The Koh Phangan Half Moon Festival is one of the island’s most epic and unique parties.
This outdoor dance event is smaller than the famous Full Moon Party held at Haad Rin Beach, but it’s still one of the most popular festivals on the island.
Koh Phangan Half Moon Festival, 2023 Party Dates, Tickets & Location
During the party, revellers dance all night long to international DJ’s spinning techno, house, and EDM music. Partygoers are encouraged to come in any outfit, no matter how crazy. The space is thoughtfully decorated with mind-blowing visual projections, UV lights, and much more.
There are several stages that play a range of music throughout the night, so there will be something for everyone at the party. The festivities go on rain or shine, so if you come during the rainy season, you may want to bring along a waterproof bag for your valuables.
The party is run by a private company, which for many means better organisation and security compared to the Full Moon Parties. The organisers carefully thought about the facilities during the party, so you’ll find bathrooms, and there’s lots of room to dance. There are several stages that pump music from speakerphones, so you can move around if you’d like to listen and dance to different kinds of music.
The Koh Phangan Half Moon Festival is held twice a month; one week before and after the Full Moon Party. It is advisable to check the schedule online before going, as the dates may change to cater to certain Buddhist holidays.
The location is set in a forest clearing close to 2 kilometres inland in Baan Tai, on the southern coast of Koh Phangan. The general admission entry is 1,999 baht, which includes one free drink and some souvenirs.
During the night of the event, there are pop-up food stalls and bars where you can get inexpensive food, drink, and refreshments. There are usually fun face and body paint booths too, which everyone joins in on.
The party starts at 8:30pm and goes on until 5am. Should you need medical assistance, first-aid booths and an ambulance will be available on the premises.