is held annually to
celebrate the high season. Normally it's held
in November but this year they pushed it to
December to avoid the rainy season downfall.
The carnival kicked off with with a huge
colourful parade that wound its through the
streets and along Beach Road.