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Big Mountain Music Festival 2017

Every frequent festival-goer eventually realises many of these events are pretty the same—Thai music festival is a great alternative when you crave for something new

Big Mountain Music Festival (BMMF) has been recognised as the largest outdoor event in South-East Asia. During six years since its debut in 2010, its attendance has grown from 20,000 to 70,000. The two-day jam-packed program includes around 200 acts running on 9 stages. The program features Thailand's Luk-Thung country music, Moh-Lam folk songs, and also modern genres including rock, pop, indie, and electronic. Bodyslam, Chiang Mai, and Singto Numchok and many other local celebrities have performed at the festival. In fact, Thai bands and artists prevail at BMMF.

Big Mountain offers lots of Thai music, and the reason is low budget—extending the festival to international level requires more funds. However, that's great to have an opportunity to discover unknown music and artists. When Big Mountain involves the world's leading musicians, it will become just the same as many other festivals across the globe. And it gradually does involve more musicians from abroad—recent years' lineups have featured middle-level artists from the USA, Japan, and Europe.

The festival takes place annually in December. With the festival growth, its location has been shifted from Khao Yai to a roomier Kaeng Krachan Country Club and Resort in Phetchaburi. Mountains in the backdrop are the reason of the festival's name.

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