Rap fans can finally let the good times roll. In mid-April, Asia will be treated to its first-ever Rolling Loud festival in Pattaya, Thailand.
Rolling Loud’s touchdown in the region has been a long time coming – the Pattaya event comes four years after the famed hip-hop festival’s planned Asian debut in Hong Kong was cancelled in 2019.
Coinciding with the Songkran holiday, Rolling Loud Thailand boasts an extensive line-up featuring over 60 rap and R&B heavyweights from around the region and the globe. Besides headliners Cardi B, Chris Brown and Travis Scott, other big draws include Lil Uzi Vert, Rae Sremmurd, Offset and Central Cee. Asian representation isn’t too shabby either, with the likes of BIBI, Jessi, Jay Park, Joe Flizzow, F.HERO, VannDa and more.
Get ready to ring in the Thai New Year with a bang: here’s everything you need to know about Rolling Loud Thailand.
What are the dates for Rolling Loud Thailand 2023?
Rolling Loud Thailand will be taking place during the Songkran festivities, between Thursday, April 13 and Saturday, April 15 at Legend Siam theme park in Pattaya.
Is Rolling Loud Thailand a wet festival for Songkran 2023?
Songkran is the Thai national holiday held to commemorate the Thai New Year. It’s also well known for its water festival, where locals splash or pour water on one another as a sign of good fortune and ritual cleansing.
Though most of Thailand will be drenching their fellow man in water between April 13 and 15, Rolling Loud Thailand has confirmed that it will not be a wet festival with the splashing of water being prohibited in the festival grounds.
Who is on the Rolling Loud Thailand 2023 line-up?
Cardi B, Chris Brown and Travis Scott have been announced as the headliners for April 13 (Thursday), April 14 (Friday) and April 15 (Saturday) respectively.
Joining them is an impressive slate of both regional and international acts. The Asian contingent will feature scene veterans including F.HERO and Joe Flizzow, Asian-Western crossover acts Jay Park, Teriyaki Boyz and Thaitanium, current mainstays including BIBI, Ramengvrl, pH-1, VannDa, OG Bobby, and many more.
The festival boasts no shortage of heavy-hitters on the international front, from long-standing mainstays including Rick Ross, rap-rock shapeshifter Lil Uzi Vert, Migos member Offset, Lil Pump, Ski Mask the Slump God, Sheck Wes and countless others.
Rich the Kid, Wacka Flocka Flame, Soulja Boy. Credits: Prince Williams, Erika Goldring, Timothy Norris/WireImage
On Saturday April 8, Rolling Loud Thailand unveiled an updated line-up for the festival. It reflects three notable removals: Soulja Boy, Rich the Kid and Waka Flocka Flame “aren’t able to make it anymore this year”, the festival said in an Instagram comment.
New additions, though, are Blueface and O.T. Genasis on day 1, former iKON member B.I and MILLI on day 2, and DDG, JP the Wavy, Higher Brother Psy.P and J.Sheon on day 3.
The full line-up for Rolling Loud Thailand 2023 is:
Thursday, April 13:Cardi BLil Uzi VertRae SremmurdFergBIBIBluefaceO.T. GenasisF.HEROURBOYTJJoe FlizzowSpriteVannDaAWICHTiger JKYoonmiraeBizzyDanny TowersTanaALYPHSonaOneOG BobbyRamengvrlGuygeegeeDigi GhettoEskiimoIronboyArtrillaPradaaK. Charles
Friday, April 14:Chris BrownRick RossFat JoeDaBabyJessiMILLIB.ILil PumpDesiignerKen CarsonTyla YawehYoungohmTwopee SouthsideXavier WulfSmokepurppRubi RoseSaranRobb Bank$Eddy BakerJV.JarvisYoung13dbabyBen BizzyHooshiJigsaw StoryMaddieca$hCocoPoss
Saturday, April 15:Travis ScottOffsetCentral CeeJay ParkSki Mask the Slump GodSheck WesTeriyaki BoyzThaitaniumDestroy LonelyDDGpH-1Sik-kGroovyroomHaonBig Naughty?ZIFIIXD1MILLJP The WavyRepezen FoxxBKTHERULABad HopYoungguDiamond MQTPsy.PJ.SheonWonderframeYung RajaChow LeeDrownmiliTokin
DJ sets from:DJ Whoo KidDJ SchemeDJAYBUDDAHDJ OnoDJ Five Venoms
What are the set times for Rolling Loud Thailand?
Rolling Loud Thailand has confirmed the set times for its debut event, with gates opening at 3pm local time on all three days. Day 1 headliner Cardi B will close out the show beginning from 11:10pm, while day 2’s Chris Brown kicks off his performance at 10:55pm. Day 3 headliner Travis Scott will bring the festival to an end with his performance at 10:55pm on Saturday, April 15.
Check out the complete set times below.
Rolling Loud Thailand – Day 1 set times. Credit: Rolling Loud Thailand official Facebook
Rolling Loud Thailand – Day 2 set times. Credit: Rolling Loud Thailand official Facebook
Rolling Loud Thailand – Day 1 set times. Credit: Rolling Loud Thailand official Facebook
How can I get tickets to Rolling Loud Thailand?
