2021 Chiang Khong Music Festival

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Update. Postponed a 2nd time

New date: Saturday 21st August

Update # 3. Sadly no live public concert, due to covid-19 restrictions.

But there will be a recorded & live vdo stream on the day from Chiang Khong.

So you can still mark your calendar folks for a 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

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Don't miss out. A full moon rising over the Mekong.
 
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For photographers

21 August 2021

Sunset is 6.43PM
The Golden Hour is 6.13 PM - 6.57 PM
The Blue Hour is 6.57 PM - 7.06 PM
Moonrise is 6.08 PM

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Get ready..
 
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2021 Chiang Khong Music Fest Accommodation

Some Chiang Khong Hotels to book your 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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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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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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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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Just a heads up the event is still scheduled to go ahead - approved by the Nai Amphur this week.
It will only be cancelled by Bkk or the Chiang Rai governor.

Saturday 21st August is the date.
 

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"Final Update"

Sadly there won't be any public concert - not really a surprise you would rightly say too.

In its place there will be a streamed "online event "Live Sot" on the day.
Some bands will be pre-recorded playing at multiple locations on the Khong in the next two weeks & then streamed "live" on the day.
On the day there should be 1 or 2 bands playing at private venues but with no approved audience or crowd.
The situation varies almost daily, but we should start filming in & around Chiang Khong on 7 & 9th August, with 2 bands.

The 4 bands involved with the online event are the original Chiang Mai bands
• RibbindaSky.
• The GG Band
• Chiangmai Blues
• Suthep Band

It was too difficult & unconfirmed how we could get MIdnight Ramblers to play a small set for filming by the Khong.

We are hopeful that the clips on the day are both fun & entertaining to keep your interest up.
Chiang Khong is on Standby, for everyone's return next year for a concert event, all being well.
 
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8th August, recording with Suthep band at the Nam Khong Riverside hotel.
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We have a sensational 17 year old presenter gal who speaks, Thai, English, northern Thai, Tai Lue & Pakistani.
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Miss Malai is still at high school, but is going places & will be a winner in a few more years with her personality, looks & language skills.
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Highlight of the day was to be a drone film sequence, filming musicians on board a boat drifting drifted down the Khong.
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The drone was placed on the deck & took off, albeit at the wrong angle, clipped the boat roof canopy & disappeared straight into the Mekong..... 20,000 baht lost over board.

So we made do with imagine..

 
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21st August. The Chiang Khong Music Fest will have an online vdo / live music presentation featuring Chiangmai BLUES, The GG Band, Suthep Band, RibbindaSky & selected Chiang Khong artists.

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The organizers sincerely hope you will enjoy the show online, as sadly there are no public concert performances allowed at this CV-19 time.