Obscene Amount of Music Coming to Cat Radio Fest

BANGKOK — Cat Radio is bringing more than 100 local bands to perform on two days next month at its annual music festival.

Bangkok’s music scene will play loud when the indie-pop music outlet throws Cat Expo 3D at an amusement park with nearly 130 bands performing on five stages.

The weekend’s highlights include some of the most popular Thai bands such as Slot Machine, Scrubb and Tattoo Colour, while many up-and-coming artists will get their chance to rock the stage. The roster includes Somkiat, aka Thailand’s Arctic Monkeys, electronic noisemakers DCNXTR, glam rock trio Chanudom, indie darlings Yellow Fang, folk rockers from Greasy Cafe and indie folk-slinging My Life As Ali Thomas. See the full schedule online.

The town’s self-publishing scene is still churning out zines, some of which will be sold by their artist-authors. More of a listener? Shop for CDs from more than 150 labels.


The event runs from 3pm to midnight, Feb. 4 and Feb. 5 at Wonder World Fun Park in the Ramintra area, near the Fashion Island shopping mall. Tickets for two days are 1,500 baht. But them at a Thai Ticket Major counter and show a 59-baht receipt for a Pepsi and get them for 800 baht.

Originally known as the Fat Radio Fest, the long-running annual showcase of music and culture was rebranded when the radio station became Cat Radio. It became online-only in September 2015.