EDM goes Backstage on Samui

Thailand July 09, 2018 12:00

By The Nation

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The Backstage Festival returns next month for its second year and is taking place at W Mega Area, the beachfront of W Koh Samui, on August 3 and 4 from 6pm to 2am.



“We are thrilled to host the Backstage Festival again this year and excited to double the fun with two nights of high-energy performances from local and international headliners. They include Thai favourites Thaitanium and Tensnake from Germany. Six DJs each day will be manning the decks and adding an extra vibe to outdoor activities in our tropical beach setting. We would like to invite and welcome everyone to join our shows and activities, no matter where they are staying,” says Daniel Simon, general manager of W Koh Samui.

The lineup for the opening day includes Thaitanium, Mendy Indigo, DJ Dede, T Gecko, DJ Tobi, Kate Sara, and BKK Revolution, while the second day features Tensnake, Armando Mendes, Darragh Casey, DJ Orawan, Nick Taylor, DJ Valente, and Andrey Belkin.

German DJ Tensnake is best known for his 2010 track “Coma Cat” with a disco-influenced style, which appeared on at least 15 compilations that year.

Born in Hamburg in 1975, Marco Niemerski, to give Tensnake his real name, grew up listening to disco, soul, boogie, funk and 80s pop. In 2005, he launched his Mirau label with friends released “Around the House”, “Restless” and “I Say Mista”. He has also released EPs on other labels such as “Dust” at Players Paradise in 2007, “Fried Egg” at Radius Records in 2007, and “Keep Believin’” at Endless Flight in 2008.

Tensnake’s first taste of critical acclaim came with the release of “In the End (I Want You to Cry)” EP on the label Running Back in 2009. It was voted number one on djhistory.com’s end-of-the-year list, and was the main driver behind Tensnake’s breakthrough success. The release of “Coma Cat” in 2010 was the defining moment of his career to date. The track entered four charts published by the Official Charts Company, including number 85 on the UK Singles Chart.

In 2014, he released his debut album, “Glow” in collaboration with Fiora, Stuart Price, Jamie Liddell, MNEK, Jeremy Glenn, Gabriel Stebbing (Nightworks) as well as Nile Rodgers.

W Koh Samui, located between Maenam and Bo Phut, is offering a special room package with two complimentary tickets per day for the Backstage Festival 2018, with a 3-day-2-night weekend escape in the Jungle Oasis pool villa going for Bt44,000-plus for two persons. This includes daily breakfast at The Kitchen Table restaurant, roundtrip airport transfers, and one time 90-minute couple spa treatment with traditional Thai massage or aromatherapy massage at Away Spa. It is valid for guests booking their stay during August 2-6 only. For reservations, email reservations.wkohsamui@whotels.com and mention “Backstage Festival Package.”

Tickets for the festival are Bt1,500 for one day, including one complimentary drink. Limited early-bird tickets are now available at Bt700 per ticket per day. To book, visit www.eventpop.me or http://go.eventpop.me/BF2018. Complimentary shuttle service is available every 30 minutes from Chaweng area to the hotel. 

For more information, call (077) 915 999 or email bf.wkohsamui@whotels.com.