2021 Chiang Khong Music Festival

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Update. Postponed a 2nd time

New date: Saturday 21st August


Mark your calendar folks for the second Chiang Khong Music Festival

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Full moon is 22 August. So 98% full moon over the Mekong & stage.
 
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The bands for the 2021 Chiang Khong Music Fest

From Chiang Mai
• RibbindaSky.
• The GG Band
• Chiangmai Blues
• Suthep Band

From Bangkok
• Midnight Ramblers

Plus one band from Chiang Rai to be advised.
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Don't miss out. A full moon rising over the Mekong.
 
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Damn! Very sad to say but the CK Music Fest is now postponed for 3 months.

The new date: Saturday 24th April 2021.

We regret to announce that the Chiang Khong Music festival for Saturday 30th January is postponed for 3 months.
The current threat of Covid-19 has created an air of uncertainty about official permits being cancelled, with the subsequent withdrawal of funding, such that we cannot guarantee a successful event.

Very reluctantly then, we have rescheduled the event for Saturday 24th April 2021.

We apologize deeply for the inconveniences this will cause.

Full refunds on tickets & shirts purchased in advance will be given.
Hotel bookings can be transferred to the new date, or refunded by contacting the hotel concer
ned.

We believe that the coast will be clear by Saturday 24th April & the event can go ahead without any issues.

For the event on 24th April the format will change slightly. The same bands, plus a few more.
It will feature multiple small stages along the new river foreshore, with the main stage at the Tha Pha Tan Pier. As such it will not be a straight concert, but more a delightful riverside music festival.

The new Chiang Khong riverside boulevard should be completed in January / February so the CK Music Festival can be a double banger to coincide with a grand opening of the Chiang Khong river foreshore boulevard.

Also no registration or entry fee will be required for the postponed event, so it will be a win win.

Many thanks for your understanding & our apologies for the postponement, but we believe this is the best for all parties.

See you all on the new date. Saturday 24th April 2021.
 
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Refunds for the postponed music festival are going out today.
There are issues with non-Thai bank accounts.
If you paid by a non-Thai bank account or wrote incorrect account details please contact me / us privately with a local bank account to pay into.
There are 11 payments that need correct bank account details.
 
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Just a reminder the 2021 Chiang Khong Music Festival is still on for Saturday 24th April.
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Free. No registration required now.


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All being well, the bands remain the same.

From Chiang Mai
• RibbindaSky.
• The GG Band
• Chiangmai Blues
• Suthep Band

From Bangkok
• Midnight Ramblers
 

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As mentioned here:


So just an idea, on Sunday 25 April, the day after the Chiang Khong Music Festival on April 24.....what about a group GTR trip to Kaeng Pha Dai?
The formula being ride our bikes to Ban Chambon, hire a boat & sail downstream to Kaeng Pha Dai, have a nice nosh up for lunch, then sail back to Ban Chambon, get on the bikes & head off home?


Long live the good times on the Mekong.
 
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Confirmation another meeting today for the 2021 Chiang Khong Music Festival - the event is still a goer.

Points discussed today
1 main stage at Tha Pha Tan
2 smaller "sub=-stages" one on the new sala view outside the Teak Garden & one at Had Krai.

The main stage will feature the
From Chiang Mai
• RibbindaSky.
• The GG Band
• Chiangmai Blues
• Suthep Band
From Bangkok
• Midnight Ramblers

The two smaller "sub-stages" will feature local bands, plus a venue for any other musicians or bands who may wish to come jam by the Mekong River. If you are interested to come and jam, please contact Dr Tom 090 886 0909.

Shirts
A quantity of regular sized shirts up to 2XL size will be available and on sale at the event.
The price is 350 baht.
If you want a shirt 3XL & up, you need to pre order before the 10th of March.
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Check in / Registration
There is no pre-registration required.
However as a covid-19 precaution, you will be asked to check in at the event or use the local Sabai Dee Chiang Khong App.

Tickets
There are no tickets & entry is free.

Venue
The main stage & venue will be the Tha Pha Tan Pier downtown, central Chiang Khong.

The Tha Pha Tan port in 2019

The current status where renovation is still underway.
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This area is considerably bigger, more open, than the port area at Tha Lueua Bak for the first concert.

