Nightlife Bangkok: Transmission Festival 2023, Plus 9 More Hot Events
October 18, 2023
Another weekend in Bangkok is upon us and this spells for a jam-packed schedule of concerts and gigs, happy hour and cocktail nights, fresh raves, and club nights you must not miss. We saved you the stress of planning your weekend and week ahead with our rundown of the best nightlife events.
To keep your finger on the pulse of the city, follow The Beat Bangkok to see what’s best in store for nightlife and partying in the city from this Thursday to next Wednesday.
1. Jazz Night: From NYC to BKK
Jazzheads, make a beeline for Yellow Lane this week as New York-based saxophonist Nick Hempton will be here to sweep you off your feet. The show will be opened by a guitar performance by Saharat Varasarin, while Hempton and keyboardist Pawin Limkangvanmongkol will be taking over the second half. Throughout his career, Hempton has performed with the likes of jazz legends Peter Bernstein, Spike Wilner, Yotam Silberstein, and more. Tickets are available here.
When: 7:30 PM-10 PM, Oct. 19
Where: Yellow Lane, 2, 92 Phahon Yothin 5, Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok
How much: THB400
2. GTCC Oktoberfest 2023
Want an authentic German experience this Oktoberfest? The German-Thai Chamber of Commerce is hosting the GTCC Oktoberfest this weekend to spotlight all things German culture, from live entertainment and delicious food to genuine Paulaner beer and an after-party with a live DJ. As of this writing, GTCC Oktober is already fully booked, but feel free to contact [email protected] and +66 2 055 600 for inquiries.
When: 6 PM-1 AM, Oct. 20-22
Where: Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, 189 Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana
How much: Starts at THB2,300
3. The Rave Dungeon
Halloween is just around the corner! Welcome the spooky season with the Rave Dungeon, a celebration of acid techno, underground churches, vampires, dark shades, and psytrance! The event will feature two music areas, mainly the Fetish Lounge Area and the Sacred Church Area, and will include DJs like VROOM, Hiro, Atmosfin, Puffer, and so much more. Get your tickets via Megatix.
When: 9 PM onwards, Oct. 20
Where: Castle Thonglor Special Lounge Bar, 105/2 Thong Lo, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana
How much: Starts at THB325 (comes with one drink)
4. The Stones vs. The Beatles
The Rolling Stones or The Beatles? Why choose one when you can celebrate both? This event by RhuBarb & CusTard invites you to celebrate the hits of two of the world's greatest bands, as led by Bangkok's best tribute acts, Midnight Ramblers and The Bangkok Beatles. There will also be themed mixed drinks at the underground music event, namely the Mick Jagger and John Lennon cocktails. Tickets are available via Ticketmelon!
When: 8 PM onwards, Oct. 20
Where: Speakerbox, 1000, 38 Soi Sukhumvit 55, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok
How much: THB250 (advanced), THB300 (at the door)
5. Mad Stash x Westin Pool Party (Special for Girl Group)
For a pool party for the ages, don't miss this collaboration by Mad Stash and The Westin Grande happening this weekend. Experience one of the wildest pool parties with non-stop music, cocktails, dancing, and fun as international DJs spin the hottest tunes to keep you grooving. Jam to Afro house and melodic techno music as performed by a lineup that includes Victoria, Alex Edels, Mizuyo, Natsha, and Rhino The Percussionist. Tickets are available via Megatix!
When: 2 PM-9 PM, Oct. 21
Where: The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, 259 Sukhumvit Road
How much: Starts at THB600
6. Transmission Festival 2023 ‘The Awakening’
Fans of electronic dance music, Transmission is one of the biggest festivals you shouldn't miss in Bangkok this year. Take in the transcendent sounds of trance, progressive trance, psytrance, and tech-trance with its solid lineup, including Blastoyz, Cosmic Gate, Daxson, Ferry Corsten, Hybrid Live, Jonnie B, Marlo, Will Atkinson, and Xijaro Pitch. Party responsibly, and get your tickets on Ticketmelon!
When: 3 PM onwards, Oct. 21
Where: Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre, 88 Debaratna Road, Bang Na Tai, Bang Na
How much: THB5,200
7. BAE VIBES 2023
Bae Vibes is turning one this October, and it's here to deliver, well, the best vibes yet! Celebrate its birthday with a special lineup of Japanese artists, who'll be melding their craft with local DJs to put Japanese and Thai hip-hop music to the front and centre. Respect the vibe and look forward to the performances of Stuts, JJJ, Campanella, Autta, and Alec Orachi this weekend. Get your tickets here.
When: 4:30 PM onwards, Oct. 21
Where: Lido Connect, 256 Rama I Road, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan
How much: THB990
8. Sanook With DJ Zombie, Oomboi Lauw, and Tam
If global funk, soul, disco, and Thai synth music are what you're after, head on over to Studio Lam this weekend for a chill night with Sanook's party! The shindig will feature Tam Bryce, Chang Mai's very own Oomboi Lauw representing Deaf, and Pang aka DJ Zombie of Entertainment Project and Have You Heard Records. Studio Lam has limited capacity, so make sure you get there early!
When: 9 PM onwards, Oct. 21
Where: Studio Lam, 3/1 Sukhumvit 51, Klongton-Nua, Wattana
How much: THB200
9. OCTOPOP 2023
Thai pop is where it's at! OCTOPOP 2023 is here and it's bringing you on a two-night journey to Atlantis, featuring some of the biggest artists in Thailand. The festival boasts two stages this year, namely the Atlantis Stage and the Cave Stage, which will see the performances of Pretzelle, Taeyang, Plan B, Knatz, Jessi, Jeon Somi, Zolar, 2Bullets, and so much more. Avail its one- or two-day passes via Thai Thicket Major's website or purchase them at its booth at the event!
When: Oct. 21-22
Where: Thunderdome Stadium, 47/569-576, Pak Kret District, Nonthaburi
How much: Starts at THB588
10. Guest Shift ft. Pennant Thonglor
Mazda of Thonglor cocktail bar Pennant is taking over Havana Social for one night to serve you delectable and specially crafted drinks. Mazda made a name for himself when he became a Thai finalist in the Bartender Society Asia 2020 and emerged winner at the Thai Spirit Cocktails competition in 2018. Experience his craft firsthand by booking a spot here. See you there!
When: 8 PM-11 PM, Oct. 24
Where: Havana Social, 1/1 Sukhumvit Road, Soi 11
How much: Free entry (booking recommended)
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