Musical heavyweights Cardi B, Chris Brown, and Travis Scott will join more than 80 other international artists at the Rolling Loud Thailand 2023 jamboree in Pattaya during Songkran Festival from Thursday, April 13 to Saturday, April 15.
Pattaya is to welcome some of the world’s leading artists for the three-day music festival on the beach at Legend Siam Theme Park in the Sattahip district.
The festival’s official Facebook page announced its long lineup last week. US rapper and songwriter Cardi B is the highlight of the event’s first day, award-winning R&B king Chris Brown is the headliner on the second day while talented American rapper Travis Scott leads the way on the last day.
Several hip hop artists will represent Thailand, such as F.Hero, UrboyTJ, Youngohm, Twopee Southside, and Thai-American outfit Thaitanium, among many more. The South Korean singer BIBI, who is best-known for her single Weekend, will join the event on the first day.
Scott’s inclusion is controversial. In November 2021 he came under fire after a crowd crush killed at least ten people on the first night of his festival Astroworld in his hometown of Houston, Texas. A further 25 were hospitalised and around 300 received treatment for minor injuries at the scene.
Scott was criticised for continuing his show for 37 minutes after the festival was declared a mass casualty incident. He claimed he wasn’t aware of what had happened.
The victims ranged from nine to 27 years old.
Scott was accused of inciting the crowd, asking the audience, “Who wants to rage?”
Moments later, Scott spotted an ambulance trying to make its way through the crowd of 50,000 people and said “There’s an ambulance in the crowd, whoa whoa whoa.”
The music momentarily stopped. Scott said…
“If everybody is good, put a middle finger up in the sky.”
As the music resumed, Scott urged the crowd to make the “ground shake.”
In 2019, Scott was criticised for allegedly “causing a stampede” during his performance at a Rolling Loud Festival. A lawsuit claimed that Scott was negligent by encouraging the crowd to become aggressive while people were “injured, suffocating, losing consciousness, fighting and being trampled.”
Early tickets to access all three days of the event are available on Ticketmelon for 13,000 baht. Don’t miss out though, because after the early tickets have gone the next round of tickets will be raised to 15,000 baht.
VIP tickets are available for 25,000 baht per person. The price includes an exclusive VIP area, a private restroom, expedited entry to the festival and F&B zone, a private bar, and a private merchandise store.
This year is expected to be the first year that the Songkran Festival in Thailand will be fully celebrated. The festival was banned for two years, in 2020 and 2021, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and only the traditional Thai merit-making ceremony was allowed last year.
The Songkran Festival in Pattaya is a popular destination for both Thai and international tourists. Chon Buri is famous for its longer events. Locals and foreigners can enjoy the traditional water splashing for seven days, from April 13 to 19.
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