Sample Saturday Sounds as Bangkok’s ‘Kicks Fest’ Turns 1

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BANGKOK — An alternative music gig series will return later this month, when it celebrates its first birthday with a mix of local and international bands.

Taking place every two to three months, the fifth edition of Kicks Fest will feature two stages of heavy and folk rock. Each will highlight the two touring Australian acts: Rock trio Sincerely, Grizzly and singer-songwriter Gabriel Lynch.

Expect to see more than ten Thai and expat acts from garage rockers The Sangsom Massacre and hardcore five-piece Higher Learning, to folk singer Valerie Joyce Bentson and Krit Promyairux, the leading vocal of Thai band Pistols99.

Vietnamese multi-instrumental 4nthro, or Pablo Yang, will close the party with his electronic loop set.


Food and imported Aussie craft beer will be available.

For tattoo lovers, local shop More Than Ink which will also be present at the event.


Admission is 200 baht. Kicks Fest 5: 1st Year Anniversary will take place from 5pm through midnight on July 22 at Brownstone Studio, which can be reached by motorbike taxi or taxi from BTS On Nut.