Live Music, News — April 21, 2016 at 6:16 pm

Bangkok’s S20 draws record crowd for the world’s craziest water fight

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They came, they partied, they got wet…  42,000 people descended on Bangkok for the mother of all water fights for S20 for a three day, splashtastic musical extravaganza.

 

From April 13-15, Show DC Oasis Arena, just off Bangkok’s famed Royal City Avenue,  hosted some of the biggest global names in electronic music lie Dutch sensation Afrojack, R3HAB and Nicky Romero. The festival also marked the first appearance in Thailand by Deorro, who played a lively and energetic set, bringing the crowd on a sonic journey.

 

Party goers came from across the country and across the region to take part in the second edition of the festival. The crowd drew almost 25% more guests than the year before, jumping 8,000 guests from 34,000 in 2015 to 42,000 in 2016.

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Of note was the internationalism of the crowd too. Almost 13,000 guests (or 30 percent of the crowd) were foreign visitors, clearly showing the international appeal of the festival. Visitors flocked from nearby Korea, Malaysia and Singapore but the festival also welcomed thousands of European revellers, keen to make the most of the three-day festival.

 

Organiser Pulin Milintachinda of Woody World, says: “S2O 2016 exceeded our expectations in terms of attendance. The energy between the crowd, our show production and the DJs was also simply incredible and almost a religious experience! We set our sights in raising the bar for the festival each year, and the 2016 edition is a testament to what we had planned to do from the start.”

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Pulis adds: “As the festival is growing steadily in number, we will always look into ways of enhancing visitors’ experience. We also encourage people to buy advance tickets as it is more affordable. We are looking forward to organising the third instalment of S2O 2017.”