Zoom Festival Pattaya
The sensational Zoom Festival Pattaya returns to the famous beach resort for the second time on March 30-31. Co-hosted by the Department of Intellectual Properties, Tourism Authority of Thailand and Pattaya City, the festival is an effort to modernise the music industry in Thailand with the emphasis on electronic music.
Electronic music is the trend of modern music now popular around the world. Huge electronic festivals such as Love Parade in Germany and Zouk Out in Singapore are attended by tens of thousands of fans. Top music artists such as Madonna, Rihanna, Lady Gaga all work and make music with electronic music acts, while electronic music artists such as David Guaetta, Tiesto, Armin Van Burren have all made millions of dollars annually.
At the recent Grammy Music Awards, electronic DJ Skrillex swept both dance awards _ the Best Dance Recording and Best Dance/Electronica Album _ for Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites. The wins followed his earlier victory for Best Remixed Recording, giving him three awards from the 2012 Grammy event. It was the first time in the history of Grammy Music Awards that electronic music played such a big role. The second edition of Zoom Festival Pattaya 2012 will see a gathering of more than 50 musicians who will perform over a period of two days on three stages at Bali Hai Pier in Pattaya City. Each stage will host each music style to satisfy concert fans.
They will be joined by some of the world’s top DJs including Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas; DJ Domination, the world’s best Video DJ winner 2012; Teddy O, Slick, Eddie Pay and Thailand’s own top DJs _ Dome Pakorn Lum, Montonn Jira and many more.
To promote and support young electronic musicians in Thailand, the Department of Intellectual Properties has also organised the roving “IP DJ Hunt” to search for the best electronic musicians from around the country. The first hunt started in Phuket and its next stop will be in Pattaya on March 30, as part of the Zoom Festival Pattaya 2012.
The Zoom Festival Pattaya 2012 is organised by Elite Entertainment and Fashion TV where the festival highlights will be televised.
Zoom Festival Pattaya 2012 runs from March 30-31, Bali Hai Pier, from 5pm till late. Entrance fee is 200 baht. Visit www.zoom-festival.com.