Music festival season has arrived.

Every year, countries around the world stage music festivals with some of the biggest names and most promising artists in the music industry. With summer just around the corner, it’s prime time to include a fest in your vacation plans. While international travels and visas can be tricky for Filipinos, there are many music festivals happening in Southeast Asia where you don’t need a visa to have fun.

With that, check out our list of international music festivals in Southeast Asia that Filipinos can go to visa-free.

We The Fest

When: July 19 – 21
Where: TBD, Jakarta, Indonesia 
Tickets: Starts at IDR 1,500,000 (P5349.09) for the early entry pre-sale

2024 marks the 10th anniversary of Jakarta-based music festival We The Fest. In the past, the likes of Beabadoobee, Jackson Wang, Oh Wonder, Swae Lee, and more have performed at the event. Interested festivalgoers can also avail of the travel packages, which include hotel accommodations. Check it out here.

Summer Sonic Bangkok

When: August 24 – 25
Where: IMPACT Challenger Hall 1-3, Bangkok, Thailand
Tickets: TBA

Summer Sonic Bangkok is the first international offering from the original founders of Summer Sonic, an iconic music festival in Japan. Aside from international headliners, Summer Sonic Bangkok also hopes to bring both Thai and Japanese artists together on the stage. Follow Summer Sonic Bangkok here for more updates.

Rolling Loud Thailand

When: November 22 – 24
Where: Legend Siam, Pattaya City, Thailand
Tickets: Early bird tickets are sold out

Rolling Loud is one of the biggest hip-hop music festivals in the world. In 2022, the festival expanded to host its first Asian edition in Thailand. Last year, acts like Chris Brown, Milli, Da Baby, Travis Scott, and Cardi B graced the festival’s stages. While early bird tickets for both the GA and VIP tiers are already sold out, follow Rolling Loud Thailand on social media to get updates on the next round of ticket sales.

Joyland Festival

When: November 22 – 24
Where: Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia
Tickets: TBA

While Joyland just wrapped up their Bali edition last March, they’re set to make a comeback for their Jakarta leg this November. In March, the likes of James Blake, Vansire, The Walters, and more performed at the event. Check out their website here for the latest updates.

Maho Rasop Festival

When: November 23 – 24
Where: Esc Park, Bangkok, Thailand
Tickets: Early bird tickets are sold out

Maho Rasop brands itself as an international indie music festival, and so far, they haven’t missed. Their alums include Atarashii Gakko!, Interpol, Slowdive, Alvvays, and more. While early bird tickets are already sold out, they announced that they will be opening the second round of ticket sales soon. Check out Maho Rasop on Facebook for more details.

Clockenflap Festival

When: November 29 – December 1
Where: Central Harbourfront, Hong Kong
Tickets: TBA

The Clockenflap Music and Arts Festival is perhaps one of the most awaited festivals in the region, with acts like De La Soul, Pulp, Joji, Yoasobi, Idles, Caroline Polachek, and more gracing its stages. While no ticket and lineup details have been announced just yet, Clockenflap is sure to deliver another awesome lineup. Check out their page here for more details.

AXEAN Festival

When: TBA
Where: Singapore
Tickets: TBA

The AXEAN Festival brings together the biggest and brightest of Southeast Asian talent. Last year, they held their two-day festival at the Goodman Arts Centre in Singapore, featuring the likes of The Itchyworms, Reality Club, and more. If you’re looking to support Southeast Asian talent, this festival is for you.

Very Festival

When: TBA
Where: Bangkok, Thailand
Tickets: TBA

The Very Festival is another Bangkok-based music festival that brings together Western talents like PREP and Joji with Asian ones like Touched and Wadfah. While no news has been announced on their 2024 edition, bookmark their Facebook page for real-time updates.

Check out our list of concerts happening in the Philippines here and our list of local gigs in Metro Manila for April 2024 here.