Rolling Loud Thailand is 90 per cent sold out, the festival said in mid-March. But you can still get passes, as the third wave of general admission tickets for the event is currently on sale at THB13,000 each via Ticketmelon. According to the site, a fourth wave of tickets priced at THB15,000 is “coming soon”.
Tickets have unique codes, which can be used to pre-register for quicker wristband redemption here.
VIP tickets, which entitle holders to quick entry, exclusive access to VIP areas, private food and beverage vending, an exclusive merchandise store and more, are also still available for THB25,000.
Those looking for even more perks should look at the OKXclusive Pass, which comes following crypto exchange company OKX’s partnership with Rolling Loud Thailand. This NFT pass grants additional perks to general or VIP ticketholders, including access to the OKX Lounge, which offers a bar, merchandise and high-speed WiFi, free shuttle bus services between Renaissance Pattaya resort and the festival grounds, potential meet-and-greets, a chance to win tickets to Rolling Loud Miami with round-trip flights attached and more. The OKXclusive Pass can be obtained here.
Is Rolling Loud Thailand an all-ages festival?
According to the event’s Instagram page, only attendees aged 16 and above will be permitted onto the festival grounds.
Where is Rolling Loud Thailand held?
Rolling Loud Thailand will be held at the Legend Siam theme park (official address 139 Moo 8 Sukhumvit Road, Na Chom Thian Subdistrict, Sattahip District, Chonburi 20250). The site showcases Thai art, culture, traditions and beliefs from across its various civilisations and 77 provinces.
How do I get to Rolling Loud Thailand?
If you’re flying into the country for Rolling Loud Thailand, you’ll probably be landing at Don Mueang International Airport and Suvarnabhumi International Airport, which are both located in Bangkok. From there, Pattaya is accessible via either a two-hour bus ride from various terminals or a train ride from Bangkok Station. Check the State Railway of Thailand’s official website for more information.
Vehicle hire apps Grab and Bolt offer taxi services around Pattaya and can be used for transport between the festival grounds and your accommodation.
Is there a Rolling Loud Thailand festival map?
Rolling Loud Thailand released a festival site map on April 10, revealing two stages – the OKX Stage and Levi’s Stage – and the placement of the box office, medical facilities, toilets, F&B and more.
Also noted are pop-ups and sponsor-supported areas as well as VIP-only sections. Familiarise yourself with the Rolling Loud layout for Legend Siam here:
Are there going to be afterparties and Meet & Greets at the festival?
A meet & greet has been announced for B.I, though fans will not be able to purchase a pass. Instead, ticketholders can enter a lucky draw with the winners of the B.I meet & greet announced during the festival. Registrations for the lucky draw will close on April 14 at 11am.
Three official afterparties have also been announced, with one taking place after every day of the festival. The first afterparty will take place at the 808 Club on April 13 featuring Rae Sremmurd’s album release party. Jaysremm, T Double E, Mike Blue, FIIXD, 1MILL, GNO, Kie, Lead and Arthur will all be present at the afterparty.
Day 2’s afterparty will also be held at the 808 Club on April 14 featuring DaBaby, FatFingaz, Jahjaboy, Big Calo, Def Jam & Hype Train, GNO, Golfindro and Pete D.
The final Rolling Loud Thailand afterparty is set to take place at the 808 Club on April 15 featuring Offset, Whookid, T Double E, Dandee, Younggu and Diamond MQT, Jahjaboy, GNO and Diamond T.
What else is at Rolling Loud Thailand besides music?
According to its Ticketmelon page, Rolling Loud Thailand will also feature art installations and “activations” from its sponsors.
The festival’s Instagram page has also announced that apparel brand Levi’s will be opening a customisation lounge, where attendees can acquire one-of-a-kind merchandise. Red Tab Loyalty members will receive additional benefits, including access to exclusive experiences, merchandise and prizes.
Rolling Loud Thailand attendees can also expect a special Levi’s x Rolling Loud capsule collection exclusive to the Pattaya fest, as part of a larger collaboration between the denim brand and the festival to mark the 50th anniversary of hip-hop and 150th anniversary of Levi’s 501 jeans.
According to WWD, each capsule includes trucker jackets, tee and knit offerings that can be customised with chain stitch, patches and heat press graphics.
The festival site map also reveals other sponsor pop-ups and areas, including a skate park supported by whiskey brand Monkey Shoulder and Air Asia- and Budweiser-branded VIP lounges. Scroll up to see more.
What can I bring to Rolling Loud Thailand and what should I leave at home?
The essentials, from plastic water bottles (empty), to non-aerosol sunblock, sunglasses, ponchos, hats, wet wipes, lip balm, medication, hygiene items and eye drops will be permitted.
GoPros, flip cams and non-professional cameras will also be allowed to document your experiences, alongside one pack of cigarettes per person, lighters and vape pens in case you need to take a puff. You may even bring your makeup for the occasional touch-up.
However, a plethora of items have been banned from the festival, including drugs and drug-related paraphernalia, aerosol products, air horns, bicycles, skateboards, beach towels, drones, fireworks, chains, detachable lens cameras, flags, glass and metal containers, hula hoops, selfie sticks and tripods, walkie talkies, mesh bags or even umbrellas.
A full list of the items which are allowed and prohibited at Rolling Loud Thailand can be found below. Only transparent or solid-coloured bags are allowed, with all bags subject to a check upon entry.
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