The following is an announcement from the Wonderwave festival in Pattaya in which as a disclaimer The Pattaya News is helping to promote.
Pattaya is set to host what organizers call the first and biggest social distancing music festival in the world “Wonder Wave Songkran-Wanlai Pattaya Thailand” for the first time the year this coming Songkran at Ramayana water park, under government-approved strict and safe health measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus.
Pattaya authorities, in partnership with the Eastern Thai Hotels Association, Tourism Authority of Thailand at Pattaya Office, Singha Corporation, Siam Kanaya Company Limited, and Ramayana Water Park, organized the press conference today, March 11th, at Siam Paragon, Bangkok, to officially launch the grand opening of the “Wonder Wave Songkran-Wanlai Pattaya Thailand”.
Taking place from April 15th to the 19th, the festival is the first-ever social-distancing music festival in the world, according to organizers, featuring more than 70 Thai artists to be performed on the main Ramayana stage from 6:00 PM. to 1:00 AM. for five consecutive days.
Pattaya City Deputy Mayor Ronnakit Ekkasing stated at the conference that Pattaya City and its tourism industry had been critically affected by the Covid-19 Coronavirus global pandemic in the past year. With the recent ease of health measures, Pattaya City, therefore, announced the anticipated music event in order to attract music lovers and boost domestic tourism and the economy.
Kajorndet Apichartrakul, Director at the Tourism Authority of Thailand at the Pattaya Office, further stated that the launch of the “Wonder Wave” music festival has attracted Thai tourists, ex-pats, and many foreigners who are living in their home countries but have always wanted to return to Pattaya as it is the first official festival to be organized during the major Songkran-Wanlai long holiday for the first time after all events and social gathering was canceled in December of last year.
The director said: “After the relaxation of Covid-19 health restrictions in Pattaya and in Thailand, TAT now aims to promote a ‘neo-Pattaya’ travel that assures them of the safe health measures under SHA-guaranteed accommodations, restaurants, and public places, and also welcomes all Thai and foreign tourists in Thailand to visit and stay in Pattaya.”
He said: “We would like to be completely involved in the boosting of the domestic economy when it’s possible, not only for the region but also for the whole country. Therefore, we didn’t hesitate when we were offered to be the host of this music festival, hoping that we could potentially help the economy of the Pattaya and Chonburi area.”
The tickets are now available at ticketmelon.com, starting from 999 baht (early bird, 1-day pass) to 22,000 baht (regular, VVIP 8 persons).
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