We know how wild and gritty Phuket can get with the overhaul of parties and music festivals, but can we brace ourselves for a G-rated music event that isn’t all about getting splashed and wasted? If that’s your vibe, here’s your ‘shut up and take my money’ moment as Iconic Phuket Music is hosting a two-night music celebration of Thailand’s staple bands. Expect performances from Michael Jackson and Madonna tribute bands at only THB300 per day pass — at Central Festival Phuket on August 24 – 25, 2019.
If you’ve had your fair share of trance and tropical house around Patong, you can sober up your music phase with Iconic Phuket Music’s lineup of Paradox, Be-Peerapat, ETC., and the band every Thai 90’s kids has had on repeat, Mr. Team.
Apart from the lineup from local groups, Iconic Phuket Music is shipping in two tribute troupes, both passionate about representing and honoring their favorite pop icons. Who’s Bad, dubbed ‘the ultimate Michael Jackson experience’, is coming all the way from North Carolina to deliver their sold-out performance to a Thai audience for the first time. Don’t mistake Who’s Bad with just about any other Michael Jackson cover group or lip-sync impersonators out there, as they’re actually the longest-running tribute band. They’re the real deal, having been around since 2003, and they’ve got the multiple sold-out shows in China and the US to prove it.
While James Times III of Who’s Bad fame honors the late Michael Jackson by being the spitting image of the late star, Madonna-lookalike Leonie Lee from Immaculate Madonna is no different in her portrayal of Madonna. The six-person-ensemble from Australia is bringing the Queen of Pop’s hits to life charisma and dazzling costumes included. All we can say is, don’t be too surprised if you find the resemblance uncanny.
Iconic Phuket Music lineup:
August 24: Immaculate Madonna, Be-Peerapat, Mr. Team, and Who’s Bad
August 25: Paradox, ETC., and Who’s Bad.
Escape the overcrowded Patong beach right into the heart of Phuket at Central Festival Phuket on August 24 – 25, 2019, and tickets to Iconic Phuket Music Festival are on sale now for only THB300 per day pass.