Eat, sleep, rave, repeat: The biggest Asian music festivals of 2015

Music junkies, plan your next vacation around any of these festivals

Every year, thousands of people all around the world embark on music pilgrimages to worship at these stages. If you're seeking similar enlightenment, mark these down in your calendar. 

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Ultra Korea

13-14 June 2015 | 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 one of its two Asian stops.

Line-up: DJs like David Guetta and Hardwell 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 US$140 (S$175) (pre-sale) and VIP tickets are US$180 (S$225) (pre-sale) with US$20 (S$25) flat rate shipping fee to boot. Get them early to save.

Rainforest World Music Festival

June 2015 | Sarawak, Malaysia

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

Line-up: Acts last year included Ryuz, Kalakan, and Nading Rhapsody. No idea who they are? Neither do we. To Professor Google! This year's schedule hasn't been announced, but expect quality performers for this winning festival.

Damage: RM90 (S$32) for single day passes and RM250 (S$87) for three-day passes. And children are welcome too at RM30 (S$11) for single day passes and RM85 (S$30) for three-day passes. Hurry, as the early bird ticket sale will end in April.

Fuji Rock Music Festival

24-26 July 2015 | 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: Foo Fighters, Muse, and Ryan Adams are just some of the major acts that will be present at this year’s festival.

Damage: Priority tickets are available at ¥39,800 (S$418) (three days) and ¥16,800 (S$177) (single day) till 15 May. Act fast if you want in. 

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Jisan Valley Rock Festival

24-26 July 2015 | 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: So far, Foo Fighters and Korean acts like Galaxy Express are what makes up 2015’s line-up. 2013 saw Cat Power, Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, and Skrillex, so you can expect a similarly star-studded mixed bag of music tricks.

Damage: Tickets are said to cost from 170,000 KRW (S$194) to 260,000 KRW (S$297). Stay tuned to their site for more information. 

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Pentaport Rock Festival

7-9 August 2015 | Incheon, South Korea

While Pentaport features more than one genre of music, its focus is primarily on the rock and electronic genres. The three-stage festival’s has grown to become one of the countries biggest live events.

Line-up: How do Kasabian, Travis, and Starsailor sound to you? Too bad that was for 2014. You’ll still have to wait and see for this year.

Damage: 187,000 KRW (S$230) for three-day tickets and 110,000 KRW (S$135) for single day tickets in 2014. But these prices are for event-day purchase. Stalk the Pentaport site to enjoy early bird pricing. 

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