Later this month, an event that celebrates Bangkok’s alternative art and music scene will make its annual return — this year, on the lush lawns of Museum Siam.
Noise Market, now in its eighth edition, will be back with outdoor live concerts and an open-air flea market, spanning two days.
Hear from the new breed of Thailand’s up-and-coming musicians — more than 20 music acts will take the stage and play a wide range of genres, among them synth pop rock group The 10th Saturday, surfrockers Focus Headlong and jazz-math rock trio Faustus.
There will also be experimental rock from Androgenius, plus shoegazers from Nakhon Sawan, Telever.
It’s a comeback for Bangkok Underground Cinema, too. Across both days of the festival, filmmaker Beam Wong and his pals, as part of his new project Millennium Goddess Bitch — which explores the public obsession with idol culture and junk food — will be performing live audio-visual sets, with Beam himself providing live ambient score during the screening of films. The full schedule of performances-slash-screenings is available online here.
In addition to the performances, dozens of stalls selling DIY crafts, clothes, records, food and more will also set up on site. The market is held with an eco-friendly theme aiming to decrease waste, so attendees are encouraged to bring their own food containers, utensils and shopping bags.
Noise Market debuted in 2013 and was founded by Bangkok-based record label Panda Records. Admission is free. (Noice!)
The event runs from 3:30-10:30pm on April 20 and April 21 at Museum Siam. It is located on Sanamchai Road and can be reached via the Yodpiman River Walk or the Tha Tien pier.
“Noise Market 8” at Museum Siam, Sanam Chai Rd, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok
Running April 20-21, 3:30-10:30pm