Your 2024 accommodation guide to the hottest music festivals in Asia

Clockenflap 2023
Clockenflap 2023. Photo via Facebook

Has the string of concerts – Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars – in Singapore over the last few months whet your appetite for more live entertainment? If so, you’ll be pleased to know that there are plenty of music festivals across the Asia-Pacific region to keep you grooving.

From rock to hip-hop to EDM, these upcoming festivals are some of the most exciting events in 2024. Getting there, however, requires travelling and planning. Besides buying your festival and plane tickets, you’ll need to think about where to stay. 

Festivals can be tricky; unlike a regular concert, they usually feature multiple acts, satellite activities, and lots of F&B. It can get tiring if you are out and about the whole day (and night). If it’s a non-camping festival, chances are, you’ll want to head back home or your hotel quickly and conveniently once it ends. Book early if you choose accommodation closer to the venue although there could be more comfortable options further afield. 

Helping you find a place to stay is online travel agency With its recommended hotels, you’ll have a memorable experience before and after the festival. 

Rainforest World Music Festival, Jun 28 to 30
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

The award-winning festival, which spotlights ethnic musical acts, has racked up 12 million fans globally since 1998. This year, Japanese recording artist Kitaro headlines the festival with his groundbreaking electronic-instrumental music . The line-up features 20 diverse acts, made up of 68 international musicians from 14 countries across six continents together with 63 Malaysian artists. 

The Ranee Boutique Suites
The Ranee Boutique Suites

Where to stay: Get the best respite during the three-day-long festival at The Ranee Boutique Suites, located in the heart of Kuching. Boasting spacious rooms blending traditional charm with modern comforts, this accommodation offers the ideal sanctuary for relaxation, conveniently situated right along the promenade.


Summer Sonic, Aug 17 to 18
Tokyo/Osaka, Japan

Summer Sonic is a two-day rock festival held simultaneously in both Tokyo and Osaka this August. It has historically attracted diverse lineups, including local rock musicians, indie bands and internationally acclaimed pop singers. Case in point: Manneskin, Glay, Bring Me The Horizon and Aurora are just some of the artistes scheduled to perform. 

Daiwa Roynet Hotel Chiba-chuo
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Chiba-chuo

Where to stay: Concertgoers who are looking to catch the festival in either location can opt for a stay at the Daiwa Roynet Hotels – Chiba-chuo in Tokyo and Osaka-Kitahama in Osaka. Situated a short walking distance away from train stations, you can expect a hassle-free journey to and from your concert venues.


Rolling Loud, Nov 22 to 24
Pattaya, Thailand

Fans of hip hop, head to Rolling Loud Thailand. The festival will return for its sophomore run this November following its successful debut in 2023. While details are still to be confirmed, the previous iteration hosted in the Land of the Smiles saw an impressive line-up of some of the biggest names in the game, from international sensations Travis Scott and Cardi B to regional phenomena, Bibi, Milli and Jay Park. 

The Sunset Village
The Sunset Village

Where to stay: Catch a break at the stunning resort of The Sunset Village, nestled between Pattaya City and the open sea. Lauded for its magnificent private beaches, the resort offers a tranquil experience for those looking to unwind amidst the soothing sounds of the waves. 


Clockenflap, Nov 29 to Dec 1
Hong Kong

While its previous edition might have just taken place in December, the countdown for Clockenflap 2024 has already begun. Hosted at the iconic Central Harbourfront, Hong Kong’s biggest outdoor music festival gears up for an even greater line-up of local and international talent. Expect to be surrounded by breathtaking views of the city skyline alongside fellow music enthusiasts.

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Where to stay: Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong is a mere nine-minute stroll from the festival grounds. It promises a relaxing stay with on-site restaurants serving up scrumptious local fares, and traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic spa treatments – perfect after a full day of head-banging. 


Zoukout, date TBA
Sentosa, Singapore

The mother of Singapore dance festivals, Zoukout, is always worth attending. After marking its 20th anniversary last year, Asia’s iconic dusk-to-dawn dance music festival should be back at Siloso Beach with more electrifying raves and euphoric beats.

Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa, Singapore
Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa, Singapore

Where to stay: Located right next to Siloso Beach, Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa, Singapore is the closest and most convenient five-star hotel for partygoers. Rooms are spacious with balconies and views of the South China Sea. Within the resort, there are swimming pools, hot whirlpool baths, and a 24-hour gym.