Kolour Bangkok is a party collective who put on all-day dance music events around four or five times a year. Taking in place in ‘secret’ venues scattered all around Bangkok, Kolour Bangkok always seems to push the party scene a little further. From daytime parties by the river, to surf parties, boat cruise parties and even the upcoming Kolour in the Park festival at a wakeboard park on the outskirts of the city (March 12-13, 2016).
The music focuses on house and techno, with local talent mixing it with genuine world-renowned artists such as German techno legend Sven Vath, and Booka Shade, founders of respected house label Get Physical Music.
Established in 2011, the first Kolour Sunday event was held throughout the day at Viva and Aviv bar on the Riverside. In attendance were only a few hundred of Bangkok’s house music set. Fast forward several years and now their events attract thousands of revelers and sell out in just a few hours. Usually a Kolour party in Bangkok is on a Sunday daytime but as they grow in popularity so does the size and scope.
While music is what brings people to Kolour Bangkok, it is far from the only reason to check out one of their events. The idea is to create an inclusive environment where people are free to express their style and celebrate creativity. Great food and drink is always found at Kolour events too, with pop-up stalls, along with space for boutique arts and crafts.
There is no way to know where and when a Bangkok Kolour event will be held – and that’s exactly how they like it! All you can do is stay tuned to their Facebook page and look out for details. Famously, they only divulge information drip by drip to keep anticipation high. If you are only in Bangkok for a short time and want to check out how the Kolour team like to party, head down to LIVE RCA for any Sunn event (which run by the same team).
The daytime party scene was pretty much non-existant a few years ago but with every year Bangkok is beginning to adopt elements of other house music hotspots around the world. Keep your eyes peeled for Kolour events and, if you’re lucky enough to get a ticket, come with big sunglasses and a bigger smile.
Kolour in the Park 2016
On the weekend of March 12-13, 2016, Kolour will host their biggest ever event. Kolour in the Park will be an all-day, all-night 2 day event at a wakeboarding park in the north of Bangkok. There will be 3 separate stages, live graffiti exhibitions, wake board shows, Thai massage tents, arts and crafts and gourmet pop-up food stalls.
The lineup is dominated by a stable of German tech-house DJs. Headlining is famed duo Booka Shade who will play a live performance, with Oliver Koletzki, Domenic D’Agnelli and Andreas Henneberg also making the trip from Europe especially for the event. Thai-native but internationally renowned Nakadia is also playing.
Notable restaurants altready signed up for Kolour in the Park 2016 include artisnal bakery Maison Jean Phillippe, and award-winning burger joint 25 Degrees from Pullman Hotel in Silom.
Swimming in the fresh water lake, eating fantastic food and listening to the best tech-house music in Thailand - this promsises to be the best party of the year.
Kolour in the Park
- Opening Hours: 12-13 March, 2016, 12:00-02:00 (both days)
- Address: Thai Wake Park, 18/4 Soi Sudsawas, Lieab Klong 6 Rd., Lam Luk Ka, Pathum Thani (outskirts of Bangkok, close to Dream World Theme Park)
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/wearekolour/
- Price Range: 1,800 baht both days; 1,100 baht day pass. Early bird tickets available online. Check their Facebook page for more details.
- How to get there: Thai Wave Park is around one hour north of Bangkok so the easiest way is to take a taxi. A taxi should cost around 400 baht. Alternatively, you could book a space on the official shuttle bus from the city.