What is Mystic Valley Festival (Thailand)?
Mystic Valley Festival Thailand is an exciting open-air music event that will allow attendees to immerse themselves “in the unity of music, nature, and technology”, as well as “nonstop partying” if they so desire. It is widely considered to be one of the best and most unique and diversified music festivals in Thailand, first taking place in 2017, then in 2020, and now is set to go ahead on February 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in 2024.
Where is Mystic Valley Festival hosted in Thailand?
The festival takes place at the beautiful Mountain Creek Golf Resort at Khao Yai in central Thailand. The area is chiefly known for its stunning 2000 square kilometers of national park, which is home to numerous waterfalls and many species of wildlife. It is also famous for featuring as one of the filming locations for Danny Boyle’s 2000 film The Beach.
How to get to Mystic Valley Festival (Thailand)?
There are several ways to get to the festival. Once you’re in Bangkok, you can go to Pak Chong by minivan or train. From here you can get another bus to Chao Por Khao Yai Shrine Visitor Center, located at the entrance gate to the National Park. You can also go from Bangkok to Prachinburi by coach, alight at the Naresuan Shrine Roundabout, and then take a taxi to the Noen Hom Visitor Center at the national park.
The festival organizers have also released some extra info about a shuttle bus that will get you to the festival right on time. The bus leaves from Bravo BKK shopping and entertainment mall on Friday, February 2nd at 6 pm, and will then drop you at the festival approximately three hours later following a scenic, seamless ride through Thailand. If required, it will also take you back to Bravo BKK in the early hours of Monday morning, picking up guests from Mystic Valley at 11 pm on Sunday, February 4th. The cost of round trip from the mall to the festival will cost you 999 THB (around $30), and if you do want to use this service it is recommended that you book your seats early, as there are only limited places available. Head to the Freedom World app or the festival website to secure your spot!
If you would like accommodation once you’re at Mystic Valley, details have also recently been released of festival caravan packages. For around $700 you can rent a caravan for 3 days and two nights for up to four people. All the caravans are air-conditioned and will have a bathroom included, allowing you to enjoy some home comforts alongside the magic of Mystic Valley.
What kind of music can you expect at Mystic Valley Festival (Thailand)?
The prestigious Thailand Event Guide website says that you can expect to hear a huge variety of genres of music at the festival, including EDM, Trance, Techno, House, Drum and bass, Trap, Hip Hop, and Nu Disco – just one reason why Mystic Valley is often cited as the best music festival in Thailand.
There has also been an exciting announcement about the festival made over the last few weeks – the release of the full line-up. According to the festival organizers, there will be 180 DJs from across the country who will bring relentless energy for 3 days and 3 nights, offering diverse music across 10 stages. You can find more information about the 10 stages and who is playing them below, but as a little taster of the music you’ll get to hear, we can tell you that the list of artists playing includes Haus of Panda, Bloom, Monkey Business, Rita Twist, Don’t Die Before, Zabertooth and Space Pocket. Essentially, make sure you’re prepared for 3 days and 3 nights of non-stop partying – and don’t forget that the festival doors open at 4 pm on Friday, February 2nd, and close on Monday, February 5th.
Get familiar with the 10 stages @ Mystic Valley Festival (Thailand) 👇
The Headbanger stage is one for fans of Bass music – whether that be genres like Future Bass, Dubstep, Trap, or many more! The highlight of the festival on this stage will undoubtedly be one of the two headliners – producer, label manager, and Speed House specialist Haus of Panda (whom we featured multiple times on the blog). There are also some exceptional co-headliners and DJs to look forward to, notably the intriguing, masked artist Don’t Die Before as well as DJs Bossmode and Pepperpeach.
EDM Addicts Stage
The EDM Addicts stage at the Mystic Valley Festival does exactly what it says on the tin – provides those who love their EDM with artists who can give them the hit that they’ll surely be craving. This stage is sure to keep you partying for the entirety of the festival’s three-day duration, with artists including the renowned Tong Apollo, the award-winning Joy Lila, and AYaWoKa festival founder Gail Werner.
If you can hear the unmistakable sound of offbeat bass (also known as reverse bass) echoing out across Khao Yai, you’re probably somewhere near the Hardstyle Stage. Any artists found here will be playing music in the distinctive Hardstyle genre that emerged from the Netherlands, Belgium, and Italy in the late 1990s, with the line-up including French DJ and producer Ayrton L, DJ Piggy Pony, and a special Power Hour set that’s sure to keep your energy levels high.
Trance Lovers Thailand Stage (TLT)
The Trance Lovers Stage is here to bring the mystic, hypnotic vibes to the best music festival in Thailand, with highlights from the line-up including Bangkok DJ Jonnie B and renowned Trance DJ Awa. The music played here is sure to create a transportive and celestial experience for lovers of all things Trance.
If you’re a regular visitor to the EKM blog, then the EPIC stage will probably be one that you find yourself particularly drawn to, with its blend of Melodic House, Melodic Techno and Tech House music that is bound to keep you partying through the night at Khao Yai. The stage’s full line-up has yet to be announced, but with a sound inspired by the legendary Anjunadeep and Afterlife labels, this is one stage that you won’t want to miss out on!
URBAN Music Bar Stage
If you’re at the Mystic Valley Festival Thailand and you’re on the lookout for some hip-hop-inspired artists, then look no further than the URBAN Stage, which urges listeners to “get ready for the rhythm of the city” with artists like DJ Nicky T, DJ Anan, and MC Diamond T. As much as we love EDM it’s always great to see a mix of genres at a music festival, and we’re sure that the URBAN Stage will go down a treat with attendees.
Mustache is Bangkok’s leading House and Techno club, and now they’re bringing some of their favorite artists to the Mustache Stage at the Mystic Valley Festival. Jules Blons, David Garcet and Nanny Satisfy will be leading the charge, so if you’re a regular visitor to Mustache or if it’s somewhere you’ve always wanted to go, then this is your chance to experience it live in Khao Yai!
Although we’re sure that most of the stages at the festival will feature music that energizes their audiences, the Energy Stage will undoubtedly be the most intensely energetic of them all. Like the EPIC stage, the line-up for Energy has yet to be announced, but we do know that it will be bringing classic House and Techno sounds with a fresh twist to Khao Yai.
The Sanctuary Stage
If there comes a point across the three days of Mystic Valley Festival Thailand where you feel you need to take some time out from the big stages, then the Sanctuary Stage should be your first port of call. Here you’ll find a space where you can unwind and find your inner peace, with live yoga classes, sound healing, wellness sessions, and of course some relaxing live music too.
For those of you out there who like your music a little bit more on the unconventional side, then you’re sure to love the Unaharn Stage. Focusing on the themes of freedom, individuality, and independence, here you can allow talented artists such as E Nick, Monkey Business and Praw to redefine everything you know and love about music festivals with Unaharn’s boutique-esque approach to underground Electronic music. You won’t find this anywhere else apart from Khao Yai, the location of the best and most diversified music festival in Thailand!