By Lisnaree Vichitsorasatra
BANGKOK — Between the Bukruk Urban Arts Festival and Stone Free Music Festival, January promises a strong start for art and music scenes in 2016.
The best of both will combine on Jan. 23, the first of 10 days of Bukruk, which opens with a daylong music festival. Going off riverside at the Docklands located off Soi Charoen Krung 57, the opening fest promises lots of graffiti, live art performances, and music by bands and DJs from around the world. Tickets are 800 baht. For people who want to learn stuff, check out the schedule of seminars and workshops Bukruk is holding with Thailand Creative & Design Center, or TCDC.
A month after its fourth outing was canceled at the last minute, the underground- and indie-friendly Stone Free opens Friday west of Bangkok in Kanchanaburi province with a shorter lineup but still plenty of cool bands in the mix including indie-folk upcomers My Life as Ali Thomas, psychedelic folk-pop act The Bhupali, and other well known bands such as Basement Tape, Monomania, and electro-pop band Cyndi Seui. Tickets are 1,500 baht.