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Guide to Day Trip

Written by Charlotte

Have you been travelling around Thailand and South East Asia for a while and looking to cure your music cravings? You’ve scrolled to the right place! Day Trip represents a collective of day events and weekend-long excursions that occur every couple of months or so in and around Bangkok. Think cool daytime vibes, quality music and good people in captivating locations. Hit like on their Facebook page and follow their posts to stay on top of event announcements! Find below information on who these guys are and what they are all about, as well as advice on how to plan your Day Trip experience!

When is the next Day Trip? Day Trip Picnic takes place on 30th November 2019

What do you hear at Day Trip? Live electronica and acoustic, disco, house and techno

Where? At the garden on the 8th floor of Amari Watergate, Bangkok

What’s the local currency? Thai Baht

What’s the local language? Thai

Day Trip is a daytime party series! Not so much a festival, but rather lots of mini-sized festivals!

. Day Trip parties are hosted every couple of months or so, and change location each time, so you get to experience all sorts of amazing venues!

. Day Trip is sometimes hosted in Bangkok but other times takes its music revellers to other locations in Thailand. A chance to experience music in nature and see more remote areas of the country!

. Day Trip is hosted by a group of experienced event promoters who run a bunch of other events and festivals around Asia and Europe. These guys know how to throw a party!

. Day Trip events are family friendly! Though they don’t have a dedicated space for them they are welcome!

Tickets to Day Trip events are sold via Megatix! Ticket types and packages change for every event. Events hosted out of town will include bundles with hotel accommodation and transport, so you don’t have to think about the logistics of getting there and where to stay, you can just focus on having a good time! For the ones taking place in Bangkok you can generally choose between a ticket to the event or a group package which will comprise of tickets and some exclusive amenities to take your Day Trip experience to the next level!

Their next event takes place on Saturday 30th November 2019 at Amari Watergate in Bangkok, find tickets to Day Trip Picnic HERE. Rise above the bustling city and relax into an afternoon session on their peaceful rooftop. Kick off your shoes, lay back and enjoy moments surrounded by good music and good company. This rooftop has real grass so it will genuinely be like a real picnic! If you are looking to upgrade your experience, grab yourself a Picnic Package, which includes a bottle of Prosecco, four tickets to the event, a picnic basket and blanket. The ultimate day picnic package!

Day Trip locations are scattered around Bangkok and sometimes further in other more remote areas of Thailand. For the events taking place in Bangkok, check out this Guide to Arriving in Bangkok, find information and advice on how to navigate through the city. Ideal for all those of you coming to Bangkok for the first time and need someone to shed some light on how people get around in this busy city!

Previous editions have led Day Trippers to locations outside of Bangkok, including a whole weekend away in Amphawa, situated West of the city.

The team behind these joyous excursions usually set up these affairs with meticulous instructions on how to get to the destination and also provide transport to the event (for which you can buy ticktets). So don’t be put off if you have never heard of the location their next event is set in because they always publish competent information to plan your trip.

These are particularly fun as you get to revel in good music in new contexts. Enjoying both the company of other music enthusiasts all whilst delving in nature and exploring new parts of Thailand. These events are befitting of travellers who are keen to stay on top of their travels and want to see new areas of the country, but are craving a fix of quality music.

Lineups normally feature a range of genres, anything from House to Disco, Techno and they have even dabbled in some Reggae beats before! Anything that promises to get your body moving. Day Trip events are notoriously relaxed and laid back, their objective is to provide a solid lineup of artists that will fill your day and roll you into the evenings in good spirit.

Focusing on bringing less mainstream artists and music into the spotlight, this is one of the few events in Thailand showcasing alternative genres. Day Trip is playing a pivotal role in increasing the demand for underground music and in developing the music event industry. Supporting them is supporting the industry’s development and making way for more genres and acts to make their way to the stages at events and festivals in Thailand!

Always highlighting various local or regional heroes, Day Trip is the place if you’re looking to explore the Asian music landscape rather than commit to going to bigger music festivals to watch big international acts. A difference which is also reflected in the price. Day Trip parties are extremely good value for money, you get stellar music all for a very reasonable price tag.

One of the main highlights of Day Trip is that these are much smaller, more intimate events. And because of the nature of the genres being played, the crowd is definitely more music-oriented. Day Trip attracts a fun-loving and enthusiastic audience. They are a chance to meet other like-minded music fanatics, who just want to spend an afternoon basking in some incredible beats and want to dance away into the night.

There is definitely a community vibe amongst these parties. If you end up going to a couple of them you will definitely start to recogise a few faces and will likely make some new friends. If you are travelling, who knows, you may actually bump into your next travel buddy. Or perhaps join one of the events to get to know some of the locals and expats, get their take on your plans for your trip. Day Trippers are friendly and welcoming, they are what make these events such good fun and each time promising such good vibes. A recipe for unforgettable afternoons, they are will definitely be one of the high points on your travel escapades!

If there is anything to be said about the food available at Day Trip events is that they always make sure everyone is catered for! This reinforces that community feeling that their events highlight. They are inclusive of everyone, every Day Tripper is considered important so no one is evey left behind. They will usually have a couple of outside vendors as well as open up orders from the venue they are hosting the event at. No matter what diet you follow you won’t ever need to worry about going hungry, they have you covered!

As for drinks, these guys offer up your quintessential daytime chill beverage selection. From beers to mixers, cocktails and then sometimes some extra little fun concoctions. At their next event you can splurge on some bubbly, get their Picnic Package to get your hands on some Prosecco to share with your friends!

Ticket and ID: you will need to arm yourself with both of these to be able to enter the event, so make you sure you don’t forget either or you’ll be missing out on the action!

Don’t remove your wristband! Make sure you keep your wristband on at all times, you will not be giving a new one if it is removed or damaged, don’t risk being refused entry!

Cash: bring cash to their events! Come prepared as you don’t know if there will be a cash machine nearby, not worth missing out on the fun to chase down an ATM!

SIM Card: if you’re one of those people who likes to stay connected and you’re worried about getting access to Wi-Fi then you should try to buy a Thai sim card before arriving at the festival because you won’t be able to get one there. You can get them from any 7-11 and some major supermarkets, you’ll need to have your passport on you to complete the purchase.

Stay Hydrated! drink plenty of water! It gets hot in Thailand, if you’re not used to it you’re more prone to dehydration, particualrly if you’re drinking. Don’t forget to look after your body!

Hand Fan: beat the heat by getting a hand fan going!

Ear Plugs: you’ll need to keep your ears protected! Long or repeated exposure to loud sounds can cause longterm damage to your eardrums, don’t risk ruining your hearing, think of all the music events you have yet to explore!

Sun cream and Bug Spray: these are usually outdoor events, bring sun cream and bug spray to avoid getting burnt or bitten, and to ensure you have a plesant and comfortable experience!

Miscellaneous: depending on where the event is being hosted you may need to arm yourself with different apparel. Keep your eyes peeled for information on their event pages!

Want to share your experience of Day Trip or know other festival hacks that I missed out? Share your thoughts in the comment section! 
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About the author

Charlotte

My mission lies in acting as your virtual festival tour guide and relieving you of all the hard work that goes into planning for a festival so you can focus on having fun and making the most of your music festival experiences!

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