A view from the new overhead bridge
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The 2019 event was originally scheduled to be held here, but the construction got in the way.
Everything is 85% complete now & will be quite satisfactory for 24 April 2021.

The fantastic new Chiang Khong river boulevard
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Because of the north - south flow of the river, & steep river bank in Chiang Khong, the riverside area will be in the shade late afternoon.
The on the main stage is scheduled to start at 3pm & from 1pm on the two smaller "Sub-stages."

Mark your time for sunset & moon rise
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At 4 p.m., there is " free run for music" running along the Mekong River, a distance of 3, 6 and 12 kms. Run free of charge.

See you all there. Don't forget to book your hotel asap.

Accommodation.

1. โรงแรมเด วอเตอร์ฟร้อนท์ Day Waterfront Hotel :Tel 086-9720462,081-7843918
2. เชียงของริเวอร์วิว Chiangkhong RiverView. Tel: 096-1626992, 053-791375
3. ทุกห้องครับ P 2Place. Tel: 053 791 512
4. บ้านริมน้ำ Baan Rim Nam. Tel: 081 884 4586
5. โรงแรมแจ่มเฮ้าส์. Jam House. Tel: 053 655 646
6. เชียงของกรีนอินน์และกรีนริเวอร์ Green Inn และ Green River: Tel 0620246510
7. เชียงของ พาราไดซ์ Chiang Khong Paradise. Tel: 053 791 733
8. โรงแรมเขียงของทีคการ์เด้น Teak Garden. Tel: 053 792 008, 084-7393600
9. Baan Sakuna Hotel & Resort. Tel: 093-2598493
10. โรงแรมน้ำโขงริเวอร์ไซด์ Namkhong Riverside Hotel. Tel. 053-791801, 083- 4829511
11. โรงแรม เดอะริเวอร์ เฮ้าส์ ลด The River House. Tel: 088-2591192
12. โรงแรม Sleeping Well. Tel: 097 280 4040
13. บ้านฝ้ายลด Baan Fai. Tel: 054 335 238
14. บ้านพักผ่อน Baanpakpon Tel: 0817916735
15. โรงแรมฟอร์จูน ริเวอร์วิว เชียงของ Fortune River View hotel. Tel: 095-3671150, 052-050089
16. เชียงของพาเลซ Chiang Khong Palace. Tel: 053 791 877,097-1787996
17. Namkhong Guesthouse and Resort. Tel: 053 791 954
 
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Rin Bar Buffet

Rin Bar will have a 200 baht buffet on Friday the 23rd & Saturday the 24th, should anyone want to pop in there for a few drinks & bite to eat with Rin.
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She needs the business & company, especially since her new partnership at Try Bar has been ended.

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The servings of food have always been enormous at Rin Bar & the buffet will be no different with 10 dishes to select from.

Swing on by for some top value for money in Chiang Khong for the music festival.
 

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The Siam Tara Hotel is another accommodation option in Chiang Khong.

Siam Tara Resort,
50 Moo 10, Tambon Wieng,
Chiang Khong,
Chiang Rai 57140.

E-mail:- [email protected]
Owners:- John Conway and Jamrat Daengpradap.



The Owner John is a biker & MotoGP fan.
He has a original CBR1000 Fireblade & a CRF250.
 

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The Siam Tara Hotel is another accommodation option in Chiang Khong.

Siam Tara Resort,
50 Moo 10, Tambon Wieng,
Chiang Khong,
Chiang Rai 57140.

E-mail:- [email protected]
Owners:- John Conway and Jamrat Daengpradap.



The Owner John is a biker & MotoGP fan.
He has a original CBR1000 Fireblade & a CRF250.
Siam Tara have got a beautiful well kept Pool. I suspect it's the best pool in Chiang Khong . I will probably be staying there
 

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If you're coming to Chiang Khong for the Music Festival, GTR has a Mexican dinner scheduled for Friday night 23rd April at the all new Bamboo Mexican House Garden.
Numbers are limited to 25 maximum. Mim & Tael cannot handle anymore.

If you would like to join, please put your name down here
 
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Postponed (yet again.)

Due to the current wave of covid-19 surging around the country, the Chiang Khong Music Festival scheduled for 24th April is moved back again for a few months, to allow time for everything to settle down again.

The new date is Saturday 21st August.

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Please check & reconfirm your hotel bookings as necessary.
 
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