Kodaline to headline festival

music December 14, 2018 01:00

By THE NATION

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Irish rock band Kodaline, formerly known as 21 Demands, will headline the Mangosteen Music Festival: Detour at Bitec Bangna on February 22 as part of their Asia tour.



Steve Garrigan, Mark Prendergast, Vincent May and Jason Boland will be playing hits including “All I Want”, “High Hopes”, “Love Will Set You Free” and “The One”.

Also on the bill at the festival are Thai acts Polycat and Phum Viphurit. Passes cost Bt2,800 (Bt3,200 for VIP treatment) at www.Ticketmelon.com.

Brace for overdose of cute

You can see Japan’s AKB48 and all six of their sister idol groups on the same stage at the Asia Festival coming to Impact Arena on January 27. Bangkok’s BNK48 will be there, of course, and so will JKT48 from Jakarta, MNL48 from Manila, SN48 from Shanghai, TPE48 from Taipei and SGO48 from Saigon.

The festival opens with an afternoon “High-5” session in which members of all the groups will participate and perform mini-shows. There’ll be a “dress-like-AKB” booth, a costume museum and lots of Asian food. The concert begins at 7pm. Tickets are available at https://bit.ly/2LbedqX.

Get ready to morlam

The second annual Soeng Festival, where Isaan dance meets modern music, is set for the rooftop of Fortune Town on Bangkok’s Ratchadapisek Road on December 22, starting at 3pm.

The Paradise Bangkok Morlam International will be back, along with T-Bone, Sriracha Rocker, Rasmee Isaan Soul, Stylish Nonsense & Kota, Adisak Puangok, Yensuk, Mocca Garden, Rap Isaan, M Tarakorn and DJ Daokanong, plus special guest Pornsak Songsang.

Get a ticket for Bt690 at any 7Eleven or from www.Allticket.com. Check out the “Thaidancemusicfestival” page on Facebook.

Bird shares his dream

Superstar Thongchai “Bird” McIntyre will present “Dream Journey Restage” at Impact Arena next March, a followup to his hugely success show “Baeb Bird Bird”.

Seats go on sale Friday for Bt1,500 to Bt6,500, the latter price including a BBB gift set, at www.ThaiTicketMajor.com and (02) 262 3456.

’Tis the season

Just in time for Christmas, the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s festive “Nutcracker” and timeless “Swan Lake” in “Fanfares and Dances” at Mahidol University Salaya’s Prince Mahidol Hall on December 21 at 7pm and December 22 at 4pm.

Narong Prangcharoen will also share the concerto he composed for the brass quintet of the World Brass Association. Seats cost Bt400 to Bt1,500 at www.ThaiTicketMajor.com and (02) 262 3456.