‘We’ve tried our best’: Thailand’s biggest music festival canceled

Photo: Big Mountain Music Festival / Facebook
Photo: Big Mountain Music Festival / Facebook

The largest music festival in the kingdom was canceled for a second consecutive year yesterday, and it was unclear whether it would ever return.

Big Mountain Music Festival organizers announced via its socials that the two-day festival in central Thailand won’t take place in December, what would have been its 12th edition.

“We canceled the Big Mountain Festival 12. Thank you for your support for the past 11 years. We hope to see you again,” it reads.

No reason was given, but Thailand remains in the grip of a serious outbreak of COVID-19.

It was not immediately clear whether the festival would be permanently canceled, but its head organizer didn’t sound optimistic.

“We’ve tried our best. Hope to see you again,” wrote Yuthana “Ted” Boonorm, the 54-year-old concert promoter behind the event.

The first Big Mountain Festival took place in 2010 and ran annually amid the mountains of Nakhon Ratchasima’s Pak Chong district, filling multiple stages large and small with popular and up-and-coming Thai musical acts. It was also canceled last year due to rising COVID-19 infections in the province. 

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