Samui Raises ‘Paradise Island’ for Songkran with Hip-Hop, Electro and More

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SAMUI — A new festival will bring a highly anticipated lineup of hip-hop, electro, funk, reggae and more this Songkran to the southern island of Samui.

The twice-postponed Paradise Island Festival has settled on April 15 and 16 for its beachside throw-down headlined by American hip-hop heavyweight The Pharcyde, bringing the West Coast gangster rap that put them on the map.

Oldskool Brit breakbeat purveyor Krafty Kuts will fly in to make some noise as well as Drum ‘n Bass musician LTJ Bukem and DJ-visual artist Goldie.

From Bangkok and Isaan, the seasoned talent that is the The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band, American-born rapper Unda, the Dope As Funk crew, DJ Dragon and more.


Expect live paintings, fire and dance performances, sunset yoga, meditation and tai chi classes alongside local street food carts and more.

The event is organized by London-based Soundcrash Music. It will take place on Chaweng Noi Beach. Tickets are 2,800 baht and available online.