Phuket International Blues Rock Festival 2010

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Mark your calenders,  the Phuket International Blues Rock Festival will be happening at the end of this month on February 26th and 27th at the Hilton Acadia Resort and Spa on Karon beach in Phuket.

As usual there will be a great line up of blues/rock artists this year and all the proceeds from the event will be going to local children education charities, namely the Rotary Club of Patong and the Phuket Has Been Good to Us Foundation.

This year there has been a change in ticket prices and that’s an awesome thing because the tickets will actually be cheaper. If you buy your tickets in advance of the festival they will only cost you 1000 baht for both days but if you wait to buy your tickets at the gate they will cost you 1500 baht for both days. There will also be a VIP ticket available for 3000 baht that will get you into both days of the festival and into a special VIP area where the wine and beer are free, That’s a damn good price. The VIP price is for advance ticket sales only.

Tickets can be purchased at the following locations in advance of the festival:

SFX Cinema, Central Festival
Holiday Inn (Patong)
The Sandwich Shoppe (Patong)
The Sandwich Shoppe (Chalong)
The Sandwich Shoppe (Laguna)
The Phuket Gazette Offices
DaVinci Restaurant (Nai Harn)
Don’s Café (Nai Harn)
Kata Beach Resort (Kata)
The Boat House (Kata)
The Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort and Spa

The Hilton Acadia is also offering ticket packages with accommodation at the resort:

Standard Package: THB 10,000 per room (2 persons):
- 2 nights’ accommodation (Friday+Saturday) in Garden View room w/breakfast for 2
- Blues Rock Tickets for 2 persons for both nights

DeLuxe Package:  THB 15,000 per room (2 persons):
- 2 nights’ accommodation (Friday+Saturday) in DeLuxe Garden View room w/breakfast for 2

- Blues Rock  V.I.P. tickets for 2 persons for both nights

Bookings can be made by calling the hotel reservations department at 076-396-433 (International +66 76-396-433) or by email to

reservations.phuket@hilton.com

The festival will unofficially open on Thursday the 25th with a performance by Robert One-Man Johnson at the Hilton Arcadia hotel lobby Crossroads beginning at  3pm and will continue later in the night at the Tai Pan Night Club in Patong where there will be a festival warm up session beginning at 10pm.

The full Schedule for the 2010 Phuket International Blues Rock Festival will be as follows:

Friday February 26th:

15:00: AkashA (Malaysia) Acoustic World Music at hotel lobby

17:00: Main Gates open – darts, other games, plenty of food and drink
18:00:
Robert One-Man Johnson (USA)
Retrovision (Bangkok)
Andy Gonzales (USA) & The Rockin’ Angels
Rich Harper (USA)
Richard Clapton(Australia)

Saturday February 27th:

15:00: Robert One-Man Johnson (USA) at hotel lobby Crossroads

17:00:
Main Gates open – darts, other games, plenty of food and drink

17:30:

AkashA World Music (Malaysia)
George Cordeiro (USA) & The Fai Jang Blues Gang
The Prodigal Sons (Norway)
The Groove Doctors & Friends (Phuket)
KNiKi (Australia)
Charlie Musselwhite (USA)

This years festival is shaping up to be another great event and with the low ticket cost and the proceeds going to charity this is definitely one not to miss.  For more information on the festival you can visit the Phuket International Blues Rock Festival web site. For more information on upcoming events in Thailand please check out the Thailand Events Calender.

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5 Responses to Phuket International Blues Rock Festival 2010
  1. Catherine
    February 12, 2010 | 3:23 pm

    Cheaper tickets? Now there’s a first.

    Phuket’s a bit far for me right now. I was thinking about an April trip for the bikers meet… but we’ll just have to see.

    I’m almost tempted to attend Pattaya’s Skooter festival this weekend.

    Dunno. That would mean that I’d be breaking my no Pattaya rule…
    .-= Catherine´s last blog ..Thai Sex Talk for St Valentine’s Day =-.

    • Talen
      February 12, 2010 | 3:34 pm

      I was thinking about Phuket Bike week this year myself…should be great fun.

      So much more to do in Pattaya this weekend though…Chinese New Year will be celebrated all weekend long at Bali Hai pier and there is always the Miss Walking Street Pageant.

  2. Catherine
    February 12, 2010 | 3:47 pm

    I’d rather go to the Phuket Bike festivities in April than the February one in Pattaya.

    But it is all down to money.

    I’m off-station in May and there is only so much mullah to go around.

  3. Martyn
    February 13, 2010 | 5:54 am

    Oh to be rich. The amount of activities you are highlighting around Thailand at the moment must make those lucky rich souls spoilt for choice right now.

    I would definitely enjoy this one (Phuket) although reading Catherine’s comment and your reply I think I’d settle for the weekend in Pattaya. The Chinese New Year and a beauty pageant sounds an ideal couple of days.
    .-= Martyn´s last blog ..I’ve Got a Red in the Bed =-.

    • Talen
      February 13, 2010 | 4:36 pm

      Martyn, I’d love to be in Pattaya this weekend as well. Lots of good stuff happening, there is always next year.