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26 March 2013 :: 12:03:17 pm 73257

Pattaya Zoom Festival

Following the trend of new age music of the world, The Department of Intellectual Properties, Ministry of Commerce initiated Zoom Festival Pattaya in 2010, the biggest electronic music festival in Thailand.
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It’s the first time giving the opportunity for electronic artists who produces music with computers to register copy right with the department. Such move is to modernize the department and give opportunities to electronic musicians to protect their intellectual properties.

In the music industry of the 21st century, the most well paid artists are big name DJs such as Tiesto, Armin Van Buren, David Guetta, Bob Sinclare, Calvin Harris just to name a few. In 2011, for the first time in the history of the Grammy Music Awards, a category for the Best Electric Dance Artists was created.

IP DJ Hunt 2013 for Eastern Seaboard in collaboration of Pioneer DJ gives opportunities to electronic artists to show case their talents to become the next top DJ in Thailand. This platform has become the major stage for aspiring electronic artists or DJs to perform and be recognized.

World class Festivals around the world are attended by electronic music fans not by the thousands but hundred of thousands. Love Parade in Germany was attended by over 300,000 fans, dance event Sensation White is copied around the globe (recently in Bangkok) and large festivals like Tomorrowland in Belgium are attracting dance enthusiasts from all over the world. The most successful festival in South East Asia is Zouk Festival in Singapore which is held annually on Sentosa beach and strongly supported by Singapore tourism board and various government agencies.

Pattaya Zoom Festival takes place at Bali Hai Pier, Pattaya City. In 2010, over 60,000 people attended the festival and in 2012 over 50,000 people. This year with the long weekend, the event will take place from Friday the 5th to Sunday the 7th starting 5pm. Entrance is 50 baht and 100 Baht.

Pattaya Zoom Festival will showcase 3 stages with various music styles such as House, Electro, Hip Hop R&B and so on. Festival fans will see the performance from more than 40 DJs both international and Thai artists.

The Opening Ceremony and award ceremony will take place on Friday the 5th around 9pm.

Highlight performers this year consists of top Thai Pop bands such as C-Quint, DJ Ono, DJ Domination winner of the World best video DJ, Pay & White with top of the chart hits of the Crystal Palace, DJ Q 45 from the USA.

Category : Entertainment News

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