All you need to know about the biggest music festivals in Asia

Ultra Korea

13-14 June 2014 | Seoul, South Korea

Ultra began in 1999 in Miami as an electronic music festival, and has since expanded to other countries like Spain, Brazil, and Croatia. If you want to get your dance on, Ultra Korea is its only Asian stop.

Line-up: DJs like Above & Beyond and Steve Angello have been announced, as well as acts like Laidback Luke and The Bloody Beetroots. Expect more great names to come.

Damage: General admission tickets are 120,000 KRW (S$143) (pre-sale) and VIP tickets are 250,000 KRW (S$297) (pre-sale). Get them early to save.

Rainforest World Music Festival

20-22 June 2014 | Sarawak, Malaysia

This festival celebrates world music over a three-day period of music workshops, cultural displays, and evening concerts. Expect a laid back atmosphere instead of the usual thumping landscape of other music festivals.

Line-up: Acts named so far include Ryuz, Kalakan, and Nading Rhapsody. No idea who they are? Neither do we. To Professor Google!

Damage: RM90 (S$35) for single day passes and RM250 (S$97) for three-day passes. And children are welcome too at RM30 (S$12) for single day passes and RM80 (S$31) for three-day passes. Hurry, as the early bird ticket sale will end by March.

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Fuji Rock Music Festival

25-27 July 2014 | Naeba, Japan

The first event was held at the foot of Mount Fuji hence the name and each year sees bigger and bigger international acts congregating in Japan for the internationally renowned festivities.

Line-up: Kanye West, Jack Johnson, Manic Street Preachers, and Basement Jaxx are just some of the major acts that will be present at this year’s festival.

Damage: Early bird tickets have already been sold out. But pre-sale tickets are available at ¥40,900 (S$504) (three days) and ¥17,200 (S$212) (single day) till 13 June. Act fast if you want in. 

Image: Billboard

Jisan Valley Rock Festival

25-27 July 2014 | Incheon, South Korea

Taking place the same time as Fuji Rock, the JVRF presents a similarly awesome line-up, so you’ll just have to toss a coin to decide which festival you should grace with your presence.

Line-up: No news yet on 2014’s line-up, but last year saw Cat Power, Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, and Skrillex. But you can expect a similarly star-studded mixed bag of music tricks.

Damage: Tickets are said to cost from 140,000 KRW (S$167) to 225,000 KRW (S$267), although this year’s ticket sales have yet to be released. Stay tuned to their site for more information. 

Image: Onehallyu

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