Dropzone Festival has confirmed Sven Vath— who is also heading to Tomorrowland in Belgium— Paul Van Dyk— this month's DJ Mag North America cover star— and Marco Carola for its debut event in Bangkok this spring, which will bring EDM, techno, trap and trance to the Thai capital on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd March 2018.
Far from your average two-dayer, a strong concept runs through the offering, which should appeal to fans of dystopian science fiction. Setting the scene in the host city, in the years 2018-2022, the idea is to create the first 'real-life MMORPG' party, combining elements of video games, cinema, graphic novels, and music to deliver something very new.
There will be three stages set up within the venue, which takes on the role of a fortress protecting attendees from dark forces lurking beyond its walls now civilization has apparently broken down. In addition to the aforementioned headliners, Pan-Pot, A-Trak, Cosmic Gate, and Xhin are amongst the other names set to grace the arenas, with more set to be announced.
Tunes aside, there will be laser games, VR activites, various food offerings, and daybeds. Early Access tickets start at 3,500Baht, which roughly works out at £80GBP, although there are a number of different passes available— full details and bookings are here.
Dropzone Festival will move on to an as-yet-undisclosed city in another country following the Bangkok edition, where its story will take punters through to 2027, before heading to a further three locations to finish the epic tale.