Future Music Festival Asia: Kuala Lumpur: March 13 – 15
This young event is already gaining a reputation for being South-East Asia’s largest music festival. Only in its third year, it’s already bringing in the big names in house, trance and hip-hop including Deadmau5, Paul Van Dyk, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon of Wu Tang Clan, Baauer, Eric Prydz and Armin Van Buuren.
Where: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Why go: Armin Van Buuren’s legendary A State of Trance 650: New Horizons is making a return – check out the image above. Don’t you just want to be there?
What else? Take some time to explore Kuala Lumpur’s epic Batu Caves, see the city from up high at the Petronas Twin Towers’ Skybridge and bar hop in Bukit Ceylon.
How much: Tickets currently cost £33 per day or £65 for all three days. Prices increase closer to the deadline for online tickets, which is March 11.
Go on a blind date: Sydney: February 21
If English girls just aren’t doing it for you, head home in February to join Sydney’s attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Biggest Blind Date. More than 700 singletons will meet in the Sydney Opera House to have a matched-up blind date and party after.
Horizon Ski Festival: Bansko, Bulgaria: March 8 – 14
The slopes of Bansko will vibrate with electronic music this March. Even if you can’t ski, you can watch pros at the new Snow Park, relax in the spa and do some yoga before finger-pointing the night away. From £199 for non-skiers,or £279 includes a 5-day ski pass.
Songkran: Thailand: April 13 – 17
Most of South and South east Asia celebrate New Year in April and they do it by throwing water at each other for five days –
fire trucks and even elephants get involved too. Awesome.
Prague Music Fest: Czech Republic: May 12 – Jun 2
If you’ve got sophisticated tastes, take a trip to cultural Prague in May to enjoy classical concerts with orchestras and singers from across the globe at its Spring International Music Festival.