Thailand’s open for business again and international artists have been lining up gigs throughout the year. We’ve compiled the coolest upcoming concerts and festivals for your 2023 concert calendar.
Update: Bangkok kicked off October with massive gigs the likes of Sam Smith and Charlie Puth. But there’s plenty more shows to look forward to in these final three months of 2023. The list has been updated to include shows happening in what many consider to be a concert-heavy quarter.
Kim Jae Joong, of K-pop group JYJ and formerly TVXQ, is slated to perform at Impact Exhibition Hall this Saturday as part of his Asia concert tour. There are still tickets available starting at THB4,000.
Korean R&B acts George and Youra’s Asia tour features a Bangkok show at Voice Space venue this Sunday. Standing tickets are THB1,800.
Italian death metal group Fleshgod Apocalypse are coming to deliver a brutal symphonic concert in Bangkok next week at Mr. Fox Livehouse. Pre-sale tickets cost THB1,800.
Bae Vibes, a one-year anniversary event at Lido Connect Hall 2, features a handful of Thai and Japanese hip-hop artists including Autta, Alec Orachi, Status, JJJ, and Campanella. Regular tickets are on sale for THB990.
British singer Rex Orange County will bring his unique blend of indie pop and soul to Bangkok in October.
The 25-year-old artist’s BKK gig, part of his newly announced Live in Asia tour, will take place Oct. 21 at Moonstar Studio in north Bangkok’s Wang Thonglang district. Tickets are THB2,200.
Hardcore punk supergroup Angel Dust hits Bangkok on Oct. 22 at Mr. Fox Livehouse. Pre-sale tickets are still available for THB1,000.
Hong Kong instrumental rock band Prune Deer are also performing at Mr. Fox Livehouse on Oct. 26. Advance tickets cost THB1,000.
Legendary guitar virtuoso Steve Vai returns to Bangkok 10 years after his last show of shredding sick solos. The concert, which takes place at the end of this month at The Mall Lifestore Ngamwongwan’s MCC Hall, sees him wielding his three-necked Hydra guitar. Standard tickets are available for THB2,500.
Join the brave hobbits from the Shire and journey to Mordor in this epic three-hour immersive symphonic concert performance by the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra. Featuring over 100 musicians and a choir of 150 singers, experience the iconic Peter Jackson-directed fantasy movie with a live rendition of the award winning score by Howard Shore. Tickets start from THB1,200.
Following their 2018 gig, South Korean indie rock group Surl are back and will perform at Voice Space at the end of this month, courtesy of concert promoter Very. Tickets are THB2,600.
Announced in late August, platinum popstar Bebe Rexha announced she would be performing in Bangkok’s Moonstar Studio in early November as part of her “Best F*n Night of My Life Tour.” Expect hits from her third studio album, Bebe, released earlier this year as well as fan favorite chart toppers. Tickets priced at THB2,600.
Coral reef rockers Summer Salt blend bossa nova and 60s music pop music that’s easy to listen to and very catchy to sing along. You can experience all that live when they perform in Bangkok’s PAT Arena alongside Thai-international acts Phum Viphurit and H3F. Tickets start from THB2,200.
Actress and singer Kim Sejeong will perform new music as part of her first solo concert tour at Thunder Dome in Muang Thong Thani. Tickets start from THB3,600
British metalcore group Bring Me The Horizon will perform in November at Bangkok’s Union Hall with tickies starting from THB3,300. Expect all the popular hits from their vast discography as well as songs from their latest album POST HUMAN: NeX GEn. American post-hardcore rock band I Prevail will serve as the opening act.
After canceling their Southeast Asia tour due to COVID-19, Saosin has rescheduled the date for their Bangkok show to Nov. 7. Pre-sale tickets to the post-hardcore group’s show go for THB2,800.
Pennsylvania-based metalcore band Jesus Piece is making stop in Bangkok at Mr. Fox Livehouse venue as part of their Southeast Asia tour. The concert also showcases several local metal acts. Early bird tix cost THB1,000.
Concert organizer Very is inviting genre-bending artist Yungblud for his very first show in Thailand at Moonstar Studio, featuring special guest pop musician Jesse Jo Stark. Tickets cost THB2,600.
Expect Swiss post-rock group Hubris to take fans on on a sonic adventure when they perform in Bangkok’s Brownstone venue come mid-November. Early bird tickets available for THB600.
Korean indie rock duo Se So Neon is back for an intimate show at Lido Connect following their stellar performance at last year’s Maho Rasop Festival. Tickies cost THB1,700.
Former Smiths frontman and highly opinionated individual Morrissey is bringing his “40 Years of Morrissey” tour to Bangkok with a performance at Samyan Mitrtown Hall. Tickets start from THB2,000.
All-male classical opera group Il Divo will wow Thai fans with a performance of their vast catalog of songs spanning over two decades at IconSiam’s True Icon Hall. Tickets start from THB2,500.
Very Festival will take place Nov. 25-26 in the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center’s Ballroom Hall.
For the festival’s first day, British indie pop darlings Prep and K-pop indie duo 92914, and Korean-Canadian R&B songwriter Slchld will play. Indie rock group Bloc Party, sadcore poster boy Joji, Aussie indie pop group Last Dinosaurs, and American singer Charlie Burg will play on day two.
A two-day pass currently costs THB5,600, while a one-day pass THB2,900.
Music venue Decommune will host a live concert by Dutch pop musician Benny Sings, who recently released a new album in March. Regular tickets are available for THB1,200.
Bangkok is the first country British hitmaker James Arthur will play during his Southeast Asia tour. His show will take place in the end of November at Union Hall. Tickets start from THB1,900.
British punk rock group Idles and Canadian dream pop darlings Alvvays were among the additional bands announced for this year’s Maho Rasop Festival.
They were among 16 bands announced by the indie rock fest this weekend for its two-day outing later this year in northern metro Bangkok to also be headlined by post-punk group Interpol.
Among the tantalizing deets: American post-rock group Caspian and indie musician Alex G are coming, as well as Montreal-based songwriter Homeshake, British bands Yard Act and Squid, and Melbourne-based psychedelic jazz fusion band Mildlife.
There’s plenty of regional acts too. South Korean collective Balming Tiger and Japanese bands Envy and Otoboke Beaver will perform. Thai bands Soft Pine, Death of Heather, Ford Trio, and The Yers are also on the roster.
Additionally, online electronic music platform Boiler Room will return with their own stage promising a selection of locan and international DJs.
The fest will take place Dec. 2-3 at ESC Park in Rangsit. Advance tickets are on sale now for THB4,190.
Pop punk group Fall Out Boy are embarking on their “So Much For (Tour) Dust” in support of their eighth studio album released in March, and Bangkok fans can finally look forward to seeing them perform live in the beginning of December at Thunder Dome. Tickets cost THB3,300.
King of Mandopop Jay Chou will perform a two-day concert at Rajamangala National Stadium in early December. Tickets to the Taiwanese singer’s Carnival World Tour gigs are available from THB4,000.
Japanese band One OK Rock will yet again perform in Bangkok at Impact Arena for their Luxury Disease Asia Tour. Tickets start from THB2,800.
We’re cheating with this one as it’s happening next year, but globally-recognized British band Coldplay are performing not just one, but two dates for their “Music of the Spheres World Tour” in February. The concert shows are taking place at Rajamangala National Stadium with ticket prices ranging from THB1,800 to THB28,300.